Acupuncture for Pregnancy, Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, Fertility, Pediatric Acupuncture (Shonishin) Acupuncture can greatly increase the likelihood of becoming pregnant. Studies show that IVF in conjunction with regular acupuncture increases success rate by 40%-60%! Regular acupuncture throughout a pregnancy can ease some of the common symptoms of nausea, low back pain, and sleep disturbances, as well as prepare the body for the act of giving birth.
Along with moms-to-be, Jen also treats kids. Sho-ni-shin is a needle-free way of treating infants and children for such illnesses as asthma, chronic earaches, bed-wetting, insomnia, common colds and sore throats, as well as behavioral and emotional challenges. Small metal tools stimulate the channels and acupuncture points without breaking the skin. Children respond quite quickly to treatments and pediatric herbal formulas. Regular shonishin treatments are a great way to boost a weak immune system.
Jennifer loves treating stress, anxiety, and helping clients release trauma. After seeing amazing results time and time again, these are some of her favorite conditions to treat.
Jennifer is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Colorado, and is NCCAOM certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese herbology. Jen also completed a one month program of study in acupuncture and internal medicine at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing, China. She completed an intensive pediatric and OB/GYN workshop in Bali in 2011, treating many mothers and children in a clinical setting as well as attending classes on the subject. (see our May 2011 newsletter for more details). In 2012, Jennifer traveled to India to continue her studies in pediatrics and women's health.
Stephanie Wilson, Dipl. O.M., L.Ac.
Acupuncture for Pain and Sports Injuries Acupuncture can assist the healing of both acute and chronic injuries and pain. Treatments can decrease localized inflammation, desensitize irritated nerve endings, relax contracted muscles and reduce pain. Athletic performance can be improved by temporarily “turning on” muscles to increase their power and endurance and lactic acid levels reduced to lessen post activity soreness. Acupuncture is a beneficial pre and post surgery treatment to stimulate the healing process, increase range of motion and reduce discomfort.
In 2011-2012, Stephanie was the team acupuncturist for the Denver Roller Dolls, an all-women roller derby team. She earned her Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College. After graduation, Stephanie studied extensively with Whitfield Reaves in the specialty of sports medicine acupuncture, completed his six-month intensive apprenticeship and currently assists his trainings and seminars. Stephanie has served on the faculty of Southwest Acupuncture College. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Colorado and is NCCAOM certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese herbology.
Jennifer Kralowetz, DACM, DiplOM, LAc.
Dr. Jennifer Cowing Kralowetz, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine DACM, DiplOM, LAc
Jenny is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and Tui Na practitioner with more than a decade of training and experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She specializes in treating chronic pain, women’s health issues, perinatal care, physical injuries, emotional disorders, and internal medicine. She is a nationally board-certified Diplomate of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology and is licensed in Colorado and California.
Raised in Massachusetts with deep roots in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jenny says that she’s always appreciated dualities in life: East and West, tradition and innovation, and—later, studying Daoism and Anthropology at Boston University—yin and yang. There, she was struck by the notion that the laws of nature govern our bodies as well as the world, and moved by the simplicity with which this idea could assist such profound healing. Growing up with chronic pain and other health issues that were dismissed by doctors with no real answers, it was a revelation to find a modality that treated the body as a garden to nurture rather than a machine to tweak only when it breaks down. As a journalist, so many people shared similar stories that she felt compelled to study a hands-on style of health care that could offer positive change for those who are suffering without real solutions.
At American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, Jenny learned to seek inner balance through natural medicine, and aspires to use these tools as a conduit for others in their own healing journeys. After graduating in 2013, she practiced community medicine at Sarana Community Acupuncture and Oakland Acupuncture Project, and ran a private practice in San Francisco’s Mission District. 2020 has been a year of great changes: her beautiful son, Emerson, was born on New Year’s Day; she earned her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health Sciences just a few months later; then she left California with her husband, Kyle, to be close to family and closer to nature in Colorado. They live in Golden and are falling in love with the mountains and the wonderful people here. She loves cooking, running, hiking, music, and gardening. She looks forward to developing healing relationships at Boulder Community Acupuncture and in this beautiful state.
Katie Kelly, M.A., L.Ac. currently on maternity leave until 4/1/2021
Acupuncture for Anxiety, Pain, Digestion and Fertility Katie Kelly grew up in Chatham, New Jersey. Following her graduation from The University of Colorado, she was Director of Membership and Development for the American Mountain Guides Association. In 2012, She earned her Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the prestigious Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO. During her three year course she visited China and studied under Professor Dr. Li Guofu at the Beijing Orient Traditional Chinese Medical Center. Post graduation, Katie traveled to Bhutan for an externship at the National Institute of Traditional Medicine in Thimphu, the nation’s capital . She was able to study Internal Medicine and Tuina under some of the most respected Doctors of Oriental Medicine in the world.
Katie completed the Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program with Whitfield Reaves in 2017. This is a six month intensive on sports acupuncture and pain. Sports acupuncture integrates traditional Chinese acupuncture with anatomy, western orthopedics and sports medicine therapeutics.
Katie sees a wide range of clients. She specializes in treating stress, anxiety, weak digestion, pain, sports injuries, and fertility. Katie believes one of the greatest strengths of Oriental Medicine is the ability to empower patients to take charge of their own health.