Kerri is a Licensed Practitioner of Oriental Medicine (L.OM.). She holds her National Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (Dipl.OM.) through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), which licenses her to practice all modalities of Oriental Medicine, including Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. She is also licensed to practice Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in her home state of California. Additionally, Kerri is a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), certifying her as a Specialist in Fertility and Reproductive Acupuncture. In 2013 she completed many hours of fertility education and passed a national exam. Every 2 years she completes 20 hours of fertility focused education to maintain her certification, in addition to the continuing education hours required for her national certification. Kerri is also a Certified Pilates Instructor, and taught Pilates for 10 years while completing her graduate education and starting her Acupuncture practice.
Kerri is a Reiki Level 1 Practitioner, of Usui Reiki Ryoho. Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese healing technique that promotes healing and wellbeing. Reiki can decrease stress and promote relaxation in the body, mind and spirit. It is said to have originated in China, and was brought over to Japan. Kerri is very excited to have gained a deeper level of understanding of this energetic technique. For a more in-depth understanding of Reiki, visit her page under the Services tab.
Kerri’s interest in mind/body health began at the University of California Berkeley, where she graduated cum laude with her Bachelors Degree in Psychology. After pursuing her interests in psychology and research, Kerri began the 4 year program at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA. She graduated summa cum laude with her Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MTOM) in 2010.
Kerri believes in a holistic approach to health, guiding her patients to optimum health and wellness through the use of acupuncture, herbs, dietary counseling, and overall lifestyle awareness.
Though Kerri practices complementary and alternative treatments, she believes in the integration of multiple types of healthcare, including Western Medicine, Functional Medicine, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Craniosacral therapy, and others. She was able to explore her passion for multidisciplinary healthcare via her internships at both the UCLA Arther Ashe Center and the Simms/Mann Venice Family Clinic’s Integrative Pain Center.
Kerri is a general medicine practitioner, treating a variety of issues from pain to allergies. She can help you with the following:
- Pain/orthopedic problems (back pain, TMJ, sciatica, headaches, migraines, arthritis, post-surgical support, etc)
- Anxiety, Stress
- Fertility, PMS/PMDD, Menopause, PCOS, Endometriosis
- Gastrointestinal issues (GERD, IBS, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea)
- Allergies, Sinus Issues
- Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and other autoimmune disorders
- Addiction (NADA protocol)
- Wellness treatments — for those seeking balance and prevention of disease
Kerri appeared on the local radio talk show “Mission: Nutrition,” on WCHE 1520 AM, to discuss treating Fertility using Oriental Medicine. To listen to the segment, please click on the link below:
Kerri was trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine, though she also has experience with other styles, such as Master Tung, Dr. Tan and Balance Method, Japanese approaches, Auricular Acupuncture, and the 8 Extraordinary Vessels.
Kerri is married to her amazingly supportive husband, and they have 2 boys who keep them busy!