Vice President of the Board
Kent W. Nixon received his New Mexico Doctor of Oriental Medicine licensure in June of 2003 from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Before acupuncture schooling Kent received his B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology from Colorado State University in 1998. While in school he focused on Eastern Philosophy and Native American studies.
After acupuncture schooling Kent continued his studies by participating in and then helping proctor seminar series taught by Sensei Koei Kuahara. He received his certificate to practice Japanese Hari Acupuncture in 2004.
After licensure in New Mexico Kent and four other Hari practitioners started a non-profit organization named Community Acupuncture Project which brought free acupuncture to low-income persons in Santa Fe. In 2006, Kent moved to Fort Collins, Colorado and opened his current practice Old Town Acupuncture.
Maintaining a busy practice he has become certified in Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy, as well as Source Point Therapy. In 2009, and again in 2011 Kent went to Japan for intensive study with Japanese masters Shudo Denmei, Sensei Tanioka, Shiomi, and Miyawaki. He participated in the Ki Shin Po
society conference, a seminar taught by blind acupuncturists.
Kent also has a passion for permaculture and is a member of the non- profit Madres De Oro, founded in 2012. Madres de Oro, or mothers of gold is named for the golden cottonwood leaves on a parcel of land outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico that Kent and his wife Lisa, step son Willow as well as two other families help restore and bring permaculture principles to life.
Kent Nixon, Lac
Old Town Acupuncture
723 Cherry St., Fort Collins