Acupuncture Physicians of Colorado specializes in Medical Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy, and Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy.
Acupuncture is an ancient art of healing that involves the stimulation of specific points on the body to help recovery from disease and/or to relieve pain. The stimulation may be produced by needles, heat, digital pressure, cupping, electrical stimulation, or moxibustion (a technique of stimulating acupuncture points with herbs and heat), most frequently in the form of needling.
Classical Chinese Medical Theory explains channels of energy running in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues.
Modern scientific research explains acupuncture in concepts of neurology, anatomy and physiology. According to research, needling acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain.
Dr. Rosalie A. Bondi grew up in California. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, she completed medical school in 1992 at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. In 1995, she completed her residency in Family Medicine at Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Later in her educational pursuits, Dr. Bondi earned a Master of Science in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine from the Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, graduating in 2004. Board certified in Family Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy and Medical Acupuncture, Dr. Bondi's practice focuses on Medical Acupuncture and Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy. Her practice encompasses the treatment of patients with painful acute and chronic conditions as well as the treatment and management of other diseases. She has extensive experience working within the workers' compensation system since completing her residency, including being a workers' compensation physician for over 3 years. She participated in updating the Acupuncture Treatment Guidelines in Colorado in 2006 and 2008 by serving as an advisory member of a panel directed by the Department of Labor and Employment, Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation. Dr. Bondi has maintained Level II full accreditation from the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation for over 10 years while providing Medical Acupuncture and Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy to a variety of workers' compensation patients. Dr. Bondi utilizes a holistic and preventive approach to health care, for she believes it is easier to keep well than to get well. Her practice philosophy also includes having open communication with her patients, and taking the time to understand each patient's goals and needs. This approach allows for interactive and educational patient care. In her free time, Dr. Rosalie A. Bondi enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, long walks, gardening, reading, and travel.