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Joshua Geetter MSAOM, LAc is a licensed Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner based in Telluride, Colorado. He received his master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College at Boulder Colorado campus in December 2001. His business, Resource Oriental Medical Services, Inc. is the longest continuously serving acupuncture practice in the Telluride community. Josh also operates regular satellite clinics in Hotchkiss and Boulder, Colorado and periodically on the Island of Maui, Hawaii. When not in clinical work, he produces herbal medicines both from the Chinese and Western schools of herbology, growing or wild crafting many of the ingredients himself. Josh is a long-term mountaineer and ex-Alpine guide who is featured in the Ski Mountaineering film "The Edge of Telluride." He enjoys the rugged yet sophisticated Telluride lifestyle, which offers both world class nature and cosmopolitan culture.
Judy Godec first discovered the power of essential oils while living in France in the early 1980’s, when she was given Dr. Jean Valnet’s seminal treatise “l”Aromatherapie, Traitement des Maladies par les Essences des Plantes,” or “Aromatherapy, Treating Disease with Essential Oils.” At that time, the French pharmacopeia included herbs and essential oils alongside allopathic remedies and it was then she began a lifelong study of their myriad therapeutic benefits. Fifteen years later when her children were born, Judy dedicated herself to deeper study of the oils to replace Western medicine’s defaultpharmaceutical solution, which focused primarily on symptoms and illness rather than health, well-being, longevity and happiness. The natural affinity that exists between essential oils and the organ of the skin also became apparent, which led her to use her experience to formulate skin care and ceremonial compounds for herself and friends. The success of her botanical skin care line and educational courses for her company, Venus & Vetiver, and others has enabled Judy to share the magic and power of aromatic treasures while helping women realize their innate and radiant beauty. She has also written manuals, monographs, and blogs on essential oils and beauty several essential oil companies and consults with individuals on starting their own essential oil-based product business. She gratefully credits her primary teachers Jeffrey Yuen, David Crow, Kurt Schnaubelt, and Valerie Worwood for advancing and deepening her love and understanding of aromatic oils.