Lisa Salerno is a practitioner of Chinese medicine focused on providing her patients with thorough, individualized, and comprehensive care treating a variety of specific conditions and symptoms. In addition to treating diseases, Lisa promotes preventative health, wellness and patient empowerment utilizing a combination of techniques that may include acupuncture, bodywork, cupping, moxibustion, Chinese herbs, dietary and self-care recommendations. Modern conveniences can pose barriers for our ancient bodies. She helps to implement practical steps to overcome these barriers.
Lisa was raised in a western medically focused family. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biology as a pre-med major at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, Lisa began to question her medical education when she came to realization that there had to be more to healthcare than hospitals and competitive medical doctors treating symptoms with prescriptions, unnecessary tests, and in many cases, unwilling to share information to help patients.
Recognizing that in her own experience, taking medications often made her sick, she began to research alternative methods of treatment in order to find a more gentle but effective way of treating her symptoms. Her medical education shifted when she began searching for an ‘umbrella health degree’ which would offer her effective manual therapies to treat people without having to use pharmaceuticals. These concepts were not prevalent in the southeastern area of the United States in the early 2000’s. So, she began researching fundamental Chinese medical theory and was enlightened to find that there were systems available that were noninvasive and had little to no side effects. She decided to begin her graduate studies in classical Chinese medicine. This unique method of treating symptoms made sense to Lisa and she was excited to find a profession that gave her multiple modalities to improve and promote quality of life!
Her increased interest in eastern medicine led her to obtain her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine in 2014 at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon where she was trained in acupuncture, various bodywork modalities, cupping, moxabustion, Chinese herbs, and nutrition.
Lisa is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Colorado and nationally recognized through the National Certification Commision of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Lisa’s dedication, curiosity, strong work ethic, and persistent nature are some of her strongest assets which in turn will translate to her patients’ health and well-being. She will design an individualized treatment plan unique to every patient.
I look forward to helping you create a better quality of life for you and your community.
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