Acupuncture Services

Acupuncture works by using needles to access the Qi (pronounced "chee") or vital energy at acupoints, and manipulating that energy in specific ways. One can either supplement, drain, or move the Qi in order to restore the proper flow of energy through the meridians (pathways for Qi) in the body. 

Experience matters when it comes to acupuncture treatment! While generally safe, receiving acupuncture from those with limited education can be dangerous (FYI, chiropractors and Physical Therapists perform "Dry Needling," aka trigger point acupuncture, with very few hours of training in Colorado). Licensed acupuncturists receive thousands of hours of training and practitioners with many years of experience, like our providers, know how to get the best results without a heavy hand or painful insertion. 

As seasoned practitioners, we can also perform what's popularly known as "Dry Needling" as well. Basically, dry needling is a trigger point acupuncture strategy which we use to resolve musculo-skeletal issues like knots, spasms, and chronic pain. We combine dry needling with TCM-style acupuncture, massage, cupping, gua sha, herbs, and/or supplements to provide holistic, long-lasting results to resolve your pain. 


Your Acupuncture Treatment 


When you come for an initial visit, we spend 45 minutes or so going over your health history and intake, discussing current health concerns, and making a diagnosis. After that, you'll lie on the table where we take your pulses, check your tongue (all part of Chinese medicine diagnosis), and create a strategy for needle placement. We may also integrate cupping, massage, gua sha, moxibustion, and electro-acupuncture into your treatment. Then we'll insert needles, checking in with you as we go to make you feel as comfortable as possible. 

After needles are placed, you will rest for 20-30 minutes with the needles retained while you listen to soothing music or a guided meditation. Our tables are equipped with extra padding and table warmer and we use wonderful TDP far infrared heat to warm body parts or treat pain as needed. Red light therapy is available as an add-on as well! 

For follow up visits, we go over current health concerns in the first 20-30 minutes, then again place needles and let you rest for the next 20-30 minutes of your time. 

Book now or reach out if you have any questions!

Here are some common questions regarding acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Please visit our clinic info page for rates, hours, and clinic policies.


Acupuncture & Modern Research  

When Jane started to practice in the 1990s, acupuncture was still considered very "alternative" (or maybe even full-on woo!). Over the past two decades, more and more research and outcome studies have been published, especially in the area of infertility and women's health. Many hospitals now integrate acupuncture into their services and doctors routinely refer their patients to us. One of our favorite studies by a colleague and friend investigated how "Whole Systems TCM" impacts fertility outcomes. Some other great resources where you can find the down-low on acupuncture research include Evidence Based Acupuncture and Jane Lyttleton's wonderful Research & Reviews webpage, which highlights many studies on acupuncture for fertility, women's health, and in pregnancy.