Vail Valley BizWatch: Acupuncturist says patient see results |

Vail Valley BizWatch: Acupuncturist says patient see results

Vail Daily
Vail, CO Colorado
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Vail Valley Business Name: Laughing Buddha Community Acupuncture

Location: 236 West 3rd Street in Eagle (on the corner of Highway 6 and 3rd Street)

Date Opened: Laughing Buddha has been open since 2009, but just started doing business out of the 236 West 3rd St. location at the end of January.

Owner: Susan Engle

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Phone: Call 970-309-9253

What goods or services do you provide? Laughing Buddha Community Acupuncture offers effective and affordable acupuncture treatments. I also often prescribe Chinese herbal remedies as needed to support and speed patients’ healing process.

What strategy do you use to differentiate your business from your competition? Our acupuncture treatments are special in that they cost just $55 for the initial visit, and $45 for follow-up treatments. Treatments are priced low so that everyone in the Valley can afford acupuncture, even in this tough economy.

Acupuncture works, but in most cases it takes a number of sessions for patients to get complete relief. Often patients discontinue treatment too soon due to cost. If the price is reasonable, it’s my hope that patients will continue to come in for treatments until their condition is resolved.

What’s new or exciting at your place? Well, the clinic location is new, and what’s exciting is that patients are getting positive results.

Tell us a little about your background, education and experience: I received my master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine in Portland, Oregon. I had the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings treating patients suffering from a wide range of problems.

I have also worked with cancer patients, which I enjoy. Acupuncture provides great relief in terms of quelling anxiety and depression, and relieving many of the side effects of conventional cancer therapy. I eventually plan to offer a community clinic focused on cancer patients one or two days a week.

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