Nourishing Energy Acupuncture
 
 

Nourishing Energy Acupuncture

Healing & Supporting Bodies and brains Naturally

Located in the Denver highlands

Specializing in women’s health, digestive health, & post-concussion recovery

 
 

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

 
 
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 What can acupuncture and Chinese medicine help you with?

Acupuncture is a great way to harness your bodies own healing capabilities making it one of the best Natural ways to heal. By stimulating the microcirculation of your body and boosting your immune system we can tackle pretty much any of your heath concerns.

acupuncture can help a wide range of health concerns

Chronic & acute pain

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Photo by Michael Dam

Acupuncture is a wonderful way to treat a variety of pain related problems such as back and neck pain. Or if headaches and migraines are the cause of your pain then acupuncture may also be a way to get relief from the severe 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 relievers it also triggers the release of cytokines and decreases our levels of cortisol. This in turn reduces the amount of inflammation in the body and reduce stress. It also helps switch our bodies out of fight or flight mode and into rest and digest.

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

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. 

Digestive Health

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Photo by Katerina Pavlickova

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?

 

Anxiety, Stress, Sympathetic overload & Mental Health Concerns

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Photo by Priscilla Du Preez

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, stress, and nervous system overload.

In addition to calming your nervous system with acupuncture we will also look at your overall lifestyle, diet and other factors that my be leading to an over stimulated system.

Have you heard the term sympathetic overload? If not read my blog about what it is and how to help it. You may find that you have been struggling with sympathetic overload and didn’t even realize it.

 
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P: 720 295-4594

 
 

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

 
 
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 Digestive Health & acupuncture

 

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

 

What if you 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. At our clinic, tucked away in the Highlands area of Denver, we can address a wide range of digestive complaints including IBS, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, fissures, acid reflux, heart burn, bloating and gas. Using acupuncture, diet changes and herbal medicines we can regain control of your symptoms and heal the digestive system.

 
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Acupuncture & Digestive Health

We are firm believers that our digestive health is the cornerstone 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 your 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 taking a food sensitivity test, 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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2845 Wyandot St Apt B, Denver, Co 80211~720-295-4594 ~nourishingenergyacu@gmail.com~

 

Acupuncture for Fertility, IVF support & Women's health

 

Women's Health

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We recognize the complexities of woman’s health and can provide a more natural approach to treating the problems that can come with being a woman.

We go beyond pills and pap smears and help you balance your hormones in a way that leaves you feeling your best no matter what stage of life you are in.

Acupuncture has been shown to treat and wide range of very common problems that women face. By balancing the hormones and stimulating the release of endorphins and serotonin it can greatly help with conditions such as: Dysmenorrhea (painful periods and cramping) ,Amenorrhea (absence of periods), Irregular periods, Heavy bleeding or spotting, PMS, Endometriosis, Fibroids and cysts, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Headaches & Migraines, Hormonal acne, Night sweats and hot flashes.


Fertility

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Photo by Aurora Adams

Acupuncture is a natural way to boost your fertility. by balancing your hormones,promoting egg quality and restoring your cycle we can optimize your chances of Conceiving and Carrying a healthy baby.

One of the best things about our approach to addressing fertility issues is that we treat the whole person regardless if your are trying to conceive naturally or through IVF. Your first treatment we will be spent doing a personalized assessment that will cover nutrition, lifestyle-including how to manage stress, fertility-enhancing foods specific to your condition, and herbal and nutritional supplements if needed. Only supplements which are safe to take during pregnancy cycle will be recommended. After your assessment you will receive your first fertility treatment and a plan for future care will be developed.

Interested in a few tips that you can get started doing at home? Read my blog post about five things you can implement at home right now! You can also learn a ton of information from the Becoming Mama Fertility Program check it out too.


IVF Support

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Photo by Kelly Sikkema

Acupuncture can a be a wonderful way to support your IVF journey, increase your chances of getting pregnant and maintaining a healty pregnancy.

Through each phase of your IVF process we can be there to support you and your body and help maximize your bodies success of conceiving a baby. By increasing blood flow to the womb and invigorating the lining of your uterus so that is can be more receptive to implantation of the embryo.

We want to be there for you through each phase of the process. Starting with the months leading up to retrieval. We recommend starting an acupuncture routine 2-3 months prior to retrieval so that your body is in its beast shape leading up. Regular treatment can help boost your egg quality, regulate and promote good hormone cycles, ovulation and increase the blood flow to the uterus while also helping manage stress and inflammation. During the stimulation phase of your IVF cycle we can help to mitigate the uncomfortable side effects that can come with IVF drugs. It can also help to improve follicle development and reduce anxiety during this stressful period. Finally after embryo transfer we recommend follow up acupuncture to help encourage successful implantation and decrease the risk of miscarriage.

 
 
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Want more control over your fertility?

At nourishing energy we believe that there is so much that you can do to take charge of your own fertility at home and in your daily lives. In addition to receiving acupuncture there are other steps that you can take that have been proven to increase your chances of conceiving.

Check out these great resources

Fertility


The Becoming Mama Program- a fun, effective, 10-day online program to boost your fertility with proven, natural, evidence-based strategies, all in one place, from the comfort of your home.

The Becoming Mama Meal Plan - get the eating guide + 4-week meal plan, recipes, and shopping lists specifically designed to support each phase of your cycle.

The Becoming Mama 4-day Fertility Cleanse - rid your body of toxins to prepare for a healthy pregnancy with this 4 day Pre-Pregnancy Cleanse.

