About Ways of the Tao

 
Welcome to Ways of the Tao, where you’ll discover a holistic approach to restoring and maintaining physical and emotional balance and wellbeing… naturally.

Ways of the Tao specializes in ancient Chinese practices—including acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutrition— that help you establish and maintain a healthier and happier way of life. Founded by Debby Shapiro, L.Ac., more than 25 years ago, Ways of the Tao serves the greater Denver metro area, with convenient locations in South East Aurora and Lakewood. At Ways of the Tao’s South East Aurora, CO and Lakewood, CO acupuncture offices, Debby offers individualized treatment plans that utilize holistic traditional Chinese methods of healing to improve your overall health.

Acupuncture in South East Aurora, CO and Lakewood, CO

 
Debby, who has been a licensed acupuncturist for more than 25 years, will work with you in either of two convenient locations that serve the majority of Denverites. She assesses the energy dynamics of your body and uses 5,000-year-old practices of Chinese acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutrition to enhance your quality of life.

Whether you’re experiencing symptoms of pain, fatigue, or chronic illness, or just looking to boost your overall health, Debby can help you reach your desired level of wellbeing. Make an appointment to visit Ways of the Tao acupuncture clinics in South East Aurora, CO or Lakewood, CO today.

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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: Healing Your Whole Self

Traditional acupuncture and Chinese medicine are wonderful ways to experience a more natural way of living. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are timeless practices that support growth in all dimensions of life, including physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

At Ways of the Tao acupuncture offices in South East Aurora, CO and Lakewood, CO, you can take advantage of painless Chinese acupuncture and individualized Chinese herbal prescriptions, which will aid in the treatment and prevention of illness and pain. The treatments and herbs will also strengthen your body’s inherent ability to maintain health. Licensed acupuncturist Debby Shapiro helps improve your body’s innate ability to maintain a healthy state while giving you the tools to maintain and enhance your health for years to come.

Are you experiencing physical, emotional, or mental symptoms that are reducing your overall quality of life?

We incorporate acupuncture, herbal medicine, and clinical assessment of nutrition to treat patients with a wide variety of ailments, including but not limited to:

  • Asthma
  • Acne
  • Anxiety
  • Auto immune disorders
  • Back pain
  • Belching
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Food cravings
  • Gout
  • Headaches
  • High/Low blood pressure
  • Hyper- and hypothyroidism
  • Insomnia
  • Jitteriness
  • Loss of energy
  • Lumbago
  • Motion sickness
  • Muscular degeneration
  • Nervousness
  • Obesity or excessive weight loss
  • Respiratory problems
  • Stiffness
  • Twists and sprains
  • Tinnitus
  • Tremors

By incorporating traditional Chinese acupuncture, herbal medicine, and clinical nutrition treatments, Ways of the Tao emphasizes the treatment of the whole individual, which includes the body, mind, emotions, and spirit, rather than simply targeting specific parts of the body or single problems.

Debby Shapiro, L.Ac., develops a holistic plan for you that will facilitate the rebalancing of energy in the body. Clients report that the treatment reduces or eliminates their pain and discomfort, even more completely than they expected. Read what they have to say here. Clients also frequently experience additional benefits of improved energy, a sense of wellbeing, and resolution or other seemingly unrelated problems.

The right balance of energy is critical to living a healthy life. With Ways of the Tao’s time-tested acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutrition plans, which are supported by thousands of years of Chinese wisdom, you will soon find yourself on a deeply rewarding path to recovery and holistic self-improvement.

Healing through
Nutrition

Your body’s ongoing health and wellbeing depends on the food you eat. In ancient Chinese medicine, each food has a particular nature: hot, warm, neutral, cool, and cold and each person has a unique nutritional requirement, based on body type and other factors. At Ways of the Tao in South East Aurora, CO or Lakewood, CO, expect a customized nutritional strategy based on your body’s requirements and the changes you want to make. Ways of the Tao combines scientifically proven clinical nutrition with ancient Chinese medicine and acupuncture to ensure you get the best treatment possible.

 

Healing through
Chinese Herbal Medicine

The efficacy of Chinese herbs has been noted over thousands of years of practice and proven by modern clinical studies.

Chinese herbs interact with the human body by way of resonance with its energetic system. Practitioners combine numerous herbs together in a grouping that is unique to the individual. These combinations are called formulas. Formulas convey a different message to each person, depending on that person’s body makeup. The goal of the formula is to help your body remember how to work in the healthiest manner possible, giving it the strength to correct illness and discomfort.

The use of resonant treatment allows practitioners of Chinese medicine like Debby to create individualized treatments for each person. This is the key difference between ancient Eastern and modern Western medicine. By focusing on the unique energetic makeup of the individual instead of solely on the physical or emotional complaints, we can often make progress on issues that are difficult to treat with Western medicine.

