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.
I am a Colorado state licensed acupuncturist having worked in New York City as 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), have an M.S. and B.S. from Touro College’s Graduate Program in Oriental Medicine, and a B.A. from Union College.
I treat a spectrum of issues with a focus on fertility and women’s health issues, headaches and other neurological disorders, stress and anxiety, depression, insomnia, digestive problems, and as an adjunct to chemotherapy. In addition to private practice, I volunteer with the national acupuncture association from time to time and currently serve on the board of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado as VP.
Tom Messina, LMT, LAc – 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 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.
I treat a spectrum of issues with a focus on physical injury and overuse syndromes, using a combination of techniques from massage, Chinese medicine, Trigger Point therapy, and Cranio-Sacral therapy.