Meet Laurie

Holistic medicine is my specialty.  Empowering woman is my passion.  Combining the two is my job.  Drawing upon 20 years of experience in Chinese and functional medicine, I offer a uniquely balanced approach to help women make profound changes and take control of their hormones and fertility.

As a holistic doctor, I partner with my clients to discover the root cause of their body imbalances.  Using an inclusive approach I review lab work and results, nutrition, herbal medicine, supplements and lifestyle changes with all my patients.

People often ask me what all the letters after my name stand for.  In essence, it means I am a lifelong learner and am always seeking new ways to help the women I work with.  My healthcare education began with a four-year Master of Science in traditional Chinese medicine program from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco.   

After practicing for quite a number of years, I decided to return to school to receive advanced specialty training in women’s health and get my doctorate in acupuncture and Oriental medicine (DAOM). I then further became board certified in fertility and reproductive medicine with the American Board of Oriental Reproductive (FABORM).  Additionally, I am a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.).

My dedication is in working with women’s health and fertility issues which includes menstrual cycle irregularities, poor sleep, mood fluctuations, stress, weight gain, and low libido.

My advanced training includes:

  • Functional Medicine University – 200+ hours of Functional Medicine training in hormones, detoxification, gut health, brain health, etc.

  • Institute for Functional Medicine

  • Doctorate training in Gynecology & Infertility from Shanghai, China

  • Subspecialty training in Infertility & Reproductive Health

  • Integrative Medicine: Specialty of Acupuncture, Orthopedics, Oncology, Gynecology and Internal Medicine from Cheng Du Traditional Medical Hospital, Cheng Du, China

  • Fertility Enhancement, Angela Wu, San Francisco, California

  • Functional Endocrinology/Functional Blood Chemistry/Advanced Blood Chemistry/Advanced Thyroid Conditions, Datis Kharrazian, San Francisco, California

When not working with clients I focus on my other passions – community and family.  I volunteer with Portland-based Rahab’s Sisters to offer support to vulnerable women.  I also love playing legos with my son and spending time with my husband and dog.  I enjoy yoga, exploring our new home in the Pacific Northwest, reading and imagining I’m a real dancer in Zumba class.