Amy Shouse is a graduate of the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, CA where she spent hundreds of hours with patients at the AIMC clinic as well as West Berkeley Family Practice and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. It was in these settings where Amy helped people with a wide array of health issues, from smoking cessation, to fertility, to cancer. Amy has a particular interest in complex autoimmune cases and welcomes those who are seeking out answers to chronic conditions. As a believer in integrative medicine, Amy utilizes the ancient medicine of China as well as modern, evidence-based medicine known as functional medicine in her practice. This East meets West approach is a perfect system under which the practitioner can seek answers to health questions while staying rooted in a holistic paradigm.
Amy obtained her B.A. in psychology from San Francisco State University in 2000. As a college student, Amy worked toward understanding the human psyche and mental health. This was the springboard from which an interest in total health emerged. Amy’s work with people with HIV/AIDS in the late 1990’s in San Francisco also helped to underscore the importance of understanding a multi-pronged approach to total health that includes implementing lifestyle changes, nutrition, exercise and surrounding oneself with a loving, healthy community of people who support these goals.