Dr. Steve Shomo, DAOM, L.Ac, AP, GCPH, GCDMH, CSCS, ERYT, WFR
Dr. Steve Shomo DAOM, L.Ac, AP, GCPH, GCDMH, CSCS, ERYT, WFR
Steve Shomo is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, NCCAOM board certified and dual licensed in multiple states. He is an international leader and educator in the field of Integrative Acupuncture with over 20 years of clinical and academic experience. He has completed postgraduate studies in Japan and the United States with specializations in; oncology, public health, disaster mental health (traumatic stress & PTSD), Xing Nao Kai Qiao (XNKQ) Stroke protocol developed by Dr. Shi Xue Min (9000 needles), motion induced somatic response (Mukaino method). He has extensive experience in auricular acupuncture (including Battlefield Acupuncture), pain management, acupuncture injection therapy, dry needling, laser bio-stimulation, TCM sports medicine and performance, emergency and disaster response. Dr. Shomo is a wilderness first responder and instructor, certified strength and conditioning specialist, Colorado Special Tactics and Rescue Team volunteer and the Training and Logistics Coordinator for the Colorado Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps, the nation’s first acupuncture based federally approved MRC responding to disasters and critical incidents. Dr. Shomo is VA provider and is credentialed and holds numerous local hospital privileges, providing both in-patient and out-patient care. He is faculty for several DAOM and Masters programs, and serves on various acupuncture and global health association boards.
Steve’s deployments and medical mission work include; Hurricane Katrina & Wilma 2005, Tropical Storm Fay 2008, Tropical Storm Beryl 2012, Boulder Floods 2013, Yucatan, Mexico 2013, Craigslist Fetal Abduction Longmont, CO 2015, Planned Parenthood Shooting 2015, Pulse Shooting 2016, Cold Springs and Lightner Creek Fires 2016, Syria/Jordan 2017, Ukwala, Kenya 2017, Panama 2020, and Boulder Shooting 2021
In addition, he has consulted and provided logistics for numerous other disaster and critical incidents domestically and internationally. He developed the "Resiliency Protocol" and continues his research in auricular acupuncture for emergency responders and traumatic stress, PTSD, and suicide.
When Steve is not teaching or providing care he can be found (usually barefoot) enjoying the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, mountain biking, trekking, snowshoeing, or traveling the world.
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