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Here's what our patients are saying about us!




"I went here for cranio sacral therapy after a concussion with daily migraines, and they really changed my life for the best. I no longer get headaches, migraines, and it felt as if years of depression and anxiety were melted away. I could not recommend this enough to anyone who gets chronic headaches/migraines and is looking for a holistic, and lifelong fix."

Madison C., Broomfield, CO




"I have been going to Josh at Cloud Gate for a year. I mostly go for anxiety but have been stunned by it's effectiveness after a flu/COVID to help clear the body out. Besides the outstanding acupuncture/cranial massage, the Tai Chi course has been great as well. I am more at peace now than the previous 20 years."

Marc F., Broomfield, CO


"Gretchen has been so helpful in my physical and emotional healing journey! She has an incredible gift."

Katie V., Henderson, CO

Back Pain

"Joshua was great with helping my back pain. I would highly recommend anyone who is experiencing pain to go see him for treatment!"

John V., Broomfield, CO

"This practice is truly one who cares about their patients well-being. Both Gretchen and Josh are incredibly welcoming. Coming to appointments, I always felt welcomed and like I was coming to see very dear friends who truly care. I worked with Gretchen and saw incredible results in my over-all wellness, including a big reduction in my migraines and my anxiety. Highly recommend!!"

Sarah T., Broomfield, CO



Chronic Issues

"I have been a patient of Josh Schneider from Cloud Gate Acupuncture and Healing Arts for about 8 years.  He has been treating me for a chronic condition along with new issues that arise.  Acupuncture, craniosacral, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, and herbal formulas are just some of the treatment methods he has used throughout the years. He uses a comprehensive approach to get at the root cause.  Josh is an exceptional and talented practitioner.  He is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and responsive. He takes the time to educate and provide me knowledge and tools to incorporate within my daily living.  I have complete confidence in Josh’s ability to treat me successfully.  He genuinely cares deeply about my health and well-being. I am so blessed to have such a gifted practitioner in my life.  I highly recommend Cloud Gate Acupuncture and Healing Arts for services and treatment."

Julie R., Firestone, CO


"Very knowledgeable and professional. If you need help , Cloud Gate is the place for you."

Tom O., Westminster, CO




"I cannot say enough great things about Gretchen. I’ve been a client at Cloud Gate Healing Arts for about 2 years, and my experience has been exceptional every time. Gretchen is kind, attentive and genuinely cares about my well-being and helping me feel my best. Josh is also great and enjoyed Tai-Chi with him. If you are on the fence or considering who your next healer is, I very highly recommend you give them a call, you won’t be disappointed. You’ll also love the extremely clean and calm atmosphere and soothing music. My acupuncture sessions are a treat that I look forward to and know I’m doing something great for myself!"

Amy G., Broomfield, CO


Support and Wellness

"I can’t say enough about Josh and Gretchen and the services they offer at Cloud Gate. I saw Josh for close to 5 years for help with a variety of health issues, including headaches, digestion issues, hip problems, and a deteriorating disk in my neck. Some of the issues we were able to heal, others we were able to manage with a combination of acupuncture, cupping and cranial sacral therapy.  

I also took Qi Gong and Tai Chi classes at Cloud Gate which I really enjoyed. 

I truly enjoyed working with and getting to know Josh. I only stopped seeing him because I moved. Josh is a very kind and patient professional who has an in-depth knowledge of his craft. I would highly recommend going to see him if you are looking for an alternative to Western Medicine."

Jay D., Brighten, CO


Frozen Shoulder

"I’ve been a regular client of  Josh’s for over 5 years.  A year ago I started experiencing a painful pinch in my right shoulder when I raised it above shoulder height.  I thought it was a slight tear in my rotator cuff from lifting weights so I stopped overhead exercises.  My shoulder continued to get worse and I thought not moving it would allow it to heal.  Finally after at least 6 months of suffering I mentioned it to Josh and we started treatment.

Josh and I began aggressively working on it 6 months ago and the difference is incredible.  Along with seeing Josh 2-3 times a month I’ve also incorporated deep tissue massage twice a month and weekly chiropractic. In the  2-3 times a month we focus mainly on my shoulder and all muscles and tissues connected to it.

