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.
Crystal studied Chinese Medicine at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California from 2008-2012. She spent a month in China after graduating and was lucky enough to intern throughout hospitals and herb clinics in Hangzhou as well as treat locals with acupuncture and tuina bodywork in a small village outside of Li Jiang. She has her Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine along with an Associates Degree in Massage Therapy and an Associates Degree in Science.
Her experience includes, but is not limited to, over twelve years in bodywork/massage therapy, over 3,000 hours of didactic and clinical work at Five Branches University, Traditional Chinese Medicine clinical internships in group, partner and individual settings, a Five Element acupuncture clinical internship, a Tuina massage clinical internship, an acupuncture externship at a mental health clinic in Santa Cruz, an acupuncture externship with the United States Veterans, a clinical externship at Planned Parenthood with Dr. Jennifer Hastings, M.D. specializing in transgender health care, an externship in Hangzhou, China through Zhejiang Medical University and working at acupuncture clinics in San Francisco, Denver and Golden for the past five years.
In an acupuncture treatment, Crystal is focused on balancing the body as a whole and has great results in treating pain, infertility/menstrual issues along with emotional overwhelm, stress, anxiety and depression. She has a caring and light touch with the needles and a deep passion for Chinese medicine and her patients well-being. After working in community acupuncture clinics for the past two years, she realizes how much this affordable healthcare model aligns with her purpose and passion in life.
In her everyday life, Crystal enjoys hiking, backpacking, camping, running, yoga, reading, writing, picnics and playing with her sweet dog, Hazel.
I’m an acupuncturist, bodyworker, mother, intuitive healer, artist, dancer and deep listener. I believe everyone deserves to enjoy the wonderful feeling of true health. I fell in love with healing work at a very young age. As a teen, I suffered from an eating disorder and addiction, which left me with a severely damaged digestive system and chronic fatigue. When I was 15, I went to Kripalu and learned about holistic living, yoga, hands on healing, conscious eating, and meditation. Not only did these practices heal me: I’m convinced they saved my life. I became determined to share the healing practices I’d learned with others. To that end, I’ve 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.
Pauline Buller-facilitates self- healing and specializes in the Lymphatic System.
Pauline works with each individual’s innate healing capacity and unique Lymphatic System. Pauline’s practice is inclusive in that she uses a powerful yet light touch technique to release energy blocks and create flow within the Lymphatic System combining Lymphatic Massage, Acupressure, Myofascial Release, Energywork and Flower Essences to resolve patterns of tension held in the body, regulate the bodies fluid levels and calm the central nervous system. Patients choosing this method would be looking for a whole body treatment targeting the lymphatic system- which regulates the cleansing and releasing of waste products from the body. Conditions of decreased immune function, chronic disease, inflammatory states and stagnant organ systems would benefit greatly from this method.