Staff Profiles

We are proud to introduce our Acupuncturist and support staff

Braxton Ponder, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.

Braxton Ponder Acupuncturist Pagosa Springs ColoradoBraxton is a National Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist. He earned his Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin, after commencing his studies at the International Institute of Oriental Medicine. This four-year course of study consisted of over 3000 hours of education including clinical practice under the tutelage of advanced Chinese practitioners. Braxton is certified as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). This includes certification in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and biomedical science.

Braxton’s training includes adjunctive therapies such as moxibustion, tuina (Chinese Therapeutic Bodywork), acupressure, cupping, auriculotherapy, and dietary and lifestyle recommendations. His nutritional training includes continuing education credits in Advanced Nutrition Therapeutics. Braxton has also taken advanced training in Trigger Point therapy through the continuing medical education program of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He is a certified yoga teacher, has taught a therapeutic form of yoga since 1999, and has also completed certification as a personal fitness trainer.

Braxton is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Colorado.


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