Meet Our Team

Karen Moreland L.Ac. Dipl. OM

Owner, Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, Reiki Master

Karen is a licensed acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist, and Reiki Master. A Colorado Springs native, she is honored to bring this medicine back to her home town.Karen Moreland L.Ac. Generations Acupuncture Karen is passionate about working with fertility, pregnancy, babies and kids. Helping everyone achieve health and balance physically, mentally, and spiritually. She also works with those experiencing difficulty with moving through and healing from trauma, anxiety, PTSD, and depression.

“I love this medicine because of its ability to bridge the gap between the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. It helps the entire individual progress.”

Karen is also trained in cosmetic acupuncture. What she loves about cosmetic acupuncture is its ability to improve the look and youthful glow of the face, neck, and abdomen with less pain and side effects than with other types of cosmetic treatments.

She graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado with a Masters in Oriental Medicine. She is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, a Licensed Acupuncturist, and certified to do injection therapy in the state of Colorado. Her Oriental medical training includes thousands of hours in acupuncture and herbal class and clinic work at Southwest Acupuncture College, plus hundreds of hours of additional training in pediatric acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture, fertility, and medical qi gong energy healing. She received her first degree Reiki certification in January 2009, and completed through the third degree by May 2009. She has been practicing reiki ever since.

Diane McCarty L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., RRT

Acupuncturist

Diane is certified by the NCCAOM as a Diplomate in Acupuncture.  She is licensed in Colorado and Alaska.  Diane received her Masters of Oriental Medicine Degree from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe New Mexico in 1999 and has had private practices in Colorado Springs, Canon City and Juneau, Alaska.  She also worked in the Integrated Therapies Department at Memorial Hospital and the Pain Management Clinic at Evans Army Hospital.

Diane worked in the western medical world as a Registered Respiratory Therapist for many years. She was always interested in alternative health modalities and studied massage therapy at Esalen Institute, Jing Shin Do Acupressure and Upledger Craniao-Sacral Therapy.  After being successfully treated with acupuncture for debilitating migraines she changed career paths. “It was so wonderful to be migraine free without medications.  I believed in this medicine and wanted to share it.”

Being from a family of veterans and having worked extensively with Active Duty Military at both Memorial Hospital and Evans Army Community Hospital, Diane has a particular interest in treating veterans. “I have seen the effect of deployments on our service members and experienced how acupuncture can ease those stressors and help bring balance into their lives.” She has volunteered with the Colorado Springs Veteran’s Project. She also volunteers with the Colorado Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps (CAMRC) and helped set up a volunteer clinic under Acupuncture Without Borders (AWB) to treat first responders and victims during the Waldo Canyon Fire.

Her experience includes treating PTSD, TBI, anxiety and depression (including postpartum depression), pain of all kinds, fertility issues, and the side effect of cancer treatments. She has trained in NADA Allergy Elimination and Cosmetic acupuncture. “I have also worked with hospice patients and feel drawn to working with those patients and their families.”

“I feel, with my many years in the Western medical world and my work and training in Eastern Medicine, that I bring unique insight, ability to communicate with and treat my patients.  I look at medicine from both sides now!”

Laura Clark L.Ac., Dipl. OM, Pharm. D.

Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, Pharmacist, Reiki Master

Dr. Laura Clark is an NCCAOM Certified Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She is also a Reiki Master. She received a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida in 2003 and a Masters in Oriental Medicine in 2013.  With 14 years of experience as a pharmacist and extensive knowledge in both allopathic and alternative medicine, Dr. Clark is uniquely trained to work with patients facing health challenges that require an integrative approach. Her decision to study Eastern medicine emerged from the realization that conventional treatments and drugs were not working for everyone, including herself. Through perseverance, the addition of holistic modalities, and significant dietary modification, Dr. Clark has experienced vast improvements in her own health and can attest to the benefits of holistic medicine based on first-hand account. She has dedicated her career to assisting her patients take control of their health through education and a novel therapeutic approach. Dr. Clark states, “Most people focus on only one side of the coin when treating disease, because that’s all they know. And, not many physicians are trained to see this coin from all sides, but I am. I have a unique perspective. I am here to show anyone looking for help the other side of that coin.”

In order to assist her patients to recovery, Dr. Clark uses her knowledge of specific drug interactions to apply Chinese herbal medicine and homeopathy in a safe way.  She has dedicated her career to assisting her patients take control of their health through education and holistic medicine.  She has been a guest lecturer at pharmacies and hospitals to discuss drug interactions, osteoporosis, migraines, and solid organ transplant medicines.  Dr. Clark specializes in drug- drug and drug-herb interactions, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, homeopathic remedies, Reiki, and acupoint injection therapy.  Laura enjoys hiking, camping, cooking, puzzles, and is a creative gardener.

