Healing Traditions Oriental Medicine of Denver-Lakewood, Colorado is the Oriental Medical practice of Gina Mortellaro-Gomez M.S.O.M., L.Ac., C.H., NCCAOM Dipl. O.M.

Healing Traditions Oriental Medicine (HTOM) is conveniently located just off Hampden/Hwy 285 and South Wadsworth Blvd. in the Academy Park office building complex.

Our purpose at Healing Traditions Oriental Medicine is to restore the body's innate sense of balance and wellness through using the powerful & time-proven modality of Oriental Medicine. Our goal is to provide quality, holistic health care with the intent of motivating and helping people improve their quality of life and well-being. Our office not only offers a professional therapeutic and caring setting, but also a cozy home environment in which to relax.

Healing Traditions Oriental Medicine uses the ancient wisdom from Chinese and Oriental Medicine coupled with modern knowledge from the 21st century to promote health, wellness & overall physical balance. We also believe in an integrated & cooperative healing community in which we will refer patients to other medical practitioners & therapists as their needs dictate.

We will make every effort to communicate and educate in a clear manner, take the time to listen to questions & concerns and thoroughly explain all aspects of our treatments to each & every patient. We will make it our duty to provide treatment with respect, & strive to improve the quality of life of every individual we have the honor of serving.

Healing Traditions Oriental Medicine offers Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal therapy, Cupping, Guasha, Moxibustion, Auriculotherapy/Ear Acupuncture, Asian Body work (Tuina & Shiatsu), Acutonics, Nutritional & Dietary Support, Athletic Enhancement and Facial Rejuvenation.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • General Practice, Musculoskeletal Issues, Sports Medicine & Athletic Enhancement
  • Women's Health (OBGYN & Fertility), Chinese Herbal Medicine

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Acupuncture Association of Colorado and the American Association of Oriental Medicine

Serviced Areas

  • Denver Metro, Lakewood, Littleton, Cherry Hills, Highlands Ranch, Belmar, Englewood

Payment Options

  • American Express, Debit Cards, Discover, Financing Available, MasterCard, Personal Checks, VISA

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Gina Mortellaro-Gomez, B.A., M.S.O.M., L.Ac., C.H., NCCAOM Dipl. O.M.
  City Denver, CO
  Zip Code 80235
  Address 7114 W. Jefferson Ave. Suite 208
  Phone Number (844) 739-4325
  Mobile 303-997-9414
  Fax 303-593-4651

Business Representative

Gina Mortellaro-Gomez, B.A., M.S.O.M., L.Ac., C.H., NCCAOM Dipl. O.M.

Owner

Gina began her studies in the field of health over 12 years ago, earning a B.A. in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She utilized her degree working as an athletic trainer, and has also spent some time working within the Western Medical field as a nurse. Gina continued her studies & earned her Master's of Science in Oriental Medicine from South West Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. She is a certified diplomat in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). This includes certifications in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology, as well as, certification in Clean Needle Technique.

Following graduation, Gina received advanced clinical training and a post-graduate diploma in Chinese Herbology from the Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing, China. She also completed an advanced clinical externship in Ancient Chinese Medicine (ACM) specializing in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology & Meditation, receiving a post-graduate diploma from The Shanghai Insight Ancient Chinese Medicine Training Center in Shanghai, China. During her time in China, Gina also spent an extensive amount of time studying Tui Na, Tai Ji & Qi Gong.

Upon her return from China, Gina completed an advanced clinical apprenticeship in Acupuncture Sports Medicine with Whitfield Reeves, D.O.M. Gina's training also includes adjunct therapies such as, Moxibustion, Cupping, Guasha, Auriculotherapy, Tui Na, Shiastu, and Dietary and Lifestyle changes. Gina holds a Chinese Nutrition certification from Yo San University, as well as, a certification in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, and a level II certification in Acutonics. Gina has over 3,500 hours of professional training in Oriental Medicine.

Because Chinese/Oriental Medicine holds the philosophy of reviewing the body & its systems as a whole, Gina likes to consider herself as a general practitioner with the ability to address a number of imbalances within the body through treating the entire human landscape. Gina does however, hold specialties in Obstetrics & Gynecology (including infertility), Musculoskeletal issues, Sports Medicine & Athletic Enhancement, and Herbal Medicine. In practice, Gina has a very therapeutic touch and a gentle, yet, effective acupuncture style.

Products & Services

Acupuncture

Acupuncture adjusts the flow of Qi in the body, leading it to areas where it is insufficient and draining it from areas where it is stuck and/or superabundant.
Mechanisms of Action from a Western Perspective
Acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system to release chemicals into the brain, spinal cord, and muscles.
Q&A - Acupuncture


Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine works by reestablishing the natural flow of energy (Qi) through the body, while releasing blockages and imbalances that can cause pain & disease.
History of Chinese Medicine
Q&A - Chinese Medicine
Chinese Medical Diagnosis

  • I would recommend this business

I first started seeing Gina four years ago when I had recently begun suffering from severe insomnia. I had always been a great sleeper, but out of nowhere, I was unable to fall asleep or stay asleep. I was getting only 1-3 hours of sleep a night, and it was beginning to affect my physical, mental and emotional well-being. I didn't know where to turn, so I first went to my general practitioner. She only prescribed me sleeping pills, which I was not interested in taking. I wanted to find a more natural way of dealing with this problem, and that is when I decided to try acupuncture. From the first time I spoke with Gina over the phone and heard how kind and understanding she was, I knew that was the right decision.

