Angela Coon, L.Ac.
I am a general practitioner with a focus on Whole Family Wellness, Digestive harmony, and a lead practitioner for the 21 Days to Better Health program. I support patients through making the changes in their lives that make sense and help cultivate the self care treatment plans that create long term health for patients and families out in the real world. Small change over time can be just the catalyst our bodies need to rebuild and sustain health. I encourage clients to look deeply at how they value health as a foundation for living the life they want.
I truly love Chinese medicine. I studied and practiced with several international clinicians at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, learning the arts of NADA protocol for anxiety and chemical dependence, Balance Method, various aspects of the Master Tung methodology, cupping and electro-stim for pain relief and stroke patients, all of which earned me a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. I earned a BA in Creative Writing with a minor degree in music from the University of Colorado and attended Naropa University for several of their world renowned Summer Writing programs.
Suffering from chronic fatigue around the time I graduated college over 25 years ago, I began my personal investigation into TCM. In it I discovered that my health was not a stagnant, linear process but one which was unique, always changing, and that I could learn to find balance and resilience in my daily, weekly, yearly choices. As a mother to four, a traveling musician and someone who loves to cook and garden, finding balance has been paramount to staying healthy. I studied this medicine so that I could learn, grow, practice and share the missing links between living “disease free” and living my healthiest, happiest life. This belief and experience is what the basis of each treatment with me at Energy Matters stems from: to nurture our bodies, our families, our communities and live in balance with nature and the planet.
& PRIMARY POSITIONS
Primary Care, Whole Family Wellness, Digestive Harmony
21 Days to Better Health Lead Practitioner
Nutritional Planning and Guidance
LICENSE & EDUCATION
California Acupuncture License #13545
M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2009
Academy Of Chinese Medicine & Health Sciences
B.A in English/Creative Writing with a Minor in Music, 1989
University of Colorado
Tuesdays 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Fridays 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Articles & Blog Posts by Angela
If there’s one thing we can count on in this life, it’s constant change.
As winter approaches the time of moving inward starts to naturally bend and curl up. Shorter days, longer nights, contemplation and staying home, all part of … Continued
While recently wandering around Mills College campus I was struck by the canopy of Eucalyptus trees and how refreshed I felt when I returned from my walk. With autumn upon us, this is an especially important aromatic to know about, … Continued
Who not to Mind
When to Rewind
What Leave Behind
How to be Kind
These lyrics, written by composer Dan Plonsey for a concerto with electric guitar and toy orchestra in 2003 popped into my head as I was distilling … Continued
Many of life’s joys are found with the arrival of the warmer, longer summer days we often associate with friends, gatherings, connections, travel, and stepping out of our usual rhythms. Summer, the time of Fire, is the period we get … Continued
Sun exposure is good for your health (ie you make your own vitamin D from the sun, your mood and sleep cycles are influenced by the sun) but how much sun is the right amount?
And, when you need protection, … Continued
I love transitions. Whether weekly, monthly, or yearly. Monday always feels different than Friday. The New Moon brings a vast blankness and invites potential while the Full moon bursts with realization and capacity. And then there’s the seasons.
I love … Continued
I came to Angela after receiving a diagnosis of thyroid cancer and was not only in shock from the diagnosis but scared that my body was in no condition to prevail through the upcoming nine hour surgery they kept telling … Continued
Kirstin & Angela,
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have inspired & taught me to eat healthier and in a new way. The gifts of my life and good fortune just keep coming from Energy Matters: … Continued
Thank you so much for your message. I had such a wonderful experience meeting you. I can’t tell you how good it feels to have someone actually listen and provide a diagnosis and a solution! Within a … Continued
Angela is awesome – she’s warm, welcoming and makes you feel completely at ease. Highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an excellent acupuncture experience!… Continued
I have been getting acupuncture for more than 20 years and have in the last year been seeing Angela Coon at Energy Matters. I take my needle-phobic son too and he loves working with her.
Angela has a great ‘bedside’ … Continued
Angela is the thyroid guru. Though she is hardly about just treating that organ and rather she employs a systems approach to wellness that is refreshing and fantastic. I saw her for complications following thyroid surgery and not only did … Continued
I originally walked into Energy Matters to get some acupuncture for my aching back in March of 2013. Angela was my care provider and I couldn’t be more impressed with her knowledge, gentle, nurturing approach and most importantly, the immediate … Continued
Hello Kirstin and Angela,
Just a note to say thank you so much for this great program. I went all 21 days – and of course, I’m sure you’ve heard this before – it has changed my life. Thank … Continued
I can’t begin to tell you how thankful I am for all the great healing you provided for my back issue. I feel so much better. Eastern medicine is a new world to me! Oct, 2016… Continued