ABOUT PIN & TONICPin and Tonic was founded on the following company principles:
- Community Involvement: Pin & Tonic partners with other neighborhood businesses in order to better connect customers to their local economy, as well as continue to work with charities like the Chanda Plan Foundation (a non-profit dedicated to providing alternative health care to individuals with disabilities).
- Unique Customer Experience: From the Herbal Bar in the front of the house to follow up information about specific concerns, customers are given a health experience unlike any they have seen before.
- Education about TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Health: Pin & Tonic will offer regular customer information sessions about Chinese Medicine in general as well as seminars on specific issues such as fertility and back pain. Basic straightforward information is available at the herbal bar and on the products that we sell to our customers.
- Accessibility: Pin & Tonic strives to take the mystery out of Chinese Medicine – a beautiful and well-established medical practice. To us, accessibility also means affordability because acupuncture works best when patients can afford to have regular treatments.
Pin & Tonic is focusing on making all of Traditional Chinese Medicine accessible to more people. At Pin & Tonic we provide not only high-quality acupuncture care, but also high quality affordable Chinese herbal formulas made specifically for the individual. Pin & Tonic also provides free classes for patients to get healthy and stay healthy.
Lisa Bullis - M.S (TOM), L.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist
Lisa has a Masters of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She studied at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California and at the Cheng Du University Hospital in Sichuan, China. Having been practicing since 2003, Lisa is nationally certified by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) and fully licensed in the states of Colorado and California.
She has experience treating patients in a variety of settings. Working at Craig Hospital in Denver, the San Diego Hospice, UC San Diego sports medicine clinic, and teaching at CSTCM. She also worked in Australia treating menstrual disorders and fertility concerns, and studied medical Qi Gong in rural China.
When Lisa started practicing she was charging $75 per treatment. Before long she realized that many patients could not afford to receive treatments with the frequency that was necessary to make lasting changes in their health. In 2006 her mom sent an article about Working Class Acupuncture in Portland, Oregon where they were practicing community-style acupuncture. Lisa realized that this was the answer she had been looking for. Within six months Lisa was in Portland attending Working Class Acupuncture's first community-style acupuncture conference.
Lisa co-founded Meeting Point Acupuncture in 2007, which was the first community-style acupuncture center in Denver. She sold her practice in November 2010 and opened Pin & Tonic shortly after.
Having grown up gardening and tincturing herbs with her Grandma Ginny in northern Wisconsin, she is now excited to offer custom herbal formulas as well as personally crafted tinctures and poultices.
Having been in practice since 2003, Lisa has treated a variety of patients. She finds that she gets particularly great results with women's issues, eczema, depression and pain. Since having children, Lisa has been treating more and more kids and finds that they respond very quickly to regular treatment.
When not working Lisa can be found in the backyard gardening with her husband, two young daughters and dog Bella.
Ignacia Genco - M.S.(TCM), L.Ac.
In 2007, Ignacia graduated from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Ignacia is a certified diplomat of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is also a member of the American Association of Acupuncture.
Ignacia considers herself to be a general practitioner of TCM, meaning she welcomes the opportunity to treat whatever ailments arise within the human body. Her treatment experience consists of a variety of syndromes including but not limited to: insomnia, menopause, anxiety, infertility, depression, ulcerative colitis, migraines, sciatica, arthritis, sports injuries, and body pain. One major privilege for Ignacia has been the ability to provide the Spanish speaking community with services of acupuncture in Spanish.
As a native of Denver, Ignacia encompasses a passion for the healing arts. A proud mother of two boys and wife to a Buddhist Scholar and well versed Martial Artist, she embraces time with her family. In her leisure she practices the art of Muay Thai Kick Boxing and studies Flamenco Dance. Ignacia truly believes that in the act of helping others, you help yourself.
Zoë Rodriguez - BFA, LMT
Originally from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Zoë has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Having been practicing bodywork therapies since 1998, Zoe is a licensed massage professional and is certified by the Rolf® Institute as a Rolfing® practitioner. She completed her undergraduate studies in Massage Therapy at the MTTI-WellSpring™ in Kansas City, Missouri and has studied Lomi Lomi, Reiki and Cranial Sacral massage.
Zoe's well-practiced technique in Rolfing®, an intensely healing bodywork therapy, is unmatched. Zoë incorporates energetically guided mind/body healing techniques into her treatments. This combination of diverse training and intuitive guidance gives her the freedom to adjust and design a therapeutic massage, unique to your body's needs.
Mallory received a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science with a focus in Sports Medicine from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Health and Exercise Science mission focused on physical activity, wellness, and disease prevention concepts. Mallory also received a minor in Biomedical Sciences.
Mallory Sall is originally from Castle Rock, Colorado. As a Colorado native, she enjoys many outdoor activities including skiing and hiking. In her free time Mallory plays soccer as much as possible.
Jill grew up in Western Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a B.S. in Human Resources and Family Sciences. Following graduation she moved to Boulder and then Summit County. While in the mountains she worked in the hospitality and insurance industries. Most recently Jill has been teaching English in South Korea and has returned to Colorado to pursue a Masters of Social Work degree at the University of Denver. In her spare time she enjoys, hiking, biking, sport climbing, and spending time with friends.