Karen is registered to practice acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and physiotherapy in Australia and the USA.
She has been working in healthcare since 1988, practicing Chinese medicine and physiotherapy for 20+ years; and has worked in Australia, UK and the USA for 14 years. During this time Karen studied Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis for 12 years under master practitioner Leon Hammer, MD, Chinese herbal medicine with Andrew Gamble, and sat workshops with Lonny Jarret and Jeffrey Yuen. She also received extensive training in osteopathic manual medicine techniques that have their origins in the USA and are not commonly practiced in Australia.
Karen has completed research in the effects of acupuncture on quality of life in long term illness and her PhD studies in pulse diagnosis reliability. Karen is coauthor of A Handbook of Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis, presented at conferences as well as taught pulse diagnosis to practitioners in China, USA, NZ and Australia.