I learned about acupuncture during a health crisis while in my thirties.  I could not find relief with western modalities.  After my third acupuncture appointment, I began to sleep, have more energy and feel better emotionally.  I then became fully interested in acupuncture, health, nutrition and natural modalities.  From here, acupuncture not only eliminated my symptoms, but promoted a stronger sense of self, empowerment, and overall wellness and vitality.  I became so impassioned about what I had experienced, I was committed to learning this form of healing so I could offer this beautiful life changing opportunity to others.  



Prior Experience

Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, I have been and continue to be a licensed Occupational Therapist.  I have worked in this field for over 30 years.  This career choice allowed me to work with others one on one.  The job has provided me the opportunity to assist people in their recovery following surgery, neurological trauma, deconditioning or other health issues.  My role as an acupuncturist allows me to use my prior level of experience and take it to a deeper and often more transformational level for my clients.


My History and Qualifications

  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), Diplomat in Acupuncture

  • Colorado Licensed Acupuncturist

  • Masters in Classical Five Element Acupuncture, Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture, Louisville, CO

  • Training in moxibustion, Zero Balancing technique, dietary and lifestyle changes

  • National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT), Occupational Therapist Registered OTR

  • Colorado Licensed Occupational Therapist

  • Bachelor of Science Occupational Therapy, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

I whole-heartedly recommend Deb as a practitioner of Five-Element Acupuncture. Deb has a wonderfully caring treatment/tableside manner; and her treatments, I must say, are the best I’ve ever received in the 30+ years during which I have experienced many styles of acupuncture. I credit her treatments with helping me avoid shoulder surgery, achieve medication-free pain relief, and be able to resume getting good sleep at night. A year and a half after her treatment series, I am pain-free, with fully-restored mobility, and have been able to resume dancing, riding and running. Yay! Thank you, Deb!
— R.A.
I began seeing Deb for chronic pain, physical, emotional and psychological fatigue after caring for two friends while they were dying at home. Deb’s caring presence, great listening skills, and precision in acupuncture decreased my pain significantly, increased my energy and sense of peace and well being. Through Deb’s acupuncture my blocks were opened up and I could feel my vital energy flowing again throughout my whole body and my sense of joy returned. I highly recommend Deb and 5 Element acupuncture, you will feel better than ever.
— D.R.
Deb has a talent for truly caring for people. Through her background as an Occupational therapist, educator and wise council she brings heart felt compassion and honesty. I feel safe in presenting all sides of myself. She takes her time in knowing what is needed for each unique session as well as personalized homework between sessions which keeps me engaged in my own healing process.
— J.G.