Dr. Davina began her study of acupuncture by first being a patient. She suffered from debilitating headaches, often 3-5/week, many lasting all day. While training martial arts in China, her master recommended she try acupuncture. She distinctly remembers a session where the practitioner put a needle in the base of her palm, when suddenly there was an electric jolt from her hand to her shoulder. Whatever happened with that needle, worked, and she went from multiple, severe headaches a week, to a few vague headaches every few months. From her own lived experience she understands both the burden of chronic pain and illness, but also the tremendous relief available form Chinese medicine.
She decided to study Chinese medicine herself. She graduated top of her class from Five Branches University, earning a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has received advanced fellowship training, including a year long residency program, and worked in high volume clinics and integrative medicine centers, including hospitals in Taiwan and Myanmar, often seeing multiple patients per hour. She currently specializes in pain management, stress reduction, women’s health and fertility.
As a proud member of the LGBTQ community, Dr. Davina strives to create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. She is also a health and wellness advocate, a nutritionist, and a tai chi instructor.