Fertility, Pregnancy, Stress, Anxiety, Pediatric Acupuncture (Shonishin) Acupuncture can greatly increase the likelihood of becoming pregnant. Studies show that IVF in conjunction with regular acupuncture increases success rate by 40%-60%! Regular acupuncture throughout a pregnancy can ease some of the common symptoms of nausea, low back pain, and sleep disturbances, as well as prepare the body for the act of giving birth.
Along with moms-to-be, Jen also treats kids. Sho-ni-shin is a needle-free way of treating infants and children for such illnesses as asthma, chronic earaches, bed-wetting, insomnia, common colds and sore throats, as well as behavioral and emotional challenges. Small metal tools stimulate the channels and acupuncture points without breaking the skin. Children respond quite quickly to treatments and pediatric herbal formulas. Regular shonishin treatments are a great way to boost a weak immune system so as to avoid the use of antibiotics.
Jen also specializes in adrenal fatigue and dietary recommendations.
Jennifer is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Colorado, and is NCCAOM certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese herbology. Jen also completed a program of study in acupuncture and internal medicine at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing, China. She completed an intensive pediatric and OB/GYN workshop in Bali in 2011, treating many mothers and children in a clinical setting as well as attending classes on the subject. (see our May 2011 newsletter for more details). In 2012, Jennifer traveled to India to continue her studies in pediatrics and women's health.
Stephanie Wilson, Dipl. O.M., L.Ac.
Acupuncture for Pain and Sports Injuries Acupuncture can assist the healing of both acute and chronic injuries and pain. Treatments can decrease localized inflammation, desensitize irritated nerve endings, relax contracted muscles and reduce pain. Athletic performance can be improved by temporarily “turning on” muscles to increase their power and endurance and lactic acid levels reduced to lessen post activity soreness. Acupuncture is a beneficial pre and post surgery treatment to stimulate the healing process, increase range of motion and reduce discomfort.
In 2011-2012, Stephanie was the team acupuncturist for the Denver Roller Dolls, an all-women roller derby team. She earned her Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College. After graduation, Stephanie studied extensively with Whitfield Reaves in the specialty of sports medicine acupuncture, completed his six-month intensive apprenticeship and currently assists his trainings and seminars. Stephanie has served on the faculty of Southwest Acupuncture College. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Colorado and is NCCAOM certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese herbology.
Laine Gallegos, Dipl. O.M., L.Ac.
Acupuncture Laine will be working at BCA while Katie Kelly is away on maternity leave (October 31 - April 30, 2017).
Laine Gallegos grew up in Colorado, spending most of her time in the outdoors, playing in the flowers and dirt. She studied art and creative writing during her undergrad. After college, she spent a year in India teaching yoga. She knew she wanted to help others, so the universe provided her with a biking accident that led her to acupuncture. She attended Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado and is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Colorado and Montana,, and is NCCAOM certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese herbology. She did clinical work at Boulder County AIDS project, Golden West Retirement Community, and OBGYN specialty clinics. She also did an herbal externship at a local Chinese herbal apothecary under the guidance of many talented healers. Laine loves working with women in areas of hormone balancing, prenatal and postpartum support. She has focused her continuing education on women's health as well as working as a doula. Laine has also worked with First Responders focusing on insomnia, stress and PTSD.
Katie Kelly, M.A., L.Ac. - on maternity leave until May 1, 2017
Acupuncture Katie Kelly grew up in Chatham, New Jersey. Following her graduation from The University of Colorado, she was Director of Membership and Development for the American Mountain Guides Association. She earned her Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the prestigious Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO. During her three year course she visited China and studied under Professor Dr. Li Guofu at the Beijing Orient Traditional Chinese Medical Center. Post graduation, Katie traveled to Bhutan for an externship at the National Institute of Traditional Medicine in Thimphu, the nation’s capital . She was able to study Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Tuina under some of the most respected Doctors of Oriental Medicine in the world. Her education strongly emphasized the use of acupuncture and the integration of both Chinese and Western Medicine. Katie sees a wide range of clients. She specializes in treating fatigue, stress, anxiety, weak digestion, pain, PMS, menopause, increased immunity, and nutrition. Katie believes one of the greatest strengths of Oriental Medicine is the ability to empower patients to take charge of their own health and she is very excited to work with you at BCA.