Founder of New Orleans Acupuncture. Valerie attended Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM where she earned a Masters in Science in Oriental Medicine (M.S.O.M.) graduating in May 2002 with nearly 3000 hours of study and clinic. She graduated in 1997 from The Scherer Institute of Natural Healing (Taos & Santa Fe, NM) with a Diploma in Massage Therapy Degree, upon graduation from massage school she completed a 300 hour apprenticeship in Japanese style bodywork and acupuncture with Jeffery Dann Ph.D., L.Ac. in southern Colorado, by 1998 she had began the journey on her MSOM in Santa Fe, NM
In 2007 Valerie received her 200 hour Yoga Teaching Certificate from Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe and is currently working towards her 500 yoga teacher training certificate.
Valerie is NCCAOM certified and CCAOM certified for clean needle technique and is licensed to practice acupuncture in the states of Louisiana and Colorado and she is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance.