About Acupuncturist Robin Schiesser, L.Ac., Dipl. OM
Robin L. Schiesser, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, is a nationally-certified (NCCAOM) acupuncturist who is licensed in the states of Colorado and California. She was trained in Oriental Medicine (acupuncture, herbal medicine and complementary modalities) at one of the nation’s leading institutions--Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California. She received highest honors when she graduated in 2002 with a masters degree in Oriental Medicine. The program comprised more than 2700 hours of instruction in acupuncture and herbal medicine as well as western biomedical studies. Her clinical internship included giving acupuncture treatments to patients at UCLA’s Arthur Ashe Health Center, at the Cri Help Addiction Recovery Center and at Emperor's College community-based clinic. She was in private practice in Santa Monica before relocating to Boulder, Colorado, in April 2006.
Robin uses acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutritional guidance to address a wide variety of internal health concerns and orthopedic pain conditions, and treats both men and women for fertility and reproductive health issues.
Her approach to patient care incorporates a gentle acupuncture technique partnered with compassion and a strong belief in patient education. In addition to their acupuncture treatment, Robin encourages her patients to make lifestyle choices that support their optimal health, such as practicing t'ai chi, yoga or other meditation and exercise; maintaining healthy nutrition, including vitamin and herbal supplementation when appropriate; and being involved in the community.
Whole Foods and Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy in Boulder have invited her to be a featured speaker on acupuncture and various topics related to Oriental Medicine. She has been quoted in Alternative Medicine magazine, and has written about acupuncture for Colorado Daily Women's Magazine. Robin provided acupuncture services to students, staff and faculty at CU Boulder's Wardenburg Health Center from 2008 to 2013 and continues to offer a reduced rate for CU affiliates at her private office. She has served as Secretary, Fundraising Chair and Vice President of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado, finishing her fourth year on the Board of Directors in April 2018.
Robin's office is located in a dog-friendly building and her therapy dog Lola, an 8-pound chihuahua-maltese, is often in the office with her. Lola is very friendly and well-behaved, but If you prefer her not to be present at your appointment, please inform us in advance. Unfortunately Robin's lease does not allow her to invite patients' dogs to accompany them to their appointments.
Acupuncture Boulder's Rates
Internal conditions consultation, exam and initial treatment:
Adult (90 minutes) $150
Child (60 minutes) $90
(sliding scale is available on these initial visits for financial hardship)
Orthopedics (back, neck, joint pain or injury) or Allergy Clearing
consultation, exam and initial treatment:
(about 60 minutes) $95
Follow –up treatments (about 60 minutes):
single visit $80
3 pre-paid Follow-up treatments to be used within 60 days* $210
5 pre-paid Follow-up treatments to be used within 90 days* $325
*Package rates are available to encourage consistent treatments in a shorter period of time, when needed. At the end of the promotional period, the monetary value of unused package visits may be applied toward single follow-up treatments or another package. In consideration of the reduced rate, cash or checks are greatly appreciated for purchase of packages.
Cash, checks and debit/credit cards are accepted. Acupuncture is also usually an approved expense for Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Medical Spending Accounts, and those debit/credit cards are also accepted. We do not bill insurance directly and are not in-network with any company, but the necessary receipts can be provided for you to send with your claim for reimbursement.
Your insurance customer service department can tell you about your plan. Ask them "Does my plan include out-of-network acupuncture benefits? Is there a deductible that needs to be met first? Are there restrictions on conditions covered?"
Kindly give 24 hours notice if you cannot keep your appointment in order to avoid missed appointment fees.
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