At Ways of the Tao’s South East Aurora, CO acupuncture office and Lakewood, CO acupuncture office, where no two clients are alike, Debby Shapiro, L.Ac., will develop custom Chinese herbal formulas according to your specific needs.

Healing with
Acupuncture

Acupuncture has gained popularity in modern times as a powerful way to relieve the symptoms of many common ailments, including stress, pain, arthritis, and infertility. Practitioners have used acupuncture to treat billions of people in China for more than 5,000 years.

Traditional acupuncture is a comprehensive therapy that enhances the energetic healing system of the body. It helps to eliminate disease and fatigue from the body by addressing underlying energetic imbalances that cause both localized symptoms and many other seemingly unrelated problems. Rather than addressing symptoms with drugs or short-term treatments, acupuncture solves the problem at its root.

By using gentle needling techniques at acupuncture points along the meridian system, Debby rebalances the body’s energies. She facilitates the redistribution of energy in a way that strengthens the body and mind.

Are you ready to experience the positive effects from a visit to Ways of the Tao? Contact the South East Aurora, CO acupuncture office or Lakewood, CO acupuncture office to book your appointment today.

About Debby Shapiro, L.Ac.

Debby Shapiro, L.Ac., promotes health through the optimization of mental and physical wellbeing.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a Masters of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Debby is highly trained to handle many facets of her clients’ health needs.

Debby has a love of learning and teaching as well as practicing. She graduated her Chinese Medicine Master’s program magna cum laude and hasn’t stopped studying since. In addition to her acupuncture practice, Debby has worked as an instructor at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and at The Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Florida. Currently, she teaches students in the Herbology Department at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO.

In her free time, Debby loves to garden, cook, attend concerts, and read. She loves being outdoors and swims in reservoirs as early and as late as Colorado weather permits.

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Experience

With more than 10 years of nursing experience, Debby felt that there was far more to explore in the world of medicine. She discovered Chinese medicine and fell in love with the depth and breadth of it, as well as the ability it gave her to work holistically and naturally with each person. As a result, she has spent an additional 22 years in her Chinese medical practice, learning new techniques and teaching them to her students.

Why Choose Ways of the Tao?

PAINLESS

At the South East Aurora, CO acupuncture office and Lakewood, CO acupuncture office, Debby uses a very gentle needling and treatment style to minimize pain and maximize results.

EFFECTIVE

With more than 25 years of experience, Debby Shapiro, L.Ac., customizes her approach to treating your ailments, which results in more effective outcomes.

REASONABLY PRICED

Your visits to Ways of the Tao are priced fairly based on the complexity of your treatments.

COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATIONS

Contact Ways of the Tao’s South East Aurora, CO acupuncture office at 303-220-7319 or Lakewood, CO acupuncture office at 303-250-3044 for a complimentary phone consultation from Debby Shapiro, L.Ac.

Ways of the Tao’s Commitment to Care

THOUGHTFULNESS

You receive one-on-one, undivided attention each time you visit. No ringing phones, no multi-tasking. It’s all about you.

CONSISTENCY

When you visit Ways of the Tao, you will see Debby Shapiro, L.Ac. No more guesswork when it comes to the level of treatment you will receive. She returns messages promptly and is available between appointments by phone or email to address your concerns.

PERSONALIZATION

Each treatment will be personalized according to your specific needs. No cookie-cutter approach here.

ACUPUNCTURE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Does acupuncture hurt?

A: The individual approach of your acupuncturist has a tremendous impact on your level of comfort and overall outcome. With decades of experience, rest assured that your acupuncturist, Debby Shapiro, L.Ac., will make you as comfortable as possible.

Specific acupuncture points in your body may be congested, which could lead to small energy shifts when an acupuncture needle is inserted there. This energy shift may make you feel a slight, but brief, “zing” during the procedure. If you feel any discomfort during your acupuncture treatment, Debby will be right there and reposition the needle so you are comfortable.

Q: Can acupuncture cure my anxiety?

A: When you receive acupuncture treatments from Ways of the Tao, Debby Shapiro will help balance your energy. As a result, you will experience less stress and fewer physical effects of anxiety. Many of Ways of the Tao’s clients report improved physical and mental balance, even after just one session.

Fees

Ways of the Tao offers multiple pricing options for your convenience.

Initial /Complex

$75

  • 60 minutes

Follow Up

$65

  • 55 minutes

Senior ( >68)/Student

$60

  • 55 minutes

Simple

$40

  • 30 minutes

Herbal Formulas

¢80

  • Customized herbal formula that averages .80 cents per day

Herbal Phone Consult

$1

  • $1 a minute for an herbal phone consultation

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If you’re eager to get on the natural road to recovery, feel free to send us a question or message here. We'd also love to hear your thoughts about your past healing experiences with Debby!

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