Meet our team of passionate, skilled Denver acupuncturists

Dr. Katherine Altneu

DTCM (Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Dipl O.M. (NCCAOM - nationally certified)
L.Ac (Licensed Colorado acupuncturist)
FABORM (board-certified fertility specialist)
Katie Altneu denver acupuncturist

Katherine is the founder and clinic director of The Point. She is a Colorado state licensed and Nationally certified acupuncturist. She holds a doctorate degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine with a focus on Integrative and Functional Medicine from Five Branches University. She is a recognized diplomate of Acupuncture and Herbology by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), is certified in Clean Needle Technique, is Board Certified as a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, and is a member of the Colorado Acupuncture Association.

Katherine has successfully used acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to treat a wide variety of conditions with a gentle technique through her practice, conveniently located in the Washington Park area of Denver. She has a special interest in using acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to help the people of Denver with women's health, fertility, digestive disorders, and chronic pain. She's also a trained Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture practitioner.

Katherine completed her undergrad at Colby College in Maine, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Economics. She also studied Economic History and Philosophy at the London School of Economics and worked for several years as a Research Associate and Financial Analyst in Palo Alto, California.

She first discovered the healing power of Chinese Medicine when she suffered from digestion problems of her own. When her doctors couldn't help her, she tried acupuncture and was amazed by the results and became a strong believer in the power of holistic medicine. She hopes to share the same success with you within her Denver area acupuncture clinic.

Taylor Albrecht

M.S.O.M. (Master of Science in Oriental Medicine)
Dipl A.C. (NCCAOM - nationally certified)
L.Ac (Licensed Colorado acupuncturist)

Taylor is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and Tui Na practitioner. Acupuncturist DenverWhile studying microbiology at the University of Wisconsin, Taylor was in an accident that resulted in a severe concussion. After feeling as though her brain wasn't healing fully and dealing with a lifetime of digestive issues, she sought out the aid of a Chinese medicine practitioner who helped heal her brain and gut health--changing her life forever.

After finishing her bachelor's degree she changed the course of her studies and attended Pacific College of Oriental Medicine receiving her certification in Asian Body Work with a focus in Tui Na and Shiatsu.

She continued her educational journey at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and earned a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine and is NCCAOM board certified.

She has years of experience in treating musculoskeletal conditions and pain, digestive problems, women's health & fertility, and stress & anxiety. She's also a trained Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture practitioner.

On her days off you will find Taylor playing in the mountains, hanging off of rocks, and jumping into glacier lakes.

Rachel Muich

M.S.O.M. (Master in Science of Oriental Medicine)
Dipl A.C. (NCCAOM - nationally certified)
L.Ac (Licensed Colorado acupuncturist)

Rachel is a licensed acupuncturist in the Rachel Muich Denver Acupuncturiststate of Colorado. She received her Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from The Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Rachel found acupuncture in a completely ordinary way. After having spent the better part of a decade in and out of doctors' offices only to be told that "nothing was wrong", a dear friend suggested acupuncture.

She realized health was more about education and listening to our own bodies. She will be an advocate to you with your own health goals and will empower you to make the best decisions for YOUR body. Rachel says: "This medicine is truly remarkable.  It provides a holistic, patient-centered approach to healing.  Your health is in your hands just as much as it is in mine.  I'm honored to be on your healing path with you."

Rachel loves to treat women's health since that is the way she found this medicine -  menstrual irregularities, infertility, menopause, and general hormone balancing. She also loves to treat emotional balancing, pain, digestive upset, and sleep disturbances.

Melissa Sawyer

M.S.A.C. (Master in Science of Acupuncture)
Dipl A.C. (NCCAOM - nationally certified)
L.Ac (Licensed Colorado acupuncturist)

Melissa received her Masters of Science in Acupuncture from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Prior to that, she attended SUNY Buffalo where she attained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

Melissa found acupuncture while working in a dental office and discovering she had a health issue (HBP) that needed to be dealt with immediately. After trying Western medication, Melissa found that acupuncture and Chinese herbs allowed her to find her way back to health in a holistic way.  

Melissa is trained in cosmetic facial acupuncture and microneedling. As a lifelong dancer, athlete and current rock climber Melissa is no stranger to injury. She has taken a special interest in treating injuries, musculoskeletal pain, and the use of acupuncture, cupping, and tuina to alleviate these pains. Neuropathies, facial palsies, and paralysis are also areas that Melissa focuses on. 

In her spare time, you can find Melissa playing out in nature, climbing rocks, or working on an art project.

Micaela Wilson

M.Ac.CHM (Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization)
Dipl A.C. (NCCAOM - nationally certified)
L.Ac. (Licensed Colorado acupuncturist)


Micaela is a licensed acupuncturist in the Micaela Wilson Denver Acupuncturiststate of Colorado. She received her Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from The Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Micaela’s personal journey with acupuncture began at the age of fourteen when she got treatment for seasonal allergies. Her own experiences with the healing power of this medicine inspired her to want to bring this modality of healing to others. Her philosophy as a practitioner is largely focused on creating empowerment by providing a space of understanding and support for her patients.

Micaela graduated from Moravian University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a focus in Health Sciences. She engaged in multiple research studies while completing her undergraduate degree, most notably her study Stereotype Analysis of Alternative Medicine Practices. Before beginning her graduate degree education, Micaela also worked in the Emergency Department of Lehigh Valley Health Network as a Research Study Coordinator.

Micaela specializes in treating thyroid disorders and also loves to treat digestive issues, stress and anxiety, and women's health.

Outside of work, Micaela is a ceramic artist, a poet, a bread baker, and a gardening enthusiast.

Our Philosophy

We believe prevention is the best cure.
We believe you should walk out feeling better.
We believe in identifying and treating the root cause of problems, rather than band-aid treatments for symptoms. We treat the cause, not just the effect.
We believe you deserve the time to express concerns, hear all treatment options, receive a clear explanation, and experience the most attentive and compassionate care possible.
We believe that every individual is made up of a unique combination of lifestyle, family, environment, diet, emotions, beliefs, and so on, therefore every treatment is specifically tailored to you as a whole being.
We're scared of needles too. We've gone through extensive training and practice to hone our needle technique and make it as painless as possible. Most of our patients fall asleep and find acupuncture to be an incredibly relaxing experience. And that makes us so happy!
At The Point, we believe the best approach to wellness is a marriage between holistic medicine and the modern needs of today's patients. As health concerns like autoimmune disorders, infertility, allergies, and cancer are on the rise, it is clear we need to reshape how doctors and patients care for the body and mind.
We strongly support the integration of eastern and western medicine. Our training includes patho-physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, and interpretation of lab data, enabling us to work in an integrative manner with you and your medical doctors to speed healing and provide you with truly comprehensive care.
If you are under the care of a medical doctor or specialist, we will coordinate treatments and provide referrals if necessary.

Call us for a free consultation

We offer a free consultation. If you're in Denver and not sure if acupuncture is right for you, don't worry - we're happy to answer any and all of your questions. Call us today 720-523-3351.