DR. HEATHER BIERY DAOM, LAc
Dr. Heather Biery Wellner is a practitioner of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture and owner of Heather Biery Acupuncture, Massage & Natural Medicine. She is a Nationally Certified and California and Colorado Licensed Acupuncturist and Oriental Medicine Practitioner. Dr. Wellner’s background includes a 3 year Doctoral Fellowship at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco (specializing in women’s gynecology and fertility and sports medicine recovery), a four-year graduate degree from ACTCM and a bachelors degree with honors from Stanford University. The degree of Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a newly accredited, advanced degree for licensed acupuncturists requiring an additional 3 years of study, a dissertation, and internship with master practitioners of 20 years. Dr. Wellner is one of very few Doctors of Acupuncture in the United States.
Dr. Wellner has advanced training in orthopedics with George Stretch ND, an orthopedic specialist, and Whitfield Reeves, L.Ac., 30 year practitioner and author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain, as well as Master Yu-Tai Fu, award-winning Qigong Master and traditional “bone-setting” healer from Beijing. She has also trained with Dr. Sadhna Singh, fertility specialist, and Claudia Citkovitz L.Ac., Director of the Acupuncture Program at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, where she is a labor and delivery specialist, as well as Raven Lang L.Ac. midwife and acupuncturist, author of the Birth Book and “The Art and Science of Obstetrics”. As a practitioner, Dr. Wellner has worked and trained in a variety of hospital and clinical settings, including internships with talented gentle Japanese style clinician Dr. Cameron Bishop and 30+ year practitioner of Japanese Koshi (Structural) Balancing Jeffrey Dann, L.Ac.
Dr. Wellner practices and teaches Qigong Healing, Taiqi and Taiyi Riding the Wind Sword Form, which she learned from Master Liping Zhu and Master Yu in China. She loves to ski around Colorado in the winter and mountain bike in the summer. She hikes the mountains and valleys near her home in Crested Butte with her husband Matt, her kids Juliette and Theo, and her dog Gracie.