What is

Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture?


At Niwot Natural Medicine, we strive to help individuals achieve their health-related goals through the use of Acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine has evolved over the course of 5000 years, developing diagnostic techniques and treatments for a variety of ailments. Comprehensive in nature, Chinese medicine is capable of addressing each individual’s unique health needs. At Niwot Natural Medicine, we are committed to providing patients with effective holistic health care. We address your current symptoms while also focusing on the root cause of the imbalance, allowing the body to heal and prevent the progression of an illness.

If you have questions about whether or not your specific condition or complaint may be effectively treated by Acupuncture or Chinese medicine, please feel free to call or e-mail us immediately. We may be the essential source of relief you are looking for.



Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine that promotes the body's natural healing processes. Chinese medicine views the body as a systematic whole that works to maintain a harmonious balance. When symptoms arise, it is our body’s way of communicating to us that something is out of harmony. Acupuncture utilizes the body’s own energy to correct internal imbalances. Acupuncture helps bring the body back to a homeostatic state by regulating the nervous system, increasing blood flow, improving circulation and strengthening normal bodily functions. It involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into precise acupuncture points. The patient’s signs, symptoms and health patterns help to determine which points to use. When our bodies have more abundant resources, we are able to recover from conditions more quickly and are strong enough to prevent illness from arising. 

Many people assume that the needles we use are the same as those used to draw blood or give an injection. Acupuncture needles are quite different. They don’t create the painful sensation associated with getting a shot. People generally find acupuncture treatments to be relaxing and rejuvenating. All needles used at our facility are sterile, single use only, and are disposed of properly.


Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine uses the power of plants and minerals to treat various internal medical conditions. Herbal remedies are formulated for each individual's specific needs.  Each individual herb has different actions on specific tissues in the body. When various herbs are combined to create a customized formula, they act together to resolve imbalances and strengthen the functions of the body’s internal organs. At Niwot Natural Medicine we utilize patent formulas given in tablet or tincture form. We have found that this form of herbal treatment is effective, easy to follow and safe. We source only the highest quality of herbs from an American distributer. 




What COnditions can CHinese MEdicine Treat? 

Chinese medicine is a safe and effective way to treat a multitude of conditions.  Often times, patients will come in with a complaint and after a series of treatments other symptoms that they weren’t originally focusing on will also resolve.  This is because Chinese medicine takes the whole body into perspective.  We treat the whole person, not just manifesting symptoms, allowing the body to become stronger and more resilient. 

Conditions that can benefit from Acupuncture and Chinese herbs include:

  • Cardiovascular: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, angina heart palpitation, poor circulation, Reynauds, edema

  • Dermatology: acne, hives, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, dry skin, dandruff

  • Diabetes: regulate blood glucose levels and alleviate diabetic neuropathy

  • Emotional: stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, mood swings

  • Gastrointestinal: diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, indigestion, acid reflux, food sensitivities, GERD, IBS, IBD

  • Immunity: cold, flu, sinusitis, frequent illness, allergies, autoimmune conditions

  • Insomnia: restless sleep, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, night sweats

  • Men’s Conditions: prostatitis, infertility, BPH, frequent urination, incontinence, sexual dysfunction

  • Oncology: alleviate symptoms associated with chemotherapy & radiation such as pain, neuropathy, hot flashes, dry mouth, fatigue

  • Pain: headaches, acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, strains/sprains, sciatica, sports injuries, recovery from surgery

  • Pediatrics: ear infections, frequent illness, colic, teething, diarrhea, constipation

  • Women’s Conditions: menstrual irregularities, PMS, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, UTIs, incontinence, infertility, pregnancy wellness, postpartum care, menopause symptoms