Fertility self-acupressure - a video series that shows you powerful acupressure protocols to boost your fertility in each phase of your cycle.

Self-acupressure to support IVF success - a video series that shows you powerful acupressure protocols to boost your fertility for each phase of IUI and IVF.

The Postpartum Healing Guide & Meal Plan - a 4-week meal plan with recipes and shopping lists designed to support your recovery, milk supply, and mood.

Guided Meditations for Fertility - Fertility-enhancing guided meditations and visualizations to instill peace, and promote healing and a fertile mindset.


2845 WYANDOT ST APT B, DENVER, CO 80211~720-295-4594 ~NOURISHINGENERgYACU@GMAIL.COM~

 
 

The benefits of acupuncture & Brain Health

 

Are you or someone you know recovering from Concussion, Traumatic Brian injury, or PTSD?

Are you seeking ways to heal and ease your Symptoms?

we can help you get relief from symptoms like poor concentration, anxiety, irritability, headaches, vertigo, fatigue and INSomnia. By using a combination of scalp acupuncture, traditional acupuncture, diet and herbal medicines we can improve circulation to the brain, stimulate the formation of neural connections, Calm the nervous system and reduce inflammation.

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Scalp Acupuncture 

 
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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.  


 

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

 
 

Massage Therapy At Nourishing Energy

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

 

Massage THerapy as a Part of your Treatment plan

As a practicing massage therapist I am a firm believer in the benefits and therapeutic effects of massage therapy. I know first hand how massage can be an important part of a comprehensive health care plan. Massage is a wonderful way to promote circulation, calm the nervous system, promote lymph flow, boost the immune system, and promote sleep. It is wonderful way to cut the stress and deal with any muscular aches, pains and injuries. By its nature it is a wonderful complement to acupuncture.

There are times when massage or body work is needed as part of your treatment plan. With over ten years of body work experience I draw from a variety of styles and techniques based and use them based on your individual needs and concerns. This may include Chinese tui na, deep tissues techniques, or myofascial release. 

At Nourishing Energy I am very pleased to be able to offer massage therapy as an addition to your total healthcare plan. Conveniently located in the Denver Highlands it can easily be integrated into anyone’s self care regiment.

 

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Tools of the Trade

 

Acupuncture & how it works

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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, the increasing of circulation and balancing of hormones.

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. 

How Acupuncture works

 

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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.

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Photo by Peter Wendt

Cupping

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Photo by Bob Wong

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.  

Gua Sha

Gua Sha

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is used to treat a wide variety of conditions. Pain, digestive disorders, menstrual conditions, emotional stress and anxiety are just a few of the conditions that this technique can be used to treat. 

Gua means ‘to rub’ or ‘press or stroke.’ Sha describes the red “rash” or congested blood that comes to the surface of the skin. The therapist uses some type of tool often a soup spoon, jar lid or specialized tool to rub the areas that require treatment. Similar to cupping the skin will often be left with red, blue or even blackish bruise like marks but these marking are not painful and will fade over a few days. The treatment itself is generally not painful and often very relaxing. 

Like cupping therapy Gua Sha also clears stagnated blood, increases circulation, and releases fascia, but unlike cupping it can be done anywhere there is skin. It has also been shown to initiate a systemic anti-inflammatory response. In addition to its anti inflammatory properties it is also thought that because it is a hands on technique and the repetitive nature of the scraping creates vibrations that can penetrate deeper then surface level and actually work at the internal and organ levels. 

If you would like to read more about Gua Sha check out my blog post.

 


Herbal Medicine

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Photo by Ricky Kharawala

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.

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

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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Do you have questions about acupuncture and how it works? Would you like to know more about how we can help you meet your specific healthcare goals?

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


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about Our acupuncturist 

Hello! I am Serena Shaw, L.Ac. MSOM. I am the licensed and nationally certified acupuncturist here at Nourishing Energy Acupuncture. I received my master's degree in Chinese medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I am also a diplomate of Acupuncture and herbology by the NCCAOM (National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), and certified in clean needle technique. I have a special interest in treating digestive health, women’s health and fertility, and brain injury and post concussion recovery.

I have been a licensed massage therapist for over 10 years with extensive experience working with injury recovery. A large portion of that time has been dealing with car accident victims and working with injuries. I now have my private acupuncture and massage practice here in the Denver Highlands.  I pride myself on my excellent needle technique, trying my best to provide gentle yet effective treatments.

My undergraduate work was done at Hiram College in Ohio where I received a bachelor's degree in  environmental studies with a concentration in  environmental arts. When I am not working I still love making art work and working in my garden with my daughter. 

If you are interested in learning more about why I decided to practice Chinese medicine check out my blog called Nourishing Writings. The post is called Why Acupuncture.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pricing

Acupuncture and Massage Pricing, VA provider, ClassPass

Acupuncture, Massage Therapy & cupping Services

Initial consultation and treatment $95

Follow up treatments $75

Cupping only 30min treatment $40

Chinese herbs & supplements additional cost

30min massage $45

60min massage $75

90min massage $95

We are also a member of CLASS PASS

Choice provider VA or ask about our special veteran rates

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. “
— Buddha
 

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Our Office Location

Nourishing Energy Acupuncture

2845 Apt B Wyandot St
Denver, CO, 80211

The office is located on the basement level. When looking a the bright yellow door go left around the side of the building and you will see the entrance.

Entrance is located at the SIDE of the building below the Wild Indie Hair Lounge.

Entrance is located at the SIDE of the building below the Wild Indie Hair Lounge.

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