with Top Acupuncturist
Jane Gregorie, L.Ac
Discover Acupuncture in Denver, CO with top acupuncture provider & founder of Acupuncture Denver, Jane Gregorie, L.Ac. Jane Gregorie began practicing acupuncture in 1999, and soon after developed a passion for treating fertility and women’s health issues with acupuncture. This week on the Best Acupuncture Near Me blog, learn more about Jane Gregorie’s
specialty, what to know before your first acupuncture session, the benefits of acupuncture, and so much more!
Why are you one of the top acupuncture providers in Denver, CO?
I’ve been practicing for over 20 years, having graduated from acupuncture school in 1999. I started Acupuncture Denver here in central Denver in 2003 and have been focused on fertility and women’s health ever since. I’ve received many years of advanced training and certification in Chinese medical fertility treatments, working with some of the most illustrious teachers and practitioners in this medicine, and always strive to improve my own clinical skills.
I’ve also trained my three acupuncture associates and we continue to learn from and support each other as experts in fertility and women’s health. I’ve gained a reputation as a go-to practitioner for many reproductive endocrinologists in Denver, who often send me their most difficult patients. I work closely with many fertility doctors and OBGYNs in the Denver area and they respect the knowledge and quality of care I offer to our shared patients.
All of the practitioners at Acupuncture Denver are American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) certified as experts who have sat for a rigorous exam and continue to get education in this field. Also, I walk the talk, so that my life is informed by this powerful body-mind-spirit medicine. We all treat each other at the clinic regularly so that we can offer the best of ourselves to our patients. Also, we offer comprehensive treatment plans to each patient that include dietary, lifestyle, supplement, herbal and self-care practices.
How long have you been practicing acupuncture in Denver, CO?
What is your specialty in acupuncture?
Fertility, pregnancy and women’s health. I’m ABORM (American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine) certified and have been since the establishment of that credential in 2008, being among the first cohort of practitioners to sit for the exam. I’m also one of the first acupuncturists to intern with Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure, and founder of the Fertile Soul.
I’ve been studying and training with Randine for over 15 years now and I’ve learned so much about working with women and couples undergoing fertility struggles from her—especially in terms of their emotional trauma and grief. I’m passionate about helping others get through the pain of infertility and pregnancy loss. I know from personal experience how difficult this can be and it’s my mission to be an ally to others on their family-building journeys.
What is one thing you want patients to know about acupuncture & oriental medicine?
It’s a time-tested and evidence-based intervention with more and more modern medical research backing its efficacy. Also, it offers a sophisticated system of diagnosis and treatment that is highly individualized. It’s not a one-size fits all system and it also addresses each person on the levels of body, mind, and spirit.
What is acupuncture exactly?
The insertion of very thin filiform needles into specific acupuncture points or areas of the body to increase circulation, balance disharmonies, calm the mind, and down-regulate the central nervous system.
What kind of benefits would I get from acupuncture?
It’s incredibly calming, first of all. Most people are surprised about how sedating acupuncture can be and how effective it can be for anxiety and stress. It works via the central nervous system to get people out of fight or flight mode and into a calm, rest-and-restore nervous system state. It’s effective for pain, anxiety, depression, autoimmune disorders, infertility, PCOS, endometriosis, male factor fertility issues, and much more.
Will my insurance cover acupuncture sessions in Denver, CO?
Some people do have insurance that covers acupuncture in this area. While aren’t in network with any insurance companies, we can provide a superbill that patients can use to get reimbursed directly by their insurance companies. Patients can simply pay us at the time of service and submit the superbill to their insurance companies.
How much does acupuncture cost in the Denver area?
Our clinic charges $145 for the initial visit (1.5 hours) and $79 for follow ups (1 hour). We also offer packages ($600 for 8 visits). For our experience and specialized expertise, our rates are highly competitive in the area, in many cases being lower than many clinics where the acupuncturists have far less experience than us.
How do I know acupuncture is working?
In terms of symptoms like pain, anxiety, insomnia, menstrual, or ovulation disorders, you should see a reduction in symptoms or relief from pain after 1-3 treatments. We like to see fertility patients for three to six months if their goal is improving egg quality.
It’s hard to “see” the effects of acupuncture on egg quality until someone has a healthy pregnancy and a live birth, but often patients who come for fertility treatment start noticing that their mood is much better, their stress levels are reduced, their digestion improves, and they have a stronger immune system after getting regular acupuncture.
How long does it take for acupuncture to start working?
Acupuncture has an immediate effect on the central nervous system, so most people leave their first treatment feeling calm, if not mildly sedated. For pain issues, sometimes it takes 1-3 treatments to notice an effect and for fertility issues like anovulation or irregular cycles, it can take three months to get cycles regulated.
