Michelle LaPointe

Master of Science in Oriental Medicine
Licensed and Certified Acupuncturist
Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist

a headshot of michelle smilingMichelle is a licensed practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine and a licensed Massage Therapist. Her Acupuncture certification is from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and her Massage Therapist certification is from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)

She grew up in Hampden, Maine where she began to develop an increasing interest in health and medicine. Taking this interest to college, Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts in a self-designed major focusing on Environmental Education and Western Herbalism. She continued to expand her scope of practice by receiving a 1000-hour certificate in Massage Therapy from Boulder College of Massage Therapy. Her focuses included Neuromuscular Therapy and Shiatsu. This interest in Shiatsu led Michelle to pursue her Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Michelle received her Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. The comprehensive 4-year degree covered both Eastern and Western medical studies and extensive internships and clinical hours. Michelle achieved this degree in the accelerated 3-year program, during which she practiced in a wide variety of locations around Boulder, Colorado. These locations included Golden West Senior Center and Boulder AIDS Clinic. She has studied and treated numerous specialization’s including Sports Medicine and Pain Management, Oncology and Women’s Health and Fertility.

In her practice Michelle strives to integrate acupuncture and bodywork to suit each individual. Your treatments are designed and catered to address your unique health goals and needs.

Michelle also serves as the office manager for Colorado Body Wisdom! She helps take care of the nitty-gritty details of the business and therapists to keep CBW amazing and ready for you! Any questions you have about CBW and its offerings can be directed right at her! She is expecting her 1st child (baby boy!!) on Feburary 8th, 2014 and couldn’t be more excited. With that said she may be a little busy over the next few months, but will be back in action as soon as she can. She looks forward to meeting you!