Ancient Healing for Modern Concerns
Diane is shown at the left teaching at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, formerly Tai Sophia Institute.  She was a faculty member there for 14 years in the Masters in Acupuncture program and for 9 years in the Masters in Transformative Leadership and Social Change program.  It was at Tai Sophia where she was classically trained in Traditional Acupuncture, specifically in the Five Element style, and where she earned a Masters Degree in Acupuncture. Diane has been a licensed acupuncturist in Baltimore for over 21 years, and for part of that time she provided acupuncture at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore for a National Institutes of Health oncology research study.
 
In addition to teaching and maintaining her own private practice since graduation, Diane spent 12 years pioneering acupuncture treatments for addictions in several Baltimore City clinics, including those located in the Women's and Men's Detention Centers. She earned her certification as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist from the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) in 2002 and maintains a membership to that organization as well as the Maryland Acupuncture Society.

Diane currently provides wellness workshops and lectures.  She has lectured to medical students at Johns Hopkins Medical School, physicians and interns at Sinai Hospital, employees at Kennedy Krieger Institute, students at Goucher College and Essex Community Colleges, and to employees at local businesses.  She complements her acupuncture training with an extensive list of courses in Chinese Medicine, including Pediatrics, Women's Health, Fertility, Obstetrics/Gynocology, Oncolology, Supporting Teenagers and Children with Essential Oils, and mulitple classes in mind/body health. She has studied with Jeffery Yuen who is an 88th generation Taoist priest of Chinese Medicine. For years Diane mentored with Bob Duggan, founder of the Traditional Acupuncture Institute and well known for his emphasis on teaching clients self-care. Personally, Diane regularly enjoys yoga, tai chi, and meditation and she recommends similarly empowering health-promoting activities to clients.