Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in Boulder, CO

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Classical Acupuncture, Inc.

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From Disease to Depression...
Get to the Root of Physical, Mental, & Emotional Problems
Stephen Arnold and Catherine Gatley practice a unique and ancient form of acupuncture called Classical Five-Element Acupuncture (CF-EA). This style of acupuncture is a complete system of medicine that has successfully diagnosed, healed and prevented diseases for over two thousand years. It is one of the most complete, comprehensive, and far-reaching systems of medicine in the world. It is unique in that it addresses the root cause of disease by correcting the physical, emotional, mental and spirit imbalances that cause symptoms to arise.

CF-EA is a powerful, yet non-invasive system of medicine. By addressing not only symptoms, but also the root cause of disease, acupuncture treatments can over time lead to a restoration of health, improved immunity, youthful energy, emotional balance and openness towards life. As a preventative health care system, CF-EA has traditionally been used to correct small imbalances before they become more serious diseases. Though the list of diseases and conditions that acupuncture can treat is extremely impressive (see link below), the effect of acupuncture is not simply relief from a specific condition. Because CF-EA treats the person as a whole, patients often experience additional unexpected changes such as an overall sense of wellbeing, greater vitality, mental clarity and improved sleep to name just a few. We have all had the experience of feeling unwell or out of sorts in some way, but not necessarily “sick” medically. One does not need to have a named illness per se in order to benefit from treatment.

Stephen and Catherine bring a safe, compassionate and nurturing presence to all our patients. We both value the inherent uniqueness of individuals, and see each patient as a whole person rather than a mere set of symptoms. We view the patient-practitioner relationship as a partnership, whereby both work as a team to help the patient reach their highest potential. Concerning healing, we feel strongly that anything is possible, and ask that our patients be open to this possibility as well.

We offer a free 20 minute in-person or phone consultation to answer any questions concerning treatment. Reduced-rate treatment packages are also available for both new and existing patients.

Office locations are in Boulder as well as the small historic town of Niwot located just 6 miles North of Boulder.
Stephen Arnold L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., M.Ac

Prior to studying acupuncture, Stephen spent the majority of his adult life working as a prairie ecologist, naturalist, and organic farmer. These deep and intimate experiences with nature drew him to this particular style of acupuncture and continue to serve his abilities as a practitioner, diagnosing and treating the imbalances of nature that lead to the myriad of symptoms and diseases that arise from disruptions in the quality and flow of qi energy.

Stephen received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology and Environmental Education respectively from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. As an undergraduate preparing to attend medical schooI, Stephen received a well- rounded education in all aspects of Western medicine including pathology, pharmacology, biochemistry, and psychology.

Catherine Gatley L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., M.Ac.

Prior to attending acupuncture school, Catherine worked as a chiropractic assistant and then as a veterinary technician at the Belmont racetrack treating racehorses using electric stimulation and ultrasound. She also trained and rode horses.

In addition to her acupuncture studies, Catherine completed Yoga teacher training through CorePower Yoga in Boulder, and completed her Reiki master training as well. She has undergone extensive training with Dr. John Brimhall, including training in color therapy, emotional release, kinesiology, percussor techniques, cold level laser therapy, diet, nutrition, detoxification, exercise and stress management. Catherine also trained in equine and animal massage as well as acupressure. As an undergraduate Biology major, she completed coursework in several Western medical classes including nutrition, psychology, pharmacology, pathology, and western medical terminology.

All of these amazing life experiences have brought Catherine to a very fulfilling place of working as an acupuncturist. She has always felt a strong connection with nature and considers herself blessed to be able to work with both nature and people hand in hand.
Practice Areas
 Acupuncture (NCCAOM)  Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)
 Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM)  National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
 Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Stephen and Catherine are both graduates of the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture (ITEA) in Louisville, CO where they completed the 4-year Master's program in Classical Five-Element Acupuncture. They are National Board certified by NCCAOM as Diplomates of Acupuncture, and are licensed acupuncturists within the state of Colorado. Stephen and Catherine had the honor of studying under Hilary Skellon, daughter of the late master Dr. J.R. Worsley, founder of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture, as well as the current master, Dr. Judy Becker Worsley. In addition to our Master's of Acupuncture degrees, we also have formal training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nutrition, and Zero Balancing.
American Acupuncture Council
Acupuncture Association of Colorado
Payments Accepted
Cash, Check, Credit Cards, Insurance
Hours:8am - 8pm
License:1799; 1830
Classical Acupuncture, Inc.
6662 Gunpark Dr. Suite 200
BoulderCO 80301
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