Founder of The Center of Bliss, LLC –
Board Certified Acupuncturist & Herbalist (NY & SC) –
NCCAOM Diplomate in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine –
Registered Yoga Teacher –
Katie began her studies in the medical field with a deep interest in mind/body medicine. She started her degree in premedical studies feeling as if there was a missing piece to western medicine. As a skeptic and scientific mind, she began studying Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine to see what eastern wisdom really was. When she began to study with the masters of these systems, her skepticism changed dramatically.
Katie received her Bachelors of Professional Studies in Life Sciences from New York Chiropractic College. She graduated with Honors with a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has over a decade of experience in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
She received her extensive training in both NY and California. She has been in private practice for several years in New York and founded The Center of Bliss LLC in Greenville, SC. She is a Nationally Board Certified Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (Dipl.O.M.) from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is trained in both acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Katie understands from a different level on what people are going through when it comes their health. She suffered with chronic allergies and asthma as a child, as well as reproductive issues and endometriosis in her young adult life. When she found acupuncture and yoga her life transformed beyond what she could even imagine. She is willing and happy to guide people into a new realm of “new age”, yet very old medical systems.
Katie has extensive experience and expertise in treating and resolving the causes of women’s reproductive medicine, infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She has completed additional specialized training in women’s health, pregnancy, and reproductive medicine, including integrative approaches with acupuncture and assisted reproductive technologies. She has helped hundreds of women on their journeys to reproductive health.
She has also completed MD Anderson’s, one of the leading cancer centers in the world, Integrative Oncology training program. She continues to provide ongoing oncology support to patients or survivors.
Katie is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) with Yoga Alliance. She was introduced to yoga in her teens and has continued to explore and deepen her practice. She completed her Ashtanga based yoga teacher training at Anala Yoga Center in Clearwater, Florida. Using her extensive knowledge of the body she leads students on their path of yoga. She brings experience of yoga for over 10 years, starting at a very early age. Katie has had training with David Williams, Sharath Jois, Tim Feldmann, Doug Swenson, and Ally Ford.
She is committed to creating an integrative medical environment for people to take a holistic or whole body approach to health. The future of medicine lies in bridging the gap between western science and eastern wisdom.
Combining her expertise in Eastern Medicine, Katie helps patients and students get to their highest level of health.
Katie is also an active writer and author of three books – The Game Changer “Optimize Your Health”, “Yoga for Fertility” and “Acupuncture and Fertility”. She is also a member of the South Carolina Board of Oriental Medicine and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.
Katie also writes for MindBodyGreen on health and wellness. See her most recent article here: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-11648/5-ways-to-live-a-stress-free-life.html
Licenses & Certifications and Additional Training
- Licensed Acupuncturist –NY & SC
- Diplomate in Oriental Medicine – National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- Diplomate in Acupuncture – National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- Diplomate in Herbology – National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- Certification in MD Anderson’s Integrative Oncology Program
- Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher
- Fertility Treatment and Strategies to Improve IVF Success Rate
- Clean Needle Technique – Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- CPR – American Red Cross
- Involvement and Administration of Acupuncture for patients enrolled in ongoing research studies
- RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association Member
- Integrative Fertility Symposium – ProD Seminars
It is a privilege to write this patient testimonial. I have been a patient of Katie’s for several years and I quickly came to refer to her as “a healer”. Katie always demonstrated the utmost competence and knowledge in her practice of acupuncture. She treats her patients with compassion and respect. The high quality services she has provided have improved my fertility condition. I was treated for reproductive problems (e.g., improved blood tests, regular menses) as well as my overall health and quality of life. I will always appreciate how much Katie helped me and I am comforted to know that she will continue to “heal” others in her acupuncture practice.