Star is a healer and a teacher, and really considers them one and the same. She discovered acupuncture as a young adult when she developed allergies that no Western medicine could address. Acupuncture improved her allergy symptoms, but more importantly, she walked out of the treatment profoundly struck by the shift in her perspective on many aspects of life. Her body felt better, and her moods and relationships improved. She also enjoyed the partnership she had with her acupuncturist, who was really a partner in well-being.
Star practices acupuncture and energetic healing. She holds a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from Tai Sophia Institute and has a Two Year Certification Training in Energetic Healing from WhiteWinds Institute. In addition, Star is a NADA-certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. She has been a faculty member at Maryland University of Integrative Health since 2008.
Star treats a wide variety of issues. She focuses especially on women’s issues (including menstrual and fertility concerns), anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, digestive issues (including bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and gas), headaches, bladder issues (including frequency concerns, incontinence, recurring cystitis and interstitial cystitis). Star also treats what she calls “general life malaise” which can include a variety of symptoms but revolves around a sense of not feeling your best.