I came to Elif's healing practice after I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). I was told that I would have to be on some kind of medication for the rest of my hormonal life. Whether it was oral contraceptive (birth control), Metformin to regulate insulin production, or a period-inducer every three months to keep the flow going, Western medicine has no cure, and not a single solution I like. My hormones levels were completely out of whack (very high testosterone levels, and very low estrogen levels), and, without becoming melodramatic, I felt like a fraud of a woman. I didn't think I would ever have a normal moon cycle again, and I feared that I would not be able to have children without undergoing hormone treatment. A dear healer and friend of mine recommended me to Elif, saying confidently, "This woman will get you to bleed." We started working together in January, right after I received the abnormal results from the bloodwork indicating PCOS. Elif's knowledge of Eastern medicine, herbs, and energies, coupled with her intuition and enthusiasm for this modality make her a superb healer. She combined and alternated protocols and made careful considerations of each step, based on my current condition - whether I was stressed, tired, sensitive, etc. She helped me modify my diet and regulate my intake of some stressors, like caffeine and tobacco, and was persistent beyond her own expectations. Finally, five months later, after pursuing only Elif's prescribed course of action - with a modified diet, Chinese herbs, and acupuncture, I got my first moon cycle in almost two years, and I have continued to moon since. We celebrated together, both crying at the amazing potential of my newfound womanhood and fertility, and at the astounding power of Chinese medicine in Elif's hands to bring about what Western medicine said was not possible. As I write this, I am waiting to go in for what will probably be my last appointment with Elif for some time, because rather than hooking me forever to pharmaceuticals or consoling me with some palliative, Elif has actually restored balance in my body, and taught me ways to maintain it. She cured me of PCOS, and I'm not the only one. Beyond being a skillful and knowledgeable healer, Elif is genuinely caring, insightful, and absolutely hilarious. I cannot recommend her highly enough to women seeking hormonal balance, especially those diagnosed with PCOS.
Courtney Jordan S (Thornton, CO)
I have been enjoying the benefits of acupuncture for almost a year. I suffered from terrible hay fever in the late summer and was seeking relief, so I thought I’d try acupuncture. Elif Kuzu came highly recommended from a friend. After an in depth discussion about my health, I started treatment. Wow! After the gentle placement of the first three needles, my sinuses opened up and I hold breath through my nose! I noticed relief of my allergy symptoms during this initial treatment and continued to work with Elif to help balance my body in an attempt to reduce my reactionary and inflammatory allergic response. I admire Elif’s genuine concern for my well being. I feel like she really listens and takes the time to get to know you. After responding so well to my initial treatments, I have continued to seek Elif’s help when I get out of whack. Most recently, she helped me to relax the muscles in my neck and shoulders. A combination of stress, poor posture and too much computer time really had me in a tangle! The treatment for muscular stiffness is unrivaled and provides instant relief. I started at a chiropractor, but it became clear that if I didn’t get my muscles to cooperate, this cycle of pain and stiffness would persist. After 2 treatments and a conscious effort to maintain proper posture, I have full range of motion and no pain! It’s hard to verbalize the extent to which Elif’s knowledge and skills have positively impacted my health! Give acupuncture with Elif Kuzu a try. It’s one of the best investments in your health you can make… This is powerful medicine!
Vic C. (Denver, CO)
If any one has sciatica pain you know that its real painful. I had unbearable pain from my but cheek to my foot and I heard that acupuncture can relieve the pain so I tried it and it worked!!!! Thanks to Elif Kuzu, it was fast and worked with in minutes. The following day I had no pain at all and was surprised it worked! ?Her talent in Chinese medicine is above and beyond I recommend her to anybody that has any type of pain.? Thanks Elif Kuzu!
Josiah L. (Longmont, CO)
I just recently tried acupuncture. I have always wondered if this stuff works. My last visit to Elif made me a true believer. I have had what doctors call frozen shoulder. I could not rotate my arm past 50 degrees. Elif told me she can fix that. She worked on me for an hour and the next day I could rotate my arm to almost 90 degrees. I haven’t been able to do that in over 6 years! Elif is the awesome and she will make you feel great!
Jay H. (Broomfield, CO)
Boulder Body Balance Acupuncture is extraordinary. As a performing musician traveling worldwide for more than 30 years, I’ve experienced a wide range of healing modalities. My treatment at Boulder Body Balance Acupuncture was a highlight of my life, with dramatic results including increased energy, alertness, clarity, deeper sleep, and a profound feeling of well-being. Elif Kuzu is exceptional: tuned in, and a master of her acupuncture specialization.
