Acupuncture & Massage Therapist
- International Institute of Chinese Medicine, Santa Fe, NM. Graduated 1990.
- Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado. Graduated 1994.
Specialties or Training:
- Acupuncture: Balance Method, Chinese Herbs, Korean Hand Therapy (needle-less), Cupping, Moxibustion Warmer Therapy (Smokeless), Nutrition and Diet
- Massage: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Reiki, Hot Stone, Myofascial Release, Sports and Pregnancy.
Favorite Modalities: Anything in Holly’s toolbox that especially causes a shift in awareness of the client, whereby they experience their own healing capacity, which can be deep and profound, and achieved through natural means.
Philosophy on Healing: There is ALWAYS hope!!! Yes, through natural means, you can improve, greatly improve and even fully recover your condition, even if you’ve been told otherwise. Just stay curious and keep looking until you find something that works for you. Holly can help you find that path and help you on your way…Don’t give up!
Biography: Holly Ross is a National Board Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture. She is licensed in the states of Colorado and Oregon.
Holly found her acupuncture calling while listening to the radio. It was 1987, driving in Los Angeles on the US 10 Freeway, flipping through the radio stations, when she heard an interview about acupuncture. Within 4 months of hearing the radio interview, she was in school in Santa Fe, NM at the International Institute of Chinese Medicine, beginning her studies without ever having had a treatment. And for the first time in her life, something finally made sense to her on a very deep level. She graduated from IICM in 1990.
Over 25 years later, Holly is still deeply committed to bringing more effective natural healing options to people here in the United States. To her, Chinese Medicine is not just a treatment modality. It is a philosophy, a way of life.
Holly’s main style of acupuncture practice is the Balance Method. This method of treatment often offers immediate results, typically with less needles than Traditional Acupuncture styles. Additionally, she uses gentle needling techniques, to accommodate any client apprehension of needles, and/or any needle sensitivity. She offers several needle-less modalities for those who prefer to have Chinese Medicine treatments without needles. Whenever possible, Holly likes to prescribe Chinese Herbs and other nutritional supplements to increase the recovery speed and breadth of any given individual.
In addition to Acupuncture and Herbs, Holly completed a rigorous program in massage therapy at the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado in 1994, studying Swedish, Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular modalities.
Holly embraces the concept that Chinese Medicine is a partnership with her patients. This approach allows the patient to have more power in bringing back health and optimal function to their lives. It also means the patient takes more responsibility for their own health and wellness. Are you ready for this level of improvement and wellness? If you are, jump on in and take that leap of faith with a healing system that has been thousands of years in the making!
- Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: Woman accountant, about 65 yrs old, with a stressful work situation. Initially came in for arthritis in her right shoulder, maybe 2-3 years bothering her. She had never tried acupuncture before. After approximately 4 weeks of treatment, we recovered her shoulder. She then asked if Acupuncture could help her stop smoking. About 3-4 weeks later, she stopped smoking. Then she wanted to know if Acupuncture could help her irritable bowel that she suffered with for 30 or so years. After another 4 weeks of treatment, her irritable bowel condition was under control.
- Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: Woman teacher about 40 years old, suffered from migraine headaches for about 15-20 years, trying numerous medications, but nothing seemed to be that helpful. Over the past 3-4 years, the migraines were getting progressively worse, to the point of 15 days out of the month, she would be having active headaches. Headaches were relieved after the first acupuncture treatment, but for the next several sessions, she might have a bit of muscle tension in the neck/shoulder area. By treatment 4, she was still headache-free, and no muscle tension remaining. After 6 weeks, still no headache. She is amazed and thinks it’s a miracle that acupuncture has worked so well. She wishes she had tried it a lot sooner!
OR State License: LMT #22247, CMT, Dipl.Ac., LAc