Dr. Mark VanOtterloo, DAOM

Dr. VanOtterloo, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, strives to practice the best natural medicine. He does this by empowering his patients to take initiative and to be proactive about their health. He provides strategies to enhance and to increase the longevity of treatments. Lastly, he looks at the imbalances of the body in order to find the root of the issue, not to just mitigate symptoms.


  • Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM), The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, 2016
  • Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine, The Colorado School of Traditional Medicine, 2011
  • Licensed Acupuncturist, State Of Colorado. To learn more, visit our page on frequently asked questions about Acupuncture Licensing.

The Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a 2 year program. It includes 360 credit hours, a requirement of an established acupuncture clinic, and a published academic journal article. As well as 2 externships in prominent clinical settings, which he completed overseas in China and Taiwan.

The Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine program requires at least 2,850 hours of education including 615 hours of clinical acupuncture practice and over 180 hours of herbal medicine practice.


  • Owner, Vital Balance Acupuncture, founded in 2012
  • Instructor, The Colorado School of Traditional Medicine

Philosophy & Specialites

Dr. VanOtterloo wants his patients to feel empowered with their decisions starting with the foods they eat, exercising techniques all the way to how they prevent catching the flu. He believes in the power of a one- on- one systematic approach to health.

Specialties Include (but are not limited to)

  • Integrating traditional eastern medicine with western practices
  • Chronic pain
  • Reproductive health for men and women

In a broader spectrum Dr. VanOtterloo is looking to pave the road towards improving the overall outlook on the Acupuncture field and demonstrate how people can be proactive about their health and wellness.

Dr. Mark VanOtterloo, DAOM

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nationally board certified in oriental medicine

Nationally Board Certified in Oriental Medicine

I went to Dr. VanOtterloo to deal with a hereditary condition on my right hand. My paternal grandfather had the same condition, and by the time he was in his seventies, he was unable to open his right hand.

Mark VanOtterloo evaluated my body’s electrical conduction, and provided me with only two acupuncture treatments. I fell asleep immediately at the beginning of each treatment and had a great nap.

After two treatments, the tightness in my had was gone. Mark did a follow up evaluation and told me that I was done. The electrical conduction was working correctly and that I need not do another treatment.

Talk about integrity.

I did go to Mark again for a relaxation treatment because, hey, who doesn’t like and need a good nap now and then?

Simply amazing.

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