Fort Collins Family Acupuncture is a part of Natural Health Associates. Fort Collins Family Acupuncture is owned by Kimberley Benjamin, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. Also a part of the Fort Collins Acupuncture team of professionals are Heidi Golding, L.Ac., DAOM. and Savannah Russell, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.
Kimberley Benjamin, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.
Kimberley received her BA in sociology with an emphasis in social work in 1997. She received her Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2008 from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California.
In 2008 Kimberley became certified as a Diplomate in acupuncture and Oriental medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and she obtained her Colorado license to practice acupuncture in January 2009.
Kimberley is currently the National Liaison of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado. She believes in not only helping the individual but staying involved and contributing to the AOM community-at-large. Her hope is that anyone who needs the benefits of AOM can have it readily available to them as part of their insurance coverage.
Savannah Russell, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.
Savannah’s interest in Chinese medicine began in 2009 when she took a Wilderness First Responder course where she met an acupuncturist who showed her a few acupressure techniques. She was really impressed by what he had done simply by pushing on certain areas of the body.
A few months later she moved to San Diego, CA where she discovered Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Throughout her schooling, she had the privilege of doing internships at Rady Children’s Hospital and the UC San Diego Owen’s Clinic, as well as several on campus internships with outstanding supervisors who specialize in women’s health, autoimmune disorders, gastroenterology, geriatrics, and sports medicine. Her love for Chinese medicine continues to grow with each day.
In 2015 Savannah received her Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine, as well as her certification as a Diplomat in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She obtained her Colorado acupuncture license in 2016. Savannah completed her National Acupuncture Detoxification Association training and became a certified Acu-Detox Specialist in May 2017.
Savannah has a special interest in treating addiction and mental health, menstrual disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, and autoimmune disorders.
Dr. Heidi Golding, L.Ac., DAOM
Dr. Heidi Golding graduated with a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in San Diego, California.
She holds both National and State Board Licensure for Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Golding specializes in a very gentle Japanese approach to Acupuncture, specializing in integrative pain management, insomnia, pediatrics, orthopedics, stress/anxiety, oncology patients (all stages) and female issues including PMS, fertility issues, postpartum and menopause.
After studying and practicing this ancient art from many different practitioners around the world for almost a decade, many patients often claim they feel almost nothing upon needle insertion.
With the deep understanding that each of us has the ability to heal, Dr. Golding works diligently to act as a mere catalyst to set off a cascade of supportive processes in your body to do just that. She is truly honored to be a part of your healing process.