As a child growing up in Philadelphia, I found myself wondering about the miracles of self-regenerative healing. I was often unwell and socially out of touch. I had lots of time to imagine what it must be like to be well, to question how wellness happens, and wonder if it could happen for me. As I grew up, it did! I then wondered how I could help others along their path of self-creation through regenerative healing. Would others allow me to be present with them through their process?
I found rhythm and harmony early in life through music and dance. I studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music in classical piano, training for concert performance. I have explored a lifelong relationship with musical expression through composition and improvisation. The joy of these experiences awakened a recognition of the natural patterns of rhythm and harmony expressed in the human organism.
I was lead to science to develop logical thinking. I completed my undergraduate degrees in biology, chemistry and psychology in 1981 from Chapman College. Following my interest in public health services, I received a master’s degree from Loma Linda University. I had become ignited by a strong interest in the relationship between structure and function in the human organism. This lead me to medical school where in 1986, I graduated as an osteopathic physician and surgeon from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, in California. To complete my medical training, I took a residency in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and neurosurgery at St. Barnabas Hospital, in New York. I was also honored to do a seven year preceptorship with Dr. Anne Wales, of Rhode Island, who was a truly outstanding physician and osteopath. It was Dr. Wales who taught me the true value of treating the whole person, as an integrated organism.
To enhance my appreciation of an individual person as a complex integrative organism, I avidly read and studied physics and energy work. I recognize that there are relationships between human structure and function on all levels – mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, circumstantial, traumatic, surgical, medical and genetic. When this wondrous and complex interface is truly recognized and included in the healing process the whole person is nurtured.
I have pursued the study of classical homeopathy for the last thirty years, as a means to catalyze reactions in the body. Influential in my homeopathic approach include my primary mentor Dr. Robert Schore with whom I studied closely for over twenty years. Other influences on my understanding include Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, Jost Kunzli, Alain Naude, George Vithoulkas and Dr. Bill Gray.
This practice I call BIO BALANCE engages the whole person in a supportive healing process to find their own harmony and revitalization.
BIO BALANCE is rooted in the recognition that self-regenerative healing exists. It is our own innate wisdom that heals us. It is not only possible to tap into this intelligence, but is vital to finding true health at all stages of our lives.