Dr. Dayna Larson, DAOM, L.Ac. Dr. Monique Larson, DAOM, L.Ac. Korin Owens, L.Ac.
Dr. Monique Larson graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), with her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) after completing her Master Degree of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM). She is licensed in Colorado and California. She is certified by the California Acupuncture Board and designated a Diplomate in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Monique also obtained her 1,000 hour Holistic Health Practitioner certification from PCOM.
While attending her Master’s Monique had the opportunity to apprentice with well renowned Japanese Acupuncturist Nobu Asano for three years. She learned a more in depth relationship of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine through the relationship and treatment of the Autonomic Nervous System and other systematic approaches. While interning at the PCOM, she participated in an array of internships, including San Diego Hospice, UCSD Cancer Center, Rady Children’s Hospital and the San Diego Homeless Shelter. Following graduation Monique continued her studies in Gersfeld, Germany with Dr. Von Rosen at his Medical Clinic, Schlosspark-Klinik. Her studies consisted of rounds of a variety of therapies including; injection therapy, homeopathic treatments, acupuncture, allergy testing, nutrition and others. The treatments are based on three important systems; small intestine, connective tissue and lymphatic system and the application of naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and other applied kinesiology treatments to treat disease.
While Monique enjoys treating a wide range of conditions, she has a particular interest in treating autoimmune, endocrine disorders and gastrointestinal disorders along with various types of injuries, chronic pain and all aspects of women’s health; menstrual, hormonal, fertility and labor induction. Though she is a native of Washington State, she has learned that home is where her heart is and her heart is enriched daily by her amazing family, friends and people she has met on her journey in life. She feels that Fort Collins, Colorado is a perfect place for her husband and her to call home. She is excited to enjoy living a healthy, fun and active lifestyle in Fort Collins. She believes that by promoting wellness through preventive health, people can live their potential lives. Her mission is to provide quality, knowledgeable, effective care to help you on your path to achieving and sustaining optimal health.
Licensed Acupuncturist (CO # 1992, CA #14212)
Dr. Dayna Larson L.Ac., earned his Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) after completing his Master Degree of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in San Diego. He is a Colorado and California state board licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist and designated a Diplomate in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He received a certificate in Tui Na (Chinese body work and physical therapy) from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. There he studied and completed rounds at the University’s affiliated Yue Yan Hospital in Shanghai, China. Dayna also completed internships at San Diego Downtown Senior Clinic, Rady Children’s Hospital, UCSD Cancer Clinic (successfully treating patients’ adverse side effects) , and UCSD RIMAC Center for Sports Medicine (treating NCAA athletes). In 2012 Dayna became a faculty member at PCOM where he taught Tui Na classes for 2 years.
Dayna continued his post-graduate studies in Gersfeld, Germany where he had the opportunity to study alongside Dr. Jurgen Freiherr Von Rosen in his world-renowned natural holistic medical clinic, Schlosspark-Klinik. There his studies involved learning how to treat chronic diseases using a variety of natural therapies including; homeopathy, injection therapy, allergy testing, blood oxygen therapy, applied kinesiology, acupuncture and nutrition. He also personally treated many patients there using Acupuncture and Tui Na.
Dayna is known for his ability to treat chronic pain, orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries. He also has a wealth of knowledge and experience treating the most complex health issues including; men's health conditions, IBS, colitis, diabetes, chronic migraines, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders, parkinson's disease, allergies, complications from cancer treatments, neuropathy, women's health and may others. His devotion and passion for Chinese Medicine is transferred to his patients through effective and caring treatments.
Dayna is so thankful to his parents who exposed him to this ancient healing art at the young age of 8 years old which turned into a lifelong passion. Dayna and his wife Monique are thrilled to become part of the team at the Traditional Chinese Medical Clinic and to call Fort Collins their home.
Licensed Acupuncturist (CO #2001, CA)
Korin Owens earned her Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine after graduating from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California in 2006. Korin is a registered Acupuncturist in Colorado and Nationally Board Certified as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine.
Upon Receiving her acupuncture license, she was invited to become a practitioner at the Acupuncture Center of La Jolla in San Diego as a Licensed Acupuncturist where she practiced until moving to Fort Collins in November of 2010. In December of 2010, she opened Root Acupuncture, where she continued to nurture a private practice dedicated to helping the Fort Collins community.
As a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, Korin continuously studies to expand her focus and knowledge. She studies the "Balance Method" of acupuncture, a highly effective system in which distal points are used - yielding almost immediate relief, as well as Ba-Zi (Chinese Astrology) with Dr. Richard Tan. Korin also enjoys studying with Jeffrey Yuen, a master scholar, teacher, and practitioner of Classical Chinese Medicine.
Korin's intention is to provide an effective, relaxing treatment by gently inserting the fewest needles possible to yield the greatest change. Her goal is to help bring each body back into balance with the philosophy that acupuncture allows and encourages the body to heal itself. Korin's practice of this medicine addresses all aspects of the human being - the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
Korin's educational background includes an undergraduate degree from Colorado State University in Psychology and in Spanish Language and Literature. In addition to practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine and studying Ba-Zi, Korin enjoys photography, reading, hiking, and riding her bike around Fort Collins.
Licensed Acupuncturist (CO)