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Amy Lapes L.Ac.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for whole health

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How does it work?


The main goal of acupuncture is to promote self-healing, encouraging the body to overcome pain or illness. There are channels that run along the body, like an energetic map. Acupuncture needles are used to stimulate certain points. In Western Medicine's attempt to explain how acupuncture works, some believe messages are sent along the central nervous system or fascia. The mechanism may be a bit of a mystery, but we do know acupuncture promotes blood flow, releases the body’s natural pain killers, relaxes muscles, and wakes up the parasympathetic nervous system to reduce stress. In very broad terms acupuncture relieves pain, reduces inflammation, and restores homeostasis.

Customer Reviews

 I am seeing Amy for help with issues related to autoimmune and I've been really impressed with how effective my sessions are. I always leave super-relaxed in a way I've never experienced with acupuncture before. Amy is a great listener and her space is warm and welcoming. I highly recommend her.

Leanne Pressly

15 minutes


Free, no obligation consultation to share your health concerns and discuss whether acupuncture and Chinese Medicine would be a good fit.




About Me

I am a graduate of the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, with an MS in Acupuncture. I am a Licensed Acupuncturist by the state of Colorado and certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). I have completed a Chinese Medicine Herbal Study Certification Program.
I feel lucky to live in Salida and enjoy this beautiful area with my family. My goal is to offer the community alternative options for health and well-being.


For more information about Amy Lapes L.Ac. -don’t hesitate to contact me!

126 N. C Street
Salida, CO 81201


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Individual appointments:

Monday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am -7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am -7:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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