Tansy Briggs, Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine (DACM)

Hi, I’m Tansy Briggs, an Integrative Health Practitioner, Author and Innovator. For the past 20 years, I’ve focused on straight forward health solutions to improve your everyday life. I’m passionate about giving you information you can trust and tools you can use to utilize the best of traditional, natural and modern medicine approaches - all with a dose of common sense.

Growing up without electricity or running water in the mountains of Colorado, I learned to make the most of very little. I spent a lot of time outside with sisters, friends and horses.  Education was my door to the world and I took it.  I was lucky. I felt I could achieve anything I wanted if I put my mind to it.  I grew up during a time where I was able to access resources to do so such as scholarships and grants.  I have immense gratitude - I have an incredible family and meeting teachers along the way help shape my career. I love learning and education.  Medicine is a great place for me, because I get to constantly learn and improve. 

My Colorado background may explain my good natured grit, but going to high school in Portland, Oregon then on to college in Massachusetts and across the pond to England smoothed out my rural edges!  My life has given me the opportunity to learn about a lot of different people, how they live and view the world. While science has always been my foundation, the common grain with people I have met all over the world tends to be the need to thrive no matter where you are, what your circumstances are or what your health is. As a practitioner, I’ve learned to listen to patients and provide them with treatment approaches that take into account the body, mind and spirit for better results. I can be like a relentless detective and will work on your case as long and hard as you’re willing.  It isn’t ‘my way or the highway’ with me - I like to meet you where you are and find out what we can accomplish - together.

I currently live in the Philadelphia area with my husband and two giant main coon cats.  My son is an essential worker in agriculture in Colorado.  His love of Colorado and commitment to relevant hard work is now generational and I couldn’t be more proud of him.  

 

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My background and journey to Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Integrative Health.

My undergraduate education focused on science and the human interaction with the environment and the technologies in our lives. I discovered my true passion when studying nutrition, biochemistry, and during my internship with an Epidemiologist who studied nutrition and diseases. This led me down the path to consider Epidemiology and Public Health as a career. I have a deep respect and curiosity for scientific research, but learned it wasn’t enough for me. To my own surprise, I found I wanted to work with people and their health at a deeper level beyond studying and understanding diseases. In order to affect public health at a wider level, meant first, helping individuals with their own health at a micro level. I discovered that I truly wanted to understand how the body and mind work the best and find ways to help people implement this into their daily lives. This quest led me to Acupuncture School.

When I began studying Acupuncture in Santa Fe, New Mexico, all of my previous years of study came together with a clearer picture of the interrelations affecting health. I learned how the endocrine, hormonal, digestive, and energy systems together with climate, lifestyle, and external factors influence the body and the mind—and that was only the beginning of my coming to understand complex health interrelations.

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Tansy M. Briggs, DACM, Dipl.OM, DOM, L.OM, L.Ac

Dr. Tansy Briggs, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) has been in clinical practice since 2002 and specializes in Fertility, Pregnancy, Postpartum and General Family Practice. She has extensive experience with chronic diseases and pain and likes to work with difficult conditions and issues where nothing else has worked.

Dr. Briggs began her practice in 2002 in Santa Fe working with an integrative group specializing in pregnancy, fertility and pediatrics. In 2004, she took over an established family practice in Albuquerque, NM, as a solo practitioner, treating adults and children for 7 years. In 2011, Tansy sold her private practice and moved to Philadelphia. Tansy was an adjunct faculty member at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies and taught Chinese Medical Specialties and worked as a clinic supervisor from 2011-2014.

Tansy completed her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) degree through Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2018. She is nationally certified as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (Dipl.OM) by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). Additionally, Tansy is a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) in New Mexico, a licensed Practitioner of Oriental Medicine (L.OM) in Pennsylvania and licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in Colorado. Tansy obtained her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from Southwest Acupuncture College in 2001 in Santa Fe, NM. Prior to Acupuncture College, Tansy studied natural medicine for three years in Santa Fe via seminars and mentorships. Her bachelor’s degree is from Clark University in Worcester, MA. Prior to graduation, Tansy spent her last undergraduate year abroad at the University of East Anglia, UK.