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Maddie Bergner

Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Education & Credentials 

BA in Chinese Language & Politics from the University of Virginia

MSTCM, Master's of Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Dipl.Ac, NCCAOM Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist

Clean Needle Technique Certified

CPR & AED Certified with the American Heart Association 

Continuing Education  

DTCM, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University  (*in progress)

 

 Injection Therapy & Trigger Point Needling 

Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture

 

Memberships & Associations

Acupuncture Association of Colorado (AAC)

     Board of Directors (May 2020-Present), Legislative Chair

American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA)

My Story 

My first experience with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine was in a crowded hospital in Beijing, China.  Prior to beginning my education in TCM, I studied Chinese language, politics, and culture at the University of Virginia. My studies led me to Shanghai, China in 2010 for a summer language intensive, and my first run-in with the air quality in Beijing landed me in the hospital. I returned to East Asia in 2013, spending 4 months in Taipei, Taiwan as part of my Master’s degree in Public Policy also from the University of Virginia. For more on my background (and how I went from public policy to acupuncture), see my blog post here

As an acupuncturist, I have found balance between my love of holistic health and wellness and my desire to advocate for progressive public policy (as it relates to acupuncture and health care).  I love working in a field where I am constantly challenged, get to research individual cases thoroughly, and provide people with the tools to cultivate lasting health. Seeing individuals as just that is such a powerful model of medicine: not grouping people into categories based on a broad set of symptoms, but tailoring each treatment and herbal formula on a week-by-week basis. Chinese medicine is about restoring the innate balance that exists within all of us, but is thrown off by stressors such as lifestyle, work, relationships and diet.

I welcome patients with any array of wellness goals, and I look forward to meeting you where you are in your healing journey. My practice incorporates acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and nutritional counseling to address health concerns in a holistic, sustainable manner.