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Empowered Wellness

“With each person that comes into my room, I am charged by a sense of passion and calling to offer my best.”

Margaret Hampton MSOM, L.Ac., Dipl.OM

An overall thirst for life, learning, and adventures fuels me. As a mother of two young boys, I am forever on the move. We spend as much time as possible outside, checking out bugs, rocks and tossing balls. Raising children has forced exponential growth of my heart and self in every which way. I am so grateful for this honor. We live north of Boulder in a quiet area, sharing the land with coyotes, owls, chickens, bunnies and bikers galore. 

With all of this going on in my life as soon as I close the door to my office with a patient, the world around magically dissipates. With each person that comes into my room I am charged by a  passion and calling to offer my best. I rely on my clinical knowledge as well as intuition, and am infinitely stubborn at finding a solution that is effective, even if it means offering a referral outside of my care. I encourage expletives when needles hurt, airing of grievances, joys, and whatever else may be on your mind and heart.  I’m really good at finding two things: 1) lost LEGOs 2) tender spots on the body. It is my experience that pain is the navigational system of our bodies and listening to and following those cues can help illuminate the path to healing and wellness. 

Currently, I am completing my doctorate at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. I feel it is an important step to help elevate my profession altogether, but also to further my own study in this medicine that I love. 

I have never fit well in any box people have tried to put me in, and my treatments are the same way. I learn so much from every person that I see, and no two treatments are the same. I am filled with gratitude that I get to be a part of a medicine with such a rich and deep history that continues to expand and elevate to meet the needs of so many people.

 
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Professional Background & Philosophy

Helping to build a bridge between traditional Chinese Medicine and modern western medicine is a fundamental passion of mine. I began my holistic medicine path in 2001 as a massage therapist and then was trained in applied kinesiology. After a couple years of observing the profound healing of acupuncture in the clinic where I worked, I decided to pursue my degree in Chinese Medicine. Since 2013, I have been working alongside Dr. Pierre Brunschwig, MD and Deborah Breakell NP at Helios Integrated Medicine in Boulder, CO. This inclusive and integrative clinic model has allowed me to dig deeply into the breadth of Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, and herbal medicine to treat a variety of medical conditions, while being able to test results through lab work in our clinic.


True healing occurs when the treatment method is based on the individual and their dynamic story.

I spend time learning as much as a patient is willing to share in order to identify the pattern(s) that lead to illness. Every individual is unique: between influences of their surrounding environment, genetics, diet, patterns of thoughts and behaviors, and emotional states. True medicine takes ALL of this into account. Eastern medicine has been studying human behavior and health for thousands of years, and has been able to draw patterns out that can help clarify the path to both illness and health. Using all the skills in my toolbox, we then work to unwind these patterns and restore health. 

My emphasis is in herbal medicine, and customizing them to the individual’s need. It is crucial to observe the subtle changes of the body as it begins to heal, and adjust herbs accordingly. I also incorporate supplements to further support healing where needed to expedite and sustain lasting changes within the body. I also utilize acupuncture, Shonishin (Japanese pediatric non-invasive bodywork) moxibustion, cupping, and electrical stimulation. As much as I respect and follow the wisdom of this ancient medicine, I also spend ample time researching cutting edge technologies in modern medicine and look for ways to incorporate them to enhance the healing process. 

 I have been trained in both eastern and western nutrition, and use food and education as the most readily available source of medicine for every one of us. Food can either be our fuel or our path to disease. I believe it is crucial to inform patients how food can serve them, and what types of food work best for their bodies.


What is good for nature is good for humanity, what is good for one is good for all, what is good for the mind is good for the body. Hence, to harm a part is to harm the whole. What is bad for the heart is bad for the body, what damages one person damages all people, what injures the earth injures me. Conversely, to restore and preserve the health of one body and mind is to foster the wellbeing of the whole, the earth and all life upon it.
— Between Heaven and Earth
 
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Signature Products

 
 
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Thrive Endurance Tonic

Herbal tonics have long been used to enhance physical performance. The emperors of ancient China would send their esteemed doctors out to find the best ingredients to devise formulas to increase their stamina, strength, and focus. However, these ancient elixirs fall short by way of supporting modern athletes in the high altitude and dry air of our Colorado playground. These climate conditions add stress to the respiratory and cardiac systems, which in turn affects the joints, ligaments and muscles. Thrive ingredients represent the infusion of ancient elixirs with components added to support modern athletes. 

This formula, 100% herbal, increases red blood cells to aid in not only performance, but also tissue recovery. It also contains herbs that specifically are found to strengthen and heal tendons and ligaments of the low back and knees. The lungs are supported by herbs that aide in cleansing them of pollutants but also with moistening properties to protect against our dry climate.

 
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ASTRAGALUS ROOT

known the world over to enhance the immune system, it is also proven to increase the production of red blood cells — thus carrying more oxygen and nutrients to all areas of the body including the muscles, heart, and brain.

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CODONOPSIS ROOT

enhances the production of blood and body fluids. It also fortifies the lungs and aides in cleansing them of pollutants. A known adaptogen, it is clinically proven to moderate our response to stress because of their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anxiolytic, and antidepressant qualities.

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POLYGONATUM ROOT

another high-powered adaptogen, this root increases the production of marrow therefore treating soreness and weakness of the back and knees. It is also a cardiovascular tonic that supports healthy heart function by reducing blood pressure and dilation of the coronary arteries.

 
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LYCIUM FRUIT

an established super-food that moistens the Lungs and protects against the damage of overly dry climates. This fruit has also been shown to increase production of both red and white blood cells, as well as sharpen visual acuity.

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EUCOMMIA BARK 

shortens healing time injured or strained muscles and bones. This bark is famous for supporting and adding strength in the low back and knees. It’s pain relieving benefits are due to it’s anti-inflammatory effects as well as it’s ability to increase circulation through dilation of blood vessels.

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SCHISANDRA BERRY

is a potent general tonic. It decreases fatigue, promotes endurance, and enhances physical performance as proven in human studies. Revered in Asian countries for it’s overall anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects, soon to be discovered and promoted worldwide.