I have a BSc (Hons) in Chinese medicine from the University of Westminster, London and pursed further postgraduate training in Advanced Oriental Medicine for the Northern College of Acupuncture, York. I’m also a certified Raw Food chef and Detox Coach under Amy Rachelle philosophy and hold a ITEC Level in Deep Tissue Massage. I’m also a member of the British Acupuncture Council.
I spent the first 13 years of my career in the fashion industry, working as a freelance fashion stylist and wardrobe designer based in Los Angeles, New York and London for high profile clients such as Janet Jackson (who I have worked with for 13 years) and Lauryn Hill. While I had a fulfilling career I felt deeply passionate about, I knew I was destined to do something else. So my journey into the wellness industry started 20 years ago.
At 23, I was diagnosed with endometriosis after years of suffering in extreme pain. When looking for help, the only treatment offered was a drug to stop my periods completely. So I started on the path of self-healing using alternative medicine, with a focus on Chinese medicine, a plant-based diet and supplements, combined with a holistic lifestyle. Through this alone, I was able to stop the medication prescribed by my doctor and regain my health. I no longer suffered with pain. Chinese medicine was instrumental in my healing – I was so inspired that I decided to train and become a practitioner myself.
It is my mission to help others to heal and preserve their health. My approach is based on the wisdom of classical Chinese medicine concept Yang Sheng, which is based on the principle that prevention is better than cure – that it is far better to focus on optimum health throughout life, instead of waiting until an issue arises and then reacting.
I aim to help people around the world to create better health and balance, which can in turn promote happier and healthy living. Re + cultivate is an online health consultation platform, which provides support and guidance to individuals wanting to improve their health and well-being. Based on the wisdom of Chinese medicine, the re + cultivate 6 week personalised health plan is a whole-body approach to optimising health and well-being by replacing unhealthy habits with positive ones. From simple daily self-healing rituals to dietary advice, all of which are designed to help nurture body, mind and spirit.