What is Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine?

Acupuncture is part of an ancient Oriental, or East Asian, form of medicine. A common branch of this is known as traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

Acupuncture and TCM have been around for thousands of years and have anecdotally proven their effectiveness in treating a myriad of conditions. In recent decades, more in-depth studies have been done, especially acupuncture, as this form of natural healing becomes increasingly popular in the West.

Traditional Chinese medicine is a complete health care system that includes acupuncture, Chinese herbology, Oriental bodywork (massage) therapy (Tui Na) and cupping.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Based upon Chinese theory, TCM works to enhance the body’s natural sense of balance, This may be through stimulating the body’s own healing mechanism with acupuncture or tui na, by nourishing the body with proper dietary therapy, or by supplementing what the body needs through herbs.
In the West, where much value is placed upon quantitative research, studies have documented acupuncture’s effectiveness, but they have not been able to fully explain how acupuncture works within the framework of the Western system of medicine.

It is possible that acupuncture helps to regulate the nervous system, which can reduce pain. It is also possible that acupuncture helps to produce those “feel-good” biochemicals (endorphins) and enhance the body’s immune system. It is documented that acupuncture treatments are known to relax and soothe, and it is not unusual to fall asleep in a treatment, or to walk out and feel happy and relaxed.

What Will Acupuncture Treat?

TCM is recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as effective in treating these conditions:

  • Addictions
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma & Bronchitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Colitis
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation & Diarrhea
  • Dental Pain
  • Depression
  • Digestive Problems
  • Dizziness/Vertigo
  • Dysentery
  • Emotional Problems
  • Eye Problems
  • Facial Tics/Bells’ Palsy
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Menstrual Irregularities/PMS
  • Morning Sickness
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Pain Management
  • Sciatica
  • Sports Medicine
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Trygeminal Neuralgia

In addition, Traditional Chinese Medicine has shown to be effective in the treatment for:

  • Acne
  • ADHD/Attention Deficit
  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Diabetes
  • Hay Fever
  • Hypertension/High Blood Pressure
  • Impotence
  • Quit Smoking
  • Prostatitis
  • Skin Conditions
  • Stomach Flu
  • Tendonitis
  • Tinnitus
  • Ulcers
  • Urinary Frequency/incontinence
  • Weight Loss
  • Whiplash


Schedule an appointment with Macushla Hobin: Mobile: 303-997-2286 | Email:


Macushla is available for appointments:

  • Wednesday: 9:00am to 3:30pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am to 7:00pm
  • Friday: 12:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Saturdays: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Macushla’s Fee schedule:

  • $165 Initial Consult and Treatment, 90-120 min. includes thorough review of patient’s health history and current health concern, follow up email with home care recommendations included
  • $65 for partial follow up treatments. Allow 45 minutes.
  • $85 for full follow up treatments. Allow 75 minutes.
  • $95 for Initial Pediatric Acu. Allow 75 minutes.
  • $65 for follow up Pediatric Acu. Allow for 30 minutes.
  • $110 For Initial Herbal Consult + herbal prescription costs (varies). Allow for 60 minutes.
  • $50 for follow up Herbal. Allow for 30 minutes.
  • $45 for Cupping Therapy. Allow for 30 minutes. Must have completed an initial intake prior to this service


Schedule an appointment with Karla Leopold Wilson: Mobile: 720-445-5310 |Email:

Karla Leopold Wilson

Karla’s Fee schedule:

  • $125 Initial Consult and 1 hour Treatment, 90 minutes
  • $95 Initial Consultation and 30 minute Treatment, 60 minutes
  • $80 Follow-up Acupuncture Treatment, 60 minutes
  • $50 Follow-up Acupuncture Treatment, 30 minutes
  • $90 Follow-up 30 min Acupuncture and 30 min body work
  • $50 Cupping and Bodywork, 30 minutes


Schedule an appointment with Matthew Williams: Mobile:303-905-1730|Email:

Matthew Williams

Matthew’s Fee schedule:

  • $135 Initial Consult and Treatment, 90 minutes
  • $75 Follow-up Acupuncture Treatment, 60 minutes
  • $45 Follow-up Acupuncture Treatment, 30 minutes
  • $35 Herbal Consult


Schedule an appointment with Amber Reynolds: Mobile:505-913-9845 |

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Amber’s Fee schedule:

  • $135 Initial Consult and Treatment, 90 minutes
  • $75 Follow-up Acupuncture Treatment, 60 minutes
  • $45 Follow-up Acupuncture Treatment, 30 minutes
  • $75 Chinese Medical Massage

Sliding scale rates are available upon request.


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