Meet the Acupuncturists

andyAndrew Young, MS, L.Ac., DiplOM

Andy graduated from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in August 2006 with a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is currently licensed in both New York and Colorado, and is certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbalism by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Andy spent two years in private practice in Ithaca, New York before returning to Denver in 2008. In addition to being co-owner of Berkeley Community Acupuncture, Andy is the Assistant Academic Dean and a faculty member of the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

While Andy has studied and practiced a wide range of Chinese Medicine, his specialties include: treatment of gastro-intestinal disorders, headaches/migraines, common cold/flu prevention, sinusitis and allergies, menstrual irregularities, infertility, anxiety, and pain management. Andy is passionate about educating people about acupuncture and what chinese medicine can do for them.

Andy has extensive advanced training, including:

 

kim-bioKim Lebrun,LAc., MSOM, Dipl OM

Kimberly LeBrun is a licensed practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Colorado since 2007. Ms. LeBrun is nationally certified in Oriental Medicine which includes certifications in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Biomedicine, and Foundations of Oriental Medicine. After attending the University of Montana, she obtained a B.S. in Public Health, Health Promotion. She received a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO.

Ms. LeBrun completed post-graduate training for the treatment of musculo-skeletal and pain related problems, cancer, and gynecology. She has studied with David Euler whom teaches the works of renowned Japanese Acupuncturist, Kiiko Matsumoto. This is a palpation based form of Acupuncture that provides instant feedback and results. Ms. Lebrun has also studied under Dagmar Ehling author of “The Chinese Herbalist Handbook”.  She has spent time studying with Datis Kharrazian, a well-respected neuroscientist and researcher whom is at the forefront of functional medicine, a type of preventative medicine that detects disease progression before an actual diagnosis is made.

Ms. LeBrun had the opportunity to study with Dr. Kelley’s last student. Dr. Kelley is well known for being a pioneer in cancer and assisting with nutritional support.

Ms. LeBrun has extensive knowledge in Chinese herbal medicine and experience in helping patients with their dietary supplements. She treats pain, digestive disorders, headaches, insomnia, oncology support and women’s health, including menstrual disorders and menopause. She specializes in fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum health as well as Endocrine disorders such as Hashimotos and diabetes. Ms. Lebrun also practices Functional Medicine, utilizing labs and blood work to optimize the health of her patients.

hananiaHanania Cohan, L.Ac.

Hanania Cohan graduated with a diploma in traditional Chinese medicine from Reidman College in Jerusalem.  He performed his clinical internship at Chengdu University Hospital of Traditional Chinese medicine in the People’s Republic of China where he interned in a variety of departments including orthopedic, gynecology, pediatrics, dermatology and internal disease.

Upon moving to the USA in 2007 Hanania Cohan was eager to learn how to change people behavior with quick results and attended the Hypnosis Motivation Institute (HMI) in California where a he completed a year-long program and graduated as a certified hypnotherapist.  Upon graduation, he ran a successful clinic in Beverly Hills, California where he helped people with various vocational and avocational self-improvement challenges.

Hanania was certified in Neuro-feedback in 2012 with the Othmar method of neuro-feedback in Woodland Hills, California. In pursuing the highest form of education Rabbi Cohen also graduated with a master’s degree in Science of Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from Dongguk University in Los Angeles, California where he was awarded as an “outstanding clinic intern”.

Hanania’s mission is to use traditional methods of Chinese medicine combined with the most modern scientific tools in order to bring balance to the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental aspects of a patient’s existence thus improving the quality of their life as well.

Hanania has extensive advanced training, including:

  • Ear acupuncture – master Li Chun Huang method
  • Japanese meridian therapy – Kiiko Matsumoto style
  • Wrist and ankle acupuncture
  • Master Tung style acupuncture
  • Shonishin – needle-less acupuncture for children
  • “Acupnosis” – hypnotherapy and acupuncture together

 

photo-2_2_2Angie Pierce, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., MSTCM.

Angie earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 1991 and after 20 years in the Healthcare field, went back to school and earned her M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2013. Angie has been a practitioner of tai qi and qi gong for the past 18 years and dances at least once a week . She is a lover of Nature and considers the Seasons and Nature her greatest teachers and inspiration. Angie says her specialty is people.

Amanda R. Arendt, L.Ac., MSTCM.

Amanda R. Arendt holds a Masters degree from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is licensed in Colorado and Missouri, certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbalism by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and certified in Clean Needle Technique.

She has over 2,800 hours of classroom and in-clinic education including Western medical principles of anatomy, physiology, pathology, nutrition and pharmacology.  Amanda strives to offer the highest standard of care to all her patients. She offers a variety of treatments including Acupuncture, Cupping, Chinese Herbal Therapy, and Nutritional Counseling.  Working with her clients, she is able to provide a balanced, sustainable approach to health and lifestyle.

While Amanda has studied and practiced a wide variety of Chinese Medicine, she also has extensive training in sports medicine and the treatment of trauma. Her specialties include: sports medicine and women’s health and fertility.  Even with these specialties she still sees a variety of clients with issues like digestive and autoimmune disorders, menstrual irregularities, menopausal symptoms, infertility, anxiety, pain, sports injuries, headaches, insomnia, depression, chronic fatigue, and many other health problems.

Amanda loves talking about holistic health and wellness, natural remedies and healthy recipes. She believes true healing must promote balance in diet and life style to be long-lasting. Her other interests include cooking, hiking, morel hunting, snowboarding and running with her husband Josh and their hound dog Boone.

 

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