Bumblebee AcuTherapy helps parents and children to achieve health through gentle and effective Japanese acupuncture during the perinatal and family journey.
Heather "Maya" Suzuki, L.Ac.
Heather “Maya” Suzuki lived and worked in Japan as an acupuncture and moxibustion therapist for over 10 years. There she treated patients in both Japanese and English at Acura Acupuncture Clinic. Maya became an apprentice there before entering acupuncture school at Toyo Shinkyu Senmon Gakko and continued working throughout and after her schooling. She learned how to roll moxa, remove needles, do intakes, and clean the clinic on the job. During school Maya also became a member of Iyashi No Michi Kyokai and Tanioka’s Daishiryu shonishin styles. In 2015 she attained dual licensure in Japan and the U.S. via NCCAOM and Colorado and Japan.
Maya has many hats. She owns and runs Bumblebee AcuTherapy, teaches Japanese acupuncture nationally and internationally, and is the main translator and a mid-level practitioner for Iyashi No Michi. She is also a mid-level practitioner of Daishiryu. Maya is the head coordinator and translator for the Annual In-Touch Japan Seminar in Japan. She also volunteers as a translator for the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine where she has published several articles about Japanese acupuncture.She is passionate about allowing acupuncturists to improve their technical skills and therefore their clinical results via Japanese style needling and moxibustion.
In her clinic, Maya utilizes Japanese acupuncture and AcuTherapy, or shonishin, as well as moxibustion. She mainly treats perinatal and pediatrics. Each treatment is as individual as each person is individual. Away from work, Maya is the mother of four incredibly active children and an avid whitewater kayaker.
Graduated from CU at Boulder, BA of Japanese Language and Civilizations
2008 - 2015
Assistant/Acupuncturist at Acura Acupuncture Clinic; Tokyo, Japan
2009 - Present
An active member of Iyashi No Michi Kyokai, Middle-level practitioner
2009 - Present
An active member of the Tanioka Daishiyu Style of Pediatric Japanese Acupuncture
Graduated from Toyo Shinkyu Senmon Gakko; Tokyo, Japan
Became licensed in Japan as an Acupuncture and Moxibustion Therapist
2013 - Present
Coordinator of the Annual In-Touch Japan Seminar; Japan
2015 - Present
Coordinator and Translator for the Iyashi No Michi Foreign Acupuncturist Seminars (Currently in Tokyo and the US)
2017 - 2018
Taught and directed the fundamental Japanese acupuncture study group; Boulder, CO
Licensed in the U.S. as a Diplomat of Acupuncture
2018 - Present
Opened Bumblebee AcuTherapy
Taught the Fundamental Japanese acupuncture and Moxibustion seminar; Tel Aviv, Israel
Faculty at Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine
It is never too soon to begin.
HOURS By appointment only
Japanese Acupuncture and AcuTherapy from conception through adulthood
Bumblebee Acupuncture 2201 Kipling St #205, Lakewood, CO 80215 (720) 893-0385 firstname.lastname@example.org