Staff & Philosophy
We are a group of practitioners that love what we do and it shows - through our dedication to our patients' healing, high standards of integrity and constant yearning to be better healers. This means you get the best treatment, attention and care possible.
The Natural Healing
The way we care for our patients is based on
individualization, integration and trust.
Each person is unique and thus there are no “standard” sessions or treatment plans; we customize all care to the specific needs of the patient
Integration – We value the interconnection of mind/body/spirit, as well as the collaboration of the team to collectively recommend and oversee comprehensive, holistic treatment plans
Trust – Healing is truly a “we” event. We build strong relationships with each patient so they have a partner in healing.
Dr. Penny Wells, O.M.D., L.Ac.
A highly trained, well respected senior Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Dr. Penny Wells has been Board Certified by the National Commission for Certification of Acupuncturists since 1986. She received her M.S. and O.M.D. in acupuncture and Chinese herbal studies at S.A.M.R.A University of Oriental Medicine, Los Angeles, California.
She has also received many years of valuable training under the privileged preceptorship of two renowned Asian master practitioners as well as specialty training in acupuncture orthopedics and Korean Hand Therapy. Her training and over 25 years of experience place her among the top practitioners today.
Because of this, Dr. Wells was hand-picked to receive instruction in low level laser therapy (cold laser) under the tutelage of Lars Hode, a renowned developer and manufacturer of the finest lasers. She was also one of three acupuncturists selected to assist the Kaiser Permanente Pain Clinic in San Diego County in its successful pilot program to utilize acupuncture for severe and chronic pain relief.
An educator as well as practitioner, in her dedication to educating the public in this ancient healing art, she founded the American Institute of Oriental Medicine, a 4-year college of acupuncture and herbal studies, and has written curricula for acupuncture and chiropractic colleges in New York and California.
As a skilled practitioner, Dr. Wells leverages the power of acupuncture to restore health, prevent disease, and provide relief from chronic and acute conditions. Her deep belief and passion for her work enable groundbreaking results and tremendous success for her patients.
Dr. Wells has maintained Acupuncture licenses in California, Washington, and now Colorado. She recently moved to Denver to join her daughter and family and to enjoy the beauty and splendor of this amazing Rocky Mountain state. For the past few years she enjoyed practicing in Cherry Creek and Glendale, CO and recently opened her own integrated clinic, the Natural Healing Center, in Aurora, CO.
Dr. Jim Harris
Born into a military family, Jim traveled the globe with his family. Upon becoming an adult, that travel bug stayed with him and he continued to venture around the globe learning and experiencing new cultures and people. Along the way, he obtained knowledge and degrees in urban planning and environmental engineering. A passion for life and the magnificence of the human body then led him into a career as a massage therapist and practitioner of Chinese Medicine. Jim graduated magna cum laude from Emperor's College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Santa Monica California in 2009. After graduating he traveled the Pacific Rim practicing Chinese medicine and acupuncture. In 2012 Jim moved to Denver where he began his tenure teaching acupuncture at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and also became the college’s Assistant Clinic Director. Being a member of the college’s teaching staff broadens his own understanding as well. Today, Jim still enjoys teaching and as well as practicing the art of Chinese Medicine. Jim's style of acupuncture is one in which he integrates and balances the body. His philosophy is that we are more than just our aches and pains, these ailments are the sum of us so the whole of the person must be harmonized to achieve optimal health and well being.
Dr. Matthew Usel, D.C.
I am a Fort Collins native who graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry followed by a Masters in Bio-Medical Science. The next phase of my education brought me to Portland, Oregon where I attended the University of Western States and earned my degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Now that I am working a as clinician my main goal is to set up the best environment for the body to heal itself. This includes incorporating the best knowledge and techniques from many branches of health care with an approach that will always begin with the most conservative care first. Away from the office, my appetite for adventure drives me to explore this great state with a snowboard, backpack or four wheel drive truck. In the future, I look forward to providing top quality health care to residents of Colorado for many years to come.One thing that most people can agree on is that the healthcare system in this country needs a major overhaul. A successful and sustainable system of healthcare needs to be centered on the patient. Until we can enact change and complete this shift, we must tend to the needs of all patients in the present time. Modern medicine has given us a longer life span and fewer deaths due to pathogenic disease and trauma. Now that we are living longer, we must take care of the bodies we have and combat the most common form of aliments that we currently see. The top three major causes of death and disease are heart disease, cancer and stroke. These sources of dysfunction are all related to our lifestyles. It is difficult to make a large change in one’s life but what will truly last is making a small change in every aspect of our lives. We must learn the best way to sit, stand, move, eat, exercise, and complete our daily tasks in way that uses our bodies correctly and doesn’t lead to breakdown and dysfunction.
As a doctor of chiropractic, it is my goal to be that spark for change while also seeing that my patient’s work toward achieving stability in all three major aspects of health: Physical, Nutritional and Psychological/Emotional. Some of these things I will provide directly, some the patient will do and others we will find together through our own research and resources. True health is a journey and a great place to start is with the physical body. That is why I became a chiropractor to be able to help as many people as I can in my home state of Colorado. Before achieving my doctorate of Chiropractic at the University of Western States in Portland, OR; I earned my bachelors in Biochemistry and masters in Biomedical Science from Colorado State University. Throughout my travels; before, during and after college, I kept coming across people who love what they do and would do everything in their power to keep doing it for as long as they can. We are only given so many years to live.
Richard Sego L.M.T, N.T.S.(lic. #MT 15380)
Richard is originally from the Phoenix area. He has been practicing massage since Oct. `03, when he received his training at The New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in Albuquerque. He specializes in Integrative Therapy using Myofascial Release, Shiatsu, Polarity Therapy, and Core Synchronism. He prides himself on giving “not your average massage” and believes a therapist should work with the body, not against it. Richard has also been a professional musician since he was young, and brings his gifts of rhythm and harmony to the massage table. Experience for yourself Richard’s deeply relaxing, slow, meditative style of bodywork, and for a real treat, ask about his Thermalball treatment!
Neuromuscular, Cranial Sacral and Myofascial therapy, Pre-natal, Zen Shiatsu, Sports & Orthopedic Massage, Trigger Point, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thermal Ball and Reflexology.
Reiki Master, Neuromuscular, Myofascial Release, Sports, Orthopedic, Deep Tissue, Cranial Sacral & Swedish Massage. Trigger Point, Reflexology & Geriatrics
Nareman is a state certified Massage therapist who graduated from the Denver School of Massage Therapy in 2010 and went on to continue and finish her schooling at the Master Body worker program later that year. She has over 1200 hours of hands on experience and enjoys her work very much. She is trained in many modalities such as deep tissue, sports massage, myo-fascial unwinding, cranial sacral therapy and hot-stone massage. She can help in a variety of ways by melting away all of your stress or helping you recover from injuries. She is passionate in the effects massage has on the body and how deeply it connects with the mind and thought. Nareman also loves to see how much her clients benefit from a deep sense of relief and relaxation. She believes that massage is the oldest and most effective form of therapy and believes it is deeply imbedded in the minds of all.
Swedish, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myo-fascial unwinding, Hot Stone, Cranial Sacral Therapy
Deep Tissue, Sports, Myofascial, Cranial Sacral Therapies, Trigger Point, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Swedish and Hot Stone Massages.