Nourishing Energy Acupuncture

Nourishing Energy Acupuncture

Healing & Supporting Brains and bodies Naturally

Located in the denver highlands

 
 

2845 Wyandot St Apt B, Denver, Co 80211~720-295-4594 ~nourishingeneryacu@gmail.com~

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What can we help you with?

Are you or someone you know struggling after a brain injury? Do you have problems with your digestion? Do you need help managing your anxiety & sleep? Chronic pain?

We can help you!

 or

Call for a Free 15min Consult! P: 720-295-4594

 

Brain Injury Recovery & PTSD

Our clinic specializes in treating and facilitating brain injury recovery as well as helping to manage the stresses and symptoms of PTSD. Employing a variety of techniques we address everything from sleep, gut health and cognitive function to help you better handle stresses that come with injury and aid in a faster recovery. 

 Photo by Michael Dam

Photo by Michael Dam

 

Chronic & acute pain

Research has shown that acupuncture releases adenosine and endorphins, which are the body's natural pain relievers. In addition to the release of these pain reliever is also triggers the release of cytokines and decreases our levels of cortisol which reduce the amount of inflammation in the body and reduce stress. Also it helps switch our bodies out of fight or flight mode and into heal and relax mode. 

 

Insomnia & sleep Trouble

Taking a holistic approach we work on the root cause of your trouble sleeping. Are you having trouble with sleep because of pain, hormones, anxiety, inflammation, or gut health? We will look at your personal picture and develop a treatment plan that is right for you to help get you back to sleep. 

Love love love this treatment! Been a miracle on my sleep and rejuvenation.
— Ramon T. Denver, Co
Sleep health

Digestive Health

We help you manage a wide range of digestive issues including, but not limited to, IBS, acid reflux, heart burn, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, fissures, bloating, gas and weight control.  We understand the importances of our bellies! Our digestive health is the crux of overall health, and poor digestion is more often than not the root cause of many of our other health problems. Did you realize that your anxiety and even depression could be related to your digestion?

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Photo by Katerina Pavlickova

Anxiety, Stress & Mental Health Concerns

Acupuncture helps to regulate the parasympathetic nervous system, gets you out of fight-or-flight mode, and balances hormones, which is key to helping  manage anxieties and stresses.

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Photo by Priscilla Du Preez

 

Don't see what you are looking for? Call or schedule a free consult so that we can discuss your own personal needs. 

P: 720 295-4594

 
 

2845 Wyandot St Apt B, Denver, Co 80211~720-295-4594 ~nourishingeneryacu@gmail.com~

 
 
 

 

Brain Health

Are you or someone you know recovering from a Traumatic Brian injury or concussion? Are you seeking ways to heal and ease your Symptoms?

Still not feeling like your normal self?

We can help you!! 

we can help you get relief from symptoms like poor concentration, anxiety, irritability, headaches, vertigo, fatigue and INSomnia.

 
 
 

Scalp Acupuncture 

 
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Photo by Bob Wong

 
Post Concussion Recovery

How is scalp acupuncture different from the classical acupuncture points on the head and body?

Scalp acupuncture is an acupuncture method based on the modern knowledge of Western biomedical anatomy and physiology of the brain. Treatment zones have been mapped onto the scalp and are associated with body functions and broad body regions such as sensory, memory, and motor functions. During a scalp acupuncture session the needles are usually given far more stimulation than body points. The stimulation is performed either by hand or by electro-stimulation in order to activate those parts of the brain. Points on the body are used as supplemental points. 

How does scalp acupuncture work?

By inserting thin needles into the scalp we can regulate and harmonize the functional activities of the brain and body. By stimulating these reflex areas within the scalp the structural, metabolic, hormonal and energetic functions of the brain are accessible. And it's the scalp's connection to the central nervous and endocrine systems that gives us the ability to affect changes in the brain. 

What can I expect to experience during and after a scalp acupuncture treatment?

During or after scalp acupuncture, you may experience sensations in the affected part of the body.  You may also feel heaviness, electrical sensation,  or energy moving.  It is a good prognostic sign if you do feel something during stimulation; however, it is not necessary for recovery. Most patients do not experience abnormal feeling at the conclusion of their treatment.  However, it is recommended that you rest in the clinic for about 10-30 minutes if you feel at all lightheaded or disoriented.

How many treatments will be prescribed?

Because we are treating serious injury treatment frequency is important. A normal course of treatment is 3 times a week for 10 total treatments.  

Does scalp acupuncture hurt?

Our goal is to make the treatment as comfortable as possible but the needle sensations on the scalp can be strong at time. However a strong sensation is usually a good sign that the you will respond well to treatment but even without a strong sensation you can still have a good outcome. 

