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 Jacqueline Allen is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Colorado with her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine that she recently received from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM. Before earning her Associate of Science and Biology Degree she lived in the Arkansas Valley working for the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative. Jackie is a nationally board-certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine, with over 3000 hours of didactic and clinical training in Classical Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Japanese Acupuncture, Chinese herbal pharmacology, clinical counseling, and so much more. She is also trained in adjunctive therapies including but not limited to moxibustion (heat therapy), Tui Na (chinese medical massage), cupping, gua sha, ad auriculotherapy (ear acupuncture). She is a general family practitioner with unique interests in Mental Health, Sports Medicine, and Gynecology.

“Before moving to Santa Fe in 2016 to complete my Master of Science in Oriental Medicine degree, I lived in the Arkansas Valley for over 5 years. I serendipitously met Dr. Laura Deloatch in 2015 at Salida’s very own Mountain Goat Lodge, where I was volunteering for the weekend, two weeks before beginning my studies. Dr. Deloatch congratulated me on my new journey and shared in the excitement of learning this medicine and sharing it with our community. I took it as a great sign for the start of my schooling. We learned we had a mutual friend, Eric Cutlip, L.Ac., MSTCM, whom I was fortunate enough to apprentice with at his former acupuncture clinic (Leadville Community Acupuncture) for two years. I always knew I wanted to move back to the Arkansas Valley to practice Acupuncture and while I was in school Laura and Mike have created a healing sanctuary for the Salida community. I feel fortunate and grateful to be given the opportunity to share in offering this incredible medicine to all members of our community in such a caring, compassionate, healing oasis.