Originally from Michigan, Jeanette graduated with honors from the University of North Texas in 1985 with a B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Physics. She began working for the Upjohn Company in Kalamazoo Michigan as a pharmaceutical research chemist, where she spent 17 years working in the areas of CNS (antidepressants, anxiolytics, and antipsychotics) and antiviral (HIV, CMV) drug discovery. She is named on four patents, eleven publications, and has given numerous scientific presentations on her work.
Jeanette became interested in complimentary and alternative medicine while training in the martial arts. She holds first degree black belts in several forms, and a fifth degree black belt in Kombatan Arnis. Jeanette was inducted into the World Head of Family Sokeship Councilís International Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2001, and held the title of Chief Instructor of Michigan for the International Philippine Martial Arts Federation from 2001 until 2003.
In 2003 Jeanette left Kalamazoo and what was then Pfizer, Inc. to pursue her interest in Oriental Medicine. She attended the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (www.ocom.edu), which is recognized as one of the top Chinese medicine schools in the nation. She obtained her Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) in the fall of 2006. Jeanette then completed a post-graduate internship at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China.
Having a great interest in herbal medicine, Jeanette earned her Diplomat of Oriental Medicine certification from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) to become a nationally certified Chinese Herbalist. She keeps an extensive Chinese herbal dispensary of granular herbs (powdered extracts) in order to provide individualized formulas for her patients.
Jeanette is a licensed acupuncturist in the states of Idaho and Washington. In addition to the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)-style of acupuncture, she is also trained in Japanese acupuncture, Auricular, and Tan-style techniques. She is nationally certified as an Asian Bodywork Therapist (ABT) offering Shiatsu Japanese massage treatments. Additionally, Jeanette is a certified instructor of One Thousand Hands Buddha Qigong.
While living in Portland, Jeanette fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. Preferring the lifestyle of a smaller community she has chosen the greater Coeur díAlene, Idaho area for her healthcare practice. Jeanette realizes the value of education and is willing and available to share that knowledge by giving community and professional presentations regarding any facet of Chinese medicine.