Like many of her patients, Dr. Fleming and members of her family had health problems that were not helped by conventional medicine. Because she found help in what would come to be called 'alternative', and now 'complementary', medicine, her experiences led to her choice of careers.

EDUCATION

1976 - B.S., biology and psychology - Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, OR.

1976-77 - Post-baccalaureate studies - molecular biology - University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

1982 - N.D., Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine - National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM), Portland, OR.

1984-85 Internship International Acupuncture and Physical Therapy Research Institute

1986 -Diplomat- National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(NCCAOM)

1983-2006 - naturopathic postgraduate studies in homeopathy, nutritional assessment and clinical biochemistry

HONG KONG TRAINED ACUPUNCTURIST

Dr. Fleming's acupuncture training is diverse. She completed a full elective series at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) and became a licensed acupuncturist in Montana in 1984. While working at NCNM, she took classes at the newly founded Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, where she met and later apprenticed with master acupuncturist, Dr. Wai Tak Cheung, intermittently from 1983 until 1985. She then traveled to Hong Kong and studied with Dr. Gary Butt, graduating in 1985 from a busy clinical internship at his International Acupuncture and Physical Therapy Research Institute. She became certified as a Diplomat in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in 1986. Since that time, she has continued her education in acupuncture, focusing over the last five or six years on the work of Dr. Tan and the Balance Method, due to its proven clinical effectiveness. The Balance Method is a methodology used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that creates more flow in the body by balancing yin and yang to activate the meridians.

CERTIFICATIONS NOW IN PROCESS

2003 - present - FSM - Frequency Specific Microcurrent. Beginning and advanced training completed.

2003 - present - SE - Somatic Experiencing - Intermediate level practitioner.

LEADERSHIP AND VISION

For the last 25 years, Dr. Fleming has been active in both the naturopathic and acupuncture professions. She was a founding board member for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She was also the founding president of, and subsequently held other offices in, the Naturopathic Physician Acupuncture Academy, an organization which was founded as a liaison between the two professions. She has held offices and participated in both acupuncture and naturopathic state associations in the states where she has practiced. She had a leadership role in the legislative effort that led to the licensure of naturopathic physicians in Vermont in 1996 and then served as naturopathic advisor to the Vermont Secretary of States' Office of Professional Regulation. She is committed to working toward the full integration of complementary and conventional medicine.