About

About Dr. Katie Robinette LAc, DACM

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

 

I’m so grateful my path lead me to become an doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. I love helping people feel better in a gentle, safe, drug-free way.

Looking back, I can see that my first step towards a career in holistic medicine was through nutrition. As a kid, I loved reading my mom’s books about food cures.  I was like a sponge, remembering all the healing properties of different foods, such as what ailments they treated and what vitamins they contained.  By the time I finished high school, I knew I wanted to practice holistic medicine.

In college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I found myself taking classes on the history of ancient China, Eastern religions and philosophies, and Japanese art classes, without knowing about acupuncture.  When I was finally introduced to the concepts of Chinese Medicine my senior year, I was immediately hooked. I know in my heart I was meant to choose this profession.

As I learned about the body through this holistic lens, I learned how foods and lifestyle factors directly affected my body, mind, and spirit.  When I applied the knowledge, I felt better.

Receiving acupuncture has been very helpful to me, and is the best way I know to feel balanced and centered when things go awry. Staying healthy can feel like a full-time job sometimes, and I’m grateful to have the wisdom of this ancient medicine as a guide for me and my patients.

Training

I received Master’s of Science degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, one of the oldest and most rigorous Chinese Medicine schools in the country.  Pacific College believes in giving its students the tools they need to use Chinese Medicine in an integrative health setting. The four year graduate program consists of 3525 credit hours of theory and clinical practice, and includes both eastern and allopathic training.

In my 9th year of practice, I went back to school and received my doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese medicine through Pacific College.

Chinese Medicine School in a Nutshell:

Eastern Classes

  • Chinese Medical theory
  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese herbal medicine
  • Tui Na massage
  • Eastern Nutrition

Allopathic Classes

  • Anatomy/Physiology
  •  Basic Pharmacology
  • Internal Disease by Body System (Immune, Digestive, Reproductive, etc.)
  • Orthopedic Injury and Disease
  • Nutrition

Types of Acupuncture Used

In addition to the traditional and auricular acupuncture points, I am also trained in Muscle Motor Point therapy, which is a system of reactive points that help muscles to release from a chronic tension state.

  • Traditional Acupuncture
  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Muscle Motor Points
  • Trigger Point Release

Credentials and Associations

  • NCCAOM Board Certified Diplomate Acupuncture,Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Biomedicine (www.NCCAOM.org)
  • Licensed acupuncturist in the state of Colorado (DORA)
  • Board Member, Treasurer, Acupuncture Society of Virginia 2009-2011
  • Board Member, Treasurer, Acupuncture Association of Colorado 2013-2016
  • Treasurer, Colorado Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps 2014-2015

My Mission

To use acupuncture and herbal medicine to promote the body’s innate healing system in a safe, drug-free, all natural way.  To create balance and harmony and eliminate symptoms, while teaching people how to heal the root of their issues themselves by using Eastern nutrition, Chinese herbs, and great self-care.

I chose acupuncture because…

The traditional Oriental health care model views health from a different lens than what we are used to, and offers a unique perspective on healing.  It’s an ancient system, with an elegant explanation of health and disease.  Natural laws are applied to the healing arts, and allow for a unified understanding of the entire human being, with all of his interrelated, functional systems. Besides being a fascinating and unique health care system, I chose to dedicate my life to practicing acupuncture because it works!

 

Would you like to learn more?  Schedule a free consultation by calling (303) 800-7604, or schedule online.