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), licensed by the state of Colorado, and holds a Diplomat of Acupuncture and a Diplomat of Chinese Herbs. She is also trained in acupuncture for hospice and palliative care.
Norah’s interest in Chinese medicine began in 1999 when she had her first acupuncture treatment for asthma and allergies in Kona, Hawaii. Discovering Chinese medicine at an early age impacted her perspectives on human health, the environment, and social responsibility. Being a modern acupuncturist offers her the unique opportunity of using nature as her guide in diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease, a skill that honors both the earth and its human inhabitants.
Early in her career Norah spent time working with older adults and clients with disabilities, including patients with MS, post-stroke paralysis, mobility restrictions, sight impairment, and many other chronic conditions. Today she has a special interest in women’s health, including perimenopause and menopausal syndrome, menstrual disorders, and headaches. Norah is committed to helping women find drug-free solutions to hormonal difficulties through acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and diet and lifestyle recommendations.
Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Norah received her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Colorado and worked as a writer. When not in the clinic, she likes to read, hike, garden, and dance. Norah is also a member of the Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps, a nonprofit alliance of acupuncturists offering free services to communities impacted by trauma and natural disasters.
Norah’s acupuncture practice is dedicated to her grandmother, Dorothy, whose long struggle with illness taught her the importance of laughter and letting go.