Our Clinic


Our Team


Sylvia Salcedo

I am the clinical director for the Acupuncture Lounge and the Denver Center for Acupuncture and strive to make your experience the best it can be. From a young age I loved health care. I used to follow my father during his rounds at the hospital since I was 7 years old! I really dove into alternative medicine when I was 20 and studied Ethno-botany, at the University of Hawaii, which taught me a wide range of healing modalities from around the world. I received my masters of Science in Oriental medicine from the Southwest Acupuncture College in 2005. During school I had an amazing opportunity to study under my mentor and friend David Scrimgeour. He taught me Japanese Acupuncture, herbal medicine and how to excel with treatments using functional medicine specifically on women. You can find her private practice at http://www.sylviasalcedo.com.


Alex R. Sanders

Alex will always greet you with a smile. When he is not at the office helping things run smoothly you can find him climbing up a rock wall or in the back country. He is a photographer, videographer and a mountain guide. Sylvia and Alex have two young children.


Debrah Santi L.Ac

Debrah Santi M.S., L.Ac. is a Nationally board certified acupuncturist and
holistic healthcare practitioner. Her deep desire to support others has led her
to a lifelong path of studying both Eastern and Western modalities of health
and wellness.
● Graduated with a Master of Science degree in Acupuncture from
the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine
● Dipl. Ac. , NCCAOM Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist
● L.Ac. , Colorado State Licensed Acupuncturist
● Certified in Clean Needle Technique
● Certified in facial rejuvenation acupuncture
● Nursing degree from the University of Hawaii
Debrah raised her four beautiful sons on Maui where she lived for 25 years
before relocating to Denver Colorado 11 years ago.


Jenn Puccio L.Ac

Jenn Puccio graduated on the Dean’s List from Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CSTCM) with a Masters of Science degree in Acupuncture (MS.Ac). She also has an undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology with focus in Nutrition and Health Education Services. Her focus is working on brain disorders, emotional issues and musculoskeletal pain. In her free time, Jenn enjoys spending time with her son, swimming and reading. Her true focus is reaching out to the community by using her skills to educate and treat others. She is currently in the process of setting up acupuncture programs in homeless shelters and women’s safe houses throughout Denver.


Hong Ma L.Ac

Dr. Ma is certified in acupuncture and Oriental medicine and a Colorado licensed acupuncturists. She teaches at the Colorado School of traditional medicine. She received her Bachelor of medicine from Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jinan PR China and has worked as a doctor for more than 20 years in China and the U.S.A. She has published many articles in the Journal of TCM in China. She is a knowledgeable practitioner with extensive clinical experience in TCM. She specializes in the treatment of wind stroke, women’s medicine, immune disorder, endocrine disorders and all kinds of pain. Hong Ma skillfully uses techniques such as acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal medicine, Tuina, auricular points and foot points.


Mattie Tezak

Mattie Tezak is a Licensed Massage Therapist, as well as herbalist, yoga instructor, reflexologist and Reiki practitioner. She graduated from Red Rocks Community College Holistic Health and Reflexology program in 2009 and Denver Integrative Massage School in 2015 after a lifelong journey discovering the benefits of holistic health and bodywork. She specializes in Western Integrative as well as Thai massage, and believes in adding individualized energy work to each client on her table. She is a Colorado native who enjoys playing outside in the garden with her dogs and kids. She hopes to continue and deepen her knowledge and experience learning from the guests at the Acupuncture Lounge.


Rocio De La Rosa LA.c

Rocio is a NCCAOM certified acupuncturist licensed in CO. She received her Master of Science in Acupuncture from TriState College of Acupuncture in New York City. Rocio was trained in three different styles of Acupuncture and techniques—Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Japanese (KM) Kiiko Matsumoto, and Trigger/Motor point Acupuncture.

In addition, she received training in Sports Medicine Acupuncture with Matt Callison—focusing on sports injuries, pain-management, musculo-skeletal disorders and post-surgical rehabilitation.

She is also skilled in techniques such as cupping, guasha, moxibustion, electrical stimulation and ear/scalp acupuncture.

Rocio believes in the body’s capacity for self-healing and how acupuncture can be used as a tool to help in the healing process. She offers an interdisciplinary and holistic approach and welcomes all bodies and genders.