2023 Notes and Updates
Masks are now optional in the office; Kate will remain masked during treatment.
Facial rejuvenation / cosmetic acupuncture is back!
Kate is currently accepting new patients; new patients may schedule online.
Current in-person office hours are Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and occasional Wednesdays, which can be scheduled online. Virtual telehealth appointments are available as well.
As always, the health and safety of my patients is my first priority.
The following precautions are in place to protect myself and my patients, and to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 and other infections:
- If you have signs of any new illness (fever, cough, digestive issues, etc.), do not come into the office, even with a recent negative covid test. Last minute cancellation fees will be waived if you suddenly feel ill before your appointment, or appointments can be switched to telehealth.
- Air filters are used continuously in every room. Windows are opened between treatments and during treatments as weather permits for additional ventilation.
- Office surfaces (treatment table, desk, door knobs, light switches, chairs, bathroom, computers, phones, etc.) are disinfected regularly each day.
- Hand sanitizer is available in each room for patient use, and I wash my hands or use sanitizer before each patient contact during treatment.
- Patients are asked not to bring additional family members or friends into the office if possible.
- To maintain social distancing, please arrive promptly for your appointment (please wait in your car if you arrive early), and plan to leave on time.
Herbal prescriptions are currently filled Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and can be picked up outside the office door or mailed.
Supplements can still be ordered online with a discount and delivered to your home when you order through my website: http://www.acupunctureinboulder.com/nutrition/order-supplements/
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 treatment plans: Kate understands that each patient is an individual, with unique concerns and goals. While she stays up to date on modern research and protocols, your acupuncture and herbal treatments are tailored to maximize YOUR personal healing and well-being.
Experience: Licensed since 2007 after 4 years in a Masters level Chinese Medicine program and several months studying Chinese medicine in China, Kate has over 15 years of full time professional experience in East Asian 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 over 23 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 herbal medicine. Furthermore, our on-site herbal pharmacy saves you time since you can usually pick up your custom-made herbs the same day as your treatment. “Instant” powdered herbs can also be customized and are also offered for convenience. Your prescription can be modified on a week-to-week or even day-to-day basis as you progress. You save money by only getting what you need, and can call or email in refill orders between treatments as needed. You can also order supplements easily online to be delivered directly to your home at a discount.
Flexible scheduling: Kate offers convenient online scheduling, cancellations, and automatic waitlist notifications to 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 needed.
Ongoing support: Whether you see Kate once or 1000 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.
All of me feels cleaned out and as if I have a fresh start to begin another week. I feel free from junk, lighter, loved and cared for… I have been with someone who ‘gets’ me and I was in a space where I could feel safe and free to be all of who I am. Because I am supported, I feel stronger and more full of courage to live life… I am incredibly grateful to you, for your work and for being a loving example of health and wholeness. -KJH, Lafayette, CO
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.