Cassandra takes pride in providing patient care with an open mind in an environment where you feel accepted and heard.
Her career path to Eastern Medicine began when she was searching for alternative approaches to help members of her family who were suffering from depression and chronic pain. Her desire is to find the root of the problem and help people heal from the inside out. She enjoys working in collaboration with your primary care doctors and helping you reach your health goals.
Cassandra is a graduate of Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA with a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Her education at Bastyr included the completion of a rigorous 3.5 year program consisting of twenty-four clinical internships and over 1,300 hours of clinical training. In this time she treated over four hundred patients at four medical facilities and completed a preceptorship specializing in Pediatrics. She is NCCAOM board certified, a diplomat in Oriental Medicine, and a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Colorado. Cassandra is also an alumni of the University of Colorado, where she graduated with honors earning her Bachelors of Science in Integrative Physiology and Psychology. In practice she uses: acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, tui na, qi gong, gua sha, nutritional counseling, and reiki.
For the past four years Cassandra has worked for a non-profit organization, Spinal Cord Injury and Recovery Project, providing acupuncture to para and quadriplegics secondary to spinal cord injuries.
Their mission is to restore the best possible quality of life for each person. There is no gratification greater than witnessing first-hand the transformation an individual makes going from zero movement to getting back to daily tasks such as feeding themselves and turning on a light switch; everyday tasks we take for granted are huge milestones for these people towards getting their lives back. Every day is an inspiration. Cassandra has a strong interest in pain management, neuropathy, and traumatic brain injuries. As a mother of two, she also takes great joy in treating pediatrics, and working with women both pre and postpartum.
Cassandra believes in working as a team with her patients, encouraging each person to take a proactive stand for their own health and well-being. She believes in Chinese herbal medicine and food therapy and has found it has a powerful ability to restore our balance, triggering our innate ability to heal from within physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Outside of work Cassandra loves FAMILY and soaking up all the baby love from her five year old daughter and two year old son. Reliving adventures through the eyes of a child is her favorite experience in the world. She thrives on exploring anything new, a good challenge, and continuing to learn.