Dr. Maddie Bergner
Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist
Education & Credentials
DAOM, Doctor of Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University
MSTCM, Master's of Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine
BA in Chinese Language & Politics from the University of Virginia
Dipl.Ac, NCCAOM Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist
Clean Needle Technique Certified
CPR & AED Certified with the American Heart Association
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 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.