IMPORTANT: The Longmont Healing Arts Clinic has closed its doors. Dr. Vaelli is currently on a sabbatical and will be returning to private practice at a new location in 2025. You may still order herbs and supplements from our online pharmacy. Thank you!



Relieve pain, increase energy, improve mood & find a greater sense of well-being



Heal and prevent imbalances in your body,
get on your personalized herbal formula



Find out your food sensitivities and
eat right for your constitution



Relieve pain, manage stress and prevent disease


women's health

Have a happy and healthy mind and body
by achieving hormonal balance


digestive health

Your gut is the soil in your garden of health, keep it balanced


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An alternative to surgical and/or
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specialized laboratory testing

Food sensitivity testing, gastro-intestinal health, adrenal
function, hormone balance and more...


Meet the Founder

Barbara Blunt Vaelli, ND, LAC

Barbara Blunt Vaelli, ND, LAc

Naturopathic Doctor | Licensed Acupuncturist

Practitioner and Founder of Longmont Healing Arts Clinic

As a naturopathic doctor, Barbara Vaelli believes in the inherent healing capacity of the body and helps identify and remove any obstacles to this process. By discovering and treating the cause of your health concerns and not merely masking the symptoms, Dr. Vaelli helps clients achieve optimal wellness.

Dr. Vaelli is a proud member of the Colorado, Washington and national Naturopathic Doctors Associations and the Colorado and national Acupuncture Associations. She holds naturopathic medical licenses in Colorado and Washington and an acupuncture license in Colorado. She graduated from Bastyr University of Naturopathic Medicine, a four-year, post-graduate medical program located in Seattle, Washington. She received both her doctorate in naturopathic medicine and her masters in acupuncture and Chinese medicine in 1999 and was at that time and is currently nationally certified in both professions. Prior to medical school, she completed her undergraduate studies in International Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder and her pre-med studies at Oakton College in Chicago. She has, in addition, studied and taught many other healing modalities including but not limited to various indigenous healing practices, meditation, yoga, medical intuition, qi gong, tai qi, and many types of bodywork including cranio-sacral, shiatsu, tui na and reiki. Her life has been a persistent journey of seeking out modalities of health and balance - physically/mentally-emotionally/spiritually - and assisting others to do the same.

Early in her career, Dr. Vaelli worked at the North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea on the Big Island, Hawaii. She was a consulting staff member at NHCH, working closely with other doctors to integrate western and complimentary medical systems within a hospital setting. She served on the pharmacy board introducing research on efficacy and safety of botanical medicines, getting them approved for use at the hospital pharmacy. She spearheaded and completed the project of constructing and implementing an integrative acupuncture clinic for pain management in the hospital's physical therapy department. She also worked at Lokahi Health Center, a natural health clinic in Kailua Kona.

She founded the Longmont Healing Arts Clinic in Longmont, Colorado in 2002 and currently offers integrative medicine, serving her community with naturopathic and Chinese medicine, including botanical medicine, medical nutrition, different types of bodywork such as acupuncture and cranio-sacral, conventional and specialized laboratory testing and wellness counseling.

Barb is great! My energy level is up and my shoulder pain is completely gone!!

Mark J., Lyons

Acupuncture works; acupuncture with Dr. Barbara really works.

Amber W., Lyons

I have enjoyed many years of Acupuncture, Cranial Sacral, Chinese medicine techniques, bodywork and support from Barbara and I highly recommend her services to everyone, and have!

Judy D., Louisville

She has, without exception, the most skilled and most deft touch of any acupuncturist I have worked with.

Jeff M., Longmont

I cannot tell you how much I gained from your care – physically mentally and spiritually. You are a
special doctor and person.

Madelon R., California

She was present, attentive, and sensitive and her reflection assisted me in moving further into health and acceptance of what is.

Thomas D., Boulder

I took the herbal medicine she prescribed and within 3 days my face cleared up and my stomach felt great. I had more energy than I had had in a long time!

Charlie C., Longmont

Barbara Vaelli’s talents and skills are enhanced with her wonderful, gentle, healing energy and excellent intuitive abilities. The Longmont Healing Arts environment is so peaceful and filled with light and consciousness.

Judy D., Louisville

She is friendly and very well educated… She has helped me with my thumbs/hands and forearms… and with my lower back issues. I highly recommend her.

Alex M., Longmont

She is knowledgeable about so many health issues and offers her care in a relaxed, compassionate yet professional manner. I highly recommend her!

Debbie R., Longmont

Every time I go in for treatments, I leave feeling calmly energized. I highly recommend Dr. Vaelli and Longmont Healing Arts Clinic!

Susan G., Golden

Her treatment has made significant improvement to my carpal tunnel discomfort. Her treatments have also relieved muscle soreness from cycling and skiing.

John B., Longmont

Barbara is able to get to the root of what's going on and creates a plan to wellness that is effective and nurturing! I strongly recommend her services.

Annette Z., Longmont

Barb has been helping me with my hormonal imbalance issues. She has been great!

Joby R., Lyons

Dr. Barbara has helped me with chronic pain and muscle injuries… She is very knowledgeable and intuitive.

Jill G., Longmont

Dr. Vaelli is amazing! She is the best with acupuncture and craniosacral therapy I have ever seen.

Charlotte C., Denver

I started seeing Barbara for help with my anxiety and depression. It's so refreshing to work with someone who wants to cure the ailment versus just masking it.

Caitlyn T., Longmont