About Our Practice, Training, and Practitioners
Dāo Needle Therapy® was developed by Brian Bowen, LAc, CMT, and PAS. He is the founder and owner of Integrative Health Inc., which houses more than 20 healthcare practitioners, including acupuncturists, massage therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, and nutrition specialists, Brian and the Integrative Health team have performed thousands of treatments on patients with a wide variety of ailments.
Our staff of seasoned practitioners and instructors have years of industry experience. We are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all the lives we touch.
California approved 15 CEUs
Brian Bowen, M.S.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®, LAc, CMT, PAS
Brian is a nationally certified acupuncturist, licensed in the state of Colorado for
acupuncture and medical massage. He is also certified by the Egoscue Method as a
Postural Alignment Specialist. Founder of Integrative Health Inc. Wellness Center, Brian created Dāo Needle Therapy, his own unique acupuncture method that employs a specialized needle and combines traditional Oriental medicine with neuro-fascial techniques.
After graduating from the Body Therapy Institute in North Carolina and the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Brian continued his studies in traditional Chinese medicine, as well as in one of the oldest forms of Chinese medicine called five-element acupuncture. After many clinical years in practice, Brian studied with author and well-known acupuncturist Lonny Jarrett over a two-year period in Massachusetts.
During his 19 years in practice, Brian has specialized in musculoskeletal issues, collaborating with osteopaths, chiropractors, and postural alignment specialists. He has studied neuro-muscular therapy, structural integration, myofascial release, and postural alignment, and his high-volume practice affords him the ability to work hands-on with patients to combine different modalities in order to best relieve pain.
Most recently, Brian has been doing research and designing protocols for Dāo Needle Therapy. Brian has dedicated his life to the study of the intricate human being and the use and development of natural base therapies that support healing.
Tess Yamada, M.S.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®, LAc
Tess, a Colorado native, received her Master’s Degree from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine where she studied acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. The four-year program consisted of 2,850 hours of education with 800 hours of clinical internship. She is nationally certified by the NCCAOM.
Tess is a supervisor in the student observation program for The Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where she works with students as they prepare to graduate. Her similar philosophies, compassion, and desire to treat people with the highest quality of care led her to join the Integrative Health team.
Tess was originally inspired to pursue Chinese Medicine after experiencing first-hand the benefits of acupuncture and herbal medicine with herself, family, and friends. She has had great success treating a variety of health ailments, as well as helping people maintain an overall healthy lifestyle. Tess believes in treating the body as a whole to achieve optimal wellness. She has a deep appreciation and passion for healing and natural medicine. Tess recently studied with Dr. Yun-tao, MA, PhD, a pioneer and author of Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation: Dry Needling Techniques.