Patti Polman Lic. AC (N.C.C.A.)

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Philosophy of Practice

Patti Polman is a nationally certified and state licensed acupuncturist and herbalist who graduated from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1995. She practices a refined style of Japanese acupuncture called Hari in combination with Acutonics, as well as, Chinese Herbal therapies which are appropriate for both adults and children.

One of the strongest assets of Chinese Medicine is the ability to translate the body's messages to better understand the needs of the body and the soul. Patti values education as a tool to empower each individual's opportunity to access this information in their own personal healing. Dietary and lifestyle options are also emphasized as an aspect of the therapy.

Acutonics utilizes the sound healing techniques of both tuning forks used at acupuncture points and tibetan bowls used on various areas of the body. The needle technique of Hari is a gentle,
non-invasive needling style that employs gold and silver needles which touch or are superficially inserted at acupuncture points. When treating children, needles are not used. Instead, special pediatric tools are used to gently stroke the meridians, which guide the energy. While this form of acupuncture treats many common and complex conditions, it is also a valuable tool for general health and wellbeing. It is believed that Hari treatments can enhance life force or our connection to others and the universe by awakening the heart, which allows us to heal naturally. The pulse and abdomen are often referenced during treatments to give the practitioner feedback as the treatment progresses.

Acupuncture is an ancient energy-based system that believes if the energy of the body is balanced, health is the outcome. If however, the energy in the body is blocked, weakened, or stagnated, symptoms arise in the body that ultimately result in physical, mental, or emotional illnesses. To restore this balance, acupuncture techniques are used to allow the vital energy of the body to return to a balanced state.

What does Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture treats many common physical and emotional complaints such as:
Chronic pain
Digestive disorders
Menstrual pain and PMS
Menopausal symptoms
Colds and Flu
Chronic sinus conditions
Post and Pre-surgery


  • Diploma Traditional Chinese Medicine 1994 (3-Year Program) - Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Denver, CO
  • Blue Poppy Press Gynecology Certificate Program September 1996, April 1997. Six weeks of study at Hunan TCM teaching hospital in Chengsha, China-Gynecology Dept.
  • Hari Style Acupuncture - ongoing continued studies of gentle Japanese style acupuncture with Kuahara sensei
  • Indiana University of South Bend, Indiana, Dental Hygiene Program (2-year program)
  • Additional 1 year pre-requisites at Ball State University program

  • National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturist/Certified Acupuncturist Dipl. Ac. (N.C.C.A.) 1995
  • Certified Herbalist (N.C.C.A.) 1998
  • Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Registered Acupuncturist
  • Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Registered Dental Hygienist 1981


Acupuncture Association of Colorado - since 1993
Toyohari Association of Japan - since 2004

Documents to Print and Complete

- Health Information and Your Privacy
- Patient Intake Form

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