Stone House Health


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Independent, Natural Healthcare Practioners

Colorado Five-Element Acupuncture

Amy practices Classical Worsley Five-Element Acupuncture and was educated at ITEA, Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture in Louisville, CO, where she is now on the teaching staff. Her treatments seek out the root cause of an energetic system imbalance. This imbalance may present in a variety of ways from overwhelming stress, fatigue & lack of vitality, disease, pain & discomfort, troubles with sleep, illness, and many other emotional and physical symptoms. This style of acupuncture beautifully restores balance and harmony, returning you to health, well-being, and vitality – which is your natural state. For a free consultation, please call.

Amy Houlihan, LAC, DIPL. AC.

Mary Ellen Metke

Mary Ellen Metke, M.Ac., D.Ac. has been practicing acupuncture for over 32 years. In addition to her full-time private practice in Boulder and Lafayette, she has also taught Classical Five-Element Acupuncture in Louisville, Colorado at the Institute of Taoist Education & Acupuncture (ITEA), since 2000. She is currently the Clinical Director at ITEA. She is the first acupuncturist in Colorado hired to treat patients in a hospital setting back in the early 1990’s. She worked at the Longmont United Hospital for 15 years as an acupuncturist. Mary Ellen assists clients with a variety of health issues. Acupuncture is helpful in reducing stress, relieving pain and creating a sense of balance. For a free consultation, please call me.

Mary Ellen Metke M.Ac., D.Ac.

Shelly Barnard

With over twenty years of experience as a massage therapist, Shelly weaves together a blend of modalities which feel best suited to her client and their needs in that particular session– with the ultimate goal of deep relaxation and decreased discomfort. She draws heavily from Swedish and Integrative massage, as well as Myofascial Release, Shiatsu and more. She is certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, a gentle and rhythmic form of bodywork which can ease swelling and boost immunity. Shelly has extensive experience with prenatal and postpartum massage (she taught these classes at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy for several years and worked on the Longmont United Hospital’s BirthPlace Massage Team for 18 years). She has had the honor of working with a wide variety of people: pre- and post-surgical clients, oncology patients, teens, elders, athletes, hospice patients, and folks who simply wish to de-stress and re-connect.

Pleasant Pause Bodywork

Emily has a passion for stress relief. Whether that means easing the tension out of muscles or encouraging tranquility of the mind, she has spent the past ten years helping people find a moment of relaxation through the art of massage. Her deep love of learning has lead her to study numerous modalities, including Swedish, structural massage, reflexology, shiatsu, and craniosacral therapy, which she blends into custom sessions for each of her clients. Come discover the difference a pleasant pause in life’s stress can make. Call or visit her website for more information.

Sarah Burns

Sarah has been a massage therapist for over 8 years. She was certified at the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado and is currently licensed with the State of Colorado.  She is Klose certified in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), a very effective treatment for lymphedema. Sarah uses MLD in combination with other massage modalities for its effectiveness in reducing inflammation.
Sarah specializes in the following modalities:
Manual Lymph Drainage, Myofascial Release, Active and Passive Movement, Cupping, Hot and Cold Stone, Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Trigger Point, and Joint Range of Motion (JROM).
Sarah loves problem solving and helping people feel good in their bodies.  She looks forward to working with you.

Sarah Burns, LMT, CMLDT


Spirit and Matter

Teresa believes it is your birthright to have full vitality: to be pain free, have as much energy as you want, sleep well, be in control of your emotions and thoughts, eat super tasty food that is health-promoting, and shed the layers of conditioning that cover who you are at the core. Massage and bodywork can be helpful in releasing the pain your body holds. Holistic herbalism in the vitalist tradition can assist in healing digestion and IBS, burnout and chronic stress, anxiety and depression, insulin resistance, sleep issues, and so much more. If you’re ready to stop feeling the way you do and take charge of your own health and vitality, then you’re ready to see Teresa. 

Teresa Schmidt

Carole Clements

Carole believes that building capacity for thriving in relational complexity is critical to our individual and collective well-being. As a mindfulness-based LGBTQIA+ inclusive psychotherapist, specializing in sex and relationship therapy, Carole helps individuals and partners in monogamous and consensually non-monogamous relationships navigate the intricacies of emotional and sexual intimacy—including the often-confounding tension between togetherness and separateness, also referred to as “integration” and “differentiation” or love and power. As Associate Professor of Contemplative Psychology at Naropa University, Carole teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Dynamics of Intimate Relationships, Erotic Intelligence, Sexual Narratives, and Human Sexuality. Carole’s book Sex Positivity and White-sex Supremacy: Ending Complicity in Black Body Erasure will be published by Routledge in 2023 as part of a book series on Leading Conversations in Black Sexualities and Identities. Carole presents nationally and internationally on topics such as: erotic justice, erotic resilience, developmental sexual complexity, the impact of White Supremacy on discursive sexuality, and queering sexuality research. Carole identifies as queer with a feminine aesthetic. 

Suzanne Burnell

I fell in love with Classical Five-Element Acupuncture 44 years ago when I saw the dramatic change in my sister shortly after she began treatment. It resolved her debilitating abdominal pain. What really caught my attention was that she radiated ease, happiness and vitality. And such a sparkle in her eye! In that moment I knew I wanted to practice this system of medicine, a system of medicine that has such a brilliant effect on people.

I began treatment immediately and embarked upon my studies at the Traditional Acupuncture Institute (Columbia, MD) and the College of Traditional Acupuncture (Leamington Spa, UK). I studied with Professor J.R. Worsley until his passing in 2003. 

In 1993 I met Guadalupe Gonzales Rios, an elder Huichol shaman, and embarked upon a blessed and rigorous apprenticeship with him until his passing also in 2003. 

Contact me for a no charge consultation. I look forward to sharing precious medicine with you either remotely or in-person.

Suzanne Burnell
Ac.M., Dipl.Ac.


There is NO ACCESS off W. Baseline Rd.

PARKING is behind the building off the alley to the south.

-From Baseline Rd., turn south on N. Carr at the light, left onto W. Geneseo,  left at the stop sign onto N. Bermont and then an immediate right into the alley. The parking lot will be on your left.

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