“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” Albert Einstein
Carol Braverman and Tom Messina are passionate about serving as your bridge to attaining and maintaining great health and wellbeing.
Carol Braverman, LAc, MS, Diplomate in Oriental Medicine
I am a Colorado state licensed acupuncturist having worked in New York City as a NY state licensed acupuncturist prior to moving to Denver, CO. I am a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). My Masters in Science from Touro College totalled 4,000 hours of training and education, including 1,000 clinical hours in the clinic and in a hospital. In NY I worked at an satellite clinic for St. Vincent’s hospital and in two private MD practices, all in pain management, in addition to private practice.
I was led to Eastern Medicine through the practice of the internal arts. I was captivated with the subtle movement that felt so great and could be plugged into other physical activities like tennis or skiing, jogging or walking.
If you read some of my blogs you might see how Eastern Medicine can treat a spectrum of issues. It can correct moderate health issues through natural means, before they become bigger and more serious. Some of the conditions I treat often are fertility, women’s health, neuropathies, muscle and nerve pain, stress and anxiety, mild depression, headaches, concussion, and also less common conditions. I’ve seen amazing results that leave me in awe. In addition to private practice, I work as an acupuncturist for oncology patients in the hospital, and volunteer on a professional committee.
I continue to take courses so I can better treat patients, most recently earning certification in Functional Medicine for Endocrinology, Blood Chemistry, and Thyroid Disease for the fertility patient and the menopausal patient.
Tom Messina, LMT, LAc, MS, Diplomate in Oriental Medicine – I have been a licensed massage therapist for 30 years, and have integrated many styles and techniques over that time. I attribute my longevity in the practice of massage therapy to daily practice of either qi gong, tai chi, or yoga, taking sufficient renewal time, and eating correctly, for my body.
I decided to become an acupuncturist long ago, after receiving treatment for a sudden, debilitating episode: my lower back muscles seized up, making me unable to stand up straight or walk any distance. At the end of that first treatment, I could stand up tall, and followed up with maintenance visits for several months after that. I also got rolfed in that period and would recommend it as a treatment method in a heartbeat. It’s painful, but it really alters one’s alignment.
I am a Colorado and New York state licensed Acupuncture Physician and massage therapist, and a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). I have a M.S. of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, a degree in Massage Therapy from the Swedish Institute, and a certification in CranioSacral Therapy from the Upledger Institute. I volunteer with a federal pilot program, and am working on a book about physical medicine.
I treat a spectrum of issues with a focus on physical injury and overuse syndromes, using a combination of techniques from massage, Eastern medicine, injection therapy, Trigger Point therapy, and Cranio-Sacral therapy.