Meet Veronica Contos
Acupuncture Physician and Herbalist
Veronica Contos, Dipl.O.M., L.Ac., is a Colorado and California licensed and board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist. She founded Integral Health Acupuncture in 2014.
She is a dedicated, compassionate, and committed physician who integrates all aspects of her patients’ health at the physical, emotional, mental, and cultural levels. Having experienced hardships due to cancer, she understands her patients’ fears and the emotional havoc blocking us from living a healthy life at any age.
As a mother and wife, she has a personal interest in family practice. She is invested in promoting and nurturing her patients throughout the healing process by treating not only the symptoms, but getting to the root of the problem with a holistic and sustainable approach to living a healthy life.
She holds a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. Additionally, she studied acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Harbin, China at Heilongjian University Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital. There she earned a certification in rehabilitation therapy, herbal medicine, gynecology and pediatrics. Before becoming an acupuncturist, Veronica received her B.A. in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Hawai’i-Hilo. She has extensive training in Craniosacral therapy from the Upledger Institute International which she incorporates as part of personalized treatment plans to support the body healing naturally.
Her specialties include auricular (ear) medicine—effective and broadly applicable to treat conditions such as chronic pain, internal organ disease, trauma (PTSD), weight management, and mood disorders; Shonishin (needle-free) to treat pediatric patients and the elderly, or those uncomfortable with needles; and personalized Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition.
As a native Spanish speaker, she can attend to her patients to support a bicultural approach to the healing process. Her combination of expertise, compassion, and focused integration of eastern and western medical approaches to compliment the patients’ treatment plan makes her a highly effective and intuitive physician.
Why Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine?
It can help with
Our bodies are in constant communication with our nervous system and by experiencing pain, it alarms us that something is out of balance. A natural solution is the key to long-lasting relieve without toxic side effects.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine work to ease stress by releasing endorphins, which are natural "feel good" neuro-chemicals. It also increases circulation of blood throughout the body almost as if we had a “mini workout" for our internal organs.
The complexity of female hormone fluctuations can impact your quality of life at all stages, from pre-teen to post-menopause. Acupuncture and herbal medicine balance the deficiencies or excesses within our endocrine system.
Children and Youth Wellbeing
Shonishin, a style of pediatric acupuncture, is a non-invasive acupuncture method for infant and children. Needles are not needed because the Qi (energy flow) of children is so easy to access. This approach in combination with herbal medicine gives a natural alternative to enhance wellbeing.
One of the major benefits of Acupuncture for emotional trauma is it helps shift the autonomic nervous system, regulating the body's unconscious actions, out of sympathetic nervous system (“fight, flight, or freeze” response) into parasympathetic nervous system (“rest and digest” mode).