Katrina Blalack is a nationally certified practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Boulder, CO. She has a special interest in treating women and families, including acupuncture for fertility, menstrual problems, pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics.
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Recent appointment with Kate
I’m so glad to once again have Kate as my acupuncturist, her expertise and diligence are incomparable!
Acupuncture for postpartum depression
Kate is AMAZING! I left feeling like a new person and woke up the next day feeling better than. 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 !
Kate was professional, thorough, and comprehensive in her history, treatment and recommendations/followups. I plan on continuing to see her for treatment.
a great experience
Very thorough and methodical approach to resolve an annoying issue. Gladly, enthusiastically recommend
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!
so glad to be back in the care of Kate
After 3 years away, I’m so grateful to once again be able to be in the care of Kate, no one is better!
Thank you Kate for allowing me to shift from stress and worries to a grounded place where thing are really relatives, now getting to the space of choice where light is better than shadow. Will be back.
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.
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.
I’ve seen Kate on an as-needed basis for the past four and a half years. She is smart, patient and supportive. I highly recommend her for general maintenance or tackling an ongoing issue.
Kate Blalack – thank you
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.
urinary track health
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.
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.
Wonderful experience with Kate!
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 also appreciate that I can generally get in when needed, even for last-minute appointments. I can’t recommend Kate highly enough!
Gentle spirit, non judgement, love her!
Kate’s initial consult was very thorough. Extremely kind, inviting energy, I was able to really relax for my treatment. It felt very supportive and just want I needed. I will be back often 🙂
This “exploration”through acupuncture with Kate is deepening my curiosity for the link between body/spirit. beautiful work.
First session with Kate, wonderful and healing experience. I am always nervous about needles and Kate is so skilled that I barely felt them when she began. My energy has shifted since from feeling sad and overwhelmed to dynamic and trustful. I received a lots of acupuncture sessions and I highly recommend Kate.
(Always) Excellent care!!
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.
Dr Kate is awesome. Thorough and caring. She makes it easy to get in and always reminds you by email which makes life easier.
Acupuncture for menopausal symptoms
Having suffered with the severe mood swings, depression, and other physical issues 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.
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.
Really had a great experience with Kate. She is really pro at what she does. I felt very taken care of. Results were phenomenal.
Between Kate’s soothing presence, informative nature, and relaxing on the table, it was a very positive experience. Also, the advice I got leaving the session has been extremely helpful! Highly recommend.
Kate Blalack, L. Ac.
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
Kate has a very relaxing touch. She is so easy to talk to. I really enjoyed my treatment. I hardly felt the needles go in. She is truly one of the best in this area and highly recommend her.
Very good experience
Kate has a wonderful touch and is very professional. I enjoyed my treatment with her and highly recommend her.
Very good experience
Kate if very knowledgable and really listens and cares. She has a wonderful painless touch. I highly recommend her!
Gets me to a “stress-free” place!
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.
Calm, nurturing support and trusted resource.
Seeing Kate immediately puts me at ease. Her presence and her treatment space are both warm (love the heat lamp on the feet) and inviting. She listens well and offers insightful suggestions, and I always walk away feeling more grounded and clear. She is a wonderful healing partner and I am so grateful for her support!
Excellent practitioner on every level.
Kate was not only very knowledgable and professional in her field, but she was also very nice and easy to work with. She is thorough and conscientious in her treatments – at all times concerned with her patient/client. I highly recommend Kate for acupuncture treatment.
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!
I would highly recommend Kate. She is very professional and knowledgeable about the art of acupuncture. She’s excellent at placing and removing the needles in a way that you hardly feel them. I look forward to the next treatment in an effort to achieve a better sense of well being. Thanks Kate.
Very Nice Experience
Kate is warm, professional and thorough. I went in for a facial treatment, which was wonderful. Kate discussed all aspects of the treatment as well as the overall acupuncture treatment. I will definitely go back for more treatments from Kate.
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
Delightful and thorough
Kate is very professional and warm–she is very knowledgeable and let me know everything she was doing so I was well informed. I am considering doing the full 12 facial treatments and other acupuncture for wellness. Thanks Kate!
