Women's Health

Acupuncture for Hormone Regulation

“I chose to work with Kate because she came highly recommended for my needs related to hormones and women’s health. From my first appointment Kate made me feel right at home. Everything about the session felt tailored just for me from the lifestyle recommendations to the acupuncture during the session and the herbs she blended for me to take at home. Kate is knowledgable, sensitive, kind, and gentle. I’m so glad she is part of my journey to better health.” – F.D. Boulder, CO

Acupuncture for Fertility

“Kate is absolutely wonderful! At our first meeting I immediately felt at ease and just loved being around her energy. She is absolutely a natural and intuitive healer. I started TCM for fertility and after 1 session right before ovulation and 1 around implantation time I got a positive pregnancy test 3 days later!” -K.H., Boulder, CO

“I have seen Kate for about 3 years now throughout many shifts and changes in me and my life. From fertility issues, IVF, postpartum care, and now with my second pregnancy, and she is perfect. By perfect, I mean she is always aware and fluid with what my body needs and how she can support. With her calm grace, she is soothing and I feel like I went on a vacation after each session.” – Whitney Johansson, Longmont, CO

“I’ve seen Kate off and on for about a year now and she is wonderful. I’ve been seeing her for fertility support as well as other issues as they come up. Kate is very calm and caring and always listens and tries to address all of my concerns. I always leave her sessions feeling relaxed and supported. I can’t recommend Kate highly enough!” – L.R., Boulder, CO

“Kate was attentive and professional, yet calming and reassuring from the very beginning. She was just what I was looking for in a Chinese herbalist and acupuncturist and has supported me in treating fertility issues. The on-site apothecary is the most comprehensively stocked that I have ever seen! I would definitely recommend Kate to anyone looking for an alternative to Western medicine. She has been a wonderful resource and has provided absolutely wonderful support. She is simply FANTASTIC!” -A.R., Boulder, CO

Acupuncture for Pregnancy

"Not only is Kate a sweet and genuine person, but she also knows her stuff! I've seen her throughout my last 2 pregnancies. Her way is very gentle and supportive for women becoming mothers. Whatever arose, she was able to treat, and if she didn't have the answer to a question or concern, she would help me find it. She also listens really well. I just adore her and hope she'll become our family acupuncturist as the kids and us need it over the years." - Nikki D., Boulder, CO

Acupuncture for Back Pain in Pregnancy

“Visiting Kate for my lower back problems was a blessing. Being pregnant I was in a lot of pain. The day after my first treatment I had relief for the first time since my back injury. Thanks Kate!” -Jamie S., Boulder, CO

Acupuncture for Labor Induction

"Our acupuncture session worked wonders! Our son was born at 2am weighing 8lbs 4oz. I started having consistent contractions on the way home from our appointment and labor continued to progress smoothly from there. I can't thank you enough for your help. I am SO relieved that I didn't have to be induced again and that I was able to have the water birth I was hoping for. I was hopeful acupuncture would do the trick but now I'm a true believer!" - M.F., Boulder, CO

Acupuncture for Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

“Kate is AMAZING! I left feeling like a new person and woke up the next day feeling better than I have since I had my son. I highly recommend Kate. She’s easy to talk to and truly is concerned for her patients well being!” – Andrea G, Boulder, CO

"Kate is such a gift to anyone who has the pleasure of working with her. I have experienced anxiety for as long as I can remember. Motherhood has compounded this with a whole new universe of stress, worry and ultimately, irritability. I began seeing Kate with the hope that I could start to relinquish some of the negative effects that anxiety and stress has caused. I am here to tell you that what I received after one appointment with Kate is more than I ever would have expected from any other type of provider or treatment modality. She is kind, gentle and compassionate. Her knowledge is endless. She embodies an open acceptance that has allowed me to let my guard down without the fear and shame I generally experience. And, yes, she helped me to SLEEP, which I don't think I have done in years. I highly recommend her to anyone, whether you struggle with anxiety or not." - Caitlyn Walker, Longmont, CO

Acupuncture for Menstrual Problems

“Kate Blalack has, again and again, treated me with dignity and respect. She is a thoughtful and compassionate healer and listener. Her needling technique is very gentle and effective. I don’t know how I would survive the stress of grad school without her. She has also helped me regulate my menstruation for the first time in two years with acupuncture and herbs. Thank you Kate.” – L.C., Boulder, CO

