I’d enjoy connecting with you. Connection with clients and providing trusted and valued care is my goal. Chinese medicine is a powerful way to engage in your own healing, allowing you to live a healthier, happier, more balanced life.
I’m a licensed Acupuncturist and herbalist practicing in Boulder Colorado. I lived and studied in China, and apprenticed extensively in California. I have thirteen years of clinical experience; nine years of experience within my own practice.
Johanna Altgelt Granger
Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist
Wellness with Chinese Medicine
An educational resource about Chinese medicine including seasonal life style suggestions, nutrition, herbal medicine, acupuncture and more to restore physical and emotional health
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Testimonials of Happy Patients
Your work with me six years ago on Peri-menopausal hot flashes and sleeplessness stands our as the best alternative medicine I’ve received. I continue to hold practitioners to the standard I encountered in you, Johanna: the best!
Johanna is incredible at listening and taking time to process issues prior to treatment, follow through and treatment are therefore appropriate and effective. On top of that she’s lovely to work with and great with kids as well.
Johanna Altgelt Granger is a supremely qualified care giver. She goes out of her way to listen and research all the possible approaches to what ails you. Always refreshed and relaxed after our acupuncture sessions, I am so glad I found her so soon after moving to Marin. An unqualified yes to “should I go?”
My daughter Marisa, since birth, experienced very tough allergy symptoms. I heard that acupuncture can help. With the help of Johanna we have had been able to put an end to a constant stuffed nose. I cannot even express how much Johanna’s work has helped our family with this challenge. My daughter now only needs to see Johanna for a spring check.
While undergoing treatment for cancer in 2010 and 2011 I received multiple weekly acupuncture treatments from Johanna to relieve the many side effects of radiation and chemotherapy as well as cancer itself. Johanna’s gentle acupuncture offered much needed rest and healing from fatigue, loss of appetite, dry-mouth, nausea, muscle and joint pain, anxiety, radiation burn pain, chemo caused digestion issues and insomnia. All of the symptoms were noticeably reduced or even completely resolved. Each session was also a much needed time of quietness and relaxation as the stresses of cancer and cancer treatment were heavy and ongoing.
I have seen Johanna for the past two years and I highly recommend her services. She is an exquisite acupuncturist and has helped me overcome various complex health issues that I encountered after a car accident. Not only is she very knowledgeable in treating specific ailments, she is also a kindhearted person, an excellent listener and uses a holistic approach. Before I saw her, I was falling apart and now I feel whole again. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your wisdom and support on my healing path.
PS My husband Rich also had beneficial results under Johanna’s care.
Johanna is very good. I highly recommend her. You feel a difference after every appointment
Johanna has been treating me over the last three years. I am a teacher, which is a profession that inherently requires a lot of energy. I have benefited greatly by the use of the herbs she prescribed to me, as well as the occasional acupuncture. In addition, she has offered insightful advice in regards to my personal, as well as my professional life through the lens of Chinese medicine.
I also gained new insights into the underlying causes of learning challenges. I am always looking to improve the way a student is supported, and I found another way to do that, namely through acupuncture and Chinese medicine!!
I highly recommend working with Johanna! She is very knowledgeable, listens deeply, and develops a comprehensive treatment plan that is informed by her understanding as well as her intuitive capacities.
I highly recommend Johanna as YOUR acupuncturist! Johanna is knowledgeable, thoughtful, and looks at the big picture. Her comprehensive approach to health and well-being supports not only the issue she treats you for, but enhances all areas of your life. She has been treating me for several years now and is supporting me on many levels. You can feel assured that Johanna will take great care of you and help you achieve your goals!
Johanna was able to share a larger viewpoint around various health experiences I was having via her extensive understanding of Chinese medicine. This broader perspective, coupled with uniquely restorative acupuncture treatments has provided a support for my body that has been SO helpful and wonderful!
Johanna is so peaceful and wonderful. She immediately senses what you need healed and guides you through a wonderful experience.
I went to see Johanna for recurring insomnia and overall well-being. Our initial session was IN DEPTH and far exceeded my expectations. She provided me with information, acupuncture and herbs that helped me to be more balanced emotionally and energetically. Her insights and expertise are profound! Between our appointments, I went weeks without insomnia, which hasn’t happened to me in years. I was SO grateful for her services that I brought my daughter for immune boosting and Johanna has helped her to sleep better, get sick less often and balance her emotional well-being. If you’re looking for a caring, knowledgeable, intuitive acupuncturist – schedule an appointment. You will be in expert hands!
