Meet Dr. Cathryn "Cat" Houdek, DACM, L.Ac.
Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist - California Board of Acupuncture
Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine - Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Clean Needle Technique Certified - Council of Colleges of Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
Certified Kambo Practitioner - International Association of Kambo Practitioners
Certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher - Reiki Rose
Certified Healing Touch Levels 1 & 2 - Healing Touch Program
Bachelors in Sociology - University of Colorado
Additional Training in: Cosmetic Acupuncture, Microneedling, Classical Five Element Acupuncture, Shamanic Acupuncture, Orthopedic Acupuncture, Placenta Encapsulation
Dr. Cat’s clinical experience includes the treatment of mental and emotional health, stress management, reproductive health, chronic disorders, pain relief, preventative medicine, and holistic facial rejuvenation. Her mission is to provide you the support and tools you need to thrive abundantly in mind, body, and spirit. Her services include acupuncture, herbal medicine prescription, moxibustion, nutritional support, fire cupping, gua sha, and tui na.
Outside of the acupuncture office, she also offers individual and group Kambo ceremonies.
Dr. Cat utilizes the healing powers of natural medicine to reconnect her patients with their innate health as sovereign beings.
She began her journey with alternative medicine in 2013 when she was introduced to Reiki energy healing. From there, she pursued an education in massage therapy at the Hawaii School of Professional Massage, and later, in Chinese medicine at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver, where she began the Masters program in Chinese medicine. She went on to complete both her Masters and her Doctorate in Chinese Medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego.
Dr. Cat is a California Board Certified acupuncturist, a certified Kambo practitioner, a certified Reiki Master/Teacher, and has additional training in Healing Touch and sound healing. She is also trained in placenta encapsulation and offers this service to all expecting mothers.
In her acupuncture career, Dr. Cat has undergone focused training in the areas of mental & emotional health, women's health, cosmetic acupuncture, and orthopedic acupuncture.
Over the years, Dr. Cat has witnessed the power of natural healing within herself, her family, and her clients. Witnessing her sister struggle in the hands of Western medicine without the support of natural healing modalities, Dr. Cat was drawn to embark on a deeper path into these ancient and effective medicines so that she could better support others in their healing.
She hopes to continue to do her part to maintain the rich culture and traditions of ancient medicines in this modern world. She firmly believes in the innate healing power of the human body and affirms that anyone’s health can be reclaimed through dedicated and compassionate care. She takes a holistic approach with every client to address their root cause of dis-ease and curates individualized treatment plans so every one can reach their highest health potential.
In her free time, Dr. Cat enjoys hiking, gardening, baking, crocheting and spending quality time with her friends and her partner, Andrew.
Any services offered by Dr. Cat Houdek are not intended to medically diagnose or cure any disease. Always consult with your medical doctor.
Services offered by Dr. Cat Houdek are not a replacement for emergency services or urgent care. In the case of an emergency, please call 911.