Naomi Campbell was on the track to become a medical doctor, just like her parents before her. As a child, she would hang out in her parents’ offices, admiring what they did for a living. So, she entered college thinking that she too would become a Western medical doctor. She graduated Georgia State University majoring in biology and chemistry. But all the while, she knew there was more. She watched her mother suffer through the debilitating western medical treatments for breast cancer and she began to look at alternative forms of healing including acupuncture.
Campbell does not dismiss the merits of Western medicine but rather enhances it while practicing Chinese medicine. She understands the necessity and value of both forms of practice. She believes that an integrative approach to medicine offers the best opportunity for complete healing. And she has done that for almost six years with no regrets. “I absolutely love what I do,” said Campbell, owner of Enso Acupuncture. “It’s really incredible.”
Upon graduating from college, she moved to Colorado and received her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (M.S.O.M) degree from the Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder. The four-year, over 3,000-hour Chinese Medicine program focused primarily on the practice of Acupuncture and traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine. The remainder of the program consisted of graduate level studies in both Oriental and Western Medicine. Clinical training and practice consisted of over 1,000 hours of supervised clinical training.
Fast forward to today, Campbell’s training includes Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture meridian theories and needling techniques, Qi Gong, Tui Na massage, cupping, moxibustion, Gua Sha, auriculotherapy, and Traditional Oriental Medicine dietary and lifestyle recommendations.
Her first treatment is 90 minutes and includes an all-inclusive health history breakdown complete with questions about diet and exercise and also one’s childhood. She encourages a lifestyle change with her patients. A balanced lifestyle includes proper diet, exercise, and restful sleep. She helps patients learn to live in accordance with their elemental body type, and with the current environment of the season.
Campbell enjoys treating a wide-range of health problems. Particularly, she specializes in the treatment of sports injuries, pain, stress-management, women’s health issues, pediatrics, psycho-emotional issues, addictions, weight loss, insomnia, and digestive disorders.
She also treats those with onset dementia. “I have had a lot of success treating onset dementia,” said Campbell. “It is important to come in for treatment as soon as you start to notice symptoms.” Acupuncture is one of the main treatments Enso Acupuncture provides.
This ancient modality of Chinese Medicine treats patients by the insertion and manipulation of tiny hair-thin solid needles into specific acupuncture points on the body. There are over 365 acupuncture points on the body, which are able to access the many different meridians and internal organ systems. By accessing the Qi at these acupuncture points, and then manipulating the energy in different ways depending on the pathology, acupuncture can heal many different diseases. Manipulations may include supplementing, draining, or moving the Qi along the meridian in order to restore the proper flow of energy.
Campbell has jumped into her Chamber membership full steam. “I want to get more involved in the community and create a network of people that I can rely on for my patients and myself,” said Campbell. “It seems like the Chamber has people from every industry.”
Enso Acupuncture is located at 1776 S. Jackson St., Suite #615 in Denver. Hours are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit their website at www.ensoacupuncture.com or call 303- 917-9710 for more information. Chronicle readers and Chamber members will receive a free 15-minute consultation when mentioning this article. In addition, Enso Acupuncture will offer 50% off a cupping session (normally $22 for 20 minutes) which is beneficial for pain relief, detoxification, and athletic recovery.