World Traveller and ACOS Grad Lands in Colorado

Dana Leigh graduated from the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences in British Columbia, Canada, where she graduated at the top of her class and was awarded the diploma of Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She passed the British Columbia licensing examinations for Acupuncture and Herbology but ultimately returned to her birthplace, in Maryland, to complete the U.S. examinations and practice. She was certified as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in 2012, moving to Colorado that same year. Dana also holds a Master’s degree from Georgetown University and lived previously in Egypt and Thailand.

While completing her Doctor of TCM studies, Dana developed a special interest in “neuroplasticity” within the context of Taoist-inspired practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her capstone research was a practice-minded exploration of the synergy between cutting-edge discoveries in neuroplasticity and the centuries-old wisdom of Taoism. This area of focus informs her treatments, as does a daily yoga practice spanning more than a decade. Dana also has a deeply rooted passion for Chinese herbs and currently runs an online herbology study group for students and practitioners.

In her treatments, Dana is conscious that everything, and every person, is always changing. This change unfolds as a process within an interconnected body-mind, as well as through interaction and relationship with the outside world. By helping to guide this process and working in therapeutic partnership, she aspires to facilitate fuller expression of the patient’s potential. In healing and in life, Dana has deep faith in the power of mindfulness, intention, patience, and time.

We miss seeing Dana around the school but are excited and proud of  her success attaining licenses in several jurisdictions and her new position in Colorado. We wish her all the best.