What We Do & Why We Do It
The guiding mission of the nonprofit organization, Urban Herbs is to expand the use of Chinese Medicine by supporting practitioners without pharmacies of their own, but who wish to offer the full scope of their training in the tradition of custom Chinese herbal prescribing. With an intuitive, secure interface, practitioners can quickly and easily create, save, and modify custom herbal formulations, and offer convenient billing and retrieval options to their clients. Urban Herbs seeks to do this work in a way that isn't simply about growing clients, but community - putting heart, not just herbs, into every formula we prepare.
If you prescribe Chinese herbal formulations and don't have a pharmacy of your own - or have one that limits your ability to customize - you have to make a choice about where you source your formulas. Far from trivial, this choice is not only about making your clients better, but doing so in a way that reaches beyond the well being of a single patient or office. This is important because Chinese herbal prescribing is founded in interconnectedness: when each of us does better, we all do better. Choosing Urban Herbs means choosing to practice within and for your community, in a way that truly embodies the spirit of the work.
We firmly believe that clients should experience clinicians working collectively, openly, and compassionately, for the benefit of all. Furthermore, that a commitment to this type of care is duly reflected in the work we all provide, makes our clients better faster, our medicine more widespread, and brings new levels of energy and professionalism to the field.
WHO WE ARE
BECKY Burgess, MSOM, L.AC
Becky is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in acupuncture and Chinese herbology and is licensed by the state of Colorado. She graduated with a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. In the summer of 2013, she completed an internship at the Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine Hospital in Harbin, China. This experience inspired her mission to make Chinese herbal medicine more accessible in the US.
Becky is strongly influenced by research studies and aims to provide innovative and effective ways to treat long-term, chronic illnesses. She served as the official acupuncturist of the University of Denver Division I athletes, where she applied her passion for treating pain and physical injuries. She then moved to the high country and established a wellness center in Vail, Colorado. After witnessing the availability of herbal medicine in China, she decided to work towards expanding Chinese medicine’s reach in the United States. She believes that providing sliding-scale herbal consultations could act as the foundation for making alternative medicine more affordable in urban environments. Becky strives to treat every client with care, respect, and the commonality that we are all putting in the work for the betterment of ourselves and those around us.