Alexis Mahon, L. AC., MSOM
Alexis Mahon, L.Ac. is a board certified Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. A graduate from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO she has served the Colorado Front Range community in private and associate practice. She joined Fort Collins Community Acupuncture Clinic to work in the community healthcare setting, in which quality healthcare become accessible to patients seeking care.
Prior to initiating studies in Chinese Medicine, Alexis developed a career in the health and education setting - working in public health clinics, and helping to develop a clinic in an addiction recovery center that fully integrated Western biomedical services with acupuncture and Chinese medicine. She worked as a teacher and counselor in an innovative organization in Portland, Oregon that served school-aged children living with, and recovering from trauma. This work led her to a Masters in Education, in which she worked full-time as an educator in Philadelphia, PA.
While developing a career in education and social services, Alexis continuously availed herself to the arts of Chinese Medicine. Her training includes over 3200 hours of classroom instruction, and over 1600 hours of clinical study, treating hundreds of patients. She has completed advanced training in orthopedic acupuncture, meridian therapy, 5 Element medicine, Shiatsu massage therapy, Sotai manual therapy, moxibustion techniques, and fertility therapy. She has a true love for Chinese herbal medicine, and served as a pharmacist and manager for Boulder's largest and oldest Chinese Herbal pharmacy throughout the course of her Chinese medical schooling.
Alexis' practice is guided by the ethic that healthcare must be affordable and accessible to those seeking care. An influential part of her training stems from the Osteopathic ideal that basic health exists in all people, and therefore true recovery is possible for all people - no matter the condition. She values the personal time spent with people, getting to know a broader picture of the patients health picture in order to deliver the best care possible.