Acacia's team of expert health-care professionals treats clients to individualized, naturopathic, and alternative health care in a relaxed setting. One-hour acupuncture sessions place patients in the expert hands of Victoria Spaurel, a registered acupuncturist and Chinese-medical-theory enthusiast. Practitioners insert needles into specific pressure points and frayed stitching on clients' bodies, working to balance overall energy levels. Acupuncture therapy aims to treat a wide array of health concerns, including chronic pain, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder, irritable bowel syndrome, and being filled with helium. Although it improves stress levels and cell-phone reception for many clients, therapy is not recommended for candidates with bleeding disorders or needle phobias. Patients currently taking blood thinners such as warfarin may bruise more easily during their sessions, and clients taking any kind of medication are instructed to inform their practitioners.
Sometimes, great things come in small packages. A prime example is acupuncture, which uses hair-thin needles to treat dozens of health problems, including digestive disorders, arthritis, high blood pressure, seasonal allergies, and molting. Acupuncture patients at Fort Collins Community Acupuncture recline in cozy lounge chairs during appointments, letting relaxation wash over them. To better serve clients, the staff also mixes Chinese herbs that clients can take at home and offers reiki sessions to bring the body and mind into harmony.
Abbye Silverstein has an extensive education in the healing arts. She's studied psychology, addictions, and counseling in addition to acupuncture. At Acupuncture Access, she is able to use all of her educational experience. She heals clients mentally, physically, and emotionally through five-element acupuncture, which matches patients with one of 12 personality types and treats them based on this match.
The team at Stillwater Healing Arts Clinic knows that the stressors of everyday life—from the struggle of raising a family to the challenge of bench-pressing a family—can be overwhelming. That's why they've created a tranquil, calming refuge where guests can escape the constant motion of the world outside and restore their internal balance through holistic family medicine and spa treatments.
The clinic’s approaches to wellness are as varied as its practitioners. Naturopath and licensed acupuncturist Sara Hart uses classical Chinese medicine and five-element acupuncture to promote better organ function and overall wellness. The practice’s three registered massage therapists take a different tact, targeting muscles with various modalities and techniques such as aromatherapy to help ease tension and muscle pain—goals also at the heart of relaxing spa treatments such as hydrotherapy and infrared-sauna therapy. Contemplative psychotherapist Kelly Taylor Russell supports mothers and fathers as they cope with the responsibilities of rearing a newborn, and certified addiction counselor James Hart empowers people to overcome unhealthy relationships with drugs or alcohol. To complement the eclectic services, the staff also assists clients in caring for themselves through classes on topics such as herbal medicine and weight loss.
Annie Stiefel has a long history of helping people. Her career includes practicing emergency medicine as an EMT in Denver and teaching health and science at local community colleges. She brings over 30 years of these health-oriented experiences to Longmont Acupuncture. Today, the licensed and nationally board-certified acupuncturist uses traditional Chinese medicine to alter the way in which the body perceives pain. Though she draws on more than three decades of her own medical experience, Annie understands the importance of collaborating with patients to identify their imbalances and prescribe the appropriate solutions. These solutions may include acupuncture, cupping, auricular therapy, and micro-current stimulation to the ear.
Her own difficulties conceiving inspired registered nurse and licensed acupuncturist Kyle Liston to help others become parents. She does this by combining the knowledge she gathered working 15 years as a high-risk ob-gyn and newborn nurse with the knowledge she’s gained working 15 years as an acupuncturist to use acupuncture in conjunction with in-vitro fertilization to help women become pregnant. Liston also uses the thin, sterile, disposable needles to address a variety of other symptoms, such as fatigue, chronic pain, and compulsive shimmying. She meticulously cultivates a tranquil atmosphere, where clients can lie back and clear their minds as the needles activate strategic points on the body.