Kat Dunbar MSOM, L.Ac.

Kat Dunbar, is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. She holds a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) with over 3,092 hours of training from Southwest Acupuncture College, located in Boulder, Colorado. Kat is nationally certified as a Diplomat in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Kat has studied in the fields of OBGYN, Infertility, Gerontology, Pediatrics, and Oncology.  Kat also studied sports medicine and trigger point therapy, and went on to intern in the sports medicine training room at the University of Colorado, where she treated some of the nations best Division I collegiate athletes.  During her last year of school, Kat sought out advanced training in Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at the Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Shenyang, China.  In China, she had advanced training in stroke rehabilitation, gynecological disorders, pediatric conditions, and Tuina therapy. 

Before beginning her career in Chinese Medicine, Kat was a student at the University of Colorado at Boulder. There, she studied anthropology, psychology, and found her passion for living a healthy life. Kat is passionate about cooking, reading, traveling, gardening and spending time with her husband, son Hank & 2 pups out on their farm! 


Kat Dunbar Services & Treatments

[Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist]


New Patient Visit w/ Kat Dunbar: $160

1 hour consultation and 30-45 minutes of treatment

This visit is designed for patients that are new to Niwot Natural Medicine that want to see Kat Dunbar.  Established patients of Dr. Malcolm’s do not need to do a new patient consultation w/ Kat.  A thorough and comprehensive intake will be done during a new patient visit with Kat and an individualized treatment plan including diet recommendations, supplements, vitamins and/or herbs will be created.  Treatment may include some or all of the following: acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, Tuina, Shiatsu, or electric stimulation.


Acute Sick Visit: $125

30 minute consultation and 30-45 minutes of treatment

Sick visits are always welcome!  We always try to keep space in our schedule to accommodate acutely ill patients.  This visit is designed for current or new patients at Niwot Natural Medicine to come see Kat for an acupuncture treatment and herbal consultation to treat colds, flus, or intestinal bugs.  Strained low backs and necks are also routinely dealt with quickly.


Long Return Visit w/ Kat Dunbar: $100

30 minute consultation and 30-45 minutes of treatment

For established patients at Niwot Natural Medicine, spend some extra time discussing your unique treatment plan with Kat.  Acupuncture treatments will last longer, and if needed, other therapies may be incorporated into your treatment including bodywork, cupping, electrical stimulation, or the application of heat.


Acupuncture w/ Kat Dunbar: $60

5-10 minute consultation and 20-30 minutes of treatment

For established patients at Niwot Natural Medicine, seeking a follow-up session of acupuncture, with Kat.


Cupping Therapy (20-30 minutes): $30

For established patients at Niwot Natural Medicine, seeking cupping therapy for a musculoskeletal issue, such as tight back or neck, hip, IT band, or hamstring.  Cupping is also an excellent treatment for an immune boost during the cold/flu season.


Children (12 and under)

New Patient Visit w/ Kat: $125

1 hour consultation w/ 20-30 minutes of treatment

This visit is designed for children 12 and under who are new patients at Niwot Natural Medicine seeking treatment with Kat Dunbar.  Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is one of the safest, gentlest and effective therapies for a pediatric case.  Kat will not always use needles (or pins) during a session. Treatment may include shonishin (a Japanese acupressure technique), pediatric tui na (bodywork), and nutritional or herbal recommendations.  Each session is a conversation between Kat, the child, and parent to help heal and balance that child’s needs. Some of the pediatric complaints that Kat treats include: digestive issues, acid reflux, ADHD, asthma, anxiety/behavioral issues, bedwetting, colic, eczema, fatigue, night terrors, and repeated ear infections.


Acute Sick-Child Visit w/ Kat: $100

30 minute consultation w/ 20-30 minutes of treatment

Sick child visits are always welcome, whether a new or current patient at Niwot Natural Medicine! This visit is designed to treat issues such as diarrhea, constipation, coughs, colds, headaches, and pain.


Return Child Visit w/ Kat: $60

5-10 minute consultation w/ 20-30 minutes of treatment

Every treatment is customized to your child for that day and presentation.


Community Clinic

Thursday 3-6pm

Sliding Scale - (Suggested $15-$40) *price based on customer’s ability to pay.

All are welcome! You do not need to be a current patient at Niwot Natural Medicine.  

Feel free to walk in for a quick 30-minute acupuncture session w/ Kat Dunbar in a community style setting.  Community acupuncture is practiced in a group, rather than one-on-one, setting. You will consult quietly with Kat, and then receive an individualized treatment. Don’t worry! You won’t be baring much skin. The treatments are primarily on the front of the body and mainly on distal points (legs, arms, hands, feet, ears, etc.). You will zone out and relax in a nice comfy chair for 20-30 minutes.  This is the way that acupuncture is traditionally done in Asia. The idea is to make acupuncture as accessible as possible.  This is also an affordable way to receive treatment on a more consistent and frequent basis.  With regular treatments, you get results!