Lauren Mendez


Lauren Mendez, L.Ac., CMTPT is a Colorado and California state-licensed acupuncturist, specializing in acupuncture sports medicine. She is nationally certified in Oriental medicine and Chinese Herbalism through NCCAOM. During her Master’s program at Five Branches University, Lauren had the opportunity to study channel palpation with the late Dr. Wang Ju-Yi in Beijing as well as complete an internship at Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in Hangzhou, China.

Lauren has furthered her training in orthopedic acupuncture over the past 8 years through her continuing education. She is passionate about offering an effective, minimally invasive solution to common sports and overuse injuries to her patients. Lauren works with iron man athletes, triathletes, marathon and ultra runners, cyclists, professional dancers, and aerial artists as well as anyone experiencing pain or injuries. She also holds her certification in holistic nutrition through Bauman College. Lauren has a background in classical ballet and is an avid hiker and runner. She has been trained in Shiatsu, Tui Na, and Craniosacral Therapy and holds her advanced certification in Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, also known as Dry Needling. Lauren loves human anatomy and offers an intuitive touch.