About Us

Dr. Scott Richardson DAOM

Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Dr. Scott Richardson DAOM has 6 years of graduate and post graduate education in acupuncture and needling therapy. He received a Masters and Doctorate degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego CA. In addition to his training in the US, Scott also studied at ChengDu University in China and did an apprenticeship in Taipei Taiwan. He has over 15 years experience treating athletes and will often combine multiple modalities like manual therapy, Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Injection Therapy, and sports taping to achieve effective and long lasting results.

One of the main reasons Scott chose to move to the Denver was due to its reputation for healthy, active communities. As an Ironman Triathlete, Scott has a unique insight into the needs of athletes and active people. Whether someone is a professional athlete with a very specific exercise regime or a weekend warrior, Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and Natural Injection techniques provide a safe and effective way to keep athletes performing at their best.

Starr Luu M.Ac., M.CH., Dipl.OM

Licensed Acupuncturist, Master Herbalist

Starr Luu, B.S., B.A., Dipl. O.M., M.Ac, M. C.H., received her Master of Acupuncture and Master of Chinese Herbal Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Colorado at Denver, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  Knowing her calling was in the field of health care, Starr decided to follow her roots and the study Eastern Medicine. Being the first generation of her family born in the United States, Starr’s goal is to facilitate the bridge between Eastern and Western Medicine.

Starr’s passion involves the study of Eastern Medicine and its ability to treat the individual holistically. She brings deep personal understanding and compassion to help her patients on their healing journey. Starr focuses on solving the patient’s root cause of ailment, rather than just the symptoms.  She accomplishes this with a holistic approach that accounts for the emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness of the patient. 

Starr’s love of sports encouraged her to help injured athletes return to their favorite sport as soon as possible. During her graduate study, she specialized in sports medicine, having the privilege of treating Division 1 athletes at University of Colorado-Boulder. Her experience treating  CU skiers, cross-country runners, volleyball players, and football players greatly increased her understanding of various injuries that commonly afflict athletes, and appropriate methods of treatment.

Of Course It Works, We’re Athletes Too!

Are you tired of your doctor telling you that “Running is bad for your knees”, or “If you do Crossfit, you’ll injure yourself and get Rabdo!”? Here at Denver Acupuncture & Sports Medicine we know what works because we’re athletes too. Whether you are training for your first 5K or have completed multiple Ironmans, whether you’re a weekend warrior or nationally ranked, we are here to help you meet those goals and smash your PRs. Let us know how we can help you.

We Take Insurance

We are In-Network providers for Cigna, United, and TriWest.  Just because we are in network though, doesn’t mean you are automatically covered.  Please contact your insurance company to see if the specific treatment is covered by your benefits.  If you would like us to run a benefits check, please provide us with your member ID and date of birth 3 business days prior to your appointment, and we will be happy to verify for you.


We're Here To Help!

Denver Acupuncture & Sports Medicine is a judgement free zone.  We’re not here to make you feel bad, we’re here to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.  Give us a call today, and lets see what we can accomplish together!

300 S Jackson St #100
Denver CO 80210




Mon – Thurs 9am – 6pm
Fri 8am – 5pm
Sat & Sun Closed


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