Meet our Team...
All of our practitioners are licensed through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Flynne Templeton, L.Ac., MSOM
I first used Chinese Medicine as a child after suffering some sports related injuries. At the time I thought acupuncture was amazing and continued to use it for injuries and illnesses as I got older. After graduating from Middlebury College I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in healing. I decided to go to school for respiratory therapy. After school I worked as a respiratory therapist at Stanford in Palo Alto CA. After moving to Colorado and working for a short time at Children’s Hospital, I decided that respiratory therapy was not satisfying my desire to heal. I found a Chinese Medicine School in Denver and soon knew I was in the right place.
The past two years I have been working in community style acupuncture, which has allowed me to treat many different sorts of injuries and ailments. I have had a great deal of success with sports injuries, infertility and nerve pain (including neuropathies). I am experienced in acupuncture, cupping, Tuina, Guasha, electro-acupuncture as well as herbs. I am excited to help you feel better and reach all of your health goals!
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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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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