Dr. Steve Shomo DAOM, L.Ac, AP, GCDMH, CSCS, ERYT, WFR


Steve is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, board-certified and dual licensed in Colorado and Florida. He is a WMA Wilderness First Responder,  Colorado Special Tactics and Rescue Team volunteer, and Unit Coordinator and Training Specialist for the Colorado Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps (CAMRC), the nation’s first acupuncture based federally approved MRC responding to disasters and critical incidents.

Steve is extensively trained and experienced in Integrative Acupuncture, Nutrition, TCM Oncology,  TCM Orthopedics,  Mental Health, Remote Wilderness Medicine, Global Health, Disaster and Emergency Response.

He is a national and international speaker and educator on Integrative Acupuncture, Nutrition, Disaster Response, PTSD/Traumatic Stress and Suicide, TCM Oncology, Wilderness/Remote Medicine, Health and Fitness, and Auricular Acupuncture.

Steve is a WMA Wilderness Medical Instructor, NCCAOM PDA (continuing education) provider and subject matter expert on the Veteran's Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD).

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. 

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) studying traditional and cultural medicines, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, mountain biking, trekking, snowshoeing, or traveling the world.   


  • Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Licensed Acupuncturist - State of Colorado
  • Acupuncture Physician - State of Florida
  • NCCAOM Board Certified Acupuncturist 
    • ​Subject Matter Expert for the Veteran's Administration, Department of Defense, and Hospital Based Care
  • Certified Wilderness First Responder (WMA)
  • DAOM Faculty at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco, CA)

  • DAOM Faculty at Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine (Santa Monica, CA)
  • Faculty at the Nutritional Therapy Institute (Denver, CO)
  • NCCAOM Professional Development (Continuing Education) Provider

  • Assisting Editorial Staff for the Journal of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine (JAIM)
  • Unit Coordinator and Training Specialist for the CAMRC
    • Colorado Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps
  • Disaster Response Teams:
    • Colorado Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps
    • Team Rubicon
    • Colorado Special Tactics and Rescue Team
  • Board Member and Medical Provider for Global Health Community Alliance
  • Mukaino Method Instructor & Practitioner
    • Motion-Induced Somatic Response (Sensei Yoshito Mukaino MD)
  • Asian Bodywork Specialist - Tui Na, Qi Gong, & Thai Yoga Massage
  • Tai Chi/Qigong Instructor
  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Certified/Registered Yoga Instructor and Teacher Trainer
  • Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 & 500 RYT
  • Former Student Clinic Evaluator - Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CSTCM)

  • Former Board Member for FSOMA (Florida State Oriental Medical Association)
  • Former Adjunct Professor - Flagler College (St. Augustine, FL)

  • Former Acupuncturists Without Borders Lead Trainer


  • Member of  AAC - Acupuncture Association of Colorado

  • Member of ASA - American Society of Acupuncturists
  • Member of FSOMA - Florida State Oriental Medical Assoc
  • Member of CAMRC - Colorado Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps
  • Member of Colorado Special Tactics and Rescue Team
  • Member of Team Rubicon - Disaster Response

  • Member of the Rocky Mountain Medical Reserve Corps
  • ​Member of the American Red Cross
  • Member of the Yoga Alliance

Education & Certifications

  • Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine -
    • Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine (Rotations; Acute Care, Cardiology, Neurology/Stroke/Rehabilitative Medicine, Reproductive medicine, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Immunology and Oncology)
  • Graduate Certificate in Disaster Mental Health
    • University of South Dakota - Disaster Mental Health Institute
  • Global Health Certificate - Level 1 & 2
    • Global Emergency Care Initiative - University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine 
    • Acupuncture and Massage College(Formerly the Southeast Institute of Oriental Medicine)
  • Bachelors of Health Sciences - Acupuncture and Massage College
  • BA. in Geography/Anthropology - University of Colorado at Denver
  • AA. in Biology - Arapahoe Community College
  • ​Acupuncture Injection Therapy
  • Certified Laser Biostimulation (Cold Laser) Therapist
  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Wilderness First Responder - Wilderness Medical Associates (WFR) 
  • Healthcare provider BLS/AED
  • Psychological First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, Psychological Recovery, Disaster Behavioral Health & Preparedness
  • FEMA ICS 100, 200, 300, 700, and 800 Trainings
  • Acupuncturists w/o Borders - Healing Community Trauma Training
  • East West School of Planetary Herbology
    • Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Western Herbology
  • Neurostructural & Acu-Kinesio Taping
  • Posture Analysis & Post Injury Rehab Specialist
  • Neuromuscular & Functional Training
  • Tui Na Massage & Asian Bodywork 
  • Nutrition and Asian Dietary Therapy 
  • Pre/Post Natal Fitness
  • Youth Fitness
  • NFICEP Certified Coach
  • Yoga Instructor
  • Yoga Teacher Trainer (Yoga Alliance 500 E-RYT)
  • Taijiquan/Qi Gong Instructor
  • Fittrek Instructor
  • Indoor Cycling Instructor
  • Boot Camp Instructor
  • Yoga/TaiChi/Qigong/Wing Chun Practitioner
  • Adventure Racer
  • Barefoot & Natural Fitness Trainer