Acupuncture for Endometriosis

“After about 4 months with Kate I’m feeling a huge reduction in my pain/discomfort due to endometriosis, and as a bonus I can see results in other areas of my health as well… fewer migraines, more energy, and an overall sense of well being. She is very intuitive, a great listener, and very good at what she does. I would recommend her to anyone.” – Nicole J., Boulder, CO

Acupuncture for Urinary Tract Infections

“Kate helped me conquer recurring Urinary Track Infections when western medicine had given up on me and said I’d be on permanent antibiotics. Eternally grateful. It took a few months of treatment but yielded years of no issues.” – K.A., Boulder, CO

Acupuncture for Menopause

“Having suffered with the severe mood swings, depression, and other physical issues [of menopause] traditional medicine did not have any answers. My MD suggested alternative treatment and I found Kate. I have experienced a new focus and balance that has helped my marriage and art business get back on track. I tried the herbs and once I stopped them realized that was a mistake. I enjoy the ritual of brewing my herbs and believing in their healing properties.” – Delcia Litt, Erie, CO

Acupuncture Facial Rejuvination

Facial Rejuvination

“I have been getting facials with Kate for the last couple of months. My skin looks fantastic! My skin is firmer and most of the fine lines I had have disappeared! Kate is very gentle and caring. She listens to your concerns and never tries to push services or products on you. I highly recommend her services.” – Britt A., Golden, CO

“I had a facial appointment- and really loved it- I think it really made my skin look healthier and younger in just one treatment. But I also had sinus congestion and got herbs for it- they worked great in just 3 days!!! Thank you… Ali” – Ali Z, Boulder, CO

"Kate is talented and kind. She makes my skin look beautiful from the inside out. I am glad to have her treatments as part of my health regime." - Deanna Waldron, Boulder, CO


Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation Series 

In 2009 I completed the facial rejuvenation acupuncture series with Kate Blalack. I am a 49 year-old with a lifetime of heavy sun exposure. In addition, I lost about forty pounds in my early forties, which left me with some loose skin, including on my face and neck. I’m sorry to say that only in the past five or so years have I really started to try to take care of my skin.

Because I just don’t want to have a face or neck lift, I was looking for other alternatives. I read about the whole concept of facial rejuvenation through acupuncture, and then did an internet search for practitioners in Boulder County. When I found Kate and learned that she had trained with the woman who is purported to be “the” expert in facial acupuncture, I decided to give it a go.

The results? These treatments, while not as dramatic as a facelift, are absolutely noticeable and I am very glad I went this route. After each treatment, I would immediately snap a photo of myself in outdoor light with my phone. Each time there would be a quite noticeable change in the smoothness and rested look of my face. All of my forehead and eye wrinkles were significantly lessened, as were the creases and folds in my lower face and neck. In addition, my whole face would just look more relaxed and with a healthier hue or glow. The great thing is that these effects were cumulative.

The treatments themselves were quite enjoyable. The needles really are not uncomfortable, and I almost always fell asleep on the table. At the end, the scalp, neck and shoulder massage was simply fantastic. I now see Kate for “booster” treatments as well as for regular acupuncture. After all, the health of our entire body is reflected in our skin and face, and I’m really trying to take better care of myself from the inside out now. – Kim F, Lafayette, CO

“I chose to see Kate because in addition to my primary reason for visits (chronic tiredness) she offered facial rejuvenation. I could see the subtle, but noticeable results on my face after the first treatment – the following morning my face looked as if I had a particularly good day, probably not noticeable to others but I could definitely see it. I really liked the 12-treatment series that Kate offers because it made my face look more healthy and glowing, and my skin acquired this suppleness that wasn’t there before. Also, another big benefit was a great sense of relaxation – the facial rejuvenation series was a fantastic way to de-stress at the end of the work week. I loved the results last year, and just did it again this year – definitely worth it, and I recommended it to all my girlfriends!” – I.J., Boulder, CO

Pain and Athletic Performance

Acupuncture for Back Pain 

“Kate provides a fantastic service to her clients with her acupuncture. I was in a great deal of back pain and it was relieved through her work. I recommend her without reservation.” – Jessica C, Boulder, CO

Acupuncture for Migraines

“I had never had acupuncture before, but my migraine headaches were getting much worse. With Kate’s outstanding care, my headaches have decreased substantially. I was soon diagnosed with celiac disease from my doctor and Kate was very helpful in guiding me to understanding a gluten-free diet. I recommend Kate highly. She is a true professional with a gentle and caring hand.” – Ray Ellis, Boulder, CO