Kate is wonderful at what she does. She’s excellent at placing and removing the needles in a way that you hardly feel it. She went above and beyond what I expected from a treatment. Highly recommend.
Kate was warm, knowledgeable, and all-around lovely to be with. I enjoyed the facial treatment and overall experience with her and will certainly be back to see her soon.
I always look forward to my acupuncture treatment with Kate, since her treatments are very effective and I see immediate results.
Kate truly has a gift. Not only is she extremely skilled as an acupuncturist, she is a warm, kind, and calm presence that is capable of true healing.
Kate is wonderful
This is my second time seeing Kate, for an emergency visit. Both times, I felt Kate was accomodating, professional, observant, calm, empathetic, and kind. Her acupuncture technique is very pinpoint, gentle, and accurate. I would and have already recommended her to friends.
Kate Blalack Pediatric Acupuncture Session
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.
Kate’s acupuncture treatments are a wonderful healing experience. She has a gentle but very effective needling style. Her herb knowledge is outstanding!
Gifted and Gentle
This was my first experience with acupuncture and Kate made it easy. She is extremely knowledgeable and gentle – and the results were noticable within 24 hours. I’m looking forward to my next appointment. Thanks, Kate!
A true healer!
I had never tried acupuncture before, and was amazed by how different I felt immediately upon leaving Kate’s office; even my husband noticed I looked refreshed and at ease! Kate is attentive, gentle and effective, a true healer. I am so thankful I found Kate and look forward to my next appointment.
Kate is fabulous! She is kind and attentive, and her treatments are gentle yet powerful. I look forward to each appointment, knowing that I will feel great improvement by the end of the hour. And her herbs taste fantastic!
Kate Blalock Acupucture Session
Kate was very professional, knowledgable and has great touch with her needles. Highly recommend her.
Wonderful for my 9 year old
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.
Kate is wonderful, she is very thorough and takes the time to make sure that your needs are met in a very relaxing environment.
It was great. Had a headache for 4 weeks. went away soon after session. Sinus opened within 24hrs. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kate is a very calming person to be around. I was very pleased with the appointment I had with her.
Dr. Blalack changed my life!
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!
Good Earth Acupuncture is AMAZING
Kate is very thorough and her office is a santuary for healing. I appreciate her knowledge and help.
Acupuncture and Facial
My consultation with Kate was very informative. She was very thorough and gave me a detailed report to take home. This was my first time getting acupuncture and I will definitely go back. It was a very relaxing and educational experience.
Very Caring and Informative
Kate is great she makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. The treatment was wonderful. I highly recommend Kate.
Very Loving and Caring
Kate has a way of making you feel so relaxed and cared for that treatment is an experience of bliss.
So Relaxing and Peaceful!
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.
Relaxing First Visit
My facial acupunture was great. Kate is comforting and professional. I got the best nights sleep after my visit!
Outstanding facial acupuncture treatment!
I had an amazing full body treatment that was relaxing and rejuvenating with a lovely facial neck and shoulder massage. I also received valuable information on nutrition related to my specific pulse information to help my body get more balance. Kate has a calming presence and her wisdom and caring shine through. I highly recommend her and a facial acupuncture treatment is a treat for the entire body.
Kate was very nice and genuine. She took the time to look at the big picture and my session was a whole body experience. After the session she followed up with a next steps conversation and relevant paperwork. I would definitely recommend. Thank you!
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.
Highly Recommended Acupuncturist
Kate listened to my issue and genuinely cared what was going on with my body. She shows patience and warmth. She made me feel very comfortable during our session. I highly recommend Kate.
Caring Practitioner – Highly REcommended!
Kate is an exceptional acupuncturist with a highly developed intuition for her patients. I recommend her to anyone, but especially those who have never experienced acupuncture.
Ah! What a great session!
I haven’t been to see Kate in 6 months and I could really feel a difference after my session yesterday. I felt lighter, more relaxed and just a general sense of better well being. Kate really knows how to tune in. I appreciate her assuredness and attention to my specific needs. Highly recommend her acupuncture care especially for women.
