Curt Frager, M.S., L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.
I am a nationally certified and licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist practicing in the Denver area. I completed my undergraduate studies at both Colorado State University and the University of South Florida. After receiving my Bachelor’s degree, I was fortunate enough to have been able to follow my dream and work in the music industry in New York City. However, at a certain point, I felt a shift within myself and a strong pull to leave the frenetic, fight or flight mode of existence of Manhattan. Drawn to explore the Healing Arts, I immersed myself deeply in meditation, yoga, Qi Gong and the study of nutrition. After practicing and teaching meditation for a number of years, I felt a sincere desire to broaden my ability to support people in their health. I returned to school and obtained a Master’s of Science degree from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CSTCM). In addition to my studies at CSTCM, I participated in a 3 year mentorship in Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture. I have also had extensive training in AcuTonics (a system which combines sound therapy, astrology, Daoism and Chinese Medicine.) In addition to having my own clinical practice, I manage the AcuDetox program for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless as I am a certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist with the NATIONAL ACUPUNCTURE DETOXIFICATION ASSOCIATION (NADA). Furthermore, I am on faculty for the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and I am currently enrolled in a certificate program in Functional Medicine.
There are a variety of factors in our modern way of existence that are negatively influencing our health on so many levels. Unfortunately, more often than not, only the symptoms and not the root causes of many common health issues are addressed. Finding the root cause of the problem is my goal while at the same time I work to alleviate the symptoms a person is experiencing. Sometimes the root dysfunction is simple, for example, an injury to the shoulder from a crash on the ski slopes. However, it could be that underlying a chronic shoulder condition, there is something deeper than just muscle aches i.e., the chronic inability to let an issue go on an emotional level which in turn is manifesting as physical pain. When we look at the whole person, biologically, mentally and emotionally, true healing can occur. For chronic issues we need to ask the fundamental questions: How, when and what do you eat? How well do you sleep, rest and rejuvenate? Do you exercise? If so, is the exercise appropriate for your body? What is the relationship you have with your emotions? These are just a few of the questions we need to answer in order to begin treating the whole person.
What I appreciate most about Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture is that it is aLifestyle Medicine as it examines all aspects of our being and encourages us to ask: how do we nourish ourselves? It is my sincere desire to share my passion for living and to help people create a healthy relationship with themselves, which will ultimately support their innate wellness and vitality on every level.
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