Erin Pass is the founder of the Acupuncture Clinic of Boulder, Inc.
Erin is a licensed acupuncturist and Diplomate in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. She received her Master of Science Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado, and her Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from the University of Colorado at Boulder. A native of Seattle, Washington, Erin has made her home in Colorado for the past twenty-seven years. She is affiliated with the Acupuncture Association of Colorado (AAC) and is board-certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), the national certifying body. She is licensed in the state of Colorado.
For thirteen years, Erin Pass was lucky enough to study with her nationally-known mentor, Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan, O.M.D., L.Ac, based in San Diego, California. Sadly, Dr. Tan passed away in December 2015. Dr. Tan’s information can be viewed at the Academy of Acupuncture. Erin has more than 2,800 hours of education and 27,000 hours of clinical experience. She has been practicing acupuncture for seventeen years. Additionally, she is the editor of the book Acupuncture 1, 2, 3 by Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan.
Erin now holds hospital privileges at Boulder Community Hospital (BCH) and is available to assist you with pain management, the side-effects of medications (nausea or constipation), bowel obstructions, and is available during your labor and delivery. She can also offer stress reduction treatments pre and post surgically. She can also provide treatments for you or your loved ones at BCH Rehab for those recovering from strokes and long term illnesses. If you are wondering if acupuncture might help you or a loved one during a hospital stay, please inquire, she would like to help you.
In her free time, Erin enjoys camping, skiing, photography, travel, and dance. She begins each day – rain, snow, or shine, hiking in the Boulder Foothills, with her dog, Oscar.
Erin’s Introduction to Acupuncture
Erin Pass is from a family of Western, allopathic doctors. Her grandfather and great-uncle were well respected doctors in Seattle, Washington. Her family role models sparked an interest in science and medicine. At the age of twenty-one, while traveling in Australia, Erin was first introduced to Eastern medicine to help with some gastrointestinal problems. She met with an herbalist who prescribed an herbal formula which resolved her stomach issues.
Upon returning to the United States, Erin was in an accident that caused both neck and back pain. After consulting with her physician, she turned to acupuncture and Chinese herbs to help reduce her pain. In addition to decreasing her pain, she also had improved sleep, better digestion, and a regulated menstrual cycle.
Through her personal experiences with Eastern medicine, she shifted her career path, and returned to school. Her initial training began at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. She finished her studies at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado, becoming a licensed acupuncturist and Diplomate in Chinese Herbology.
Her grandfather and great-uncle instilled in her the responsibility owed to patients and a desire to help. Erin believes in the strengths of both Western and Eastern medicine and their complementary nature. She is strongly committed to open communication and working cooperatively with your primary care physicians.
Erin was honored with the Boulder County Business Report Healthcare Hero Award for helping her client build a porch and wheelchair ramp to make her home more accessible. Click here to read more.