Acupuncture for Shoulder Pain 

“Most recently Kate did a great job of treating a shoulder (muscle) injury. I had almost full range of motion back later that night after not being able to raise my hand above my shoulder or past my midline when I came in. She also sent me home with some herbal patches that kept the injury site warm for hours. I’ve been a patient of Kate’s for several years and she has always had a great attitude and put me on a healing path.” – G.P., Louisville, CO

"Kate is a superb healer and cuts no corners to getting to know your needs. I felt immediate relief from shoulder pain.Cupping was a very positive experience. I recommend her highly." - Charlynn R., Raleigh, NC

Acupuncture for Sinus Pain and Headache

“It was great. Had a headache for 4 weeks. went away soon after session. Sinus opened within 24hrs. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” – Mike Simpson, Evergreen, CO

Acupuncture for Chronic Back Pain

Hi Kate,

I wanted to tell you that after your treatment last week, I really had a lot of relief. I have not been pain free in more years than I can count, but I went home that evening practically euphoric! I really, really felt good, and I had no pain at all. I just wanted to let you know how much you helped. You have wowed me!

I’m sending my daughter to see you, and so I’m putting my child in your hands – I guess that is the biggest form of praise!

-Melanie, Boulder, CO

Acupuncture for Distance Running Performance

“I have been a client of Kate’s for several months and consider myself very fortunate to have met her. Kate is a very caring person and truly interested in helping. As a distance trail runner, getting the proper amount of sleep is a vital component in my training. She has and continues to improve my sleep pattern, even through the chaos of running and normal life! She’s truly the best!” – Mark S, Boulder, CO

Stress, Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia

Acupuncture for Insomnia

“I was referred to Kate from my previous acupuncturist and couldn’t be more happy with Kate’s work. After many years of poor sleep habits, Kate has not only continued the progress of the past year, but continually improves my path to better sleep. She is a wonderful, caring practitioner and I would gladly recommend her.” – Mark Schwandt, Boulder, CO

Acupuncture for Anxiety

"Kate is such a gift to anyone who has the pleasure of working with her. I have experienced anxiety for as long as I can remember. Motherhood has compounded this with a whole new universe of stress, worry and ultimately, irritability. I began seeing Kate with the hope that I could start to relinquish some of the negative effects that anxiety and stress has caused. I am here to tell you that what I received after one appointment with Kate is more than I ever would have expected from any other type of provider or treatment modality. She is kind, gentle and compassionate. Her knowledge is endless. She embodies an open acceptance that has allowed me to let my guard down without the fear and shame I generally experience. And, yes, she helped me to SLEEP, which I don't think I have done in years. I highly recommend her to anyone, whether you struggle with anxiety or not." - Caitlyn Walker, Longmont, CO

Acupuncture for Depression 

“In the face of unspeakable personal tragedy & loss, when western medicine has nothing to offer but sleeping pills and anti depressants to drug you into more immobility, Kate’s acupuncture and herbal tea restores energy and peace, & reduces anxiety. She is enabling me to coexist & live with my grief, & gives me energy to bring honor to a life lost too soon. She has also aided sleep difficulties & hot flashes. She is kind & skilled and her therapy effective.” – S.F., Boulder, CO

Acupuncture for Stress 

“Kate is amazing! She has a very gentle touch, is soft spoken and compassionate. I feel very relaxed in her presence. I come away every week feeling stress free; nothing can rattle me! I am grateful to have her as my acupuncturist.” – Kim Schifano, Longmont, CO

Digestive Issues

Acupuncture for IBS

"Kate has helped me with IBS so much so that I no longer have any gut issues. My IBS is very manageable I can even go out for dinner and travel with confidence. I can enjoy eating again. I find her sessions very relaxing and friendly, I also now use her for any smaller issues." - Margot B, Boulder, CO


Acupuncture for Allergies

“Kate has been very helpful in my treatment of allergies this season. She is incredibly professional as well as compassionate. I would absolutely recommend her to a friend!” – Christine Talaga Morgan, Boulder, CO

Acupuncture for Chronic Tiredness and Allergies

“I came to see Kate after spending 2 months trying to understand what is happening with my body. I felt tired day after day as if I am on the verge of getting sick with sore throat and feeling of congestion in my head. My PCP couldn’t explain what it was, and the only hypothesis she had was that it was an allergy of some sort (in February!), and offered to put me on steroids. I saw two other acupuncturists in Boulder but they didn’t help. Kate spent an hour and a half with me; she had great welcoming attitude and in addition to treating me with needles she mixed individual herbs to relieve congestion in my head. After several visits I started to feel better. Kate continued to fine-tune my herbal supplements and I feel back to normal. I never figured out what it was: altitude affect, some strange virus, sinus congestion or allergies, but I am immensely grateful to Kate for helping my body to fight it off and come back to its healthy state.” – I.J., Boulder, CO

