Welcome to the wellness practice of Kate Blalack, L.Ac. Kate is a national board (NCCAOM) certified practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Boulder, CO., honored to be serving the Front Range since 2007.
Kate offers a dynamic, holistic approach to your health concerns, understanding that each client is a unique individual with different needs, preferences and goals.
I’ve read many reviews about Kate, some of the words used to describe her are professional, compassionate, highly skilled, gentle, genuine, caring, intelligent, quiet, calm, warm, knowledgeable. I agree with all of these. The help Kate has given me is a cornerstone to my health and well being. I look forward to continued improvement and growth towards better health under her care. – Mark S., Boulder, CO
What sets Kate Blalack Acupuncture apart?
Customized treatments: Kate understands that each patient is an individual, with unique concerns and goals. Acupuncture and herbal treatments are tailored to maximize YOUR personal healing and well-being. Patients are seen one at a time, so you know that your entire treatment time is devoted to YOU.
Experience: Licensed since 2007 after 4 years of acupuncture school, Kate has over 10 years of full time professional experience in Chinese medicine. Before that, Kate spent several years working in Cancer Care and post-surgery at Boulder Community Hospital and as a backcountry guide and wilderness EMT in the U.S. and in Asia for a total of 20 years in health care.
Study in China & Advanced Training: Kate spent several months in China in 2007, 2008 and 2011 specifically to study Chinese herbs, acupuncture and dietary therapy with master physicians. She worked for the People’s Medicine Publishing House on translations of Chinese medicine textbooks on herbal medicine and stroke treatment. In addition, Kate has pursued hundreds of hours of continuing education from the most knowledgeable teachers in the west, specifically in women’s health, herbal medicine, facial rejuvenation, sports medicine, and palpatory diagnosis techniques.
Raw herbs, customized herbal prescriptions and convenience: The use of Chinese herbs can greatly expedite your healing process. Instead of using pre-made pills or powders, Kate tailors each herb in your prescription exactly to your needs. Raw herbs, which are the standard in China, but rarely offered by TCM practitioners in the West, are the most potent and traditional way of prescribing Chinese medicine. Furthermore, our on-site herbal pharmacy saves you time since you can pick up your custom-made herbs the same day as your treatment. Powdered herbs are also offered for convenience. Your prescription can be modified on a week-to-week or even day-to-day basis as you progress. Therefore, you save money by only getting what you need. You can order supplements easily online to be delivered directly to your home.
Flexible scheduling: Kate offers daytime hours for those with flexibility and kids in school, and evening and weekend hours for those who require appointments outside a 9-5 job. Convenient online scheduling and cancellations make your treatment schedule work for you.
Network and resources: Kate loves collaborating with other health professionals. She has close relationships with medical doctors, functional medicine practitioners, chiropractors, psychotherapists, midwives, coaches and body workers to get you comprehensive and added support whenever appropriate.
Ongoing support: Whether you see Kate once or 100 times, and even if you haven’t seen her in 10 years or have moved away, Kate is committed to being an ongoing resource to her clients and community. Feel free to reach out anytime.
Traditional East Asian Medicine
TEAM (or TCM) is a complete medical system, capable of addressing a variety of disorders via acupuncture and other modalities. Acupuncture has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) to be an effective treatment for many conditions, including:
- Addiction withdrawal
- Allergies, sinus congestion, and asthma
- Chemotherapy/Radiation side effects
- Common cold and flus
- Dermatological disorders including rashes, warts, eczema, psoriasis
- Digestive problems
- Fertility issues in women and men
- Headaches and migraines
- High blood pressure
- Menstrual disorders and menopause
- Pain, including acute and chronic neck, shoulder, hip, knee and back pain, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, sciatica and dental pain
- Pregnancy and postpartum
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Urinary infection
- Weight control
Kate Blalack Acupuncture welcomes people of all ages, genders, races, sexual orientations, abilities, cultures, national origins, backgrounds and religious and political beliefs.