We had the good fortune of connecting with Amy Malone and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amy, what do you attribute your success to?
Authenticity and patience. Authenticity in who I am as a person, as a practitioner of chinese medicine, as a nurse, as a businesswoman. Allowing who I am to shine through as the face of my business and being present to the patients I provide care to has been essential in setting up the foundation and core values of my brand. The patience comes in not only in how I work with people, but patience in building my business and brand has been essential to maintaining the integrity and authenticity that makes it shine.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Balanced Stone Acupuncture and Wellness came out of a desire to integrate my skills as a nurse with my degree and training in chinese medicine and acupuncture into a clinic environment where patients feel heard and receive the relief they were looking for from issues that are affecting their quality of life. I specialize in women’s health, anxiety and manifestations of stress but treat a wide range of issues including pain, digestion and headaches. Choosing to open my own practice hasn’t been easy, but it has absolutely been one of the best and most fulfilling adventures of my life. In hindsight, Balanced Stone Acupuncture and Wellness has been a lifetime in the making. Even in reflecting back to my childhood there were signs of entrepreneurship and it is exciting to have made those young dreams a reality. First and foremost, I love what I do as a clinician and healthcare provider. The focus of my business is to ensure the best possible outcomes to the patients that I treat, but it has been fun to develop as a businesswoman to make those goals a reality. My mission at Balanced Stone is to provide patient centered, compassionate, and holistic care using traditional medicine to treat contemporary issues. The goal is always that you leave the clinic feeling better than you came in and that our treatments positively impact your everyday quality of life.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Let me just say that I love Denver! Can we imagine that this visit is in a post covid time? Ok, good! Some of my favorites include the Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Kirkland Museum. Having a picnic at Cheesman park and walking through Rino to explore the Crush Walls. The food options are endless but a few of my current favorites are Somebody People, Uchi, Barcelona, Super Mega Bien and Sassafras. I also love taking guests to The Cruise Room at the Oxford Hotel and Death and Co for cocktails. It’s always fun visiting mountain towns like Salida or Estes Park and definitely going on a few hikes or if it’s winter heading to the mountains to ski. In general, I think there are always great food and art events happening around Denver and it’s fun to check out what’s local and happening at the moment around town.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
What a tough question! There are so many people I could choose to dedicate this to because I really believe that it takes a village to achieve success; mentors, professors, family and friends have all been an instrumental part of my journey, however, my husband Ryan takes the cake. He has provided so much support and has made sacrificices that made room for me to not only follow my dreams, but do it with a loving partner at my side. It was with his support and encouragement that I got through graduate school and was able to start up my own clinic. As an artist and business owner himself, he has been an invaluable asset in helping me run my business gracefully.
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