Acupuncture for Food Allergies 

“I’ve gone to Kate Blalack for treatment of food sensitivities. I have found Kate to be a thoughtful and effective care provider. The treatment has made a positive impact on my life. Beyond that, I appreciate Kate’s ability to communicate intelligently about acupuncture and health issues in general. I find going to these acupuncture sessions very non-stressful, and that’s a major positive for me.” – Rich F., Boulder, CO

Respiratory Infections

Acupuncture for Pneumonia

"I have had pneumonia approximately 7 times in my life, so I am very familiar with the symptoms when they appear. As soon as I saw I was going in that direction again I went to Kate; she prescribed herbs that are helping me recover rapidly. When I'm sick I'm not the best communicator but Kate was very patient and compassionate with me, something I value and appreciate. Thanks Kate!" - Elizabeth S., Boulder, CO

Acupuncture for a Terrible Head Cold

"I've been seeing Kate for 8-9 years. She is my primary health care provider, and always does an excellent job. This week I came in with a terrible head cold and a trip to Italy coming in 4 days! With her treatment (including herbs), I am feeling almost well 2 days later!!" - Julisa A., Boulder, CO


Acupuncture for Vertigo

“Kate is both professional and compassionate. I have had acupuncture from other practitioners and her needling is more gentle and less painful than anyone I have seen. I appreciate that she is a good listener and always has your best interest at heart. She was able to stop my dizziness when all my doctors including the neurologist told me I would have to “live with” the vertigo. I highly recommend her!” – B.S. Boulder, CO


Acupuncture for Eczema

“Kate is AMAZING. She helped to clear the heat out of my body with Acupuncture and special Chinese herbs. Her office is very comfortable and relaxing, which sets the precedence for healing. I love Kate and recommend her treatments to all!” – Becca Blay, Boulder, CO


Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia 

Dear Kate,

First of all it was a pleasure to meet you… You are a genuinely concerned, caring and gentle practitioner and I enjoyed our session together.

I was evaluated at the fibromyalgia clinic at Mayo Clinic/Rochester in 2009 and one of the recommendations of Dr. Vincent, the primary physician in that clinic was that eight to ten sessions of acupuncture might be beneficial. Since I knew so little about acupuncture but was intrigued by her strong suggestion that I investigate this and set up a series of treatments.

The experience I had with the Japanese acupuncture [during my visit to Boulder] was blissful, relaxing and yet physically exhilarating  – a kind of release – and I want to thank you for providing that experience for me. It served as a wonderful introduction to acupuncture, and I am going to speak to my primary care provider at my appointment in September to see if he can refer me to an acupuncturist within the Mayo Health System.

Again thank you so very much for everything.


-Brenda H. Mankato, Minnesota


Pediatric Acupuncture for Chronic Respiratory Infections

“I took my 4 yr old son to see Kate after he had been sick for approximately one month. She was very patient and professional. The follow up visit my son felt he was fine and did not need to go. After the follow up session he said “Mom, can we buy her a Christmas gift?, I really like her” . That sums it up. She has such a calming, healing and beautiful spirit.” D.G. Longmont, CO

Pediatric Acupuncture for Digestive Problems 

“My 9 year old son has some digestive troubles that brought us to see Kate. My husband took him to the first appointment, and my son came back full of energy and super happy. (He had been sick and lethargic for days before the visit) I took him to his second treatment, which was very gentle and effective.” – Taymar, Boulder, CO

Acupuncture for Adolescents 

"Kate Blalack has been looking after my 13 year old daughter monthly for over two years while she navigates these years of change from pre-teen to teen. Kate has become a trusted healthcare provider, educator, authority and advocate for our family. She listens to my daughter and empowers her to listen to herself. It eases my mind to know there is an adult for my daughter to confide in, and seek guidance from, who has her best interest at heart. I couldn't recommend her more!" - Lizzy, Boulder, CO

New to Acupuncture / Afraid of Needles

New to Acupuncture 

“I just had my first appointment with Kate and feel wonderful! Kate is a natural healer, evident not only in her care but also her demeanor. I am new to acupuncture and was impressed by her level of expertise and assurance. Kate is helping me with a specific blockage I’m experiencing and I feel quite optimistic now that I’m getting help from an expert! ” -Rachel Justice, Boulder, CO

