Holly Sparks, LAc. MA, NCCAOM Dipl. Ac, Dipl. C.H.
“I had always wanted to learn martial arts since my teenage years. Finally, I got my opportunity when a school opened up in the small Oklahoma town I lived in. After practicing Korean martial arts for 10 years, I decided to learn Chinese Kung Fu. Shifu would give us an herbal decoction (called dit dat jiao) to condition our hands for striking. I was so fascinated that I did not bruise when I used this medicine, that I wanted to learn more! Several years later, I started to experience hormonal changes and had every horrible symptom possible; hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, fatigue, low libido. One of my instructors, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, gave me some Chinese herbal medicine. Within days I felt ‘normal’ again! It was amazing! I truly felt there must be more to healing than what I had seen and experienced working in Western Medicine. Instead of continuing on to get my Ph.D. in Psychology, I opted to learn Oriental Medicine. I am so fortunate to love what I do and do what I love. I’ve never been happier!”
A native of Colorado, Holly loves Nature and values all of Life’s Creation. Her passion is helping others achieve optimum health through Oriental Medicine. Holly graduated in 2003 from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine (IICM) in Albuquerque, N.M., with a Master of Oriental Medicine degree. She also holds a Masters degree in Health Psychology from Northern Arizona University (NAU), and has over 30 years in the medical profession. Holly instructed undergrad students in psychology & also was an adjunct instructor & supervisor at Az. School of Acupuncture & O.M. (ASAOM). She currently maintains her private practice and clinic at POINTZ Acupuncture in Colorado Springs & Woodland Park.
Credentials and licensures include: Acupuncture Licensure in Colorado, NCCAOM Dipl. Ac., (National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine’s Diplomat of Acupuncture), Dipl. C.H. (Diplomat of Chinese Herbology), and certifications in: Dr. Tan’s Acupuncture and Balance Methods, Community Acupuncture Network techniques, N.A.D.A. acupuncture detox specialist (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association), Apitherapy (bee venom) & Api-puncture, Virginia Doran’s Facial Rejuvination, and Dr. Frank He’s Muscle Channel Technique for sports’ injuries .
Ms Sparks has trained consistently in the martial arts for over 30 years in Shaolin Kung Fu, Qigong, Taiji Quan. Her instructors are Sifu David Simeone, disciple of GrandMasters’ Chan Pui (Wah Lum) & Bo Sim Mark, (Tai Chi Gold Medalist); Sifu Tom Turcotte, L.Ac., Wu Shu Gold Medalist Master Zhuang Hui, and Wudang Master Zhou Xuan Yun.