Pin and Tonic was founded on the following company principles:
Unique Customer Experience:
From the Herbal Bar in the front of the house to follow up information about specific concerns, customers are given a health experience unlike any they have seen before.
Education about TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Health:
Pin & Tonic will offer regular customer information sessions about Chinese Medicine in general as well as seminars on specific issues such as fertility and back pain. Basic straightforward information is available at the herbal bar and on the products that we sell to our customers.
Pin & Tonic strives to take the mystery out of Chinese Medicine â€“ a beautiful and well-established medical practice. To us, accessibility also means affordability because acupuncture works best when patients can afford to have regular treatments.
Pin & Tonic is focusing on making all of Traditional Chinese Medicine accessible to more people. At Pin & Tonic we provide not only high-quality acupuncture care, but also high quality affordable Chinese herbal formulas made specifically for the individual. Pin & Tonic also provides free classes for patients to get healthy and stay healthy.
Kyla experienced a personal transformation with acupuncture and naturally birthed a desire to learn everything she could about it. One day, while receiving acupuncture, she had a clear message that this was the path to follow. Kyla soon began down the road of Chinese Medicine. Her joy lies in sharing her love of this medicine with others so they can feel better and really live an abundant and healthy life.
Kyla graduated from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a Master’s of Science in Chinese Medicine. She is a certified diplomat of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(NCCAOM) and is a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in the state of Colorado.
Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Kyla studied nutrition and enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of nutrition therapy with others. A large part of her practice is rooted in nutritional healing.
Kyla believes that the beauty of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture lies in its simplicity to gently guide us back to trusting our bodies’ healing capabilities. Her mission as a practitioner of Chinese Medicine is to educate, empower and inspire her patients to not only be free of symptoms but to live a happy, free, and joyful life.
Kyla specializes in women's health, digestive health, and hormonal balance (for women and men). She works with all kinds of health related issues from pain to mental- emotional issues such as depression and anxiety as well as overall stress reduction.
She has completed additional training in Functional Medicine specializing in digestive health, Emotional Freedom Technique (E.F.T.), Allergy Elimination (N.A.E.T.), and applied kinesiology. Kyla has also worked in conjunction with reproductive clinics in the area.
Rachel Fisher, Dipl. OM, L.Ac.
Rachel is an acupuncturist, bodyworker, mother, intuitive healer, artist, dancer and deep listener. She believes everyone deserves to enjoy the wonderful feeling of true health. She fell in love with healing work at a very young age. As a teen, she suffered from an eating disorder and addiction, which left her with a severely damaged digestive system and chronic fatigue. When she was 15, she went to Kripalu and learned about holistic living, yoga, hands on healing, conscious eating, and meditation. Not only did these practices heal her: she is convinced they saved her life. She became determined to share the healing practices she had learned with others. To that end, she has completed diverse and rigorous training, including: Associate Degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling, 2000 hours of clinical internship treating addiction at Seafield Center in Westhampton, NY, Certification in Kripalu Bodywork and Energy Balancing from the Kriplau Center For Yoga and Health, Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO, Nationally board certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), and licensed in the State of Colorado, 200 hour apprenticeship with healer Naomi Boggs in 2015 – Certified in Lomi Lomi massage, flower essences, ceremonial botanical bodywork, abdominal massage & aromatherapy.
Dr. Reed started her study of nutrition and holistic health as a young woman. She started her first job in a health food store and began as a chiropractic patient the same year, 1977. Since age 15, she has had a huge interest in health and wellness.
She received her Certified Massage Therapist certificate at age 19.
In the following years, she worked many professions including Montessori Pre- School Education and restaurant management.
She attended Life West Chiropractic College in Hayward, CA and graduated in 1996. That was a big year for her as she also had her son in 1996 and graduated from her college with a brand new baby boy, Aidan John Reed. He is a junior at San Jose State, California, and is majoring in communications.
Dr. Reed established Family Chiropractic Wellness Center in Stockton, CA, her home town and practiced there for 19 years. She sold her practice in 2015 and relocated to Denver, Co. She is thrilled with her new home town and is looking forward to helping many of the patients at Pin and Tonic Community Acupuncture Clinic. Her expertise in gentle chiropractic care, known as Network Spinal Analysis, helps patients of all ages – newborn, toddler, adolescent and adults of ages. Pregnant woman also benefit from chiropractic care. Dr. Reed combines her knowledge of massage therapy, herbology, nutrition and aromatherapy into a diverse method of healing help for her patients. She is offering chiropractic services, massage therapy, aromatherapy, nutritional testing and facials now at the Pin and Tonic Community Acupuncture Clinic.
