Donna Sigmond, RD, LAc, LCh, Dipl OM, CLT, FAAFM, ABAAHP

 

Since the age of fourteen, I’ve looked at what I was eating and asked myself, “Does this food clean me or clog me?” That is how I knew I wanted to be in preventive medicine. I am very passionate about what I do, and after being in a private practice for more than 9 years, I continue to look forward to going to work each day. My philosophy is that everyone wants to feel well, and it is my goal to help each person gain their balance and vitality. My reward comes from making a difference in the lives of my patients. My practice attracts a diverse range of patients with different concerns. They include those who have not had success with conventional western medicine, those who cannot tolerate prescription medications, or those seeking a more natural alternative. Although my main focus is prevention, I specialize in chronic illness.

I spend time with each patient to thoroughly understand their problems and concerns. Whether a child with eczema or a senior with sciatica, I offer a plethora of treatment options to support the body’s own existing regenerative capabilities. Nutritional therapeutic diets, vitamin and nutrient supplements, herbal therapy, detoxification protocols, hormonal support, acupuncture/guasha/cupping/moxibustion, and more. I also offer specialty testing in the fields of hormones, food, and environmental sensitivities nutritional deficiencies, candida, gastrointestinal processes, heavy metals, and immune function.

I also offer a very affordable protocol for supporting those desiring to quit smoking and other addictions. The NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) is a standardized format treating the ear to calm the central nervous system resulting in reduction of anxiety, supports sleep and significantly reduces cravings that often arise when someone first quits. I am a Certified NADA Specialist, and it is very rewarding when someone becomes a non-smoker or is able to quit an addiction.



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Experience

My passion for this work comes from many years of rich education and experience which is solidified by additional training in traditional healthcare in China.  My eastern medical mindset is balanced with modern western training and understanding.  It is my goal to work cooperatively with physicians and other healthcare practitioners to treat patients holistically.

Most importantly, I listen to my patients.  We work together to find health and wellness solutions.  I am here to help you understand why your body is reacting in certain ways (or is not reacting).  I will help you develop lifestyle habits that will be beneficial to your complete mind-body wellness.

Donna specializes in gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, autoimmunity, dermatology and women’s health.  However, as long as a pattern can be differentiated it can be treated.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from The University of Texas at Austin
  • Internship in renal, cardiac and oncology at North Austin Medical Center
  • Registered Dietitian since 1999
  • Member of American Dietetic Association
  • Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Southwest Acupuncture College, Boulder, CO
  • Internships in Beijing (2002 & 2004)
  • NCCAOM Diplomate in Oriental Medicine
  • State of Colorado – Licensed Acupuncturist
  • Member, Acupuncture Association of Colorado
  • Member of AAAOM
  • Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner, 2006
  • Certified LEAP therapist, 2006
  • Faculty at University of Colorado Boulder, Research Bionutritionist, 2000-2006
  • Advanced Fellow (A4M) American Academy of Anti-aging and Functional Medicine, 2007

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete system of medicine with both diagnosis and treatment.  TCM differentiates pattern of disease and treats accordingly.  In other words, TCM does not treat “migraines” but differentiates the headache and treats the pattern, which includes but not limited to possible diagnosis like liver yang rising, blood deficiency, and blood stagnation.  As long as a pattern can be diffentiated it can be treated.

Publications

Donna enjoys writing and her credits include:

  • Contributing Author of Speaking Your Truth:Courageous Stories From Inspiring Women, Volume ll, August 2011
  • “Bird Flu & Chinese Medicine,” abstracted, translated, compiled & annotated by Bob Flaws, Michael Johnston, Timothy Rogers, Stacey Gruber, Rachel Horner, Donna Sigmond, Kandace Cahill, Jeffery Fox, Acupuncture Today, May, 2006
  • “Make the Most of  Your Multivitamin,” Lifestyles Magazine, Aug, 2005
  • “Is Your Salad Overdressed?,” Lifestyles Magazine, August, 2005
  • “Can Cooking Oil Promote Weight Loss?,” Lifestyles Magazine, September, 2005
  • “Phosphotidlylserine: Is it a Memory Miracle?,” Lifestyles Magazine, September, 2005
  • “Raising Fiber in the American Diet,” Lifestyles Magazine, October, 2005
  • “Lowering Cholesterol Without Drugs,” Lifestyles Magazine, October, 2005
  • “Sodium Potassium Relationship,” Lifestyles Magazine, November, 2005
  • “CoQ10: Super-antioxidant,” Lifestyles Magazine, December, 2005

Acknowledged for contributions:

  • Gates GE, Tanaka H, Hiatt WR, Seals DR.  Dietary Sodium Restriction Rapidly Improves Large Elastic Artery Compliance in Older Adults With Systolic Hypertension, Hypertension.2004;44:35-41.

Mission

East-West Wellness’ mission is to blend traditional ancient oriental medicine with conventional western medical science to create balance and harmony in the lives, bodies, and minds of our patients; to listen to their needs and concerns; to educate, inspire and empower them to live healthier, more balanced lives.

 

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East West Wellness
1148 W. Dillon Rd., Ste. 1
Louisville, CO 80027