Kate is Great!
I loved my session with Kate. She is very knowledgeable and I could really feel the needles working. The treatment is very gentle. The office is beautiful and very peaceful.
Kate is a gentle and caring acupuncturist. She is very informative about all aspects of treatment. The office space is comfortable and her treatments reach the heart of the problem. I highly recommend her.
Kate is such an intuitive, caring, knowledgeable practitioner! Her sense of the body and understanding of treatments always amazes me. I recommend her to everyone!
I Highly Recommend
Kate is a very comfortable person to receive acupuncture from. Very gentle and intentional, especially for a sensitive person like myself. I instantly trusted her from the moment we met.
I really enjoyed going to Kate in preparation for giving birth. She is knowledgable and I liked the warm atmosphere of her office. She really made me relax. I highly recommend her
This was my first experience with acupuncture, and Kate was absolutely wonderful–professional, responsive, and thorough. I highly recommend her, and I will definitely be returning!
Great facial rejuvenation acupuncture experience
This was my first experience with facial rejuvenation acupuncture – I had been wanting to try it for a long time. The session was great – general acupuncture for balancing and well-being, followed by the facial acupuncture. Kate was gentle and attentive, and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a great acupuncturist.
My first experience
This was my very first Acupuncture treatment and my first visit to Good Earth Acupuncture. My overall experience with regards to the treatment and interactions with Kate were very pleasant.
Kind, professional, personable, skilled, and knowledable
Kate Blalack came highly recommended, and I was not disappointed. She was thorough, patient, kind, and professional. I found the treatments virtually painless (only one split second of discomfort which resolved immediately.) I am visiting her for a completely unrelated issue, but found that my shoulder, which has hurting (sometimes more, sometimes less) every minute of every day for more than a decade, is now pain free. Strange? Yes. Coincidence, however, seems unlikely.
Patient, gentle, knowledgeable.
Within 10 minutes Kate had already asked me several questions that no other doctor had ever thought to ask me. She had a thoughtful, new approach to the pain I’d been experiencing. She was very patient, I never felt rushed, and the acupuncture was gentle and painless. By the end she had a solid treatment plan for me. I plan on continuing to see her and would recommend her to anyone.
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”.
Understanding, Sensitive, Informative
Kate was very knowledgeable and addressed my concerns from several perspectives. She emphasized the importance of proper self care and nutrition, and gave me personalized information about helpful dietary changes. The supplements I purchased at her practice are high quality and I feel better as a result of using them.
knowledgeable and friendly
Kate was very knowledgeable and really made my first acupuncture experience very comfortable. She was very friendly and obviously cares about her clients understanding what the process involves and their comfort through the show experience.
Kind, clear, and patient
Kate is an excellent acupuncturist. She spends the time to listen and always carefully explains what is going on in my body to produce symptoms and how she is trying to help resolve them. I have had excellent results with her treatments and her herbal prescriptions. Thank you!
Thorough, Knowledgeable, Inspires Confidence!!
after visiting several other acupuncturists on and off – and not feeling entirely confident or “heard” – i have really been pleased with my experience with Kate. she is so evidently intelligent, reads subtle energy and cues, and i am very confident that i will get the results i want by following her guidance!
I have had acupuncture with a lot of different practitioners over the years and I think Kate is first-rate. She has a wonderful presence and as others have written, is clearly a gifted healer.
Kate Blalack is WONDERFUL!!
Kate is absolutely wonderful! At our first meeting I immediatly felt at ease and just loved being around her energy. She is abosolutely 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!
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!
Kate is great at what she does-knowledgeable, gentle, and nurturing. I’m seeing great results in my treatments and that says a lot about her and the great quality of care she provides.
Kate is wonderful, warm, caring, efficient, professional. She’s quiet yet thoughtful and intelligent. I trust her and am so glad I got the chance to work with her.
Review of Kate Blalack, L.Ac.
