As a Nebraska native, Erin’s Midwestern roots shine through in her interactions with her patients. Erin earned her Bachelor’s degree from Hastings College, where she studied K-12 Physical Education and Coaching. Her fascination with the human body and optimizing its function led to her pursuing graduate studies in Physical Education Pedagogy and ultimately working as a personal trainer and certified nutrition coach.
Erin first encountered holistic medicine when she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and depression. She was introduced to a Chinese Medicine practitioner who helped her mind and body heal and, over time, she not only got healthy but she also fell in love with the healing power of acupuncture, Qi Gong, and Chinese herbs. It was at this time that Erin dedicated herself to the study and practice of acupuncture. She initially enrolled at Emperor’s College and ultimately graduated with her Master’s degree from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder.
Erin has successfully used acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to treat a wide variety of conditions with a comprehensive and compassionate meridian-based approach. She has a special interest in pain management, sports medicine, and dermatology. She is also a trained Synergy Facial Acupuncture and Michelle Gellis Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation practitioner.
Erin is nationally board certified and licensed by the State of Colorado. She is a recognized diplomate of Acupuncture and Herbology by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), is certified in Clean Needle Technique, and is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado.
When not focused on patient care, Erin enjoys spending time outdoors climbing (rock and ice), running, cross country skiing, and camping.
What have been your career highlights (so far)?
Helping patients who have been living with debilitating pain get back to their “normal” lives. We tend to glaze over the importance of being able to do the day-to-day activities, so being able to witness the big and (seemingly) little milestones along the way is pure magic.
What’s your goal in life?
To be a lifelong student—of self, life, relationships, in my career. To continually open myself up to vulnerability and the opportunities it provides for growth. To live my happiest, healthiest life… and for that energy to rub off on those around me!
#1 Bucket List Trip?
Squamish, British Columbia.
Favorite Things In The World?
The feeling of freedom, calm, and deep quietude experienced sitting on a belay ledge hundreds of feet off the ground while rock climbing.
Striking the balance between movement and stillness, contentment with the status quo and a drive for growth/expansion.