What We Do & Why We Do It
Urban Herbs is both a Chinese Herbal Pharmacy - filling custom herbal formulas (raw and granular) for practitioners near and far, and a sliding scale herbal clinic providing affordable alternative medicine for our community. With pharmaceutical use skyrocketing and the general health of the population declining over the past decade, we passionately believe that alternative and complementary medicine is exactly the bridge needed to bring sustainable health to our communities.
After studying at the Heilongjiang University Hospital in China, it became blindingly clear that this medicine (as practiced in China) is not an option for most Americans - as acupuncture treatments in China are given daily for many conditions. Herbs, often considered the backbone of Chinese medicine, can have amazing effects with less of a commitment- of both time and money.
Chinese herbs are used effectively to treat a patient's current illness or imbalance as well as the underlying mechanisms of the disease. After a thorough discussion with your licensed practitioner, we will create a customized formula to fit your concerns. While we may be able to treat certain conditions with the same formula for an extended period of time, often, your body adjusts to the treatment as the imbalances are addressed, thus it is important that patients receive treatment from a practitioner regularly.
By working on a sliding scale, we aim to provide accessible alternative healthcare for all of our patients. We do not tolerate discrimination or stigmatization. We are committed to find ways to work in conjunction with your Western doctors, for when we work together we are able to provide the best care possible.
WHO WE ARE
BECKY CHILDS, 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 left her humbled, inspired, and in awe of the breadth of Chinese medicine.
Becky is strongly influenced by research studies and aims to provide innovative and effective ways to treat long-term, chronic illnesses. She serves as the official acupuncturist of the University of Denver Division I athletes and has a passion for treating pain and physical injuries. 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 patient with care, respect, and the commonality that we are all aiming to be our best versions of ourselves.