Sara’s initial exposure to traditional medicine began when she was a young girl watching her grandmother care for the whole family with fresh, seasonal and wholesome cooking, and listening to stories of how her grandmother prepared tea from herbs she collected in the market or those growing in her backyard. Her fascination and intrigue with traditional systems of medicine coupled with her studies of psychology led her to Naturopathic medicine. Sara received her naturopathic doctorate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2004, and Masters of Public Health from the University of Michigan also in 2004, with an emphasis in Human Nutrition and Reproductive and Women’s Health.
Carey’s interest in the healing arts is grounded her commitment to health and balance in her own life. After completing undergraduate studies in the liberal arts at the University of Kings college in Halifax, Nova Scotia, she moved to Ann Arbor where she began a journey of studying and applying concepts of holistic healing.
Stephanie has provided compassionate care to many patients through out her career as a
Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner and Registered Nurse. She has used her
nurturing spirit to provide care for patients across the lifespan, including hospice care.
She believes in empowering her patients to take an active role in their own healing
journey and has had many roles as an educator in the hospital and clinic setting as an
RN and TCM healer.
Jesse’s passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine and the healing arts was ignited by her
brother’s lengthy and pernicious struggle with Lyme disease. When he contracted the
disease her family spent years working with the medical community to address it with
little success. Her brother’s condition spiraled downward; no one knew how to help.
The disease nearly took him.
Katarina is the Director of Operations for Dr. Lu’s Nourishing Life clinic, and has been
working with us since 2013. Her job covers a variety of areas. From bookkeeping to
team management to daily operations, she ensures our clinic runs smoothly.
Before joining Dr. Lu’s Nourishing Life clinic, Katarina served as a public high school math
teacher for 13 years. She has a Master’s Degree in math education.
Megan’s love for traditional medicine was introduced and influenced by her elder family members. The garden was the medicine cabinet growing up. From a very early age Megan felt empathic and intuitive. She often took roles as leader and caretaker into young adulthood before embarking on her own self-discovery.
Megan obtained a BA in Psychology at Michigan State University. Following her undergraduate she attended a two-year Naturopathic program in Ann Arbor, Michigan. With a strong belief in the mind-body connection, or psychosomatic conditions, she was naturally drawn to nutrition, herbalism, and energy work. She believes with improving emotional intelligence and overall awareness, while strengthening the connection and wellness to the physical body wondrous healing can happen! Believing that lifestyle changes, along side intellectually working through old thought patterns, you can retrain the brain and body into balance and harmony.
Working with Dr. Lu has been an absolute dream come true! It is the exact mentoring and training Megan has been looking for to carry with her for a lifetime. She feels blessed and much gratitude for the clinic and each practitioner, as well as the clientele.
Kacey has spent the past three years studying psychology at university, and enjoys spending her free time researching neuroplasticity and the link between Eastern religions and the brain. She will begin work on her Master’s of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine this September at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas. After school, Kacey plans to use her education to focus on mental health and to study some of the unexplored emotions of humans.
Mara first saw Dr. Lu in 2015 after struggling to find a good fit to address her health concerns. The support and guidance Mara received from Dr. Lu and staff has allowed her to continue to see growth in her life since her initial visit. As an assistant, Mara is very grateful to see the healing impact of each patient’s visit. She has a background in visual arts with a strong interest in videography and photography. Mara intends to focus her studies on religion.