Nicole Greco is a Reflexologist and Reiki Practitioner. Her educational career began at Ithaca College where she majored in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Religious Studies. Following her time at Ithaca College, she became interested in alternative healing practices and received her Reiki certifications through _The International Center for Reiki Training_. She is presently enrolled at Red Rocks Community College where she has received training as a Reflexologistand is presently working towards a degree in Holistic Health. In the future, Nicole plans on receiving a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Medicine and wishes to complete a Naturopathic Medicine program. Nicole believes that the key to all emotional and physical wellbeing is relaxation. She specializes in emotional balancing, working well with those suffering from PTSD, anxiety, depression and stress. After suffering from mental health issues associated with trauma for many years, Nicole turned to alternative healing methods and was able to transform her life. Her major goal is to help others overcome difficulties with the valuable tools she has learned on her own personal healing journey.
Amber Reynolds, Lac/DOM, ND
Amber Reynolds is in her 11th year of practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine and Naturopathy. She graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM and Trinity College of Natural Health in Warsaw, IN. Amber originally specialized in Oncology and practiced for 7 years with Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Santa Fe, in the Oncology and Palliative Care Clinic. She has recently switched her practice focus to Women’s Health and Fertility, and is pursuing certification with the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine.
Amber’s treatments can include acupuncture, diet therapy, Chinese herbal therapy, western botanicals and supplements, Naturopathy, moxibustion, cupping, electric stimulation, and exercise/stretching recommendations to enhance the efficiency of treatment and wellbeing. Amber is also offering appointments for Chinese Medical Massage.
Christina spent her childhood growing up in Aurora, Colorado where she developed a curiosity for natural alternatives to health at a young age. She grew up working in many diverse clinical settings as she continued to seek out a better understanding of health and wellbeing. All these experiences molded Christina into pursuing a professional degree in holistic medicine, with the goal of building bridges between Western & Eastern medicine to support the progression of healthcare.
Christina graduated with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine from South Baylo University in Southern California. Where she received the Scholarship for Academic Excellence as well as the Clinical Excellence Scholarship Award for outstanding service to patients and clinic supervisors. She is a fully licensed practitioner with the California Acupuncture Board, a certified diplomat of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(NCCAOM) and is now a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in the state of Colorado.
Christina believes in treating every person with compassion, respect, and integrity with the understanding that every person is unique. She is dedicated to providing multidimensional healing that restores balances in body, mind, and spirit. She believes it is equally important to educate every person on expanding consciousness and self-awareness so they may take an active role in their healing process.
"I became an acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner to be the resource for others I wish I’d had much earlier in my life; to reach those individuals suffering with the same or similar struggles I’d found myself and my loved ones facing for so many years. In my study of this medicine over the past several years - as patient, as student, and as practitioner - my understanding of just what acupuncture and Chinese medicine can offer has inevitably grown and expanded and I look forward to teaming up with the beautiful souls of Pin & Tonic team to share it with you!"
Jackie Parra L.Ac. received her Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Colorado School for Traditional Chinese Medicine (accredited by the ACAOM) where she completed a 3 year, 2,850 hour 152.5 credit program. She was trained in the recommendation and application of adjunctive therapies and herbs as defined by traditional Oriental medicine concepts. Therapies include: tui na, Chinese nutrition, energetic exercise, cupping therapy, moxibustion, electro-stimulation, heat lamp therapies, gua sha, and auricular acupuncture.
She has completed 150 hours of clinical observations and 795 clinical hours. Jackie is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and is compliant with clean needle techniques, OSHA, HIPPA and ethic regulations. Only single-use, disposable, factory-sterilized needles are utilized. Jackie received her Colorado Acupuncture License in 2017.
In 2013 Jackie completed her Bachelors in Business Management at Colorado State University. She has also been awarded her 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo, and certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine for personal training and corrective exercise. No license, registration or certification has ever been revoked or suspended.