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Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA has over two decades of practicing, teaching, and writing about holistic approaches in both veterinary and human osteopathic medicine. She delivers straight talk on integrative approaches to help healthcare professionals sort fact from fiction.

Dr. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Arts (AB) degree from Harvard/Radcliffe, a doctorate in osteopathic medicine (DO) from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, and both a doctorate in veterinary medicine (DVM) and master’s degree in biomedical sciences (MS) from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. After achieving the status of fellow within the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, a physician acupuncture leadership organization, she began serving on the American Board of Medical Acupuncture, the board-certifying organization for physician medical acupuncturists.

In 1998, she launched Colorado State University’s first integrative medicine service and she now heads the Colorado State University Center for Comparative and Integrative Pain Medicine. Over the past sixteen years, Dr. Narda has taught a wide range of scientifically based continuing education courses, ranging from medical acupuncture and massage to herbology and photomedicine. Her book on Canine Medical Massage, published in 2015 by AAHA Press, educates readers on the science and practice of soft tissue manual therapy for dogs.

Her recent book and interactive DVD on medical acupuncture, published in March 2016 by Teton NewMedia and available through CRC Press, constitutes a comprehensive neuroanatomic atlas of acupuncture points in the human with in-depth discussion about the structures, functions, indications, and evidential support for each site. 

Dr. Robinson’s research interests include neuroanatomical acupuncture, laser therapy, music therapy, and the value of cannabis products for the control of intractable epilepsy and pain.