About Tamara


Tamara Graf Dipl. Ac., Dipl. C.H.                                                                                             Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology

 

 I am a graduate of SAMRA University of Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles, the oldest school of Oriental Medicine in the United States, and have been in private practice for 17 years. As a second generation practioner of Acupuncture and Holistic Health, I have been very influenced by my life-long exposure to the Healing Arts. This was a great gift from having grown up around my father, Michael Graf M.D.  He was a true pioneer in the field of Holistic Health and Integrative Medicine. After practicing Internal Medicine for many years, in the 1960’s he began studying and practicing Acupuncture and other natural healing modalities. He became the founder and President of the American Academy of Auricular Medicine and Scientific Acupuncture.


 Some of my earliest memories of his influence were being able to go along with him when he made house calls and experiencing the appreciation from his patients. This led to years as a young adult assisting him in both his Medical and Acupuncture practice where I witnessed many amazing transformations.

 

After all the years I spent exposed to these healing modalities , it never ceases to amaze me what people are willing to put themselves through before they’ll even consider Acupuncture.

 

My Personal Approach

 

 I believe in, and am inspired by what I see as a truly integrative approach to well-being which is brought about by focusing on the sacred aspect of life.  I believe in approaching each individual with honor, respect and the recognition that there is meaning and purpose behind each life.  My intention in working with individuals is to effectively generate well-being.


 As a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine I know that physical, emotional and spiritual imbalances have great influence on each other.  Eliminating any one of these aspects and focusing on a single area can lead to further imbalances. I feel it is therefore important to develop a close relationship when working with an individual. I believe I am compassionate, a good listener and a good detective. One who listens to the whole being and hears what is, or is not being said. This helps me gain the ability to determine how best to assist in facilitating the opening to the self-correcting nature that we all possess. 


 Experiencing the presence of dis-ease or dis-harmony is your body’s way of asking for wellness in a stronger way than ever before. The cells of the body are also asking. Through the assistance of treatment and the modalities I work with a softening of resistance can be created to allow the body to come back into balance.