• Dr. Elif Kuzu

    DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl. OM

    NCCAOM Certified

  • Dr. Elif Kuzu practice integrates traditional Chinese medicine and Five Element Acupuncture world views. She earned her B.S. in Biology and Chemistry at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Her education also includes a Masters degree in Oriental Medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College, Boulder, Colorado. A Doctoral Degree in Chinese medicine and Acupuncture from Yo San University of TCM in Los Angeles, CA, specializing in Reproductive Health. She was trained in Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine as well as Qi gong, Tai Qi, Shaitsu (Japanese style massage), Tui Na (Chinese style massage), Chinese nutrition, Injection therapy, Dry Needling/Trigger Point Therapy and more. Yo San University of TCM and Southwest Acupuncture College are both nationally accredited schools and board certified.

    "I strive to provide the best holistic medical care possible and look forward to helping you."

    -Dr. Elif Kuzu, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl OM, MSOM

    Dr. Elif Kuzu, DAOM, also holds hospital privileges at Boulder Community Hospital (BCH) and can help with acute or chronic pain, dry needling or trigger point therapy for pain, the side effects of medications such as fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, muscle pain, mood swings, body/psychological stress, bowel disorders, diarrhea, constipation and labor and delivery. Evidence based research has proved that acupuncture can relieve pain and reduce stress levels. Dr. Kuzu can help reduce pain for pre or post surgical procedures. Currently Dr. Kuzu can provide acupuncture in the departments of BCH Rehab for those recovering from strokes and/or other chronic illnesses and Labor and Delivery. Dr. Kuzu was trained under one of the founders of scalp acupuncture Professor Ming Qing Zhu, Zhu’s Neuro-Acupuncture & Rehabilitation Center. Professor Zhu is known world wide for his incredible healing methods/protocols for stroke patients. Please contact our office if you or your loved ones need a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine to help speed up the healing process. 

  • Vivian Takafuji

    CMT, MMQ, PhD

  • Vivian is a Board Certified Massage Therapist with 10+ years of experience and currently recognized by the Department of Regulatory Agencies to practice in Colorado. Her unique approach blends together Western massage techniques (Swedish, Deep Tissue and Passive stretching) with Eastern bodywork and philosophies (Acupressure, Shiatsu, Tuina and Medical Qigong). Her work is intended to release deeply held patterns of muscular tension while gently balancing energies in the body to promote health and wellness. With a strong Western medical research background and a current student of Chinese Medicine, she is able to address neuromuscular-related pain with a multi-faceted treatment approach. She welcomes each client with positivity, an open ear and a compassionate heart.

  • Erika Marcelo Lovera


  • Erika Marcelo Lovera is a graduate of Cortiva Institute of Massage in Boston, MA. She came to the massage therapy field after 11 years working with preschoolers at a bilingual program teaching Spanish. Erika is originally from Lima, Peru. Her background in theater, dance and yoga made her interested in human anatomy and movement. Erika prefers to create a custom massage using a variety of modalities including Swedish, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, sport massage, prenatal massage, and Reiki.  She believes that massage can help people to be aware of their own bodies and strengthen the mind-body connection. Erika is passionate about massage therapy and would like to facilitate healing through bodywork, because it inspires her to learn more and be compassionate and generous with the world.

  • Dawn Laehy


  • "For 18 years I've dedicated myself to helping clients by relieving chronic pain and stress through therapeutic massage. I am particularly adept at deep tissue, sports and myofascial release. I find it deeply rewarding to offer my healing services and experience to help clients in their individual needs."

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