Needling in Acupuncture

The origin of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) began in approximately 1000 BC and has been practiced ever since.  TCM includes several different types of treatments, but probably the most popular type of treatment is acupuncture.  Most people know acupuncture as sticking needles in the body in an effort to treat diseases and illnesses.  The truthContinue Reading


In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), there are more therapeutic techniques used than just needling. In fact, acupuncture is just a small portion of the total TCM spectrum. In addition to needles, other therapies include moxibustion, cupping, guasha, herbs, and electro-acupuncture.  This paper will focus on the therapeutic benefits of cupping. Like acupuncture, cupping has beenContinue Reading

What is Qi, Yin, and Yang?

Qi is the vital force in life.  Everything in the world is made of Qi; its the most basic substance constituting the world.  In the body, it’s the most fundamental substance and produces all movement for us. The body is composed of Yin and Yang and health is achieved when the two are in completeContinue Reading

Ali Damron, LAc., DiplAc (NCCAOM)

Colorado Licensed Acupuncturist

Colorado Licensed Acupuncturist

Ali graduated from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to PIHMA, she graduated from Arizona State University.