About the Practitioner

Kelley McDaneld, L.Ac. Kelley McDaneld, L.Ac., has been in private practice in downtown Steamboat Springs since 2005. In 2006, she started the acupuncture program at Yampa Valley Medical Center and worked in the Integrative Medicine Department for 15 years part-time.  She left this position in 2021 to focus solely on her private practice.

Kelley received her Master’s in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in 2005. She is Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in both acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Kelley received her Diplomate in Oriental Medicine from the NCCAOM in 2005, currently the highest certification that the NCCAOM awards. Kelley is also a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Colorado, license number 1139.

Before receiving her Master’s degree, Kelley earned her Bachelor’s of Science in 1997 from Duke University, where she majored in Biology and minored in Spanish.

In-between earning her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, Kelley lived in the Steamboat area where she worked for the US Forest Service. She also lived in Seattle, Washington where she met and worked for Dr. Zhaoxu Xing, a Chinese medical doctor who served as the personal physician to the King of Oman for four years. It was this experience with Dr. Xing that motivated Kelley to begin the study of Chinese medicine.

Kelley has taken many continuing education courses since earning her Master’s degree. Her coursework includes:
  • Master Tung’s Magic Points, Series 1, 2 and 3 with Susan Johnson L.Ac., 2018
  • Yi Ren Qi Gong Seminar, Level 1 with Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun, 2018
  • Graduate Mentorship Program with Sharon Weizenbaum. This is a 2-year post- graduate course on Classical Chinese medicine and diagnosis, 2014- present
  • Pediatric Essentials with Robin Green L.Ac., 2014
  • Sheng Zhen Qi Gong with Master Li Jun Feng, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Tao of Nutrition with Cathy McNease, 2012
  • Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2010
  • Herb-Drug Interactions with Dr. John Chen, 2009
  • Master Tung’s Points with Dr. Richard Tan, 2009
  • Acupuncture for Pain with Dr. Richard Tan, 2007
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