An Integrative Approach
An Integrative Approach

About Us

Sara Tornes Bates

Sara is a Fort Collins acupuncturist who loves fall leaves, warm drinks, adventuring with her husband and son, and time in the sunshine.

Sara earned her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2012. She practiced in Nashville for several years before relocating to Fort Collins over 5 years ago. Sara has been specializing in treating women’s health conditions from the beginning, but regularly enjoys treating patients with digestive issues, autoimmune conditions, pain, anxiety and more. Sara discovered a particular passion for supporting pregnancy and birth and became a birth doula in 2015. She has pursued intensive training in using Chinese medicine principles, acupuncture, and acupressure to both prepare women for a gentle birth and to aid in labor.

Sara didn’t discover acupuncture until she was out of college but it was an instant fit for her; she was raised in a family with a natural remedy for everything and believes in the incredible healing potential of the body given the right tools!

Megan Perry
Before finding Eastern Medicine, Megan worked in Western Medicine & witnessed how most patients are offered pharmaceutical meds or surgeries. She knew in her heart that even though those were important options, there had to be more… a way to care for the person as a whole.

Megan obtained a certificate as an Energy Therapy Practitioner from Wellspring Allied Health in Kansas City. Then continued her education at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder for Traditional Chinese Medicine, a program that taught how to offer patients well- rounded treatments with modalities of Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, moxibustion, tuina, cupping, auriculotherapy, e-stim, dietary and lifestyle recommendations.

She immersed herself in the medicine & completed its rigorous 4 year program of over 3000 hours of education, in just 3 years.  She graduated in 2010 with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. She passed the national board exams with NCCAOM, which includes Clean Needle Technique, is a member of the American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, and is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Colorado. After graduation, Megan worked in the Kansas City area, specializing in prenatal, postnatal, and pediatric care. She soon decided to return to the mountains and the state she loves so much, Colorado.

Megan has given over 14,000 treatments in the past 12 years! Megan has a gentle technique and enjoys treating a wide spectrum of issues from pain to anxiety. She has also completed extra training in Electric Acupuncture Medicine which is a ground-breaking version of Eastern Medicine that allows her to work on nearly any condition using a limited number of needles connected to specific electric frequencies.

Megan has 3 beautiful children. When she isnt treating patients, she is with her kids and two dogs. She believes they contain all the love and silliness that she wishes the whole world could feel.

Emma Goulart
Emma was raised by one parent as a Primary Care Physician and the other as an Acupuncturist and Family Nurse Practitioner. Because of the health benefits she received from this East-West balance, she learned from an early age that these two forms of medicine can work synergistically in order to achieve incredible health benefits.
A Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Colorado, Emma finished her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) in 2021 and holds a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from 2014. Combined, she has completed over 4,000 hours of education from Pacific College of Health and Science and Southwest Acupuncture College. Emma is nationally certified as a Diplomat in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Emma has dedicated additional hours in the fields of Sports Medicine and Women’s Health.  She held a year long apprenticeship at the University of Colorado in the sports medicine department, where she treated Division I athletes. Emma has chosen continuing education in injection therapy and injury recovery because of her passion aiding in positive surgery outcomes as well as helping the body heal from injury and scaring.
In addition to Chinese Medicine Emma has prior experience working as a Doula to support moms and families during their birthing experience. She is also a certified yoga teacher and a certified meditation instructor.

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