Dave Kaplan, Dipl. Ac

I’m an experienced Acupuncturist and Herbalist known for my gentle needling technique and comforting bedside manner. I’ve been practicing for almost 20 years, 10 years in Colorado. I am proud to share the wisdom of Oriental Medicine with the people of this community that I feel so lucky to call my neighbors.

To this day, I still enjoy witnessing the unique responses each patient has to the individualized approach of Oriental Medicine.  Countless scientific studies support its efficacy and yet many aspects remain unexplained.  Regardless, Oriental Medicine is extremely effective in helping people restore health in their bodies. Part of the magic stems from engaging your body’s own ability to heal itself. The process requires a dynamic relationship between the practitioner and patient.  Your comfort and relaxation is my priority.

Education and Qualifications:

I hold a Degree in Oriental Medicine from the top-rated New England School Of Acupuncture in Boston, as well as a Bachelor of Science in English and Finance from New York University in New York City. In my free time, I remain physically active. I enjoy exploring the natural beauty of Colorado, hiking, mountain biking, alpine skiing, and kayaking to name a few. I grew up mountain biking, surfing and jet skiing on the east coast and am happy to call Colorado my home.



Oriental Medicine Degree, New England School of Acupuncture, Boston, MA, 1997-2001

Bachelor’s of Arts , New York University, 1991-1995

    •   NCCAOM Board Certified Acupuncturist
    •   Colorado License # ACU-1595
    •   Advanced Training in Women’s Health
    •   Advanced Training in Pulse Diagnosis
    •   Certified in Wilderness First Aid

Mission Statement

As a practitioner of Eastern Medicine, my mission is threefold:

  • To provide sustainable treatments with measurable results
  • To empower my patients as recovery unfolds through education
  • To co-create optimal health and wellbeing—thereby transforming lives

Disease is often a message from our bodies that it’s time for change. Chinese Medicine embraces the continuum that is body, mind and spirit, so it’s understood that emotions and thoughts influence our health and come to fruition in our physical form. But beyond treating symptoms, I will create a healing space for you to uncover that which has pulled you into disharmony, and help redirect your journey. When transformed to wellness, your journey will regain direction.  That is my mission. To transform a life; from discomfort, pain or illness – to health, longevity and balance.

After hearing the words every runner does not want to hear, "Plantar Fascitis", I started researching my options. A friend of mine recommended Dave Kaplan, as he had helped her with her PF, so I scheduled an appointment. After completing my treatments, here I am running again with little to no pain at all. Dave did an awesome job, and I am very pleased with the results.
Gloria H.
I have had an excellent acupuncture experience with Dave over the past year. I  started seeing him for fertility issues; I got pregnant the month after my first session. I stuck with the treatments through my pregnancy and had a much easier pregnancy compared to my first one. 
 He is a great practitioner, very accessible and accommodating.
Rachel M.
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