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Achieve physical, emotional and energetic wellness with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Live pain free, sleep easy, and relax. Steamboat Acupuncture combines the strengths of Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture, Herbology, and Bodywork. Whether you are a local or visiting Steamboat Springs, our wide spectrum of treatments is effective in bringing health and healing by restoring your inner balance.
Our goal is to provide alternative medical care that will restore and preserve wellness using the fundamental healing principles of the body.
We care about your overall well being and will provide you with the guidance, knowledge, and tools needed to be healthy. Let us help you achieve optimal wellness!
TIM TRUMBLE DIPL. OM
PRACTITIONER OF CHINESE MEDICAL ARTS
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 Ho (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular facilitation), Auriculotherapy, Chinese Dao Yin (Body/Energy Work), Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Injection Therapy, Homeopathy, and Dietary and Lifestyle Counseling.
Tim is a licensed practitioner of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Colorado.
Inspired by Oriental philosophy since his teens, Tim developed an interest in Japanese Martial Arts, and has continued the practice 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) are 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 Asia for thousands of years.
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 a heat therapy used to warm regions and acupuncture points to stimulate circulation through the acupuncture meridians and induce 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.
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
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
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) consists of introducing natural biological products into acupuncture points or other specific spots. Materials injected include; homeopathic medicines, vitamins, saline, etc.
Let's eat delicious, nutritious foods we create at home to heal us and maintain our vibrant health!
QiGong integrates our mind and body with movement and imagery to balance our energy through conscious meditation. Qigong practice improves energy, mood, and well being as well as effecting specific conditions like; fertility, sleep, healing, digestion, and immune function.