Testimonial:
"I have had chronic daily migraines since a brain injury that occurred over two years ago. I've tried medications and various treatments and seen many specialists, and have attained very little relief. I was referred to Serena Shaw for acupuncture and after reviewing my symptoms, she suggested scalp acupuncture. Although I was nervous about the pain and the thought of needles in my head, I gave it a shot. After my first session of scalp acupuncture, I had a day free of headaches and eye pain! I hadn’t been pain-free in years! I was amazed at how effective the treatment was and how quickly I saw the results. Although there was pain during the treatment, it was tolerable and definitely worth it. If you’re on the fence about trying scalp acupuncture, give it a try. Serena is amazing at what she does. She will find a treatment that works for you. "-Cathy C. -Denver, CO

Body acupuncture

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Photo by Bob Wong

We all have our personal histories and the same goes for our heath. Taking this into account these imbalances can slow down our recovery after a serious injury.  As a result there will often be times where we will also use body acupuncture to address these underlying imbalances that can be slowing your progress. The selection of these points will  draw from Traditional Chinese medicine patterns and diagnoses and used to help speed up and aid in recovery.   

According to statements of fact in Chinese medicine, any tissue or system of the body requires the nourishment of blood to perform its normal function. If a traumatic injury causes blood stasis and stagnation of qi to an area of the brain, fresh blood cannot circulate to nourish that area. This situation will commnly be complicated by whatever other patterns patients have presented prior to thir trauma.
— Chinese Scalp Acupuncture Jason Jishun Hao &Linda Lingzhi Hao

 

Diet and Supplementation for recovery

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Photo by Brooke Lark

As with any health condition looking at our diet and nutrition is important. It takes a lot of energy for our bodies to heal and the energy requirement for the brain is even higher! A healthy diet is important to provide the proper energy for recovery. So we will take a look at your diet to see what you are doing well and where there may be need for some improvement. We can also discuss the use of supplements or herbal medicines that may be appropriate in your specific case.  


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2845 Wyandot St Apt B, Denver, Co 80211~720-295-4594 ~nourishingeneryacu@gmail.com~

 

 

Digestive Health

 

What would you do if you no longer had to grapple with digestive pain, discomfort and sluggishness?

What if i told you we can help with a variety of digestive and bowel disorders! 

We can help create a tailored plan of care specific to your situation. Do you need help managing a condition like IBS or Crohn's Disease? Do you need help with gas, bloating, or constipation?  Let's take a look at your body and find out what is at the root of your condition!!

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Acupuncture & Digestive Health

We are firm believers that our digestive health is the keystone to overall health and is at the heart of many health problems. We also believe that poor digestion can lead to other heath conditions, and at the root of many of these conditions is inflammation. Acupuncture is an effective way to reduce any inflammation, improve digestive activity, promote healing of the gut and help maintain a healthy system. 


Diet & Digestive Health

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Photo by Nick Karvounis

We can't talk about digestive health without talking about our diets. During out treatments we will take a look at your diet and decide if there are changes that need to be implemented and where things are going right. We will create a tailored plan for your specific needs. This may involve things like removing gluten from your diet, reducing sugar or something as simple as getting more water.


Herbal Medicine & Digestive Health 

There are times that diet and acupuncture alone may not be enough to resolve your symptoms and in these cases we may decide that an herbal formula might be needed. Based on your Chinese medical diagnosis we will determine the specific formula that is right for you. 

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Photo by Igor Miske

 

2845 Wyandot St Apt B, Denver, Co 80211~720-295-4594 ~nourishingeneryacu@gmail.com~

 

A PLACE FOR VETERANS

Have you served in the military or know someone who has served?

Acupuncture can be a great option for treating the specific problems that can come with having served in the military. 

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Photo by Gabby Orrcut

Nourishing energy acupuncture would like to

serve those who have served us

We offer special discounted rates for treatment of our veterans and service members. Check out our service rates here.

acute and chronic pain relief

CHRONIC & ACUTE PAIN

Research has shown that acupuncture releases adenosine and endorphins, which are the body's natural pain relievers. In addition to the release of these pain reliever is also triggers the release of cytokines and decreases our levels of cortisol which reduce the amount of inflammation in the body and reduce stress. Also it helps switch our bodies out of fight or flight mode and into heal and relax mode. Let us help get you out of pain and back to doing the things you love.

PTSD and anxiety

PTSD & Brain injury recovery

Our clinic specializes in treating and facilitating brain injury recovery as well as helping to manage the stresses and symptoms of PTSD. Employing a variety of techniques we address everything from sleep, gut health and cognitive function to help you better handle stresses that come with injury and aid in a faster recovery.  In addition acupuncture helps to regulate the parasympathetic nervous system, gets you out of fight-or-flight mode, and balances hormones, which is key to helping  manage anxieties and stresses.

