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About Heather

Heather Conway earned her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This three-year program consists of 2,850 hours of education including 990 hours of clinical practice. Heather’s training includes acupuncture, moxibustion, Tui Na (Chinese massage), cupping, electro-stimulation, auriculotherapy, internal medicine (Chinese herbal medicine and diet and lifestyle recommendations). She is certified as a Diplomat in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine by the National Certification Commission by Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She has also received her Clean Needle Technique certification from the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Commission (AAOM). Heather has been a member of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado (AAC) assisting with the PR committee to promote acupuncture education and coordinating AAC members at 9 News Health Fairs.

Heather has been in practice for over 10 years in the Denver area. In addition to pain management care, Heather specializes in stress-related issues of the successfully driven business professional including digestive issues, seasonal and food allergies, headaches, insomnia and anxiety. Heather has a passion for women’s health. She has achieved amazing results for providing women relief from the symptoms of menopause and other hormonal imbalances. Complimenting her commitment to holistic health, Heather is trained in cosmetic acupuncture, the only cosmetic procedure that actually enhances your natural appearance and improves your overall health and well-being. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Mei Zen System® (meaning “beautiful skin”) increases energy and blood flow to the face causing a lifting effect using the body’s own collagen and elastin to diminish the signs of aging.

In her practice, Heather utilizes AcuGraph® Digital Meridian Imaging™; a software program that analyzes the energetic state of your body’s meridians. This screening provides you with a detailed report of your energetic imbalances. She uses this technology along with traditional diagnostic techniques to create and monitor the progress of her treatment plans. “I bring the skills and experience of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to provide consistently effective treatments as well as my ability to educate and break down the complexities of this medicine to make it understandable and useful for my clients. I have found that I have an intuitive ability to adapt my approach by listening to my clients and gauge what their needs are that cannot be expressed with words”

Before entering the field of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, Heather spent 12 years in the natural foods industry assisting customers with vitamins and supplements as well as educating them on general nutrition and natural food choices. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a minor in Exercise Science at Mesa State College and was a fitness instructor for six years with Crossroads Health and Fitness in Grand Junction, CO.

FAQ

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is part of a holistic system of medicine known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been practiced for over 2,000 years. The basic principle of this health care system is that the human body is its own ecosystem and the laws and patterns of nature can be applied. As in nature, when certain elements are not working in harmony causing shifts in the environment, our well-being is compromised by patterns of disharmony leading to diminished health or disease. Acupuncture uses small, sterile needles place along specific points along the body, known as meridians, to improve the flow of energy, or Qi (pronounced “chee”), throughout the body and correct patterns of disharmony that are causing symptoms of illness. It supports our body’s natural healing abilities and brings the body back into a more balanced state that is essential for health and vitality.

Most people who are familiar with acupuncture associated it with pain relief, however acupuncture can help with other ailments. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture for its ability to treat up to 43 common health disorders such as: Respiratory – allergies, asthma Digestive – constipation, IBS, food allergies Gynecological – PMS, systems of menopause Neurological – neuropathy, headaches/migraines, Parkinson’s Addictions – smoking, drugs, food …and much more.

What is Qi?

Qi is energy which circulates within the body. It is the animating force that provides you with the ability to talk, walk, think, metabolize, dream and love. Qi also protects you from illness, pain and discomfort, keeping you strong and healthy. Qi circulates through specific pathways called Meridians. There are 14 main meridian pathways traveling throughout your body, each one is connected to an organ system.

Meridian pathways are like rivers. When a river flows, it transports life-giving waters, nourishing the land and people around it. Like rivers, wherever your meridian pathways flow, they bring life-giving Qi to nourish every cell, organ, and tissue in your body. An obstruction of Qi in your body is like a dam. When Qi becomes “backed up” in one part of your body, it restricts the flow in other areas. Hindering the flow of Qi circulating within your meridian pathways can lead to pain and illness.

The purpose of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is to return the flow of Qi back to normal and to have the organs working at their peak. This will in turn encourage the Qi to flow smoothly and restore function to the affected area.

What is AcuGraph®?

AcuGraph® is a digital meridian imaging software program that analyzes the energetic state of your body’s meridians. This 15-minute screening provides you with a detailed report of your energetic imbalances and is used by your acupuncturist to guide and monitor your treatment plan.

Cupping

Cupping is a technique designed to stimulate Qi and blood flow within the superficial muscle layers. A vacuum is created inside a glass cup that is placed over specific points on the body to relieve muscle tension and pain. Cups are either left in place for 10 minutes or they are moved over the affected area call “slide cupping” which enhances the myofascial release.

Tui Na

Tui Na, meaning “push grasp”, is a manual technique similar to some types of massage to relieve muscle tension or pain and inflammation used alone or before and after acupuncture.

Electro-stimulation

Electro- stimulation is a technique that uses a micro electric current is passed through acupuncture needles to increase stimulation along the meridians. A device that generates continuous electric pulses is connected to the needles using small clips. This device is adjusted for frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered. This technique is used to in the treatment of pain, neuralgia, muscle atrophy, paralysis, post-surgery or post-trauma recovery and certain types of chronic illness.

