Carol Braverman, LAc, MS, Diplomate in Oriental Medicine
Carol did her acupuncture training at Touro College in New York City, and practiced there for five years before making the planned move to Colorado. Touro’s program totalled 4,000 hours of training and education, and the research-based approach molded her medical thinking and ability to analyze and get to the heart of the problem. In New York, she worked at two major hospitals, in pain management, neuro-rehab, and oncology, and shared a community acupuncture clinic with a collegue, in addition to her private practice.
Carol’s route to Eastern Medicine followed six years of rabid interest in the internal arts qigong and bagua. Prior to finding this form of movement, she had been a lifelong fitness enthustiast, exploring every dietary discipline and many forms of movement, from yoga to running to skiing to dance in many disciplines.
Tom Messina, LMT, LAc, MS, Diplomate in Oriental Medicine
Tom trained at the Pacific College in New York City, and maintained a private practice before making the planned move to Colorado. Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, he trained at the Swedish Institute and the Upledger Institute for licensing in massage therapy and CranioSacral Therapy. His tactile and intuitive abilities strongly influence his treatment style, which is a combination of massage and acupuncture, and is a very effective method of treating musculoskeltal problems
Tom experienced acupuncture when his back muscles suddenly seized up and would not ease up, and after seeing many specialists with no success, tried acupuncture. At the end of the first treatment he was significantly better and he became curious about this art. He also practiced qi gong, tai qi, and yoga for many years before studying Eastern Medicine.