Dr. Connie Presson, DAOM, L.Ac, Dipl.OM, fell in love with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in her twenties, when it completely changed her health and well- being! Back then, she suffered with chronic headaches, sinus infections, digestive issues, and back pain. Now, she is free of all these complaints and wants to help others attain the incredible results that this medicine can achieve.
Dr. Presson is a caring, compassionate, and dedicated health care provider. She has practiced at various medical offices in Colorado for the past 10 years and is very well liked by her patients and colleagues. Dr. Presson has also participated in various clinical research projects in the field of Acupuncture and other alternative health care modalities.
Dr. Presson received her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver, CO. She received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR. She also received clinical training for her doctorate at Lutheran Hospital in Brooklyn, NY and at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China.
Prior to acupuncture school, Connie received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Anthropology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She worked as an Environmental Educator in various locations throughout the southeastern United States. In this career, she developed a deep appreciation for the study of human beings, science, and the natural world. Her background in Ecology gives her a deep understanding the Tao, a core concept in TCM. She considers the human body to be a microcosm of nature, that humans are linked to the natural world, and that they do not operate separately from it. She describes the evolution of her career as a movement from studying Ecology and People to studying the Ecology of People. Dr. Presson’s treatment methods focus on bringing homeostasis, or balance, to the body, mind, and spirit. She utilizes multiple modalities of treatment to achieve results that are greater than the sum of their parts, a concept called “synergy”.
Dr. Presson is also passionate about research in the areas of Acupuncture and Neuroscience. She has had one article published in a peer-reviewed journal and hopes to continue contributing to the body of knowledge in medicine through future publications.
Dr. Presson enjoys skiing, hiking, camping, reading, good food, and spending time with friends and family when not in the clinic.