Michelle Dorak is thrilled to be working at Golden Root Acupuncture as an associate acupuncturist. She earned her Master’s degree in acupuncture from the Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. She is recognized by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCOAM) as a certified acupuncturist and is licensed by the state of Colorado. Michelle completed the Acupuncturists Without Borders Level 1 Training, Healing Community Trauma, in January of 2018. She feels acupuncture is an excellent way to support the journey of healing from mental, physical, and emotional trauma, and is eager to share this knowledge with the people she cares for. Michelle’s interest in facial rejuvenation treatments began as a self-care practice, to treat severe breakouts from mask wearing. She has now completed five trainings from Michelle Gellis’s Facial Acupuncture series, and Microneedling for Acupuncturists with Josh Nerenburg. She thinks facial rejuvenation is an amazing way to reduce stress and treat the body as a whole from a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, and her favorite part of these treatments are facial cupping and gua sha, “it just feels so good!”
Michelle teamed up with Acupuncturists without Borders and practitioners here in Colorado to provide trauma relief treatments to the Boulder Community in the Spring of 2021, in the aftermath of the King Soopers shooting.
Michelle was humbled to work with the Mental Health Partners in Lafayette, Colorado, and their Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) program in 2019. There she provided a weekly auricular acupuncture clinic to survivors of sexual assault.
Michelle has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Salisbury University and has taught yoga for over 10 years, both on the east coast and here in Colorado. In the Fall of 2019 she participated in the Veterans Yoga Project’s Mindful Resilience Training, giving her insight to trauma informed yoga teaching. For fun, she loves to get outside with her adorable dog Sammie, go running and swimming, and spend time with family and friends.