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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a treatment method that involves of the insertion of very thin, hair-like needles into the body at specific points along distinct channels of energy called meridians. There are over 2000 acupuncture points shown to be effective in the treatment of many health problems. These points are mapped to 14 major meridian lines, one meridian for each of the 12 inner organs. Two of the major meridians are located along the spine and down the midline of the abdomen.

Acupuncture needles are typically not much thicker than a strand of hair and their insertion is practically painless. In some cases you may not even know the needles are in place. In others, there may be some tingling, warmth, heaviness, or a feeling of Qi, such as achiness or heaviness, moving up or down the meridians. Most people find acupuncture extremely relaxing.

Pricing for Acupuncture effective 2/1/22: Initial Exam, consultation and treatment - $150;  Follow-up treatment - $95; Re-examination (if 6 months since last visit) - $100

A Note From Your Providers:

With the new year in full swing we wanted to first of thank you for entrusting us with your care during our time working together. It has been a pleasure being along side of you as you take steps towards less stress, pain, discomfort and better overall health.
We are writing to create awareness that there will be a few changes made in the price structure for acupuncture treatments at Natural Balance. There will be a slight increase of $15 per follow up visit making them $95 per session. The remaining new pricing is listed below. These changes will take effect February 1st and will be reflected on all treatments moving forward.
If you prefer to purchase packages we have a 5 pack for $427.50 ($85.50 per visit) and 10 pack for $807.50 ($80.75 per visit). These are great options if you know you will be coming more often. 


We look forward to continuing to be your acupuncture providers in the days ahead and we wish you a much better 2022.
In gratitude and health, Shawn N. Sisneros L.Ac., Dr. Tara Ritter, DC, FIAMA

  • Shawn Sisneros
    L.Ac


    Shawn Sisneros, licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist, holds a Masters of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - Chicago. During the four years of study, Shawn focused on traditional Chinese acupuncture techniques and Chinese herbal therapy. In conjunction with his acupuncture and herbal training Shawn also completed a Shiatsu certification program at Zen Shiatsu Chicago where he developed his palpation and bodywork skills.

    His interest resides in treating the whole person, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Shawn is interested in the physical manifestations a person may experience when there is emotional distress. He is also interested in how other imbalances within the body can influence mental and emotional health and vice versa. His dedication exists in striving to understand the dynamics of the body to create a whole-body balance for the clients he treats. Shawn looks forward to providing a practice that fosters healing and helps to create long-lasting change in the health and longevity of his clients. He also is excited about helping his clients equip themselves with the necessary tools they may need to live a more empowered and fulfilled life. In his spare time, Shawn enjoys practicing yoga, being outdoors, hiking, taking photos of nature as well as painting and being creative. Being new to Colorado, he is also enjoying experiencing all that the area has to offer.

    Current Schedule:  Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm.

    ***Please advise that Shawn does require his patients to fill out the new patient acupuncture paperwork in detail before coming into the office.  Be as thorough as possible with all portions of the intake form.  Even if you are experiencing symptoms that seem unrelated to your reason for care.   If you arrive for your session without filling out paperwork, he will see you for the intake portion, and schedule your acupuncture session for another day.



  • Dr.
    Tara Ritter, DC

    Dr. Tara Ritter was born in New York and grew up in Marlton, New Jersey. She moved to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology in 1999. Dr. Tara went on to manage a chiropractic office and graduated with honors in 2005, from Northwestern Health Sciences University, with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. She then continued her education and completed her acupuncture fellowship through the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture in July 2006 while working as a chiropractor. In the spring of 2002, Dr. Tara was published in the Journal of Chiropractic Education for the research she did while attending the Colorado Chiropractic College. Dr. Tara enjoys working with a wide variety of patients and conditions and uses multiple adjusting and soft tissue techniques. She is committed to improving your overall health and physical wellness.

    Current Schedule: Tuesday 9am-5:30pm, Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday 9am-4pm 

    1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturday's 9am-3pm



    *All providers are independent contractors of Natural Balance Chiropractic, PLLC.