Blair Sylvan Grey,
Doctor of Oriental Medicine
Nationally Certified in Acupuncture and Herbs since 1999
My story begins in England where I lived until I went to Colorado College for my BA in Political Science. My interest in holistic medicine began in 1993, when I was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy, as half my face was paralyzed. Western medicine could only offer steroids with no guarantee I would ever stop drooling nor have the use of my left eye again. I was so blessed to have my doctor’s receptionist suggest I see an acupuncturist.
This was truly a turning point in my life, as I recall the first question I was asked during my intake, was “why” did I think this happened. I was empowered to acknowledge that the intense emotional stress I was experiencing was also part of “why” this had happened and decided to listen within to change my life and with two weeks of treatments my facial muscles were restored.
The profound wisdom this integrative medical system offers is so inspiring! The journey to deepen my understanding of how to live an integrated life in balance with all aspects of my self would eventually lead me to pursue my own license, so I may be of service to others.
I graduated with a MA in Oriental Medicine in 1999. Since then I have been honored to study with Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th generational Daoist practitioner. This lens is considered “Classical Chinese Medicine” and is over four thousand years old. The Five Elements of CCM is the foundational philosophy that permeates every aspect of this medical model. There is really no imbalance, or symptom, that can not be assessed through CCM. With that said, I have over 10 years experience from working at an in-patient treatment center for trauma resolution, where I specialized in psychological balancing of the diagnoses listed below:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Anger Management, Bi Polar Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders, Medical Traumas, Dissociation, DID,Co-Dependency, Attachment Disorder, Grief & Loss
- Addictions: Substances, Relationships, Work, Perfectionism,Chaos, Sex, etc…
- Stress Relief: migraines, TMJ, insomnia, digestive imbalances, chronic and acute pain
- Life Changes:individual and familial treatments to support beings through divorce, loss or big shifts.
Besides my private practice, I have also worked with therapists at an Intensive Outpatient Program, assisting individuals re-enter the world after being in treatment. Passionate about helping clients learn new ways of navigating through the stress of life with different coping skills, I led a group each week and offered ear acupuncture.
Blessed to have built my home “off the grid” in the Pecos Wilderness, I frolic in the forest daily with my three canine co-pilots, Gemma, Jade and Yoshi – part of the treatment team:).
I love living amidst the trees, with the nuthatches and morning glories!