Our Practitioners

Naturopathic Doctor
Licensed Acupuncturist

Dr. Kristen Lum

After receiving her BA from CU Boulder, Dr. Lum attended Fort Lewis College for two years to complete her science requirements for medical school. In 2002, she earned her Doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon. She completed her Masters degree in the Science of Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from NCNM in June 2006. 

She is currently a licensed acupuncturist in Durango, Colorado, and is a Diplomat in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Lum is also nationally certified in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). As a physician, she integrates Western, Chinese and Naturopathic Medicine in order to offer her patients exceptional comprehensive care.

Dr. Lum is the former clinic manager of The Hai Shan Center in Corbett, Oregon, working for Dr. Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc. Dr. Fruehauf was the founder and Dean of the Classical Chinese Medicine program at NCNM. Dr. Fruehauf is also the founder of Classical Chinese Pearls, superior quality Chinese herbal supplements. Fluent in both German and Chinese, he studied Chinese medicine and Qigong at Chengdu University of TCM in China. Dr. Lum also served as medical assistant at Rising Health clinic in Vancouver, Washington for Dr. Daniel Newman MD, ND, LAc. Dr. Newman has over 25 years experience as a medical doctor, trained in Internal Medicine and Pain Medicine.