NCCAOM Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist • Master of Science in Acupuncture • Masters of Science in Chinese Herbal Medicine • Women’s Health • Internal Medicine • Adolescents and Pediatrics
Talia specializes in women’s health, internal medicine, adolescents and pediatrics. Her practice combines acupuncture, Chinese herbal prescriptions, body work, auricular therapy, and nutritional support.
Talia came to this medicine through a decade of experience living and working in China and Southeast Asia. She credits her time at the age of 17, living and meditating with Buddhist monks in Hue, Vietnam as her inspiration to pursue a deeper understanding of Asian cultural, historical, and spiritual influences. She holds a degree from Oberlin College in East Asian Studies with a focus in Mandarin, Eastern spirituality, and modern history. She wrote her thesis in college on why Chinese medicine exists in the modern world and remembers being disappointed how many Chinese medicine books went unread. She was an active member of the dance department and particularly interested in somatic studies and body awareness.
In her career before Chinese medicine, Talia worked in the fields of human development, education, and health. For seven years, she lead experiential cross-cultural exchange trips for American high school and college students in China and Southeast Asia. The work combined her love for travel, learning a new way of being, and supporting each other in the growth process. She was involved with the New York branch of The Body Positive, an educational organization with a mission to change individual and societal models of body image, weight, and identity. Additionally, she completed a year long yoga teacher training and practices regularly.
East Asian medicine has been a thread throughout all these experiences that connects her love of cultural learning, body learning, and self learning. Talia graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College with a Masters of Acupuncture and Masters of Chinese Herbal Medicine. The MSOM degree consists of 4 years and over 3000 didactic and clinical hours. During the four years of study, Talia apprenticed with Jake Fratkin, renowned Chinese medicine herbalist, acupuncturist, and author. There she helped run the “biggest little pharmacy” with over 1,000 herbal medicine products and made Dr. Jake Fratkin’s line of tinctures. She focused on women’s health and followed Tuesday Wasserman at The Birth Center of Boulder. Post graduation, Talia spent six months studying in Chengdu and Kunming, China. She had the fortunate opportunity to follow famous herbal doctors, Jin Zhao, Zhang Ting mo, Wang Jing, and Yang Min in Chengdu, and Zhou Qing in her gynecology clinic at the Kunming Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Talia has also studied Sa’am Korean acupuncture with Toby Daly and Michael Max. Sa’am is a Korean monastic tradition that comprises all the theories of Chinese medicine into a concise and highly effective system of acupuncture. Talia is beyond grateful to bring this medicine into people’s lives and share its wide range of options in order to support people’s health and well being.