Our Practitioners

Cecily Yousaf, MA. LAc, MSOM, CLC

Owner of Fertile Ground Integrated Wellness Center

Licensed Acupuncturist
Specializing in Fertility, Gynecology, and Lactation
Certified Lactation Counselor

Cecily has been helping couples achieve and maintain pregnancy using a blend of Western medical knowledge and Eastern medical techniques in combination with diet, exercise and mind/body practices since 2003.

Cecily’s undergraduate degrees are in psychology and biology. While planning for a career in Western Medicine, she received acupuncture treatment for an injury. The pain she had for several months prior was completely gone after just a few treatments. After lots of research and thought, she entered school for Eastern Medicine instead. During her training, as she began to struggle with fertility, Eastern medicine helped her to conceive and carry to term two healthy, wonderful daughters.

She graduated in 2003 and has devoted the main focus of her practice to fertility. She has had advanced training in the field of gynecology, including training with Dr. Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure. Her broad focus is on gynecology in general. She is skilled in treating menstrual irregularities, endometriosis, PCOS, lactation, and menopausal symptoms. She accompanies patients to IVF and IUI appointments to perform acupuncture treatments that can improve the odds of implantation. She is also skilled in using acupuncture to encourage labor and will attend and assist with labor.

A personal note from Cecily

I am honored to assist you on your journey to reclaim your fertility. My goal is to work together with you to help prepare your body for conception and pregnancy whether it is through natural medicine or a combination of natural and assisted fertility treatments.

In my practice I treat each patient as an individual whose health needs are different from the needs of others. My goal is to form a personalized, respectful and healing partnership with each patient. I strive for each patient to become empowered with knowledge and confidence and to take part in their healing process and journey to parenthood. I am looking forward to assisting you on your path to health and wellness.

Cecily with some of the recent “acu-babies” at Fertile Ground

Ali Damron

~”I believe healthy women are at the center of the universe and can make the world a better place.” Ali Damron

Ali Damron earned her Master of Science in Acupuncture from the the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture and graduated summa cum laude. Ali has worked in the health and wellness industry for several years as a personal trainer and wellness coach.

Ali’s approach to health is gentle and attentive as she guides patients through their healthful journey. In her private practice she specializes in women’s health and pediatrics. She enjoys attending the sacredness of births to offer support to laboring women. Over the course of many years she has helped numerous women on their journey to motherhood and beyond.

She is specializing in care for women of all ages and will also hold nutrition, as well as fittness classes highlighting her personal trainer certification and cutting-edge nutrition strategies.

She is a member of the American Acupunture Council and is a National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine diplomate in Acupuncture and also has a Clean Needle Technique certification.

She has published three books:
Damron, Alyssa (2012). The Role of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. M.Ac. Thesis. Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupunture: U.S.
Damron, Alyssa (2012). The Preservation of Health. The Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture.
Damron, Alyssa (2014). Treating Colds and Flu With Chinese Medicine.

Erin Aufdemberge, LMT, RN

Licensed Massage Therapist & Registered Nurse

Erin is a 2001 graduate of the Cottonwood School of Massage Therapy and has had continuing education from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy and the Arvigo Institute. She completed the Nursing program at Arapahoe Community College in 2014. She plans on continuing her education in order to become a Nurse Midwife. Erin also works as an RN at a local birth center and a uro-gynecology clinic. Her massage specialties include:

  • Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Postpartum Massage
  • Massage for Breast Cancer Recovery
  • Massage for Labor Instruction
  • Infant Massage Instruction
  • Deep Tissue/Trigger Point Therapy
  • Pediatric Massage

To find out more about Erin, please visit www.womenshealthmassage.com.

Tricia Gast, MS, CBP, Parama BP, AdvCBP

BodyTalk Practitioner

If you are anything like me, you know there is more to healing than just time, doctors and pills. Under the right conditions, your body can heal itself. Twenty years ago when I started my career in healthcare as a physical therapist, I knew that in spite of identical physical conditions, some of my clients were healing faster than others. Their thoughts, beliefs, emotions and energy all played a role in their healing process. Eventually I committed to help people harness all dimensions of themselves to bring about integral healing. Over 15 years ago I added to my degree as a PT advanced certifications in BodyTalk, Clairvoyance and Medical Intuition.

As a holistic practitioner, healer and teacher, I serve as a guide to a person’s healing on multiple levels. Not a week goes by that I am not in awe of the power of our mind, body and spirit to heal physical, emotional and mental limitations, pain, trauma and illness. Clients and even other health care practitioners are amazed at the speed and level of healing that modalities like BodyTalk can facilitate.

I combine my knowledge and understanding of the physical body, brain, nutrition and psychology with a strong intuitive sense to help my clients address the effects of stress on their health. My goal is to resolve discomfort and confusion in conjunction with your current health care team or utilizing BodyTalk as a stand alone modality.

Online scheduling with Tricia is available
To find out more about Tricia, please visit www.triciagast.com.

Sher Stout

Sher’s undergraduate degree is in engineering. However later in life she returned to school in search of a career change, she found it sitting in the first row of her anatomy and physiology class. She became friends with a classmate whose entire family contracted Lyme disease during a family vacation to the east cost. She was drawn the alternative medicine methods the family used and sought the services of the allopathic MD for herself. Turns out similar symptoms she had personally experienced were diagnosed as Lyme disease as well. She was seen and treated by Dr. Nader Soliman, M.D. of Rockville, Maryland. Impressed with her treatment results, she returned to learn and train from him through his classes and hands-on training with clients.

Dr. Soliman is a leading authority in Auricular Therapy, Auricular Medicine and Complex Homeopathy. With the guidance from Dr. Soliman, Sher has learned the latest techniques in bio-energetic field allergy testing, energetic medicine, and complex homeopathy.

Dr. Lauren Love

Chiropractor | Pre and Postal Chiropractic Care

Dr. Lauren is a second generation chiropractor who focuses on pre and postal chiropractic care. Dr. Lauren practices various gentle chiropractic techniques, including The Webster Technique, which allows her to provide gentle and specialized care for the changing spine and pelvis during pregnancy. Chiropractic can help expecting moms achieve optimal pelvic alignment as well as shorter and easier labor and delivery.

Chiropractic during pregnancy is very safe and can help with:

  • Lower back pain
  • Pubic bone pain
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and fatigue
  • Optimal fetal positioning

Dr. Lauren is passionate about providing holistic and personalized care for each one of her patients, helping them improve their health and reach their full wellness potential.  Dr. Lauren also cares for infants and kids, helping naturally care for issues like breastfeeding difficulties, torticollis, colic, reflux and ear infections.

Dr. Lauren will be available for appointments on Monday’s at Fertile Grounds.

Call 303-720-6911 to schedule.

To find out more about Dr. Love please visit www.drlaurenlove.com.