Because egg quality is determined 90-150 days before ovulation, we also recommend getting acupuncture and following a treatment plan that includes dietary, lifestyle, supplement, herbal and self-care for fertility for at least 90-150 days for maximum benefit.
How long do the benefits of an acupuncture session last for?
Some things like pain can be gone and never come back. The typical immediate calming effects last hours but we know there are physiological changes from acupuncture that last over 24 hours and over time also have a cumulative effect that can make lasting changes to the nervous system, digestion, and reproductive systems.
How long do the needles stay in?
How should I prepare for my first acupuncture appointment?
Don’t come on an empty stomach, wear loose clothing, and plan to take it easy (don’t work out) right after the visit.
What can I expect at my first acupuncture appointment?
Your acupuncturist will do an intake, history, as well as some palpation of painful areas and pulses as well as inspection of your tongue. The palpation includes feeling the radial pulses on both wrists to assess which organs systems are excess, deficient, or out of balance. After making a diagnosis and assessing immediate needs, the acupuncturist will insert sterile needles into the points they think are best for you and let you rest for 20-30 minutes with those needles retained.
We offer guided meditation tracks or music during this time and apply essential oils and an eye pillow for maximum relaxation. A treatment might also include cupping, gua sha, or some brief massage with medicated oils.
What does acupuncture actually do?
Increases blood flow and down-regulates the sympathetic nervous system, thereby increasing blood flow to the digestive system and reproductive system. It also releases endorphins to stop pain and increases feel-good neurotransmitters like serotonin. Needling trigger points also relieves musculoskeletal pain and tension. And it strengthens immunity!
If you could give a me three reasons to try acupuncture…what would they be and why?
It’s safe, relatively painless, highly effective for a wide range of health issues, and free of major side effects.
How many treatments will I need?
It depends on why you are coming. Acute pain like back spasms often resolve in 1-2 treatments, but for many fertility diagnoses we recommend 3-6 months of weekly acupuncture.
How do I choose the right acupuncturist?
Make sure they are board certified by the NCCAOM, licensed in their state, and certified by ABORM as well if you are seeking fertility treatment.
Are there any side effects of treatment?
It’s possible to have some bleeding, bruising and soreness after a treatment, but these are short-term effects. A rare but serious side effect of needle insertion is a pneumothorax, or punctured lung. While this is quite rare, it’s a known side effect and should be mentioned.
Do the needles hurt?
The needles are typically painless, but sometimes patients will feel a prick or pinch at the site of insertion. There is also a common sensation known as “de-chi” in Chinese that feels like a deep, dull ache. While this can feel unfamiliar, it’s actually a feel-good pain for many people. Every acupuncturist has a different style and needle insertion depends on type of practitioner, years of experience, and the brand and sizes of needles used.
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Acupuncture Denver can be easily reached from Lakewood, Louisville, Arvada, Littleton,
Centennial, Aurora and the greater Denver-Boulder metro area.
Denver- (from the east) Take 8th Ave then right onto Logan Street. Our building is on the left, just before 9th Ave (SW corner of Logan and 9th).
Denver- (from the west) Take 6th Ave westand then go left on Logan Street. Our building is on the left, just before 9th Ave (SW corner of Logan and 9th).
Louisville (and all points North of Denver) – Take I-25 South towards Denver; take exit 209A for 6th Ave East; continue on 6th then left onto Logan Street. Our building is on the left, just before 9th Ave (SW corner of Logan and 9th).
Lakewood – Take 6th Ave East (towards Denver); continue on 6th then left onto Logan Street. Our building is on the left hand side of the street, just before 9th Ave (SW corner of Logan and 9th).
Arvada (and all points West of Denver)- Take I-70 East (towards Denver); take exit 274, I-25 South (towards Co Sprgs); from I-25 S take exit 209A for 6th Ave East; continue on 6th then left onto Logan Street. Our building is on the left, just before 9th Ave (SW corner of Logan and 9th).
Centennial (and all points South of Denver)– Take I-25 North (towards Denver); take exit 207A for Broadway toward Lincoln St North; continue on Lincoln St (North) turn right onto 6th then left onto Logan Street. Our building is on the left, just before 9th Ave (SW corner of Logan and 9th).
Aurora (and all points East of Denver)– Take 6th Ave West (towards Denver; turn right onto Colorado Blvd; then left onto 8th Ave West (towards Denver) then right onto Logan Street. Our building is on the left, just before 9th Ave (SW corner of Logan and 9th).
Boulder– Take I-36 East (towards Denver); take I-25 South towards Denver; and from I-25 take exit 209A for 6th Ave East; continue on 6th then left onto Logan Street. Our building is on the left, just before 9th Ave (SW corner of Logan and 9th).
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