Erin Meyers, Acupuncturist

Putting Knowledge into Practice

Ever since high school anatomy class, I have been fascinated by the body and how it works. Thank you, Mr. Stanley!

I pursued that interest through college, studying anatomy, physiology and neurobiology. I put all that book and lab knowledge into practice, and started lifting weights and competing in triathlons.

After achieving a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, I started working in a lab at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics. That’s when I discovered acupuncture.

Injury & Acupuncture

I injured a shoulder while working out, and the injury just didn’t seem to heal. A coworker suggested I try acupuncture. I was slightly skeptical, but nothing else had helped so I was ready to try anything.

I made an appointment with a sports acupuncturist. After that first treatment, I felt like one giant ache walking out of the treatment room (although that quickly cleared up). But that ache actually convinced me that acupuncture was more than just a placebo effect, or too gentle for real pain.

After a few visits my shoulder issue cleared up, but what really amazed me is that the chronic headaches- that I’d had most of my life- had also completely stopped.

After several years of enjoyable work as a lab scientist, I was interested in a career change. I immediately enrolled in acupuncture college because of the profound effect acupuncture had on my life.

Sports Acupuncture at the Southwest Acupuncture College

At the Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado, I specialized in sports acupuncture. I was fascinated by, and excelled at, orthopedic anatomy; trigger point acupuncture; and sports medicine acupuncture.

I completed a clinical internship at the University of Colorado, where I treated runners, volleyball players, and basketball players, as well as other athletes. I also completed three sports-medicine-specific clinical rotations at the college’s clinic.

I don’t “just” do acupuncture! Chinese medicine teaches us to be holistic- that is, to value and treat the entire human body. I know that manual therapy is also vital to healing, in addition to acupuncture. So I have also become certified in kinesiology taping and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) through RockTape.

Acupuncture and Fitness

Acupuncture and fitness are both integral elements for me to live a balanced, energetic, healthy life.

I have been certified as a personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) since 2015. I fell in love with fitness in college while taking a weightlifting class, and have been lifting heavy things ever since.

I’m also a Level 1 Pole Instructor with the Pole Fitness Alliance. Pole fitness is a really fun workout, which uses your whole body to become stronger, more balanced, and more confident.

Professional Credentials

L.Ac.Licensed Acupuncturist, ACU-2367State of ColoradoMaintained since 2018
Member AACProfessional MemberAcupuncture Association of ColoradoMaintained since 2018
Dipl. Ac.Certified Diplomate of AcupunctureNational Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)Maintained since 2017
MSMaster of Science Degree in AcupunctureSouthwest Acupuncture College, Boulder COGraduated 2017
CPTCertified Personal TrainerAmerican Council on ExerciseCertified 2015
MSMaster of Science Degree in Biomedical SciencesColorado State University, Fort Collins COGraduated 2004
BABachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology, with a minor in Anatomy and Neurobiology Colorado State University, Fort Collins COGraduated 2003