We had the good fortune of connecting with Erin Meyers and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Erin, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
I don’t think outsiders/the general public are aware of how effective acupuncture is and how many conditions it can treat. Also, different acupuncturists have different specialties and styles, so you may need to shop around to find an acupuncturist who is a good fit for you and your condition. I personally specialize in orthopedic or sports acupuncture, but my friend from acupuncture school specializes in women’s health. I’m aware that acupuncture has a reputation for being a little woo-woo, but I use range of motion and muscle strength tests to measure outcomes and almost never talk about Qi or meridians.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My business is Wild Blue Sports Acupuncture and I specialize in orthopedic/sports acupuncture and pain management. I am most proud of the amount of work I have put in to learning how to be the best at treating musculoskeletal conditions such as sprains and strains, joint pain, and overuse injuries. I spend several hours every week studying and am always learning! It has been a challenge growing my business, especially because not everyone knows how incredibly effective acupuncture is. At one point after graduating from acupuncture school I was working 8 different jobs while trying to build my business. What makes my business unique is that I approach everything with a sense of humor; you can’t take yourself too seriously if you spend a lot of time working with people’s armpits (so necessary for shoulder pain!). I also spent many years working in a research lab so I love reading research about acupuncture and why it works. One of my favorite things is finding inhibited muscles, treating them, and retesting to show how strong they are after treatment!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
One of my favorite things about my acupuncture office is how close it is to the East Simpson Coffee Company, they have the best spicy chai! I also love going up the hill to Acreage for cider and those incredible views. Outside of Lafayette I like to visit the Butterfly Pavilion and take a rainforest yoga class, or go to Idaho Springs and soak in the hot springs. I also like to go to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and check out the new exhibits. Pre-Covid I also loved dancing at the Grizzly Rose.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My amazing anatomy/biology teacher in high school, Mr. Stanley, was the person who first introduced me to the wonder of the human body and I’ve been an anatomy nerd ever since! My parents, especially my mother, has always supported me and my journey and has probably handed out more of my business cards than I have. And of course the amazing faculty at Southwest Acupuncture College who were responsible for my education.

Website: www.wildbluesportsacupuncture.com

Instagram: @wildbluesportsacu

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wildbluesportsacu

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFn0ecxxpHGQmRlMJvXMkeA

Image Credits
Andy C.

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