Dierdre is a nationally board certified acupuncturist and herbal medicine practitioner. She graduated from the Colorado School of Chinese Medicine, with over 3,045 hours of training. Dierdre holds a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (M.S.T.C.M). She is certified in Clean Needle Technique (CNT) and is a member of the Colorado Association of Acupuncture.
Originally hailing from New York, Dierdre earned a BA in history from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. Undecided of what to pursue after college, Dierdre traveled throughout Europe, ending up in Galway, Ireland. After her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Dierdre settled back in New York where she enrolled at Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in NYC. It was during this time that Dierdre first was introduced to acupuncture. Throughout her mother’s battle with stage four melanoma, Dierdre began to accompany her mother into Brooklyn every week for acupuncture treatments. It was this experience that sparked her curiosity (and later, passion) into the 4,000 year old medicine.
Dierdre’s personal journey with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine has seen her through digestive issues, insomnia, and pregnancy. Dierdre relied on acupuncture through both of her pregnancies to mediate morning sickness, hip pain, and induce labor. As an avid runner, cyclist, and skier, Dierdre has experienced first hand the benefits acupuncture provides to keep her active year round.
In spring of 2021, Dierdre began working with Maya as her clinical assistant. She is also a participant of ShinKyu University, where she continues to develop Japanese-style acupuncture and pediatrics technique. She is involved with the local acupuncture school, assisting in skills classes as well. Dierdre is excited to join Bumblebee AcuTherapy as an acupuncturist and herbalist.
When not in the clinic, Dierdre stays busy as a mother of two (two-legged) children and two (four-legged) friends.