Michael F. (Playa Del Rey, CA)
I used to suffer from chronic back pain and stiffness for several years… Being an active individual, playing basketball, working out, softball, and golf. I lost all ability to participate in any of these activities that I loved. I tried everything from Chiropractors to Medical experts and they couldn’t give me anything but temporary relief. I would normally be pretty skeptical about the effectiveness of needles being shoved into your body. I was desperate, and Elif convinced me that acupuncture could help. So I tried it and after a few painless treatments. I have felt better than I have in about 5 years. I can run and work out and play sports again. Its so encouraging how great you feel after one treatment. I would recommend acupuncture to anyone who’s feeling pain or stressed, anxiety or even sickness. I am a 100% believer in the medicine of Acupuncture and Elif’s abilities.
Ken T. (Midland, TX)
First rate treatment! After injuring my right bicep and talking with a paramedic and two other physicians, they all said I needed surgery…the normal procedure but I know and felt that it wasn’t that severe. My arm was quite functional with no swelling with mild bruising. Gotta say after 2 visits for acupuncture the bruising faded away (meaning like 99% gone!),and my arm has recovered drastically! I’m able to do my every day tasks, pouring, brushing teeth, open doors/jars/drinks, shifting gears in my car, etc! I can’t do my 45lbs dumbbell curls just yet but in time it’ll come! I will defiantly schedule more visits when Doc Kuzu is available! Thank You so much!
Miguel F. (Midland, TX)
Elif totally understands how to help woman with afterbirth belly problems. I have been working with her for the last few months and have seen RESULTS! Amazing. Thanks Elif for all the health and wellness tips. You are a fountain of knowledge.
Aryl H. (Boulder, CO)
I was first skeptical about needles inserted in my body. But after my first treatment I was hooked! Not only can you NOT feel anything, but after the treatment, you feel so much better. I first went to Elif Kuzu with help with stress, and boy did it get the job done. She first spoke to me about my health issues, which included alot of stress, asthma problems, and my sluggish metabolism. After a brief chat, we hit the ground running. She gave me a treatment for each, all in 1 session. I felt the stress right away. I mean, I felt like I was floating on cloud 9. You have to try it to believe it, but trust me, it was an amazing feeling. For my asthma, after the first treatment, I felt my breathing was better. I was able to inhale more air. So much so, that I stopped using my rescue inhaler, and still don’t use it! For my sluggish metabolism, I’ve noticed I have more energy, and along with diet, exercise, AND acupuncture, I have seen the results when diet and exercise alone didn’t do much. If you want to try acupuncture, I highly recommend Elif. She is such a positive energy, and will motivate you to make you live your life the way you want to. She is straightforward, and listens to all your complaints, and somehow, always makes you feel comfortable. That’s the word…comfortable. I feel like I’ve known her for years, and that’s pretty important when it comes to my health. Acupuncture with Elif rocks!
Layla J. (Albuquerque, NM)
I went to Josiah for an Evox to see what it is that my body was needing at the time. I was feeling lots of fatigue and nervous tension as well as body pain. After the scan, I saw exactly what it is that my body required to heal from deeply rooted past emotional disturbances. In addition, I was prescribed flower essences specifically catered to my body’s needs. It’s crazy to realize that a lot of what manifests in our physical body as pain actually stems from emotions. The Evox gives really accurate readings based off each individual person and their specific issues. I can see the results immediately and felt better even days after the treatment. Along with getting regular Acupuncture treatments, I have found getting Evox treatment has worked wonders. It has impacted my life in a positive way. I highly recommend Josiah if you are looking for healing parts of yourself that you never even knew needed healing! Thanks again!
Highly recommend Dr. Elif to anyone whom is experiencing both acute and chronic pain, an auto immune disease, migraines, pre and post surgical procedure, those seeking to conceive (both men and women), seeking to improve emotional wellness, those preparing for the childbirth experience, and healing during the postnatal season. As a Certified Birth Doula, Certified Ayurvedic Medicine Prenatal and Postnatal Specialist, I fully trust Dr. Elif with many of my clients, whom are giving birth here in Boulder County. I have had the privilege to work alongside Dr. Elif at a recent labor and her treatment helped with both back labor pain and labor progression. She is one of few that has privileges within the hospital setting, treats each individual with unique, specialized care, follows up greatly with my clients, and has amazing results! I too have experienced Dr. Elif's magic to boost immunity and for back pain. I love that she uses various modalities within one treatment - many TCM practitioners here in town do not do that unless upon patient request. From fire cupping, gua sha, acupuncture, dry needling, scalp and auricular (ear) acupuncture, herbal formulas, and nutritional assistance, Dr. Elif is an expert in all of the above! Thank you for taking excellent care of me and my clients!
