At Mountaintop Acupuncture, we specialize in giving you tools you can use, so you can get up and running, and back into your life. Centered around acupuncture, we move between several styles, depending on the need. Consideration of diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices adds to your ability to make smart changes.
Carol Braverman, LAc, MS, Diplomate in Oriental Medicine – I was introduced to acupuncture at the peak of my health: it simply made me feel even better. As a perk, it also eliminated what I considered at the time to be inconsequential and unrelated health problems, such as chronic, life-long insomnia, headaches, and occasional problems with digestion. What I didn’t know then, and understand now, is that most of us are walking around with “something,” but we accept it as part of daily living, often because we don’t know there’s a different perspective available to us.
In addition to private practice, I have worked with the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, acupuncture’s national organization, addressing legislative issues to help integrate AOM into the new national healthcare policy. I co-authored AOM in the U.S., the foundation document that is in use by the AAAOM to advance legislation at the federal level, and worked in a team to collect the cost-effectiveness studies that currently exist. We hope this will pave the way for future research and collaboration with western medicine, to benefit as many people as possible.
I am a Colorado state licensed acupuncturist, a recent transplant from New York City where I was a NY state licensed acupuncturist for many years. I am a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). I have an M.S. and B.S. from Touro College’s Graduate Program in Oriental Medicine, and a B.A. in philosophy and English from Union College. I am certified in the treatment of oncology by the Integrative Medicine Service division of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, among other credits earned through continuing ed.
Tom Messina, LMT, LAc – I have been a licensed massage therapist for 25 + 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 acupuncturist 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.