I became an Acupuncturist because I was frustrated.
I was frustrated with the health "care" I had received. It felt like I was being pushed through a system that had no time or answers for me. My body was attacking itself, but none of my doctors could explain why or help me understand what I could do to take charge of my health. Prescription drugs and tests were all they could do for me. I was stuck in a loop of doctor's appointments, tests, and expensive drugs that had bad side effects. It felt like I was going crazy when my doctors dismissed my symptoms or ignored my concerns altogether.
There had to be a better way to get the care I deserved.
My experience with the "healthcare system" lead me to research more alternative ways of healing. Once I started to incorporate holistic approaches like Acupuncture & herbal medicine, I realized my body was healing itself. The symptoms which had previously ruled my daily activities were now barely noticeable. I was being listened to by my providers, and I was learning to understand how to listen to my own body.
Through Chinese Medicine, I found the answers I needed.
That is why I became a Chinese Medical practitioner. I wanted to share this amazing medicine that treats the root cause of the disease and not just the symptoms. A medicine that treats you as a whole person, not just a group of "complaints."
It is my goal to provide you with the compassionate care you deserve. Your time is now.
My husband and I are both Colorado natives who love playing outside. We are raising our daughters, Nova & Juniper to be stewards of the mountains they live in. Our dream is to complete our small cabin in Idaho Springs and live sustainably and "off the grid."
Amy Miley, LAc, MSOM
The initials after my name mean Licensed Acupuncturist & Master's Science in Oriental Medicine. I'm regulated by a national board (NCCAOM), and I've got to stay accredited through them to maintain my license. The MSOM part refers to my training in Chinese Herbal Medicine. I've also trained and apprenticed under a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) to become a birth doula.
I have post-graduate studies and specialize in Obstetric Acupuncture. This matters because I can safely diagnose and treat many of the common ailments in pregnancy. I aim to provide a safe and nurturing space for all pregnant people and their families.
In May of 2019, I spent time providing Acupuncture and herbal medicine to the rural communities of Guatemala, as a volunteer with Global HealthWorks Foundation.