MEET BOULDER ACUPUNCTURIST
AND FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE CLINICIAN
DR. CAITLIN GORDON, D.AC.

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MEET BOULDER ACUPUNCTURIST
AND FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE CLINICIAN
DR. CAITLIN GORDON, D.AC.

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About Dr. Caite

Education & Certifications
  • D.Ac, Doctorate in Acupuncture from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM)
  • M.S.Ac., graduated with honors and a Master of Science in Acupuncture from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CSTCM)
  • Dipl. Ac., NCCAOM Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist
  • L.Ac., Colorado State Licensed Acupuncturist
  • CFMP, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner by FMU
  • Microneedling Certified, 2020
  • Neuroacupuncture Certified, April 2018
  • Clean Needle Technique Certified, Nov 2013
  • Biopuncture, Injection Therapy Certified, May 2015
    Cosmetic Acupuncture Certified, 2016
  • B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Colorado at Boulder
Dr. Caite Specializes in
  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Allergies
  • Detox Protocols
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Fertility and Women’s Health
  • Neuroacupuncture

About Dr. Caite

  • D.Ac, Doctorate in Acupuncture from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM)
  • M.S.Ac., graduated with honors and a Master of Science in Acupuncture from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CSTCM)
  • Dipl. Ac., NCCAOM Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist
  • L.Ac., Colorado State Licensed Acupuncturist
  • CFMP, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner by FMU
  • Microneedling Certified, 2020
  • Neuroacupuncture Certified, April 2018
  • Clean Needle Technique Certified, Nov 2013
  • Biopuncture, Injection Therapy Certified, May 2015
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture Certified, 2016
  • B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Allergies
  • Detox Protocols
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Fertility and Women’s Health
  • Neuroacupuncture

I have been passionate about finding wise and non-toxic solutions to health issues for over 15 years, and am so grateful to be living my dream here in Boulder. My other interests include traveling, hiking, motorcycles, skiing, and cooking. Read more about what I do here: I’m not “just” an Acupuncturist

My Philosophy

Dr. Caitlin Gordon During A Ventosa Treatment Procedure - Amaluna Wellness

As your Boulder acupuncturist and functional medicine provider,

There’s no bullsh*t. I am about transparency.

I will see you, really see you. That’s my superpower. It can be uncomfortable, and it can be incredibly validating and liberating.  I am not just seeing what needs to change, I am seeing your most whole, healed self in all its perfection and beauty. I see where you are getting in your own way.

Then, I support you in getting out of your own way. I help you to create the conditions in which you can heal, and empower you to create a life inside of which you can stay well.

Wellness is not simply the absence of disease–it is building resilience in your body, mind, and spirit so you bounce back stronger than before you got knocked down. Wellness means you are free from chronic symptoms. You feel energized, clear, and content. You can withstand the physical, emotional, and chemical stresses of everyday life without symptoms resurfacing.

My Healthcare Philosophy

  • I believe an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
  • I believe you should leave my office feeling better than when you walked in.
  • I believe you know your body better than anyone else ever will. As your Boulder acupuncturist and functional medicine provider, I want you to feel empowered to take care of your own health, understand the process of healing and all the available paths to wellness.
  • I believe in medicine that looks at you as a whole person and not a collection of separate symptoms. Everything is connected.
  • I believe your happiness, fulfillment, and ability to feel relaxed and safe in your body are vitally important and inseparable from your physical health. Mental and emotional health are intricately linked with physical symptoms.
  • I believe in medicine that addresses root causes and not only symptoms. By treating the root cause, you will achieve lasting results and not be dependent on someone else for your health.
  • I believe in pharmaceutical-free health! While some prescription medications are life-saving and necessary, many only treat symptoms and carry risks and side effects that can be avoided with a functional approach.
  • I believe in medicine that inhabits the intersection of science and spirituality. I am fascinated by both the scientific reasons for acupuncture’s effectiveness as well as the more abstract energetic dimension. You know, quantum physics and stuff!
  • I believe in evidence-based approaches. As your Boulder acupuncturist and functional medicine clinician, I want to offer you solutions that are safe, side-effect free, and shown to work.
  • I believe we have immense power to self-heal, and that the current healthcare system often doesn’t support taking an active role in our own care. I encourage questions and critical thinking.

I have been passionate about finding wise and non-toxic solutions to health issues for over 15 years, and am so grateful to be living my dream here in Boulder. My other interests include traveling, hiking, motorcycles, skiing, and cooking. Read more about what I do here: I’m not “just” an Acupuncturist

My Philosophy

As your Boulder acupuncturist and functional medicine provider,

There’s no bullsh*t. I am about transparency.

I will see you, really see you. That’s my superpower. It can be uncomfortable, and it can be incredibly validating and liberating.  I am not just seeing what needs to change, I am seeing your most whole, healed self in all its perfection and beauty. I see where you are getting in your own way.

Then, I support you in getting out of your own way. I help you to create the conditions in which you can heal, and empower you to create a life inside of which you can stay well.