“I entered Kate’s office sluggishly. It was my first real encounter with acupuncture in my life! I was filled to the brim with emotion and with years of physically holding my body captive in a deeply contained vessel of pain and congestion. Needless to say, I am encouraged, filled with a sense of hope, gratitude and wonder! As I left Kate’s office yesterday, I drifted down the stairs to the parking lot below, finally feeling my protective cocoon begin to softly unravel.” – Susan Weinreich, Boulder, CO

Fear of Needles 

“Kate makes acupuncture enjoyable and relaxing for me, despite my fear of needles. Her quiet, calm, and benevolent nature help me feel grounded during and after each treatment. I have recommended her to many of my friends and will continue to recommend her; Kate is the best!” – Chloe W, Boulder, CO

“I felt very comfortable through the treatment. Kate placed the needles so easily and lightly. The experience was very thoughtful. I would recommend her to anyone feeling anxious about “needling”.” – S.O., Boulder, CO

Kate Blalack Acupuncture

“I have seen Kate off and on for many years since she has worked at Chautauqua Health. She has always had a gentle touch and an incredibly caring manner. I am very particular about who touches me and who can handle my complex health, and I completely trust Kate. Between her kindness and skill I feel completely cared for. And I know if she has a question she will ask. I can highly recommend her for health maintenance, sick care and facial acupuncture. ” – D.L., Boulder, CO

“Kate is not only a wonderful human but she is amazing at what she does! She listens to every detail I tell her and I am feeling amazing since I started to see her. I would highly recommend going to see her!!” – A.G., Boulder, CO

“I first became a patient of Kate’s about six years ago, I think. Every single experience with her has been exceptional. She is highly skilled, and is one of the most gentle, genuine, caring, intelligent people I have ever met. And her treatments work. I stopped seeing her when we temporarily moved away from Boulder County, and just recently started seeing her again. The moment I returned to her office, and especially to her treatment table, it honestly felt like being home again.”  – Kim Frazier, Lafayette, CO

“I have only recently started going to Kate, but have already felt an impact from her work. Her skills, knowledge and conscientious and gentle manner make for very effective and comfortable treatments. She has helped give me new insight and hope for my long-term health. I have consistently felt rejuvenated following one of her sessions, and have also experienced lasting effects, feeling more balanced in my day-to-day life. Thank you, Kate!”- Emily S, Boulder, CO

Kate is one of the best acupuncturists I have seen. What sets her apart from others is the way she meticulously attends to each aspect of you and your unique needs. When sitting with Kate it is easy to apprehend that she truly cares about each of her patients and is fundamentally interested in providing support and healing so you can gain optimal health. Kate also goes over and above the call of duty with regard to your questions and is very timely and available with her response.” – Christopher P, Boulder, CO

“Really had a great experience with Kate. She is really pro at what she does. I felt very taken care of. Results were phenomenal.” – Terry Kinnard, Denver, CO

“Kate is more than a just a technician, she has a truly healing touch and presence. She took time to get to know me and then addressed the whole picture. She went above and beyond to help me. I recommend her to anyone especially if you have a complex condition. ” – Pamela Clum, Boulder, CO

“I was really pleased to book with Kate online and see her the very next day as a new client. She was very knowledgable and decisive in her diagnosis and treatment with me and the results were very effective. I highly recommend her, as I booked with her after receiving no referral but simply after reading other reviews of her online. They were accurate! Facility was nice and treatment spectacular. Enjoy!” – A.C., Boulder, CO

Kate has helped me with mood swings, ringing ears, digestion, acne, and my overall well-being. Since starting treatment, I feel consistently better than in the past, and she has a calming, inviting, and wonderful bedside manner!” – Mary-Katharine Huebener, Boulder, CO

“I live in Steamboat Springs, but go to see Kate B. for acupuncture when I come to Boulder. I feel very relaxed as soon as I walk in to the office. Kate is incredibly warm and caring, and she is the most gentle acupuncturist I’ve seen. I feel very taken-care-of when I go to see her! Awesome experience, always.” Lori, Steamboat Springs, CO

“Kate really knows what she’s doing. Her understanding, focus, demeanor and genuine desire to help, creates a warm and safe, healing environment. I genuinely feel better every time I see her and so will you. Thank you for being there. Thank you for being you, Kate.” – Mark W., Niwot, CO