 

2845 Wyandot St Apt B, Denver, Co 80211~720-295-4594 ~nourishingeneryacu@gmail.com~

 
 
 
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Tools of the Trade

 

Acupuncture

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Photo by Bob Wong

Acupuncture is the use of ultra-fine disposable needles, which are inserted at specific points of the body to very precisely redirect the flow of qi or energy throughout the body. There are over three hundred sixty acupoints on the body, and each has its own specific function.  Ultimately, acupuncture allows the body to function in a more efficient and balanced state and it accomplishes this through a decrease in the body’s stress and inflammatory responses.

Acupuncture needles are as fine as a hair. They are stainless steel, solid, sterile, disposable, and can be inserted almost painlessly. They are nothing like the hypodermic needles you’ve experienced getting a shot or vaccination at the doctor’s office.  Acupuncture needles do not inject anything into your body. Much of the lasting pain and discomfort associated with hypodermic needles is due to the medications injected into your body.

A typical treatment can last from twenty to forty minutes.  After a treatment most patients feel relaxed and rejuvenated, with partial or total relief of symptoms treated. 


Moxibustion 

Moxibustion is a technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing. Moxibustion has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years; in fact, the actual Chinese character for acupuncture, translated literally, means "acupuncture-moxibustion." The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health. 

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Photo by Bob Wong

 
 
Your body holds deep wisdom. Trust in it. Learn from it. Nourish it. Watch your life transform and be healthy.
— Bella Bleue
 

Do you have questions or concerns?

Please call, text or email us and find out more.

720-295-4594

nourishingeneryacu@gmail.com

Cupping

Cupping therapy is great for increasing circulation, releasing tight and fatigued muscles, reducing myofascial pain, and clearing colds and flus. It can be used in addition to acupuncture or by itself.  The cups work to separate the muscle from the fascial layer and give a complete fascial release and promote good blood flow.  

 Photo by Bob Wong

Photo by Bob Wong


Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture works through manipulating the energy that is already present in the body, but at times it is necessary to add energy to the system to give the body the resources that it needs to heal. This can be done two ways, with food and with herbal medicines. The wonderful thing about herbal medicines is that there are far fewer complications and side effects than with western pharmaceuticals. In addition, there is no risk of dependency.

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Photo by Ricky Kharawala


Nutritional Advice & Whole food based Supplements 

As part of the holistic approach Chinese medicine looks at your whole heath picture and nutrition is no exception to this.  We start by looking at your diet to see what you are doing well and what needs to be improved in order to create the healthiest, most efficient and well balanced system that we can. With a happy internal environment the body has the tools it needs to heal itself.

Another tool that we can use to help create this optimal internal environment is whole food based supplements. In a world where is it is becoming more and more challenging to get the proper nutrition solely from the foods we eat the use of supplements can  fill in those nutritional gaps.

 

Tui na/Massage Therapy

There are times when your practitioner may feel that some massage or body work is needed as part of your treatment. With over ten years of body work experience Serena draws from a variety of styles and techniques based on your individual needs and concerns. This may include Chinese tui na, deep tissues techniques, or myofascial release. 

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Photo by Cristian Newman

2845 Wyandot St Apt B, Denver, Co 80211~720-295-4594 ~nourishingeneryacu@gmail.com~

 
 
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about Our acupuncturist 

Serena Shaw, L.Ac. MSOM is a Colorado and nationally certified and licensed acupuncturist. She has a master's degree in Chinese medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She’s a diplomate of Acupuncture and herbology by the NCCAOM (National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), and she’s certified in clean needle technique. She has a special interest in treating brain injuries and brain recovery as well as treating and helping clients with the management of digestive health issues.

Serena is also a licensed massage therapist for over 9 years and has her private acupuncture practice in the Denver Highlands area. She has excellent needle technique and is a gifted acupuncturist and healer.

Her undergraduate work was done at Hiram College in Ohio where she received a bachelor's degree in  environmental studies with a concentration in  environmental arts.  

She has a spirited toddler and loves being a momma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  Me and my daughter Nora           Photo by Molly Must

 
 

Call or text for a free Consulatation

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2845 Wyandot St Apt B, Denver, Co 80211~720-295-4594 ~nourishingeneryacu@gmail.com~

 
 
 

 

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Pricing

Veteran Rates

Acupuncture treatmenT 

 

Initial consultation and treatment  $95

Follow up treatments $75 

Cupping only 30min treatment $40

Chinese herbs & supplements  additional cost 

VETERAN RATES

Initial consultation and treatment $75

Follow up treatments $55

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2845 Wyandot St Apt B, Denver, Co 80211~720-295-4594 ~nourishingeneryacu@gmail.com~

 

Contact

 

Our Office Location

Nourishing Energy Acupuncture

2845 Apt B Wyandot St
Denver, CO, 80211

  Entrance is located at the side of the building under the Wyandot Health and Beauty Collective.

Entrance is located at the side of the building under the Wyandot Health and Beauty Collective.

 
 

You can reach us by Calling , Texting or emailing!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please don't hesitate to reach out. You can leave us a text, phone message or email and we will do our very best to get back to you as quickly as possible. 

 

Phone: 720-295-4594

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