Before treatment, my shoulder and upper right side of my back was becoming atrophied. My range of motion was extremely limited.  I was unable to raise my arm above my head or do full circular motion with my shoulder.  My sleep was affected. I was constantly waking up at night with shoulder and arm pain. 

We’ve used cupping, gua sha, and acupuncture during our sessions. The treatments have helped immensely.  My entire shoulder area front and back are opening up and I’m fast getting range of motion back.  The atrophied areas are becoming unstuck. 

I’ve realized there’s no quick fix or magic treatment for this issue. It’s diligence, showing up for treatments and patience knowing that eastern medicine is working as it meant to."

Tara D., Broomfield, CO


"Personal attention to detail "

Chris S., Denver, CO




"I have been seeing Gretchen for 4 months for my shoulder pain and fertility treatment. my shoulder started feeling much better after 1 month and it helped to reduce my stress as well. I went to get treatment twice a week for a couple of weeks around my IVF(Transfer cycle). It worked! I got pregnant!!! Gretchen is super friendly and kind. I loved going there every time. Unfortunately, I am moving back to Japan now and I and my husband can not go there anymore, but we both loved Gretchen's treatment. Also, the place is super clean and the music is very relaxing and nice! Highly recommend this place if you are looking for great acupuncture!"

Nono T., Broomfield, CO


Low Back Pain / Energy support

"I arrived at Cloud Gate with unbearable pain. My lower back ached to the point that I could barely move without feeling a stabbing sensation all over the region. I had no energy at all, to the point that WALKING (yes, you read that right) made me feel exhausted.

Not only that, but I had really bad digestive issues like severe indigestion, and alternating bouts of diarrhea and constipation.

With Josh’s help, I now feel and function WAAAY better. I’m able to eat foods that I wasn’t able to without getting a terrible headache.

I’m able to sustain my energy levels throughout the day, which allows me to work and generate that much needed income.

And for the first time in the last 2-3 years I’ve been able to workout without feeling that I ran out of energy completely. This for me was a GAME CHANGER since I love working out and to be honest sometimes I felt really depressed to be forced to stop working out altogether.

I can’t say that I am at 100% already, but I know that's because I’ve been dealing with these chronic issues specially for the last 4-5 years of my life and I’ll have to continue with my treatment for a few more months.

Overall, I can tell you that I’ve been to dozens of “Alternative Medicine” practitioners throughout the years, and in my opinion Josh is BY FAR the best that I’ve had the pleasure to work with.

Thank you so much for not only your excellent work, but your unmatched service and your friendship!!"

Diego C., Lafayette, CO


Sciatic Pain

"I was experiencing excruciating pain when my sciatic nerve flared up. I could not sleep lying down. I would have to sleep in my reclining chair and even then I was very uncomfortable. In the morning I could barely straighten up when getting out of my chair. After 3 weeks of struggling with this horrible pain, my sister recommended that I go see her acupuncturist. I made an appointment to see Josh at Cloud Gate and after one visit, I felt much, much better. Josh’s treatment consisted of acupuncture, with heat patches, and tiger balm in between visits. After 3 visits, the pain was gone. I no longer have that terrible sciatic pain. Thanks, Josh!"

Laverne T., Broomfield, CO



"Josh and Gretchen are two of the most amazing humans. The cranial sacral therapy they incorporate in the acupuncture treatment deepens the healing. They are doing something wonderful that you can't find anywhere else in Colorado. I highly recommend them!"

Jacquelyn R., Denver, CO

Cancer Treatment Support

"I have been using acupuncture for over 20 years and have found it to be a good compliment to Western medicine. It is very effective to me for pain control, neuropathy, lymphedema, and general well-being.

That being said, I have experienced many acupuncturists during this journey and have found Cloud Gate with Josh and Gretchen to be the best.

Over the last 3 years, I have gone through breast cancer treatment and have suffered the side effects even while in remission. Gretchen and Josh's skill has absolutely aided in my healing and has helped improve my overall quality of life.

I sincerely recommend Cloud Gate for acupuncture treatment."

Carol B., Lafayette, CO


"I have visited Cloud Gate many times in the last few years. Every appointment was so effective and the people were so friendly and addressed all my concerns going on with my body. I've had such great improvement since visiting Cloud Gate and would highly recommend the Acupunture there. I will continue to go back if I have additional concerns. I can't say enough good things about Cloud Gate."

