Lauren Tuchman is an Acupuncturist and Herbologist, with a Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has additional specialized training in Japanese Pediatric medicine, and her practice is in congruence with the Toyohari style of therapy. She has a long-standing interest to continue work in pediatrics within healing communities in Asia. Of particular interest to her is Bhutan and Maldives in South Asia, and Japan in Southeast Asia. She is quite pleased to join MAHASSA, and looks forward to contributing her research to the collective and diverse body of students and professors, and to the South Asia Institute.