Our Practitioners

Alexia Bennetts, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac.

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Alexia Bennetts (Lexie) was first treated with acupuncture and Chinese medicine in her early 20’s for sinus and menstrual problems. She had seen western medicine doctors for these ailments and was given the usual pain medications and told some of these issues were just genetic and not likely to change much. After a couple months of treatment with Chinese medicine, she felt better than ever and then knew this was a medicine she wanted to learn more about.

In 1999 she became a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado. Lexie especially enjoys treating pain, women’s issues, digestive problems and sinus/allergy conditions. She collaborates with other physicians and healthcare providers, to promote total patient balance and health. She believes that in order to heal the mind, body, and soul there needs to be a combination of approaches and gentle care. Lexie marries east with the west with degrees in Oriental Medicine and Biology, along with experience from EAS, a sport supplement company. This diverse background, along with having more than 2,000 hours of eastern medicine training, gives Lexie a well-rounded foundation in health, nutrition and fitness. In her 13 years of practice, Lexie has maintained and advanced her skills and knowledge as a current member of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and by taking continuing education classes.

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She consistently treats her patients at Calm Spirit Acupuncture with gentleness, empathy and professionalism. Chinese Medicine recognizes good health includes balancing the mental, spiritual and physical aspects in one’s life. This is accomplished using a variety of “tools” including educating the client in diet, lifestyle choices and preventative strategies; acupuncture; herbal remedies; manual massage-like techniques to restore health. Lexie genuinely listens to her patients and creates treatment plans that will fit their health and wellness needs and understands that healing begins at the root of the illness.

Lexie is grateful to her clients for the success of the practice, noting “the main source of referrals is word-of-mouth from our happy and loyal clients.”

Ask Lexie about her four young boys and she will tell you how much she enjoys living each day to the fullest with her very active, happy and healthy family.

 

Autumn Jensen, L.Ac., Dipl. OM

autumnAutumn graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College with a Masters of Oriental Medicine. She is certified as a Diplomate of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, as well as a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Colorado and a member of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado. She is also a Nationally Certified Chinese Herbalist. Autumn is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine along with the Balance Method taught by Dr. Richard Tan, which is very effective in treating pain. Her training included more than 3,000 hours of education and over 1,00 hours of clinical practice.

Autumn also studied in China and received a diploma from the Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine Hospital located in Harbin, China. She studied in inpatient and outpatient departments such as Pediatric, OB/GYN, Rehabilitation, Orthopedic, Dermatology, Tuina, Cardiovascular and Neurology.

Autumn chose acupuncture because she values treating the body as a whole, treating each patient as an individual and treating the root of her patient’s problems. She also strongly believes in the benefit of preventative medicine and the importance of keeping her patients in balance.

Autumn grew up in Colorado and enjoys the active, healthy lifestyle that Colorado provides. She enjoys the outdoors including hiking, camping, climbing, etc.

Before becoming an acupuncturist, Autumn was a case manager working with adults who had intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Services with a concentration on Mental Health Counseling.

 

Brenda Adams – Administrative Assistant

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Brenda has been with Calm Spirit Accupuncture for 2 years. She is our  receptionist, handles all insurance billing and helps organize the front of the office. She loves the relaxed and friendly environment at Calm Spirit Acupuncture and says her favorite part of working here is interacting with the patients and helping them with all of their appointments and questions.

Brenda is an Arvada Colorado native having grown up just a few blocks from the office. She attended Arvada West High School and upon graduation went to Metro State College on a softball scholarship. While at Metro, she met her husband and they have two grown sons. In her personal time, she enjoys traveling, camping/hiking with family and friends. She is also on a bowling league and loves to read in her spare time.

 

Diana Shoemaker

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Diana is a graduate of the College of International Esthetics, and Western State College of Colorado.  Her specialties include Certification in Eyelash Extension, Brow shaping, Waxing, Microdermabrasion, Peels, Spray Tanning application, extensive Product Knowledge training, and a variety of Specialty Facials and Facial Massage.

She is passionate about working in the Beauty Industry and enjoys helping others to feel more confident and beautiful by sharing her knowledge of Skin Care. She is enthusiastic about teaching those who are interested in taking the next step towards improving their Health and Wellness by educating about the links between proper nutrition and Skin Care.

Diana was recently married and lives in Denver with her husband and their dog. Her hobbies include making Jewelry, Drawing, using her creativity, inspiring others, gardening, and she loves to be active outdoors.

 

Nancy Harnum RN, MS

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Nancy is currently a student at ITEA (Institute of the Taoist Education and Acupuncture) a Five Element Acupuncture school located in Louisville CO. She will begin her Five Element Clinical Internship at ITEA and Calm Spirit Acupuncture from September through February and is currently accepting patients. Nancy will graduate from ITEA in the Spring of 2015 and sit for the National Board Exam.

We are proud to announce that Nancy will then join the team at Calm Spirit continuing to offer Five Element Acupuncture Treatment. Five Element Philosophy works with nature and encompasses a holistic treatment plan that includes an individual patient approach. An initial consultation for Traditional Diagnosis and Physical Exam will take 2 hours. Second and subsequent appointments will take 1-1.5 hours using moxa (burning herb) and 6-12 needles inserting and then removing. Gently guiding and supporting a patient toward overall health and well being.

Education and Background

Nancy is a Registered Nurse. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Temple University in 1990. She worked in New Jersey in Pharmacology Research and Cardio Thoracic Surgery (Open Heart Surgery) as a first assistant (RNFA Certified) at Deborah Heart and Lung Center and St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ from 1992-2000. She also earned a Masters of Science Degree from Central Michigan University before moving to Colorado in 2000.

Nancy currently teaches Public Health and Epidemiology at South West Acupuncture College in Boulder 2010-current and Pharmacology at ITEA 2010-current in Louisville.

 

Jennifer Fulcher

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Jennifer has been in this ever changing industry for over 15 years. The last 8 years focusing on treating the skin. She’s done many different types of jobs from teaching, managing and now doing what she likes most which is doing treatments. She strives to help people feel like they are a guest in her house, and just loves to provide relaxation for everyone in this stressful world. She values education especially in health and wellness, and is always happy to answer any questions you may have.

When she isn’t doing skin treatments you can find Jennifer running after and playing with her two sons or relaxing watching movies with her husband. She is also involved in exercise and fitness nutrition and hopes to become a personal trainer soon.