About Dennis von Elgg, L.Ac.

Dennis von Elgg, Licensed Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Dennis W. von Elgg is a California State Licensed Acupuncturist. He is also a Diplomate of Acupuncture recognized by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Dennis earned his Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. He has traveled to Sichuan Province in China, working and studying at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital. Practicing in the inpatient and outpatient departments of the hospital, Dennis worked in a wide variety of areas including pain management, respiratory, GI and liver disorders, diabetes, stroke rehabilitation, age related illnesses and reproductive health.

Since 2002 Dennis has been a professor at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley where he has taught topics on herbology, herbal formulas, diagnosis, acupuncture therapy, modern disease, tongue and pulse diagnosis, and more. Dennis also periodically presents lectures to students and fellow acupuncturists.

He is a frequent guest lecturer at UC Berkeley in the Integrative Biology Department. He brings together a large volume of Chinese Medicine and health topics to students which he thoroughly enjoys, echoed by the testimonials from his students.


About Colleen Putnum, L.Ac.

Colleen Putnum, acupuncture

Colleen Putnam has joined The Redwood Needle Acupuncture Clinic running the Community Clinic on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Colleen grew up in the mountains of Colorado where she was exposed to the natural cycles of Earth through spending much of her time outdoors roaming in nature. Her passion for the outside led her to an undergrad degree in Outdoor Leadership which took her to Canada, Mongolia, North Eastern Turkey, and Colorado to pursue mountain guiding. While trekking amongst the countryside of Mongolia it became clear to Colleen that she would one day study medicine so as to have a gift to offer humanity.

With her awe of the natural world she found herself with a clear and innate ability of seeing that we are simply and yet profoundly a reflection of the natural world. Colleen has a deep connection and passion for Chinese Medicine and philosophy as it is based on the premise that we humans are the microcosm to the macrocosm, allowing us to observe the patterns in the natural world to inform us more deeply of our essential nature.

Colleen shines with joy and excitement to share the tools she has gathered along her life journey so as to better serve her community with a deep desire to empower each individual to be their own healer, finding their personal medicine through heart-centered guidance.

Contact Colleen Putnam,L.Ac. at colleenelaineputnam@gmail.com