I have seen a number of Chinese medicine/acupuncturists, and have found them to be moderately helpful with the various things I have seen them for, but Johanna has changed my opinion on the efficacy of both the herbs and acupuncture. First, when I go to see someone, I am usually not doing very well; you see I was terrified of needles, so I only went when I really needed to! But Johanna helped me to overcome that fear, mostly because she uses ‘tacks’ on me, and they don’t look or really feel like needles (though they actually are very tiny needles)!
I have had acupuncture from many different practitioners, but I have found Johanna’s treatment most effective. And she is just 10 minutes from Boulder. I had an issue with my arm, and tried many different treatments, but Johanna’s treatment did the trick!
Johanna’s acupuncture is exactly the dose and specificity I need. I’ve been to a few other acupuncturists but Johanna’s is much more precise to what my body needs to regain balance. Whether I need some help calming an overactive mind, relaxing my shoulders, or balancing out a long going organ issue, I always find her treatments effective. Her presence and therapy space is very calm and inviting of healing. I’ve fallen so deep asleep before that I thought I was at home in bed while I had needles in me! I highly recommend Johanna, even if you’re afraid of getting needled. She can be very gentle.
Johanna has a special way about her and the work she’s doing is so personally design for the individual. She is very knowledgeable in Chinese medicines and wonderfully skilled at Acupuncture. Thank you, Johanna for skills in healing! It’s great being around you!
Johanna is way more than your average acupuncturist. She is a healer, and a deeply intuitive person. Her knowledge of nutrition, life balance and seasonal rhythms, and Waldorf principles seem to also aid in her ability to be present and patient with the healing process. I have never in my life felt as grounded as I do during and after sessions with her. She also seems to have an ability to see beyond the body’s needs and into the soul. I highly recommend her as a skilled, patient, and effective acupuncturist.
Johanna has been my acupuncturist over two years. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable in Chinese Medicine and holistic healing, she is very professional, kind and heart-centered. Her ability to hold therapeutic presence supports me in feeling safe and cared for. I trust my body-mind-spirit care to her completely and I have referred others to her as well.
Johanna is amazing! I started as a “doubter” but am now a 100% believer in the benefits of acupuncture! She is patient, gentle, and very invested in my complete health. Her knowledge is incredible and her commitment to understanding the intricacies of my health sets her apart! I recommend Johanna to anyone considering… or even those who doubt the effectiveness of… acupuncture! You will be so happy you gave her the opportunity!
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I knew first that I wanted to help people heal. Then I heard about Chinese medicine and that with Chinese medicine you take in the whole of someone and their life and approach healing from a truly systemic perspective. This appealed to me deeply. I wanted to connect with people, to have time to listen, and to generate creative solutions. I LOVE what I do!
I have a general practice so I enjoy helping people of all ages and stages of life. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, the elderly, bodies of different sizes and shapes, different sexual orientations, different cultures, races, different personality types – all are welcome. If I am not very familiar with a particular health condition, I will put in the time to research it very thoroughly. My passion is working with people who are open, interested in holistic wellness and engaged in their own healing.
Most patients new to acupuncture are apprehensive! This is very common. Everyone is greatly relieved and becomes much more relaxed about the process once they have tried it, in other words it doesn’t live up to the worry. When inserting needles there is a bit of a pinching or prick sensation. Rarely is it intense. Once the needles are placed, there is no longer pain. If the pain doesn’t subside rapidly, I remove the needle. Most of my clients rest deeply, or sleep when the needles are in place. It can be surprising how relaxing acupuncture is! For people who are especially sensitive, I use a different type of needle called an acupuncture tack. This is a tiny needle embedded in tape which is ‘taped’ on to acupuncture points. I also use acupuncture tacks for children, because unlike adults they generally don’t want to sit or lie down for very long. Most people assume children will not like acupuncture. In my experience children actually often really enjoy their treatments!
The initial consultation is $160 and is about 2 hours long.
Follow up treatments are $100 and are about 1 ½ – 2 hours long.
I offer a sliding scale where that is a financial hardship.
Yes. I really enjoy making house calls, and can come see patients in Boulder, Lyons, Niwot, Longmont Lafayette, Louisville, Broomfield, Westminster, Erie, Estes Park, and more. This works especially well for people who are homebound (elderly, postpartum care, seriously ill, time challenged etc) I charge an additional $25-75 for house calls.
I am happy to provide documentation for submitting to your insurance company. This includes diagnosis codes, procedure codes, the total amount for treatment, and all the identification information and numbers that insurance needs about me and about you. Payment for the treatment is made up front to me and then reimbursement is made directly to you by the insurance company, depending on your coverage. Generally, insurance companies reimburse for treatment that is related to pain when they cover acupuncture care. Insurance often does not cover the many other conditions that acupuncture is helpful for.