Your Loveland Acupuncture Practitioners

Jennifer Bao

My life before working in Loveland as the Loveland Acupuncture Practitioner...

Traditional Chinese Medicine has been a part of my life since I was a little girl. My paternal grandmother was an Chinese herbalist and I can still remember watching her make prescriptions with natural herbs and minerals for her patients. It is with these nostalgic memories that I have been influenced to pursue a career in the natural healing arts that Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can provide. I was born in China and moved to North America with my family when I was 4 years old. Before relocating to Fort Collins, I lived in Central New York State. Living at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains has instilled in me a love for nature and the great outdoors. On my spare time, I enjoys hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, jogging and spending time with friends, family and my Yin & Yang kitties (see picture below).

I earned my Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from an accredited acupuncture school: the Finger Lakes Schools of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Seneca Falls – New York. During my education, I also studied at the ZheJiang Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in HangZhou, China.

Check Out Some Pictures of My Study Experience in China 

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Like I've mentioned before, I practice Traditional Chinese Medicine and am trained in adjunctive therapies such as moxibustion, tui na – asian bodywork, cupping, auriculotherapy, and dietary/lifestyle recommendations. I specialize in:

But like most other acupuncturist, I do not limit myself to only the specializations mentioned above. My ultimate goal is to encourage, promote and provide people with holistic health for any and all health concerns. 

Lorrie Barnett

Lorrie Barnett

I discovered acupuncture when I was experiencing health problems that were all caused by stress.  At the time, I was teaching preschool in Estes Park, Colorado, a job I took right out of college that allowed me to live in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.  I had studied Clinical Psychology at Tufts University before I moved to Colorado, and I knew I wanted to help people feel better somehow.  I considered becoming a social worker, occupational therapist, and nutritionist before I had my first acupuncture treatment.  When I realized there was a way to address health by looking at the whole body, rather than focusing on individual symptoms, I was excited to learn as much as I could!  With Chinese Medicine, I am able to offer nutritional advice, lifestyle modifications, and herbal remedies, and I know that those who visit me actually leave my office feeling better than when they walked in.  I love that Chinese medicine and acupuncture seamlessly combine many elements of health so that people can experience real change.

I grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and moved to Colorado after earning my Bachelor’s degree in Boston.  After teaching preschool for a few years, I knew it was time to follow a new path, and I attended Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder.  I graduated with a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine in 2017.  My education included 3,000 hours of classroom instruction and 800 hours of clinical work, during which I treated clients in the school clinic, which is open to the public.  I also treated clients in a resource center for the homeless in Boulder, as well as student athletes at the University of Colorado.  My coursework focused on techniques including acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese and Japanese massage, cupping, herbal medicine, pediatric acupuncture, Sports medicine, and nutrition.  I moved to Fort Collins in the fall of 2017 and joined Jennifer at Loveland Acupuncture the following spring.  My particular specialties include chronic pain, digestive disturbances, and sleep disorders, though I am always happy to “solve the puzzle” to help clients feel better no matter the symptoms!

In my free time I love to be outside—hiking, riding my bike, and skiing.  I also try to practice yoga as often as I can, and I enjoy cooking, crafting, and spending time with my fiancee and our old cat, Trixie.

Want to know more about Chinese Medicine and receive tips on best self-care practices? Check out my blog, Medicinal Musings, here!