Meet our Team...
All of our practitioners are licensed through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Jenny Tasoulinh, L.Ac., MSOM
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Jenny grew up surrounded by the principles and philosophies of Chinese Medicine in her own home. Her journey with Chinese Medicine further blossomed when she volunteered as an interpreter and driver at Charlotte Maxwell Clinic in Oakland, California, a non-profit clinic that serves low-income women with cancer. She saw first-hand how acupuncture and herbal treatments helped with the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. More importantly, she was surrounded by a community of strong, caring healers who were enthusiastic about servicing others. It was through her close work with these amazing practitioners who inspired her to take the next leap.
Jenny earned her Master’s in Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. She is nationally licensed and board certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the (NCCAOM) National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She maintains a state license in both Colorado and California.
Jenny approaches dis-ease with honesty, perseverance and patience. She customizes treatments to each patient’s personal needs, ensuring a pace that is both safe and comfortable. She is experienced in treating a wide range of health conditions including pain management, women’s health, digestive disorders, and emotional balancing particularly stress, anxiety and grief.
Jenny brings years of professional and clinical experience to help serve your needs. She is passionate about sharing how to incorporate Chinese Medicine into everyday life, especially through food and lifestyle. Jenny is fluent in Lao and Mandarin.
Andres Trujillo, L.Ac., MSOM
Hello, my name is Andres Trujillo and I would be very happy to discuss with you your health concerns and what we can do to help you find balance and relief.
My treatments consist of a combination of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, including a variety of modern techniques including (Electro-Acupuncture, Warm Needle Technique, Master Tung's Protocol, Scalp, Korean Hand, Cupping and Auriculotherapy.
I specialize in pain management, anxiety, allergies and digestive disorders using acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Therapy and a range of available functional and alternative modalities.
In conjunction with Chinese Herbal Therapy and acupuncture, I provide a personalized prescription and TCM diagnosis for each patient. My extensive training in herbal protocols include herbal tinctures, tonics, teas and granular.
My dream is to bring acupuncture to people on a large scale. This includes a diversity of people and places such as military bases, hospitals, schools, workplaces and industry which can all have access to this simple but very powerful medicine.
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Michelle Dorak, L.Ac., MSAc
Michelle Dorak L.Ac, earned her Master’s degree in acupuncture from the Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. Michelle is recognized by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCOAM) as a certified acupuncturist and is licensed by the state of Colorado. Michelle completed the Acupuncturists Without Borders Level 1 Training, Healing Community Trauma, in January of 2018.
She feels acupuncture is an excellent way to support the journey of healing from mental, physical, and emotional trauma, and is eager to share this knowledge with the people she cares for. Michelle is humbled to be working with the Mental Health Partners in Lafayette, Colorado, and their Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) program. Here she offers a weekly auricular acupuncture clinic to survivors of sexual assault.
Michelle has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Salisbury University and has taught yoga for over 10 years, both on the east coast and here, in Colorado. In the Fall of 2019 she participated in the Veterans Yoga Project’s Mindful Resilience Training. This training supports one of Michelle’s goals of sharing her passion for yoga with veterans. For fun, she loves to get outside with her adorable dog Sammie, go running and swimming, and spend time with family and friends.
Dr. Monte Labash, L.Ac., DACM
Dr. Monte Labash joins the Awakening Balance team after graduating from Southern California University of Health Science’s Doctorate of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine program in Whittier, CA. As a student clinician, Monte treated diverse populations with a variety of conditions at SCU’s Health Center, the Student Health Clinic at Cal State, Fullerton and Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Monte also volunteered his skills with Spiritt Health Services, the AIDS Lifecycle, and several health fairs throughout southern California. His international experiences include time spent with hospitals at Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Jinan, China as well as China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan.
Dr. Monte has experience in treating all conditions using multiple systems of acupuncture, gua sha, cupping, tui na, and Chinese Herbology but is most fascinated with esthetics including facial rejuvenation, hair growth, and weight loss.
NCCAOM certified Diplomat of Acupuncture #844307
Colorado Acupuncture License #ACU0002524
Deborah Kelley, L.Ac., MSOM
My journey with Traditional Chinese Medicine began when my mother was successfully treated for long-time allergies within this mode of healing. After watching her inspiring success, I decided to try acupuncture myself for severe pain which I had been experiencing and it worked! It created in me a passion and a quest to find out more about this ancient yet very successful practice for healing, balance and health.
This pursuit of knowledge took me to China’s Heilongjiang University Hospital in Harbin, as well as to the Southwest Acupuncture College of Boulder to obtain a Master of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine. This was a very exciting time in my life.
I gained a wealth of knowledge and experience about the human body as I became a published Medical Illustrator for "The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries & Pain", as well as writing several magazine articles on similar subject matter.
Through my years of teaching yoga and as a Certified Personal Trainer, I gained vast first-hand experience in helping others achieve personal balance and equilibrium in achieving their goals for better health.
Being a very caring person has always been my nature -- yet as the years go by, my various roles as a mother, sister, daughter and wife continue to enlarge my care-taking experience and my compassion for other people.
Sharing further, what gives me vibrancy and vision is my deep and personal relationship with God. This special relationship greatly assists me in all venues of life but particularly in the handling tough and challenging situations -- for which I am most grateful.
It is with tremendous honor that I serve my community as I strive to help others achieve their own unique balance in optimal health -- wherever they are on their journey of life.
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