Vicci S., Broomfield,CO

Pain Relief

"Our story began with a search for pain relief and alternatives to surgical & medication options. Acupuncture was new to us, and our search ultimately led us to Gretchen Belenchia and Joshua Schneider of Cloud Gate Acupuncture & Healing Arts in Broomfield CO. Josh and Gretchen take the time to really listen to their clients and offer a truly integrative treatment plan for each individual person in a nurturing and healing environment. Both my husband’s and my treatment plans were different, and both have made a significant difference in our lives. Not only have they worked to address our physical goals, but our treatments have also dramatically improved our well-being, increased energy and quality of life. We both highly recommend the integrative services at Cloud Gate and thanks to Josh and Gretchen, we continue to make acupuncture an important part of our lives and well-being."

Mike and Rose, Erie, CO




"I have had acupuncture with several different practitioners over the years. It has always been a positive experience. But I have to say that the type of acupuncture treatment that Gretchen performs with the craniosacral therapy is simply blissful. I can't quite describe it but if you haven't tried it, you should! During treatment, I enter a state of complete relaxation and although I am not asleep, I am not awake either. It's amazing! I am walking on cloud 9 for several hours afterwards. Gretchen has been wonderful to work with. She is very thorough, knowledgeable and great at what she does! My symptoms have improved and my stress level is down. I highly recommend Cloud Gate!"

C.L. Broomfield, CO 80020



"Absolutely wonderful! My favorite part is they spend the whole hour with you! Most acupuncturist I have seen put needles in and leave. They stay with you and do craniosacral therapy while the needles are doing their job!"

Hannah L., Castlerock, CO 80108



"I have been seeing Gretchen for almost two years now (I had to go back through my emails to figure that out...I honestly can’t believe it’s been so long!). I can honestly say my sessions with her have improved my mental and physical health. Her comprehensive approach to therapy and healing is entirely tailored to the person and the week. She has helped me with a range of physical and emotional maladies, but I continue to see her on a regular basis even when nothing is “wrong” because visits to her have become an integral part of my overall self-care. She cares deeply about each patient and meets them where they are as soon as they walk through her door. Plus, the office and treatment room are extremely clean, professional, and comfortable on all counts. My pre-treatment cup o’ tea has become a ten minute escape in and of itself. I should mention, while I’ve been seeing Gretchen almost exclusively, I did see Josh for one visit at the beginning and he is just as professional and comfortable and has so many fantastic tips for holistic health. They are experts in their field and everything about their business, office, and treatment shows. Please don’t hesitate to contact them. I’ve had a range of treatments here from acupuncture, massage, cranial-sacral (life-changing), and vibration bowls and each is a positive, impactful experience. I can’t recommend Cloud Gate highly enough."

Kendra C., Westminster, CO 80020

Surgery Recovery

"East meets west in surgery recovery, and east wins!

I’ve been seeing Josh, and on a couple of occasions Gretchen, for help with ailments including but not limited to arthritis in my fingers, broken toe, stress, shingles and most recently injuries from a car accident.

The techniques used are varied, and amazing!

Josh uses needles for acupuncture, and also perform cupping, (which I LOVE), heat therapy, cranial work, and some other techniques that I can’t explain, I just know they work for me, and allow me to work through just about anything.

Because of the recent accident, I ended up with a torn rotator cuff and frayed bicep in my right arm, and a torn bicep tendon in my left arm, both very painful. The right arm for rotator cuff and frayed bicep required surgery of which Josh helped me prepare for the surgery as well as post-surgery activities to get through both situations.
This included Chinese herbs and some acupuncture, along with other techniques that he would do, carefully and thoughtfully as to not aggravate the already injured muscles, and I followed his regiment closely, and my PCP, (also western trained) told me to continue with the acupuncture, (yea!!), and follow the surgeons orders, of which I have.

My western surgeon, while not a huge proponent of eastern medicine has been absolutely amazed with the speed of my recovery.

ALL recoveries are different for everyone, but I am thrilled to say that 13 weeks post-surgery, my surgeon and physical therapists say I am 2-3 weeks advanced of almost all patients with the same type of surgery.

Many thanks to Josh, Gretchen and Could Gate Acupuncture and Healing Arts studio.

I recommend them both to everyone I speak to that has an ailment, new or even one they've been living with for a long time, as I truly believe they can help.

