Elizabeth Ross RN, MSTCM, L.Ac. Dipl. OM.
I grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and was raised by my lovely mother and father who embraced concepts like the organic food movement and herbal medicine. Inspired by my mother, who grew all of our food and treated us with herbs instead of prescription drugs, I have always been interested in wellness and health. I received a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Southern Colorado in 2000 and spent a total of 13 years as a critical care nurse in intensive care units and emergency rooms.
Early in my nursing career, I realized that my work was not completely aligned with my values about health care. I began studying western herbalism, and in 2004 I returned to school to study Traditional Chinese Medicine at The Colorado School for Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver. I have studied herbal medicine in depth and am recognized as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM.
I continue to study tai chi, qi gong, alchemy, and other Taoist studies under Master Yun Xiang Tseng and Eva Wong. I am a certified Wu Dang Qi Gong instructor, currently teaching weekly classes. I practice daily meditation and movement practice, either yoga or qi gong, as my own health and wellbeing is essential to being an effective practitioner.
I love organic gardening, especially growing herbs and food for medicine. I continue to study herbalism, urban gardening, and permaculture on the side.