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Welcome to Five Petals Health: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Boulder!

Good health is a gift! It is my passion and my priority to support your health in every way possible. Whether your are recovering from an injury, living with a chronic illness, or want to maintain your already good health, I am here to help you.  The tools I use include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional guidance, functional medicine, and lifestyle solutions.

- Sarito Carroll, Boulder Acupuncturist

Owner, Five Petals Health

Sarito Carroll


Areas of Specialty

Acute and Chronic Pain

"Where there is no free flow, there is pain," is a key concept in Chinese Medicine when treating pain. Acupuncture is highly effective, drug free way to address pain, whether chronic or acute, by increasing the flow of qi, microcirculation, and stimulating the natural release of endorphins, and your body’s own opioids. I use several different modalities, including acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, cupping, and trigger point needling, to get the best outcomes.

Anxiety, Depression, Stress

Acupuncture and Auricular (ear) acupuncture, powerfully and effectively calm the nervous system through the release of endorphins and the modulation of neurotransmitters. While treating the current manifestations of an issue are important, identifying and treating the root cause is equally important. Chinese herbs and supportive supplements can provide another layer of support to guide and maintain your wellbeing.

Sleep Issues

When it comes to sleep issues, it’s not one size fits all. There is the overthinking kind of insomnia, there is the tense restless type of insomnia, and so on. There are in fact many patterns of insomnia and restless sleep that point to Chinese patterns of dysregulation. With your TCM pattern in mind, I treat your whole system to reestablish restful sleep.


Acupuncture and Chinese medicine to help modulate your immune system and reduce inflammation in autoimmune conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, MS, psoriasis, Hashimotos, and others.

Digestive Disorders

Resolve your digestive issues! Whether you're seeking relief from nagging symptoms like diarrhea, constipation, and acid reflux, or tackling more complex ailments like IBS, Crohn's disease, colitis, food allergies, celiac, candida, parasites, or weight gain, a tailored treatment utilizing a blend of acupuncture, Chinese medicine, functional nutrition, and dietary recommendations can turn things around.

Allergies and Respiratory

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine help open the airways, reduce inflammation and histamine reactions so you breathe easier. Support for asthma, COPD, allergies, hay fever, as well as upper respiratory infections.

General Wellness

Preventative medicine is the key to optimal health, and acupuncture offers an excellent means of support. By scheduling regular monthly or seasonal visits, you can proactively care for your system, keeping stress at bay and promoting overall well-being. Acupuncture serves as a powerful tool in maintaining balance, strengthening the body's resilience, and preventing potential health issues from arising. You don’t have to be sick to take care of yourself!

Chronic Illnesses

Acupuncture and herbal support for Lyme disease and co-infections (Borreliosis, Babesiosis, Bartonellosis, etc.), CIRS and or Biotoxin illness, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and other chronic conditions.

What clients are saying...

"...I had a pretty serious dislocation of my right shoulder and had decided to sign on for several sessions with her (Sarito). I am glad I did. She helped me get through some pretty rough times on my way to recovery. If I were limited to one single word to describe Sarito, it would be 'kindness'. I heartily recommend her."

– F.O.

Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Alternative Medicine in Boulder, Colorado

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