Mia is an assistant at Advanced Holistic Center and is currently working towards her Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York. Prior to her studies in acupuncture and herbal medicine, Mia earned a degree in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia in Canada and worked for many years as a research chemist, discovering new bioactive drugs from natural products. She has also worked as a global product marketing manager and can appreciate the benefits of acupuncture in helping to restore balance during hectic work and business-travel schedules.
Mia’s interest in herbal remedies and alternative therapies stems from her Japanese heritage. This, combined with her passion for the outdoors and desire to help others, led her to a career in holistic medicine. Mia has a great appreciation for the benefits of both eastern and western medicine, and is enthusiastic about helping patients achieve harmony and balance in their daily lives.