Our Philosophy

  • At THE POINT, 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 should walk out feeling better. 
  • 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 believe prevention is the best cure. 
  • 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 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. 
  • 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! 

 

Meet the staff

Katherine Altneu 

M.S.O.M. (Master's Science Oriental Medicine)
Dipl O.M. (NCCAOM - nationally certified)

LA.C (Licensed Colorado acupuncturist)

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Katherine is the founder and clinic director of The Point. She is a Colorado state licensed and Nationally certified acupuncturist. She holds a Masters degree from Southwest Acupuncture College. 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, 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

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 Oriental 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 and Chinese Medicine practice.

  

Dr. Melati Olivia

D.A.O.M. (Doctorate of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine)
Dipl A.C. (NCCAOM - nationally certified)
LA.C (Licensed Colorado acupuncturist)
 

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Dr. Melati Olivia is a nationally board certified and licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a dual specialization in Internal and Physical Medicine, extensively experienced in the treatment of Sports Medicine and Orthopedic pain management.

She is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder where she was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society, and received degrees in English and Fine Arts, from which she graduated With Distinction and Summa Cum Laude.

She received her initial medical training at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver, CO, where she completed her Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine, gaining proficiency in acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and several conjunct modalities including Cupping, Auricular, and Electro-Stimulation Acupuncture.

She received further training during her doctoral residency at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA, where she received her specialization, and furthered her interest in Rehabilitative Medicine and Cardiology.

When not immersed in the world of medicine, Dr. Melati is an avid yoga practitioner and fitness instructor and teaches her own unparalleled blend of acupuncture-inspired yoga at Yoga Pod Lodo and several Denver-Metro Corepower Yoga locations. She is also an accomplished musician, having fronted rock and metal bands around the Denver area for the past decade, with national touring experience, and having two Westword Music Showcase Awards in her repertoire. When not in residency in California, Dr. Melati resides in Denver with her two Shiba Inus, and enjoys riding her motorcycle through the Colorado mountains whenever the weather permits.

 

Serena Shaw 

M.S.O.M. (Master's Science Oriental Medicine)
Dipl O.M. (NCCAOM - nationally certified)
LA.C (Licensed Colorado acupuncturist) 

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Serena Shaw, L.Ac. MSOM is a Colorado and nationally certified and licensed acupuncturist. She has a Masters degree in Chinese Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She’s a diplomate of Acupuncture and Herbology by the NCCAOM (National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), she’s certified in Clean Needle Technique.

Serena is also a licensed massage therapist and has been in practice as an acupuncturist for a year and a half. She has excellent needle technique and is a gifted acupuncturist and healer. She’s also a mother of a 1.5-year-old. 

  

Dr. Emily Matuszewicz  

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Dr. Emily Matuszewicz has been in private practice for over twenty years. She is a graduate of Colorado College and went on to receive her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University. She is on the faculty of Metropolitan State University in the Department of Health Professions and teaches courses such as Dynamics of Health, Complementary and Alternative Therapies, Holistic Health, Homeopathy, Theories and Applications of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Emily is a gifted healer and teacher. She is committed to helping her students and patients discover a truly profound sense of well-being. We are very lucky to have her on our team here at The Point, where she provides Neuro-cognitive Health & Life coaching as well as craniosacral therapy.