I am so happy to be in treatment with Kate Blalack. She is gentle, serious but not too serious, nurturing, professional, caring. What more can I say. She is a natural healer. I have seen good results so far.
What a relief….
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!
thoughtful and effective care
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.
I’ve been seeing Kate regularly for 2 years and I recommend her all the time. She’s very caring and professional and her work is very skilled, gentle and effective.
Professional, Sincere & Compassionate
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!
Kate is a caring and sensitive practitioner with the rare combination of vast technical information combined with embodied wisdom. I highly recommend her.
Kate received her B.A. from Brown University in Providence, RI. Following her passion for learning about all systems of human health care, Kate began her medical training as a Wilderness EMT as a teenager. In her early 20s, she spent several years traveling, studying and teaching the culture and healing traditions of India, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, and China. During this time, she spent time in clinics for leprosy in India, and with both traditional healers and in modern hospitals in Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet. Back in the U.S., she worked in Surgery, Endoscopy and Cancer Care at Boulder Community Hospital before going on to receive her Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO.
Kate regularly returns to China to follow senior doctors and advance her studies. In 2007, she completed 3 months of advanced training in China, focusing on Chinese herbology and the treatment of dermatology, autoimmune disease and women’s health in private clinics with senior doctors Fang Xian-Shu of Chengdu University of Chinese Medicine and Wu Bo-Ping of Zhejiang Traditional Chinese Medicine University. She also studies acupuncture and moxibustion, classical Chinese medical texts and Chinese herbology at Zhejiang Traditional Chinese Medicine University and Zhejiang Provincial Hospital in Hangzhou, China. In 2011, she visited herb farms and processing facilities in China’s “medicine capitol,” Anguo (Hebei province), to delve more deeply into understanding the cultivation and processing of Chinese herbs, herbal dietary therapy, the history herbal medicine in China, and the modern technology which allows herbal medicines grown fresh on farms across the ocean to benefit her patients in Boulder. Kate’s experience and ongoing training in China continue to profoundly deepen her perspective on, understanding, and practice of Chinese Medicine.
Kate participates in ongoing mentorship studies with Chip Chace in Boulder, CO, with a focus on osteopathic palpatory diagnosis techniques, treatment planning and herbal prescribing. She studied facial rejuvenation acupuncture with Virginia Doran, and has participated in advanced palpatory diagnosis and acupuncture trainings with Dan Bensky, Koei Kuwahara, Jason Robertson, and Matt Callison. She also helped to organize and participated in advanced classical herbal medicine trainings with world-renowned lecturers and practitioners Arnaud Versluys, Dan Bensky, and Craig Mitchell.
In pursuing her commitment to the study of Chinese language and to bring much needed translations to the West, Kate has worked for the Beijing based People’s Medical Publishing House (人民卫生出版社) as an editor and translator of the Materia Medica Study Guide and Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Stroke Rehabilitation.
Kate currently practices acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at Chautauqua Health Care in Boulder, Colorado. This integrative clinic offers patients the convenience of a complete on-site herbal pharmacy, nutritional supplements, food allergy testing, massage, cranial sacral and visceral manipulation, Rolfing, and more. Her most recent project has been the implementation of the Community Acupuncture Clinic at the mama’hood Boulder, a sliding scale acupuncture clinic to support women and families.
Kate has a special interest in women’s health, especially the transitions of adolescence, fertility planning, pre- and post-partum care and menopause, as well as internal medicine. Along with acupuncture and Chinese herbs, Kate has a strong interest in dietary therapy, including traditional Chinese dietary therapy and whole foods based nutrition. She is committed to treating the whole person, making sure to understand the goals and challenges of each individual. Kate’s patients appreciate her skill as well as her gentle nature.
- Chinese Herbal Medicine (bulk / raw herbs, granular powders, and external liniments, poultices and patches)
- Chinese Dietary Therapy
- Auricular Acupuncture
- Electrical Stimulation Acupuncture (e-stim)
- Shonishin (Pediatric treatment)
- Shiatsu, Guasha and Tui Na (Chinese massage)
- Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and Massage for men and women