At Awakening Balance Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), our healthcare providers practice their field of expertise in a very customized manner with each patient as they are carefully diagnosed and given a specialized treatment plan. It is our belief that the body has been created to heal itself naturally.
Through full-spectrum Acupuncture and the modalities of TCM, we strive to restore the intricate systems of the body back into healthy balance and energy flow. This method of treatment has been utilized and refined for over 4000 years. The goal is to treat the root causes that have provoked the imbalances that lead to illness and pain.
As a point of interest, the size of the acupuncture needle is like that of a strand of hair -- very thin and painless.
There is no health condition that acupuncture can not treat. Results are profound.
Deborah Kelley, L.Ac., MSOMMy journey with Traditional Chinese Medicine began when my mother was successfully treated for long-time allergies within this mode of healing. After watching her inspiring success, I decided to try acupuncture myself for severe pain which I had been experiencing and it worked! It created in me a passion and a quest to find out more about this ancient yet very successful practice for healing, balance and health.
This pursuit of knowledge took me to China's Heilongjiang University Hospital in Harbin, as well as to the Southwest Acupuncture College of Boulder to obtain a Master of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine. This was a very exciting time in my life. I gained a wealth of knowledge and experience about the human body as I became a published Medical Illustrator for "The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries & Pain", as well as writing several magazine articles on similar subject matter.
Through my years of teaching yoga and as a Certified Personal Trainer, I gained vast first-hand experience in helping others achieve personal balance and equilibrium in achieving their goals for better health.
Being a very caring person has always been my nature -- yet as the years go by, my roles as a mother, sister, daughter and wife enlarge my care-taking experiences and they enlarge my compassion for others.
Sharing further, what gives me vibrancy and vision is my deep and personal relationship with God. This special relationship greatly assists me in all venues of life but particularly in handling tough and challenging situations -- for which I am most grateful. It is with tremendous honor that I serve my community as I strive to help others achieve their own unique balance in optimal health -- wherever they are on their journey of life.
Credentials: Deborah Kelley, L.Ac., MSOM
Education, License & Certifications:Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (SWAC) License Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Colorado StateDiploma of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Heilongjiang University Hospital, Harbin, China Certified Clean Needle Technique (CCAOM)Bachelors of Fine Art (MSCD)Associates of Arts (FRCC)Certified Yoga Instructor (YF)Certified Personal Trainer (NASM)Aqua Aerobics Instructor
Continuing Education & Special Certificates:Dr. Li Xu - Study in China: Advanced TuiNa and Acupuncture Harbin Robin Cupp, Allergy Elimination and Applied Kinesiology Virginia Duran - Facial Rejuvenation AcupunctureMichael Young - Injection Therapy Training and CertificationDebby Shapiro - Five Element Herbal MedicineWhitfield Reeves - Sports Medicine AcupunctureNational Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer CertificationYogafit -Teacher Training Francoise Netter - Yoga and Dance Therapy
Publications:The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries & Pain, 2009 By Whitfield Reaves & Chad Bong Illustrator: Deborah Kelley, Acupuncture Today April 2010; Article on Shoulder Pain, Illustrator: Deborah KelleyBoulder Magazine Winter/Spring 2009-2010; Article on Chinese Health Technique Works Unexpected Wonders by Debra Melani, Illustrator: Deborah Kelley
Memberships:Acupuncture Association of ColoradoAmerican Association of Oriental Medicine