Dr Elif helped me so much! I had a zyto scan and it has changed my life. I am so restrictive and found out I was eating foods that I thought were healthy were stressing my body. I can’t wait to see what the knowledge does
Elif is one of the most compassionate, caring, and intelligent humans I have had the honor to receive treatments from. As a graduate student pursing my masters in Art Therapy with a history of PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder and anxiety, Elif has been my biggest support on my path towards wholeness and health.
She always knows what treatment I need based on the information I give her. She takes her time to listen patiently to the underlying factors and will always ask more questions if she needs more information. Her thirst for knowledge is insatiable. Every lecture or class she attends to further her own base of knowledge makes its way into the room if she thinks it is of benefit to her clients. I have been to multiple acupuncturists over the years and Elif is the best.
I may sound biased, as she holds a near and dear space in my heart, but you would understand once you receive the care, attention, and healing that she has to offer. Even on my worst days I leave her care feeling a bit lighter and uplifted.
After serious injury requiring neck surgery I was struggling with pain management - finally I’ve got some relief thanks to Dr Elif and can see the end of reliance on pain medications in sight! Can’t recommend highly enough.
Elif is THE BEST! I've been seeing her for almost 2 years for a variety of things. Anything from anxiety/depression, digestive issues, and neck/back pain. Just about any ailment that comes up she's helped resolve. I just can't say enough good things. Beyond her wealth of knowledge she is sooo compassionate, dedicated and will bend over backwards if you need her. I've gone to multiple acupuncturists and none have helped me nearly as much as Elif.
Do your mind and body a huge favor and go see her!
Dr. Elif Kuzu's brilliant acupuncture techniques have been a catalyst in creating more balance in my life – mind, body, and spirit! I always leave feeling more integrated. She truly is a gifted spirit. I highly recommend booking a session with her!
Three months ago, I started seeing Elif for severe digestive illness/ SIBO which started after a bout of food poisoning. I could barely eat, I had no appetite or energy, I felt nauseous, bloated, constipated, and sick all the time. Elif is a very skilled practitioner, as well as having such a nurturing, strong, and healing presence. The customized blend of Chinese herbs that she mixes up for me each week have been slowly healing my gut, and the acupuncture has been working on an energetic/ nervous system level to balance out my energy and strengthen my whole body. She was also helpful in guiding my diet to support my healing. My digestion has been strengthening, I have been regaining my energy back, I’m able to eat more foods again, and I’m getting my life back! Healing through Chinese medicine takes time and patience, but it works! Elif has been so skillful and patient with me as I have gone through a lot of anxiety and stress about my illness, helping me to work with my emotions as well as my body. Chinese medicine addresses the physical, emotional and energetic levels of healing. Thank you, Elif for being such an important part of my healing journey!
My family's experience at Boulder Body Balance has been amazing. Elif is the best at finding solutions for chronic pain, imbalance in the body, and managing stress. Not only has she become a good friend through her personal and professional manner, she genuinely cares about our needs. We're so thankful we found her clinic and give her our highest recommendations!
Had a great experience with Elif. I was having jaw pain and constant clicking. After one visit, the pain subsided and the clicking became much less common. I'm glad I decided to go with acupuncture for treating the issue.
Dr. Elif Kuzu's intuitive and multi-faceted healing approach has been immensely relieving for me.
After many months of gradual recovery from various healing sessions with physical therapist, massage therapist, other Acupuncturist, Chiropractors, and Doctors...Dr. Kuzu's first treatment honestly left me feeling normal again for some time after months of struggling with a spectrum of symptoms and deep trauma. Her own experiences with pain and recovery really make it easy for me to communicate the internal sensations; often times I've encountered doctors that lack similar experiences and are unable to contextualize and sympathize with my descriptions of symptoms and feelings.
Her formal education in Traditional Chinese Medicine really shines in providing wholesome treatment - my first session with Dr. Kuzu involved diet suggestions, Chinese herbal medicine, essential oil & flower essence application, hara massage, needle work in muscle release and acupuncture points within a relaxing therapeutic place.
I'm very grateful for Dr. Kuzu's intervention and assistance in my recovery and I plan on sending others her way.
Such an amazing place