Norah Charles, MSOM, L.Ac., holds a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. She is board certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed by the state of Colorado. Norah holds a Diplomat of Acupuncture and a Diplomat of Chinese Herbs. She is also certified in acupuncture for hospice and palliative care.
Norah’s interest in helping older adults started in her last semester of acupuncture school when she was assigned to care for a number of patients over 70 years old. These patients taught her the value of slowing down, listening deeply, and keeping a sense of humor in the face of illness at an important time early in her career, lessons she carries with her every day.
Norah is dedicated to educating patients, caregivers, and other practitioners on how acupuncture can make a difference in an elder’s life and to bringing this extraordinary medicine to patients who are in need. (For an interview with Norah and the Audio Information Network of Colorado, an audio service for blind, visually impaired and print-disabled individuals, listen here.)
In addition to working with elders, Norah has a special interest in women’s health, including menstrual disorders, menopausal syndrome, and fertility. Norah is committed to helping women find drug-free solutions to reproductive difficulties through acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and lifestyle recommendations.
Prior to her education in Chinese medicine, Norah received her Bachelor’s in English from the University of Colorado and worked as a writer. When not in the clinic, Norah likes to read, hike, and dance. She is a Boulder County Volunteer Naturalist and a member of the Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps.
Norah’s acupuncture practice is dedicated to her grandmother, Dorothy, whose long struggle with illness taught her the importance of laughter and letting go.