Fuyiu Yip, MAOM, Dipl. O.M., L.Ac.
Fuyiu initially received her B.A. in Biology (Pre-Med) with a specialization in Biochemistry from Bryn Mawr College. Upon graduating, she gained further research experience for a year as a Predoctoral Fellow in the Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). While she was accepted into Medical School, she decided to change her path and studied Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine at the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, TX, receiving her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (M.A.O.M.). The majority of the Oriental Medical programs offered in the United States offer studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which is the primary form of acupuncture in China, the US and around the world today.
While TCM presents a more individualized medicine than Western Medicine, by the end of her second year of studies, Fuyiu felt that a piece of Chinese Medicine was still missing—a piece that was even more about the individual than just memorizing point combinations for differential diagnoses, that were determined by symptomatology and confirmed by brief pulse taking and tongue diagnosis. While knowing that each style and form has its place, Fuyiu was introduced to the theories of George Soulie de Morant, and she immediately felt that this foundational information contained the missing link.
It was how Fuyiu had imagined acupuncture to be; a point by point study of an individual's energetic responses to each needle. An understanding of how one needle affects the body before adding another in order to yield the most beneficial results for the patient.
Philosophy: The roots of acupuncture, as seen in "True Acupuncture" (le vrai acuponcture) relies on detailed pulse taking & precise point location to maximize therapeutic results with minimal number of needles and treatments, and this style parallels Fuyiu's philosophy in treating individuals as truly unique beings with precision, care, understanding, and compassion.
Awards: Roots Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine, LLC (formerly Classical True Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine) has been awarded Best of the Best by Colorado Community Media for Highlands Ranch in 2014, 2015; Lone Tree in 2011, 2014, 2015; and Centennial in 2015.
Education and Licenses:
- Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in Colorado license [#1209]
- NCCAOM Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (Dipl. O.M.) [This indicates that the practitioner has passed the following National Board exams: Foundations of Oriental Medicine Theory, Acupuncture Theory, Chinese Herbal Medicine Theory, Point Location, Western Bio-Medical.]
- Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (M.A.O.M.) from the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine.
- International TCM Training Program of Acupuncture, Moxibustion & Chinese Herbal Medicine at the Chengdu University of TCM in Chengdu, Sichuan, People’s Republic of China
- Co-editor, Acupuncture Treatment of Disease: A Study Guide with Qianzhi “Jamie” Wu, L.Ac.
- Editor and compiler, A Guide to Point Location and Herbal Internal Medicine: Study Guide.