A photo of Martha Lucas

PhD, Research Psychology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY., 1991; major interests: medical psychology and behavioral medicine

MA, Psychology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY., 1987: major interest: behavioral medicine

BA, Psychology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY., 1982: major interest: social psychology

Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, December 2001

Advanced Training in Pulse Diagnosis with James Ramholz, OMD

Internships in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Medical Qigong with Master/Dr. Zhengao Yao and Timothy McGee, LAc


National Certification in Chinese Medicine, NCCAOM

Colorado Licensure in Acupuncture

Career Highlights

Professional Positions

Practitioner of Chinese Medicine, The Colorado Center of Traditional Medicine

Practitioner of Chinese Medicine, Littleton Internal Medicine Associates

Principal Instructor of Pulse Diagnosis Biofeedback and Balancing, Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture, and other courses: Lucas Teachings, Denver, CO.

Author, Pulse Diagnosis: Beyond slippery and wiry. Now in 2nd edition. Cosmetic Acupuncture Works!, 2nd edition. Vanity Calamity. Co-Author: You don’t Need Botox

Columnist, Acupuncture Today. 2010 – 2014.

Board Member Acupuncture Association of Colorado, 2008-2010.

Senior Market Research and Survey Analyst: Crestone Research Group, Inc. Denver, CO. 1994-2002.In addition to administrative duties, I did workshop development, speaking, and R&D consulting including all stages of data collection and interpretation for the group.

Board of Directors: Wellness NOW, A Learning Place, Inc. Denver, CO.  1996-2000.

Program Evaluator: DVERT (Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team: COPS Grant), City of Colorado Springs, CO.  Survey development and integration of the instruments with website and training CD; data analysis and interpretation; focus group facilitation. 2001-2002.

Curriculum Designer, Consultant, Facilitator: Colorado Regional Community Policing Institute, Golden, CO., 1997-2001.

Trainer, Facilitator, curriculum writing and revision. Experience in professional facilitation and member of the Training Design Team for a variety of curricula.  In my consulting for the Institute, one of my specialties was taking complex information and presenting it in an easy-to-understand and enjoyable format to a (sometimes) less than receptive audience.

Assessment Coordinator, Consultant, Facilitator: Violence Prevention through Education, Inc., Lafayette, CO., 1997-2001.

My duties include workshop development, questionnaire building, data analysis and interpretation, focus group facilitation, and training.

Chairman of the Board: The Professional Association of Traditional Healers (PATH) 1996-2001.

Administrative Assistant, Officer Manager,

Senate of Religious, Archdiocese of Louisville, Louisville, KY., 1979-1987.

Solely responsible for all office management and personnel duties of small group of nuns from various religious congregations, including writing and publishing a newsletter and scheduling retreats for the group.

Other Academic Positions

Senior Clinical Instructor, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO., 1998 – 2004. 

Presenter, Symposia Medicus Conference on Integrated Medicine, Topic: Women’s Health and TCM, Sept. 2005:

Presenter, Conference on Anti-Aging Medicine, Topic: Cosmetic Acupuncture, Oct. 2005.

Presenter, American Holistic Medical Association Conference, Topic: Medical QiGong, June, 2000.

Adjunct Faculty, Pacific University, School of Professional Psychology, Forest Grove, OR., 1991-1994.

Adjunct Faculty, Chemeketa Community College, McMinnville, OR., 1991-1994.

Visiting Lecturer, Murray State College, Department of Psychology, Murray, KY., 1990-1991.

Visiting Lecturer, Indiana University Southeast, Department of Psychology, New Albany, IN., 1988-1989.

Part-time faculty, Research Assistant, University of Louisville, Department of Psychology, Louisville, KY.,1986-1990.

Associate Faculty, Jefferson Community College, Department of Social Sciences, Louisville, KY.,1986-1987.

Areas of Specialization

            Traditional Chinese Medicine: Theory and Practice

Medical and Health Psychology

            Complementary/Alternative Medicine

            Experimental Psychology

            Social Psychology

Methodological Skills

            Research techniques in human subject studies

            Test/questionnaire construction and validation

            Demographic methods

            Multivariate methods

            Factor Analysis

Volunteer Experience:

Qual-Life Wellness Community, Denver, CO.

Women’s Bean Project, Denver, CO.


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