Stephanie Lyon, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, PharmD
Stephanie Lyon, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, PharmD earned her Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in December 2004. This four-year program consists of 3,000 hours of education including 1,095 hours of clinical practice.
She was certified as a Diplomate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (including Chinese herbal medicine) by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in January 2005, has maintained this certification consistently and is licensed as an acupuncturist in the states of Colorado and Oregon. This includes certification in Clean Needle Technique.
Stephanie’s training and experience includes adjunctive therapies such as moxibustion, cupping, and Chinese herbal medicine, ear acupuncture, and dietary and lifestyle recommendations. She also has advanced training in herb-drug interactions, herbal toxicities, and integrative oncology through Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers and has completed a doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from Creighton University, and is a registered pharmacist in the states of Colorado, Idaho and Oregon. She is currently a post-doctoral Fellow at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.
What is Acupuncture?
- Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique involving the insertion of fine needles into the body along meridians of energy
- Acupuncture is a powerful therapy that restores balance and integrity to the body and mind by harmonizing areas of stagnation or weakness in affected meridians
- Acupuncture can effectively treat a wide variety of physical and emotional conditions, as well as be used as a preventive measure to keep the body balanced and strong, and less susceptible to future imbalances
- Acupuncture has a cumulative effect, so it is important to follow your practitioner’s recommendation for course of treatment
- There are needle-less options (magnets, seeds, acupressure) that can be used to stimulate the specific acupuncture points
How Can Acupuncture Help?
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture has proven effective in the treatment of many common problems:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic fatigue
- Common cold
- Dental pain
- Digestive trouble
- Emotional problems
- Eye problems
- Facial palsy/tics
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low back pain
- Menstrual irregularities
- Morning sickness
- Reproductive problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Shoulder pain
- Sleep disturbances
- Smoking cessation
- Sore throat
- Tennis elbow
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Urinary tract infections