Wellness is not simply the absence of disease–it is building resilience in your body, mind, and spirit so you bounce back stronger than before you got knocked down. Wellness means you are free from chronic symptoms. You feel energized, clear, and content. You can withstand the physical, emotional, and chemical stresses of everyday life without symptoms resurfacing.

My Healthcare Philosophy

  • I believe an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
  • I believe you should leave my office feeling better than when you walked in.
  • I believe you know your body better than anyone else ever will. As your Boulder acupuncturist and functional medicine provider, I want you to feel empowered to take care of your own health, understand the process of healing and all the available paths to wellness.
  • I believe in medicine that looks at you as a whole person and not a collection of separate symptoms. Everything is connected.
  • I believe your happiness, fulfillment, and ability to feel relaxed and safe in your body are vitally important and inseparable from your physical health. Mental and emotional health are intricately linked with physical symptoms.
  • I believe in medicine that addresses root causes and not only symptoms. By treating the root cause, you will achieve lasting results and not be dependent on someone else for your health.
  • I believe in pharmaceutical-free health! While some prescription medications are life-saving and necessary, many only treat symptoms and carry risks and side effects that can be avoided with a functional approach.
  • I believe in medicine that inhabits the intersection of science and spirituality. I am fascinated by both the scientific reasons for acupuncture’s effectiveness as well as the more abstract energetic dimension. You know, quantum physics and stuff!
  • I believe in evidence-based approaches. As your Boulder acupuncturist and functional medicine clinician, I want to offer you solutions that are safe, side-effect free, and shown to work.
  • I believe we have immense power to self-heal, and that the current healthcare system often doesn’t support taking an active role in our own care. I encourage questions and critical thinking.

My Story

Why Chinese Medicine?

I first tried acupuncture when I was an undergrad at CU and a bad relationship breakup left me feeling anxious and unable to sleep at night. I was concerned at the expense of the treatments initially, but after 8 acupuncture sessions resolved my anxiety and insomnia and helped me work through my grief, I was convinced it was worth every penny!

That success piqued my curiosity and my subsequent research revealed that acupuncture can successfully treat so many health concerns: seasonal allergies, pain, sugar cravings, fatigue, memory problems… even the sinus infection I seemed to get every winter. I was surprised to learn that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is taught at the prestigious medical schools of Harvard and Stanford, and I uncovered a huge body of data validating the health benefits of TCM.

Acupuncture stopped seeming “woo-woo”, and became an intriguing opportunity I didn’t want to pass by me. I started seeing my acupuncturist whenever I could afford to, for all my health concerns. I came to understand that it was acupuncture treatments that helped me to feel my best both physically and emotionally.

In 2009, I was one month from the due date for my tuition deposit at CU Law School. But something didn’t feel right. Some serious soul searching led me to decide that training in Chinese Medicine would be the more fulfilling path to living out my dream. While acupuncture seems in sharp contrast to legal work, in truth, it is just another modality for me to heal and harmonize what is stressed, injured, or out of balance. It was the best decision I’ve ever made.

My Story

Why Chinese Medicine?

I first tried acupuncture when I was an undergrad at CU and a bad relationship breakup left me feeling anxious and unable to sleep at night. I was concerned at the expense of the treatments initially, but after 8 acupuncture sessions resolved my anxiety and insomnia and helped me work through my grief, I was convinced it was worth every penny!

That success piqued my curiosity and my subsequent research revealed that acupuncture can successfully treat so many health concerns: seasonal allergies, pain, sugar cravings, fatigue, memory problems… even the sinus infection I seemed to get every winter. I was surprised to learn that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is taught at the prestigious medical schools of Harvard and Stanford, and I uncovered a huge body of data validating the health benefits of TCM.

Acupuncture stopped seeming “woo-woo”, and became an intriguing opportunity I didn’t want to pass by me. I started seeing my acupuncturist whenever I could afford to, for all my health concerns. I came to understand that it was acupuncture treatments that helped me to feel my best both physically and emotionally.

In 2009, I was one month from the due date for my tuition deposit at CU Law School. But something didn’t feel right. Some serious soul searching led me to decide that training in Chinese Medicine would be the more fulfilling path to living out my dream. While acupuncture seems in sharp contrast to legal work, in truth, it is just another modality for me to heal and harmonize what is stressed, injured, or out of balance. It was the best decision I’ve ever made.

Ready to work with me?

Schedule your appointment either in-person at our clinic in Boulder, CO or online via a telemedicine appointment

Awards & Memberships

Continuing Education

  • Treating Trauma and 5 Element Constitutional Acupuncture with Lonny Jarrett
  • Biopuncture and Injection Therapy with Michael Young
  • SIBO Apex Seminar
  • Liver Detoxification Apex Seminar
  • Endocrine Function Standard Process Seminar
  • Cadaver Labs with Albert Stern
  • Colorado Medical Reserve Corps Training
  • Dr. Tan Pain Treatment Training
  • Shellie Goldstein Cosmetic Acupuncture Training
  • Thyroid and hormone health training with Apex
  • Mycotoxin testing and treatment with Great Plains Labs
  • Microneedling certification
  • NeuroAcupuncture Level I Training with Neuroacupuncture Institute
  • Vedic Meditator