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About Us

We started as the Dancing Bear® Alternative Healing Center in 1994 in Los Altos, California. In 2002 we moved to Chandler, Arizona, where we became the Dancing Bear Healing Center.

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Formal Education and Degrees include:

  • Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture (PIHMA) - a Masters in Acupuncture.
  • Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture (PIHMA) - a Masters in Oriental Medicine candidate (will graduate in the Spring of 2010)
  • University of San Francisco (USF) - BS in Organizational Behavior
  • Mesa Community College (MCC) - AA with a focus in Science (premed for SCNM)
  • College of San Mateo (CSM) - AA with a focus in Computer Science
  • Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy (PASH) - Masters in Hypnotherapy
  • Completed two years at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM)
  • Universal University - Ph.D. candidate in Metaphysics
  • Heald Business College - Certificate of Completion in Computer Programming

Certifications & Boards

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We are also trained and/or certified in the following modalities:

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Memberships Include:

  • Arizona Society of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture (AzSOMA)
  • American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)
  • American Herbalist Guild (AHG)
  • Community Acupuncture Network (CAN)
  • National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)
  • Fibromyalgia Network News (FMNet)

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Selected Awards

  • Life Science Student of the Year, 2004 at MCC
  • Phi Theta Kappa at MCC
  • Woman of the Year, ABWA, Dumbarton Bridge Chapter
  • Presidents Award for Outstanding Service, Kiwanis
  • Appreciation Award from the Silicon Valley Joint Venture Regulatory Streamlining Council, for volunteer work done with the Santa Clara Water District
  • Several Recognition Awards from Cumberland Elementary School
  • Bronze Baldrige award from the California Council for Quality Association for Process Improvements at ESL-TRW
  • Board Member of the Year, PWP
  • Three Outstanding Team Awards, Cisco Systems
  • Key Contributor Award, Cisco Systems
  • ASG-TRW VP Team Recognition Award for “unprecedented and extraordinary results in Customer Satisfaction, Quality, and Financial Performance”
  • Over 10 Presidential Citations and over 20 Team Awards at ESL-TRW
  • National Technology Innovation Award nomination, for Web based Commissions project at Aspect Communications
  • Med911 award for Dancing-Bear.com web site
  • Study Web Award, "This site has been selected as a featured site in StudyWeb as one of the best educational resources on the Web by our researchers." For Dancing-Bear.com
  • Several other National awards for web site design

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Books and Other Writings

  • Meditation Demystified - book on various meditation techniques and when to use each style
  • Dancing Bear Way - a large web site with information on various metaphysical, alternative healing, CAM and related topics
  • Monthly Dancing Bear Way Newsletter
  • Fibromyalgia Stop Pain - a web site with self-help and other information regarding Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) - coming in 2009
  • As a Consultant/owner of ADBO Consulting wrote many web sites as wells as marketing plans, research papers as well as project specifications and implementations plans and presentations.

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  • Capriana Home Owners Association (HOA) President & webmaster (2008-present)
  • Capriana Block Watch - Past Captain, Past Co-captain
  • Parkside Home Owners Association (HOA) Secretary & webmaster (1997-2002)


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