At my initial consult, Gina took the time to learn about me and my health history. I was so used to seeing a doctor for 5-10 minutes, that I couldn't believe Gina spent two hours with me. Instead of giving me a pill to solve the symptoms of my problem, she was able to get to the root of the problem and treat the deficiency that was causing me to not be able to sleep.

Gina gave me acupuncture treatments and prescribed me an herbal formula. After several weeks, I was once again sleeping through the night. Although it took a little bit of time to balance things out, I felt much better doing that than taking sleeping pills. Since that time, I have continued to see Gina. I have had two children, and Gina has helped me through the postpartum period for both. She is incredibly knowledgeable on health, nutrition, and combining Chinese medicine with western medicine.

I cannot say enough great things about Gina. I truly believe that she has helped me more than any other health care provider, and I trust her completely. We are very fortunate to have such a talented practitioner in our area.

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  • I would recommend this business

My treatments of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine with Gina have help me tremendously. I have seen Gina for several ailments, including a broken elbow, low back injury, body heat, irregular periods, extreme PMS, and everyday health. The treatments to my elbow opened blockages and healed the area in 3 weeks. Orthopedics were amazed and shocked. My body heat and PMS have subsided remarkably.

Gina as a practioner is a warm and caring person, easy to develop into a working friendship with. A highlight of my week is to spend a relaxing and healing visit with her. I highly recommend trying a few sessions and you will see for yourself.

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  • I would recommend this business

I haven't been able to get any shoes or boots on in over two months, and yesterday, for the first time, I put on my paddock boots and went and played with my horse, and today I put my riding boots on and RODE!!! There is no pain at all, even with the boots on. Woo hoo!! You are a genius. Thank you.

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Customer Testimonials

We had been trying to get pregnant for about 4 years prior to doing acupuncture with Gina. We exhausted all the medical options prior to in-vitro but didn't want to go there, and had also tried to get pregnant via holistic methods that focused on the endocrine system.

We felt very comfortable with Gina from the start. First of all, the environment she creates is so soothing and comforting (which was a major issue I had with the first acupuncturist I went to). Second, she is just so personable and genuine. My husband and I are truly grateful to have found Gina. Nine months of treatment with acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and Gina's recommended dietary and exercise routine, I became pregnant. I would say it took a lot of commitment on my part (but as anybody who's been trying to get pregnant would know, you are willing to do anything); it wasn't just about the needling part of acupuncture, it was Gina's passion, experience, commitment, and belief in Oriental Medicine that helped me start my family. I am also so happy and fortunate to have seen Gina for acupuncture treatment during my pregnancy. I truly believe that it helped my pregnancy and labor go smoothly. My husband and I continue to tell everyone we know in our situation to seek help from Gina and Healing Traditions Oriental Medicine.


I started going to Gina about three years ago after being unable to conceive for several years. My husband and I had been through several medical interventions, and nothing seemed to be working. My doctor recommended that I look into acupuncture, so I searched for an acupuncturist near me and found Healing Traditions. I'm so glad I did!

At my first appointment, I explained that I was really nervous about needles, and Gina put me at ease. At each appointment, she would take the time to really listen to me. She would explain what we were treating and why, and how it was viewed in both western and eastern philosophies.

I won't say that the process was easy or quick, but it was effective. She got me looking at my body and lifestyle in a whole new light, and completely changed how I live, think, and eat. It was hard at first to make these changes to my diet and harder still to start thinking positively about my situation, but I feel so much healthier now! And -- best of all -- I recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.

Gina is one of the kindest, most supportive, and most knowledgeable medical professionals I have ever met.

I recommend anyone struggling with fertility issues to give Gina and Healing Traditions a call.


Gina and Healing Traditions Integrated Wellness literally changed my life for the better. I first went to Gina for fertility because I was wondering why I was not getting pregnant when there was seemingly no medical issues. Together we got to the root of the underlying anxiety and insomnia issues that were causing major hormonal imbalances through doing detailed blood chemistry analysis combined with Chinese Medical diagnosis. Correcting those imbalances would create a much more comfortable home for a baby to grow.

She worked with me by integrating Western Functional Medicine with acupuncture, prescribing Chinese herbal therapy and coaching me on diet and lifestyle changes.

I almost immediately noticed a difference. I was able to successfully go off the antidepressant I was taking. I had WAY more energy, I was sleeping better, my skin looked great and I dropped 10 lbs without any effort.

Eight months after I first saw Gina I found out I was pregnant! After my husband, she was the very next person I told. I had a very healthy pregnancy and delivery and soon after, I delivered the most perfect little girl. My family moved out of state last year and my visits with Gina are one of the biggest things I miss about Denver. I don’t know that I’ll ever meet a practitioner like her again but I will sure try! In the meantime anything I put in my mouth, any medicine or vitamin I take I always stop to think ‘what would Gina say.

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From Our Website

Our focus at Healing Traditions Integrated Wellness is to optimize fertility potential & reproductive function, support gynecologic and obstetric health, reestablish hormonal balance, as well as, provide support for autoimmune, immune and dermatologic conditions by restoring the body's innate sense of balance and wellness through using the powerful & time-proven modality of Oriental/Chinese Medicine coupled with Functional Medicine, Metabolic, Nutritional & Dietary support. We are Nationally Board Certified Specialists in Oriental Reproductive Medicine integrating Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Metabolic, Dietary & Nutritional Therapies and Functional Medicine to support common OBGYN health issues such as, hormonal & menstrual irregularities and menopause, pre-conception health, general health and wellness during pregnancy, as well as, during the post-partum period; Includes support for Gynecologic and Reproductive Endocrine and Auto-immune related issues.


This section will describe and provide information on the above areas of specialty, detailing the holistic and integrative approach Healing Traditions Integrated Wellness takes within each area of specialty.