Dr. Kathleen Blazek
DAC Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego CA
MSAc Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine
AAS Respiratory Care, Licensed Respiratory Therapist in Colorado
L.Ac. Licensed Acupuncturist in Colorado
Dipl Ac (Diplomat of Acupuncture NCCAOM® Nationally Certified)
Kathleen is the owner and clinic director at Point Balance Acupuncture. She received her doctorate degree of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and is a Doctor of Acupuncture. She has a Masters of Science degree in Acupuncture from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver, Colorado. She is a Diplomat of Acupuncture and board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is licensed to practice acupuncture in the state of Colorado.
Kathleen is trained in electro-medicine for neuro-muscular pain, natural integrated injection therapies for pain and joint issues, and is certified by Dr. Andrew Rosenfarb who has treated degenerative eye conditions for over 15 years with great success. Dr. Rosenfarb has taught Kathleen specialized techniques and points in micro acupuncture that has been proven to help patients with conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy and many other eye conditions.
With her speciality in acupuncture for pain and orthopedics, she is able to help patients get through acute and chronic issues that otherwise seem relentless.
Kathleen is educated in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and basic first aid. Kathleen received her undergraduate degree as a Respiratory Therapist. Her experience as a Respiratory Therapist was working for hospitals in the Colorado Springs area, in emergency care, adult critical care, pediatrics and neonatal.
On a more personal note, Kathleen graduated high school in Colorado Springs and has lived here most of her life. She is the mother of two daughters, a grandmother of six grandchildren. She has several serious hobbies including photography and traveling.
Our Office Staff
Tracie has been with Point Balance Acupuncture for over 2 years. Tracie is the office manager, full time biller and part time receptionist.
In her previous life she was a special education teacher and has a soft spot for kids and our older population. Tracie appreciates first-hand that we treat veterans here in our clinic. Her husband was active military for years. We appreciate all Tracie does for our patients and our clinic.
Lisa has been with Point Balance for over a year. Lisa is our receptionist and is in charge of scheduling, payments and greeting our patients every day with a smile on her face. Lisa is also a track coach for a junior high school in Colorado Springs.
Why choose a Licensed Acupuncturist
We strive to educate our patients that acupuncture just isn't about healing the local area where pain is located, but acupuncture is about whole body balance, and choosing the right acupuncturist for you is important.
At Point Balance Acupuncture, we believe that acupuncturists and Oriental Medicine practitioners with a doctorate or a master's degree in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine are by far the most sophisticatedly trained acupuncturists and Asian Medicine practitioners in the United States. No other profession has learned to use acupuncture needles and acupuncture points in the manner a licensed acupuncturist uses them. It takes years of education and clinical experience to be an expert in this field.
Acupuncturists are safer, cause less pain, are more effective, are more skilled, and are required to keep their medical license up to date in the states where they practice.
Every licensed acupuncturist is also required to complete at least 2,000 hours of education and 1,400 hours of clinical experience. That's why your best results with acupuncture will come with seeing a licensed Acupuncturist over any other certified acupuncture or dry needling therapist. Not sure if your acupuncturist is licensed? Ask them. Do not accepted anything less than the best.
Contact us to see if acupuncture will work for you. We look forward to helping you achieve a more pain free life.