Auricular Therapy

Also known as ear acupuncture, auricular therapy is similar to foot reflexology using the ear as a microsystem to treat the entire body. This therapy is commonly used with addictions and emotional imbalances since the ear is close to the brain to restore function to the nervous system. Needles can be placed in the ear but more often an ear seed, a tiny round ball the size of a sesame seed with tape, is place in the ear stimulating specific points and allows the patient to perform acupressure at home.

Chinese Herbal Medicine and Food Therapy

As they say, “Food as medicine” so are herbs in TCM. In the Chinese culture, herbs and food are practically interchangeable and instinctively used in their daily lifestyle as chicken soup is used for the common cold in ours. Where acupuncture restores balance, herbs and good nutrition maintains that balance. Both herbs and food therapy are powerful on their own to restore and maintain balance especially when treating chronic illness. Herbs and food recommendations are based on their energetic qualities (i.e. warming, cooling, moving) to support the patient’s constitution or to correct their state of health. Any medications used by the patient are taken into consideration for possible side effects or interactions before herbs or food therapy protocols are given.

Services

Services/Rates

Your initial appointment is 75 minutes. An in-depth health history is taken followed by an initial diagnosis and treatment plan. Acupuncture and/or other adjunct therapies are used during your session. Diet, lifestyle and home care recommendations will provided at the end of your session. Follow-up appointments generally run 60 minutes which includes a follow up intake to evaluate progress of treatment and address new issues as needed.

Acupuncture
Initial session (75 minutes): $100

An in-depth health history is taken followed by an initial diagnosis and treatment plan, acupuncture and/or other adjunct therapies are used and diet and lifestyle recommendations are provided at the end of the session.

Follow-up session (60 minutes): $75

Follow-up appointment generally run 60 minutes which includes a follow up intake to evaluate progress of treatment and address new issues as needed.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Initial consultation and first treatment: $150
An in-depth health history and facial analysis is taken followed by initial treatment and recommended treatment plan.
Follow-up Cosmetic Session (60-minute session): $100 This consists of follow-up assessment and before and after pictures are taken to monitor progress.
**5 and 10 session package plans are available**

A natural, safe and effective way to enhance your natural beauty from within!!

Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Mei Zen System™ (meaning “beautiful skin”) increases energy and blood flow to the face causing a lifting effect using the body’s own collagen and elastin to diminish the signs of aging. No surgery, no Botox or other foreign substances, no invasive procedures that alter your natural appearance and can be a risk to your health and well-being. Cosmetic acupuncture is the only cosmetic procedure that actually improves your overall health while bringing out your natural radiant beauty!

The Mei Zen System™ is a total of ten treatments, 2 sessions a week over five weeks, with routine maintenance 2-3 times a year. Each session begins with bringing the body into balance with acupuncture on the body first, based on the patient’s individual needs, followed by the Mei Zen protocol for the face, very small needles placed on specific energetic points on the face. Each session is 60 minutes which includes a routine intake, before and after photos to monitor your progress.

Testimonials

I first came to Heather for extreme pain in my left leg that had been nagging me for several years. I tried physical therapy but got little improvement. After a couple of sessions, I had considerable relief and after 8 months nearly pain free for up to three weeks at a time. My emotional health has improved tremendously; I have increased energy, improved sleep, feeling less stressed. Plus my leg doesn’t hurt anymore!

Acupuncture has given me an appreciation for non-western medicine. Heather is an extremely gifted practitioner. She tailors her craft to the need at hand (no pun intended)! For example, last month I started having extremely excruciating pain on the right side of my back. This pain was so severe, that it kept me up until the early morning hours when sheer exhaustion forced me to sleep. When I awoke, the pain was there as before. After an intense visit in which Heather must have used an extremely long and strategically positioned needle under my scapula, the pain disappeared and has not returned. She is truly amazing. It is my pleasure to recommend Heather Conway to you. - J. B., Financial Adviser

I had been suffering from low back pain and sciatica from a car accident. I had been getting lumbar injections and taking pain medications but they provided only limited relief. My last resort was surgery so my physical therapist suggested trying acupuncture. After the first treatment, I noticed a difference much less pain. I could sit longer at work, put my shoes on without pain and had increased energy. Most of all, I could stop taking my pain medications on a daily basis and be pain free. - T. R., Office Administrator

I was having horrible hot flashes. They were uncomfortable and happening with extreme frequency, almost every half hour or so. They were also waking me up at night, which caused me to feel exhausted all day. I expected both of my doctors to say that they recommended some type of hormone therapy which I had no interest doing.

After the first session I went for a half day without any hot flashes and even when they started back up they were much less frequent. After the second session they had all but vanished. The third session was the icing on the cake. At most, I will get one a day. If I get any more than that, they aren’t noticeable. It has been a huge relief!

I’m still relatively hot flash free. Now I just go in every 3 months or so for maintenance when they start up again. I can’t explain how I just know that it works. I didn’t want to take hormones or medications and I’m not very good at remembering to take them anyway. This was a very natural form of treatment and I loved that I didn’t have to put anything in my body that didn’t really belong there. Thanks Heather for giving me such a wonderful experience. - S. B., IT consultant

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