For the last 15 years I live and breathe a holistic healthy lifestyle, immersing myself in studying nutrition, preventive care and alternative medicine. My love for nutrition is what helped me understand my chronic health concerns: digestive, acne, menstrual pain, headaches and chronic fatigue could be healed. I was able to transform my health with my diet. My ah-ha moment was when I had a painful cyst on my right ovary, and my gynecologist suggested surgery. I asked for two months to see if I could dissolve it with nutrition and alternative medicine. After two months of consistent acupuncture sessions, Chinese herbal formulas and a modified diet later, no more cyst and no surgery. I was blown away by the power of the medicine. It was this strong desire to understand how to better take care of myself and others, that led me to American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco in 2006.