Teresa Sullivan L.Ac. Dipl. Ac.

Acupuncturist

Teresa is certified as a Diplomate of Acupuncture by the National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is licensed in the state of Colorado. She received her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2012. The program consisted of 2850 hours which included 450 hours of Chinese Herbal Medicine and 180 hours in advanced herbal clinic. Teresa is also certified to give acupuncture injection therapy. With Acupoint injections she can help clients with chronic and acute pain, chronic adhesions, scar tissue, and provide B12 therapy.

Teresa’s favorite quote is “Chinese Medicine chose me”. Because she never received acupuncture until she was in school, she learned medicine with different eyes. When she found out Chinese medicine treats the whole person, seeking to get to the root cause of an ailment, she enrolled in school without pause. This is what she has been called to do.

With a compassionate spirit and gentle technique clients appreciate, she puts those afraid of needles at ease. She has experience with treating a wide range of issues including: cancer, depression, anxiety, stress, women’s health, fertility, digestive problems, allergies, PTSD, pain, migraines, sciatica, and insomnia. She believes acupuncture is a powerful modality for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing and growth.

Before becoming an acupuncturist, she worked as a sign language interpreter for Denver Public Schools for 10 years and loves working with kids.

She has trained with some of the best, such as Richard Tan, Jeffrey Yuen, Whitfield Reaves, Kiiko Matsumoto, Peter Deadman, Jeff Angel, and Lonny Jarrett.

Airikka Welch LMT

Massage Therapist

Airikka is a Licensed Massage Therapist and is NCBTMB certified. She received her massage degree in September 2014 from Globe University located in Appleton, WI.  Graduating with over 600 hours and educated in several modalities that allow her to treat clients for various ailments.  She was born and raised in Wisconsin and a few short months after receiving her degree, she moved to Colorado and has settled in to making Colorado Springs home the last 5 years.

Airikka has experience working with chiropractors in the medical field, to working in spas providing different styles of massage to aid her clients’ needs. Her biggest drive and passion is seeing the results of her clients and making them feel better.  “There is nothing better than seeing someone smile after a massage when they were literally in so much pain they could not even stand up straight before the session,” Airikka states.

She specializes in therapeutic touch, which consists of trigger point and stretching but has many modalities under her belt that allow her to be a versatile therapist. She can provide a customized and unique massage to whoever sees her for treatment.  Airikka has addressed and successfully managed many issues including: sciatica, headaches/migraines, joint pain, knee pain, anxiety, circulation problems, sport injuries, and many more.  She intends on becoming certified in more modalities in time to assist with even more problems and to grow as a massage therapist.  In her spare time she loves to be outdoors, check out music shows and events around town, and be around animals.

Don’t Forget Our Amazing Office Staff:

Tiffany Vogel EMT

Client Coordinator

Recently relocated to Colorado Springs from Arizona with my husband and 12 yr old son Hunter. We absolutely love it here in Colorado.  We love being able to enjoy the outdoors and changing seasons. I enjoy running outdoors, and hiking. I hope to one day have enough courage to attempt the incline.

I have worked in the medical field for the past 11+ years as well as run my own office. I love learning new things. I had my EMT in Arizona and plan on getting in here in Colorado as well. I love working with people of all ages. Making a difference in someone’s day is quite amazing, and something I strive to do daily.

I also enjoy giving back to the community through volunteer and charity work. Currently my husband and I volunteer and coordinate charity events for “The Children’s Tumor Foundation”. This event is for children and families affected by Neurofibromatosis. It is a rare disorder (1 in every 3, 000 worldwide) and currently there isn’t a cure. As well as the “Shoot For Hope”, which is an fun 3-D archery event for the whole family, and all the proceeds go to The Cancer Treatment Centers of America.  Both of these events are in Arizona, but I am working on also bringing them here to Colorado Springs as well.

Judy Lively

Billing Specialist, Office Supervisor, Client Coordinator

I am originally from Nebraska, and have been in Colorado for 16 years now, the last 6 in Colorado Springs.  I come to Generations Acupuncture with more than 5 years medical billing experience.  I changed career paths before moving here.  My prior career was with Leprino Foods as laboratory foreperson with specialized training in dairy, cheese and whey testing.  I trained numerous technicians and completed several training sessions. I have a degree in cheese making from Cal Poly Tech and certificate in Food Safety from KSU.  I am currently working on completing my AAPC coding certification.

My sons were in middle school when we moved here, and they both have completed college with bachelor’s degrees.  Both of them were very involved in sports, with my oldest son competing in college Rugby.  My younger son was involved in band and was the high school mascot.  On our time off, my husband and I enjoy time outdoors, riding motorcycles and enjoying those mountains!  We like to travel and enjoy visiting friends and family, who live all over now.  I look forward to meeting and getting to know you all!