Dr. Holdwick received both her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and her Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. She is California Acupuncture Board Licensed, Nationally Certified, and designated a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Holdwick is also a faculty member at Pacific College, teaching courses in TCM theory, acupuncture, pathology, neurology and orthopedics.
Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Dr. Holdwick had a successful career as a Software Engineer. During this time, as a pedestrian involved in a motor vehicle accident, she suffered serious injuries requiring years of recovery and personally experienced chronic pain management. Acupuncture played a pivotal role in her recovery. This experience led her to pursue a career change, based on the desire to help others, as she was helped, to restore their health and well-being.
Dr. Holdwick is passionate about providing customized care, approaching each person’s concerns with individualized attention. Utilizing many tools, including acupuncture, lifestyle suggestions, and herbal medicine, she supports and empowers her patients to experience their best potential health.