Coleen Fleming grew up on the Mesabi Iron Range of northern Minnesota and was originally trained as a land surveyor. She found her passion in healthcare and received her BS in Nursing with high honors from Northern Michigan University in Marquette. After practicing as an RN in emergency and critical care settings, she pursued her passion in healthcare specializing in the energy medicine field by taking extensive training to become an acupuncturist. During this time she also practiced nursing in a Minneapolis area community hospital which offered inpatient and outpatient integrative holistic medicine to the community.
Coleen holds a Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine – Acupuncture from the Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington. She is licensed to practice acupuncture by the State Board of Colorado. She is recognized as a Diplomate in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Coleen has practiced in traditional and nontraditional healthcare settings both here and abroad. After the 2005 tsunami and earthquake devastated the island of Sumatra on the Indian ocean, she volunteered with Project Hope as an RN on the USNS Mercy, the Navy’s hospital and rescue ship. She has also served in inner city clinics providing acupuncture treatments to those with challenging health histories. Coleen has created, owned, and operated a business in a peaceful therapeutic environment, providing the healing benefits of acupuncture to the communities of northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Coleen enjoys kayaking, biking, cross country skiing, and family time with her daughters and grandchild who live locally. Her varied humanistic background and broad clinical experience lends a uniquely balanced holistic-centered approach to her work, making her especially qualified to assist patients of Canyon View Wellness and Spa. She looks forward with great anticipation to applying her skills in this new opportunity in healthcare.