Achieve physical, emotional and energetic balance with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine; live pain free, sleep easy, and relax. Health and wellness through dynamic effective Chinese medicine. Steamboat Acupuncture combines the strengths of Chinese and Japanese styles; Acupuncture, Herbology, and Bodywork. Whether you are a local or visiting Steamboat Springs, a wide spectrum of treatments combine to be effective in bringing balance and health by restoring your inner healing energy. .
Steamboat Acupuncture is the Medical Practice of Tim Trumble Dipl. OM. He is in his 15th year in practice. He has a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and offers Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Japanese Body Work and Movement Re-education, Injection Therapy, Trigger Point Acupuncture, Nutritional Counseling, and Qigong. Tim has had marked success treating conditions such as; Acute and Chronic pain, Trauma, Aging, Surgery, Athletic Performance, Headaches, PTSD, Substance Abuse, Stress, Sleep Disorders, Anxiety and Depression. Also, Digestive and Autoimmune Disorders, Allergies, Women’s and Men’s Health, Fertility, and Skin Conditions.
I’m here to help those finding modern medicine not effective or too toxic. Those who want to follow a path of health that supports our inner healing abilities. With current insurance mainly supporting modern medicine, it’s difficult to choose the alternative of an ancient form of medicine and health that is non-toxic and supports healing rather than disease management . In the long run, Oriental Medicine can help you back to health and well being and teach you how to stay in balance.
Tim Trumble graduated with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO in 2004. He completed the Chinese Herbal National exam in 2005 and obtained the designation of Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. He’s been practicing in Steamboat Springs since September, 2004.
In addition to acupuncture, Tim has also trained and is certified in related therapies such as Sports Medicine Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Sotai (Proprioceptive Neruomuscular facilitation), Auriculotherapy, Chinese Body/Energy Work, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Injection Therapy, Homeopathy, and Dietary and Lifestyle Counseling. Tim is a licensed practitioner of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture in Colorado.
Inspired by Oriental philosophy since his teens, Tim developed an interest in Japanese Martial Arts, and has continued the practice of Aikido for over 30 years. His first experience with Acupuncture was for a sprained ankle at his new Dojo in Boston in 1984. His studies took him to Japan to study Martial Arts and Japanese language for over 6 years (where he sought out brilliant Acupuncture from masters for various martial arts injuries). While in Chinese Medical school, Tim was able to study Qigong with several high level instructors and now teaches Qigong as well. His martial arts and meditative practices inform his work as a practitioner of Oriental healing arts. “The development and focusing of energy (Qi) is for the patient’s benefit in the Acupuncture clinic and for conflict resolution in Aikido. Going into Oriental healing arts was not a change in direction, just a widening of my path”.
By inserting needles at specific points, the energy system is activated and the body’s inherent ability to heal itself is stimulated. Acupuncture and it’s complimentary modalities are a complete system of medicine based on principles which have been used in the orient for thousands of years.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, cupping is a method of creating a vacuum on the patient’s skin to dispel stagnation (stagnant blood and lymph), thereby improving Qi and blood flow. Cupping treats respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia and bronchitis. Cupping also is used on the back, neck, shoulders for musculoskeletal conditions.
Moxabustion is heat therapy used to warm regions and acupuncture points to stimulate circulation through the acupuncture meridians and inducing a smoother flow of blood and Qi. Moxibustion is especially effective in the treatment of chronic problems, deficiency, and aging. There are several methods of moxibustion. In direct moxibustion, the moxa is placed on the skin and lit. When noticibly warm, it is removed before the skin can burn. Indirect moxibustion is a cigar made of moxa held near the acupuncture point to heat the skin and the heat intensity is controlled. There is also stick-on moxa and smokeless moxa.
Japanese hand pressure therapy. Using Oriental medical theory, points along the Qi meridians are stimulated with pressure and various manipulations to restore and balance energy flow, releasing energy congestion, bringing relief from pain, increase range of motion, and decreasing healing time.
Developed by Dr. Hashimoto of Japan, Sotai is physical therapy involving coordinated breathing and body movement to gently bring the muscles and connective tissue back to balance with the skeletal system to restore healthy function.
Safe and effective, Chinese herbology is a complete medical system unto itself. Herbal formulations are used to achieve the same results as acupuncture and manual therapy, to restore the body’s energy to balance so the body’s inherent ability to heal itself is stimulated.
Injection Therapy or Biopuncture is a natural therapy consisting of injecting natural biological products in acupuncture points or other specific spots. Materials injected include; homeopathic products, vitamins, natural biological products, lidocaine.