Testimonials

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Norah Charles is an exemplary acupuncturist. Her caring intuition is present in every moment. I feel better because of my work with her. It is as if I am the only client she sees.

K.P., Boulder


From the first words we speak, I feel immersed in the warmth of Norah’s healing presence. As I talk about my sleep, psychological state and neck pain, she connects the dots of my jumbled narrative into a string of medical coherence. Once she begins listening to my pulses, I can sink into a deep state of rest that carries me through the point prescription into transformative worlds unknown to waking life.
In addition to acupuncture, Norah is an especially adept herbalist who comes up with custom crafty herbal remedies to conditions untouched by conventional medicine. I would recommend her highly, especially to sensitive patients.
A.P., Boulder


Having been the lucky recipient of regular treatments from a very gifted acupuncturist/herbalist, I am happy to report that, among other persistent aches and pains, Norah has managed to almost completely “extinguish” my most uncomfortable issue…hot flashes! After enduring many sleepless nights due to “night-flashes,”  I was resigned to the idea that they would be a constant unwanted companion on the journey through menopause.

I will admit that I was a skeptic when it came to considering acupuncture as a means to treat hot flashes.  How could something so simple tame the flames of menopause?!  But following just a few treatments with Norah,  my hot flashes are now what I would consider “micro-flashes” and are few and far between!  Not only is Norah a passionate and intuitive healer, her love for her practice is transferred to each and every client.  I look forward to every visit with her!

R.R., Boulder


I have been a client of Norah’s for a long time. When I first started, Norah was treating my pain syndrome. As other issues have popped up, I have learned that acupuncture can treat a myriad of issues. I had gone to a student clinic before but always felt like I was rushed and they didn’t pay attention to the whole picture. Norah’s one-on-one care makes me want to keep coming back.

Her gentle demeanor and honest caring spirit makes her perfect for a job in the healing arts. Her knack for acupuncture is apparent in the gentle placement of the needles and the way she anticipates what is going on with my body. I would recommend her to anyone. If you are on the fence with acupuncture, try Norah. It is a great way to treat a variety of aliments, and you will come out feeling like you ran into a truly gifted human being.

E.A., Boulder


About five months ago, I added acupuncture with Norah Charles to my health and wellness regimen. I was dealing with some chronic low back pain as well as knee and hip pain and depression, the result of long-term, intensive caregiving and the recent death of my husband.

Norah’s acupuncture treatments have been a remarkably beneficial part of my road to recovery. After each treatment, there is a long-lasting ease of pain and a real sense of well-being. Acupuncture is helping me to return to normal walking and a much more vibrant life.

R.R., Boulder


Norah has been treating my 95-year-old-mother at Frasier Meadows for nearly a year. Norah’s treatment is a true high point for my mother each week. Acupuncture helps to relieve pain and also helps to calm and relax her. Acupuncture, provided by Norah with great care and kindness, is a real benefit.

J.D., caregiver


This is a short testimony of how Norah’s work has changed the life of a young adolescent who had for over two years been under the care of doctors who had no clue how to treat her “unexplained” abdominal pain. I took her to Norah’s practice, Boulder Acupuncture and Herbs, a couple of months ago and after just two treatments her pain was almost gone. This young woman has been able to go back to acting like a normal teenager. She’s smiling again and virtually pain free. Thank you, Norah. She mentions you and thanks me every day for having taken her to you. You’re a superstar!!

A.B., Boulder


Norah is amazing! After I went abroad and got very sick, I tried everything to get healthy again. Norah was the one that got me feeling like myself again, through patient and holistic healing. She is so kind and comprehensive in her approach, and I always leave feeling physically and emotionally better than when I came in. I would recommend her to anyone!

R.B., Boulder


It is with great honor that I write today to recognize the positive impact that Norah Charles, L.Ac., has had on my mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

I began seeing Norah when she was a student at Southwest Acupuncture College in the summer of 2014. She was recommended to me by a fellow student, as well as the receptionist of the clinic. I am highly needle sensitive, and I was told that Norah had excellent technique. I was nervous for my first visit, but Norah did everything she could to assuage my fears and make me feel comfortable.

The initial interview was lengthy, in-depth, and personal. Norah’s very presence led me to share my challenges with her, knowing that my information was safe with her and would be kept with utmost confidence. She was both professional and caring, exhibiting human characteristics that are often lost in our western, sterile approach to medicine. (I use the word sterile to refer to a lack of emotional expression, rather than an actual state of physical cleanliness.)

It was during this meeting that Norah urged me to see a western clinician for certain symptoms that I’d been experiencing since a recent trip abroad. She said that her capacity to treat what she believed to be my underlying ailment would be limited as a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner. It was her insistence that brought me to an infectious disease specialist who rid me of the parasite that had been living in my intestines for at least nine months. I felt like a new person as a result.

I have continued visiting Norah for all sorts of troubles. In each instance, I have been taken seriously. She has never once diminished my personal account of an experience that I have had with my body. She has promptly administered both an acupuncture and herbal treatment that she felt was right for the given moment. I have never left a session disappointed.

I know that with Norah I am in good hands. I look forward to visiting her private practice and continuing with her as a licensed medical professional. I strongly recommend her services, and I hope that she thrives in the market of alternative healers in Boulder, Colorado.

E.H., Longmont


Awesome treatment! I went in to see Norah with a neck injury from a car accident and left feeling so much better. My range of motion improved that day and I have continued to feel better every day. Norah is caring, professional, and attentive to detail. Thank you so much!!!!!

K.M., Broomfield


Norah Charles interviewed me for 1 hour about my immediate situation as well as my past in terms of health emotionally, spiritually and physically. She treated my infection with some herbal capsules that cured it in 48 hours. I need to say part of the healing took place in my interaction with her. I will definitely return for acupuncture and to gain further knowledge regarding my general health. Truly grateful.

F.C., Boulder