Truly worth EVERY session, and I will continue to schedule appointments!"

Michelle W., Broomfield, CO 80020


Knee Pain

"I had seen many acupuncturists over the years with little to no success. When I first arrived at Cloud Gate, I knew immediately that Josh was going to be a different experience. He listened to my concerns, gathered up all of the information and made a plan to help my very complicated knee issues. I enjoy hiking and working out and my knee issues were making it impossible to do the things I love. Josh was able to correct my knee issues over time. I was able to avoid having to take strong medications with terrible side effects because of the wonderful care that Josh provided. He also helped me with ongoing stress and other ailments. He helped to improve my overall health, which made me a better person. Josh showed me what a positive experience good acupuncture can be. I am forever grateful for the treatments I received at Cloud Gate. Josh's knowledge and treatments are amongst the best I have ever seen. I highly recommend Cloud Gate!"

Sarah O., Broomfield, CO 80020


Traumatic Injury

"Josh & Gretchen are the kindest people you will ever meet. They have been treating me for many years for a very traumatic injury. Their skill, knowledge and compassion have helped me through some very difficult times. Not only do they help you feel better, they educate you to help yourself. If you want to get better visit Cloudgate."

Karen W., Broomfield, CO 80020


"I came to Cloud Gate Acupuncture and Healing Arts to help treat my acne. I was looking for something different from what Western Medicine had given me. I am well past my teen years and have been on heavy duty treatments, including Accutane. The treatment that I have received at Cloud Gate has made my skin drastically clearer. I also have experienced stress reduction. The environment at Cloud Gate even feels like a healing environment. Josh is very knowledgeable and willing to share his knowledge. He has a friendly, yet respectful and professional demeanor. I am happy about the decision I made to go to Cloud Gate."

Maya H., Denver, CO 80202

Plantar Fasciitis

"Josh Schneider is an incredibly compassionate and knowledgeable Chinese Medicine practitioner. I initially sought out an acupuncturist for issues related to my feet. I had horrible plantar fasciitis and could barely walk from one room to the next without extreme pain. My life was very isolated due to my lack of mobility. Josh Schneider provided a customized care plan for me and within days I was walking without pain and my life became increasingly active. Josh has also treated me for tennis elbow and menopause symptoms. I am astounded at his extensive knowledge and accurate care." 

DJ., Broomfield, CO 80020


"After a year of meticulously recording my morning body temperature, changing my diet and a few rounds of Western drugs to address my infertility issues, I was feeling defeated.

I had heard that acupuncture could help with infertility issues but because of my science background I believed Western medicine was the best fix for all issues. However, the Western drugs made me feel like I was just tricking my body into having a “normal” cycle and scientifically it just didn’t make sense to me that I could create or sustain a healthy pregnancy by creating a fake normal cycle. I needed a break from the drugs that I had lost faith in so I decided to see what acupuncture could do to regulate my body in a more natural way. Gretchen was exactly what I needed – during my first visit she learned about my background in science and going forward she always took the time to explain the science behind her practice. She always provided options instead of insisting there was only one right way to proceed with my treatment which made me feel like I had some control over the situation that had previously made me feel like I had lost all control. Gretchen also made sure to point out improvements along the way so that we could celebrate small victories in a process that takes time.

By my third cycle after starting acupuncture my morning body temperatures were finally doing what they were supposed to do and soon after I found out I was pregnant! Fast forward 37 weeks and Gretchen used acupuncture to help prepare my body for labor which made the whole process smooth and “easy” (as easy as possible!). As I write this, my baby is sleeping on my lap and I couldn’t be more grateful for everything that Gretchen did to help regulate and prepare my body to grow and deliver this sweet little boy."

Michele B., Broomfield, CO 80020


"My daughter (age 18) was experiencing extreme anxiety, dizziness, and headaches to the point she would not leave the house. It was becoming so debilitating she could barely get out of bed. She stopped driving and didn’t want to leave the house. Her doctor wanted to put her on prescription medication for depression/anxiety, told us she would be on the medication for at least year and that it would take a couple months to begin feeling better. We made an appointment with Josh at Cloud Gate on the recommendation from a friend who goes to him regularly. I was hopeful he could help but he far exceeded my expectations as well as my daughters. She is scared of needles but Josh made her feel very comfortable and talked her through everything he was doing. She responded incredibly positive! After my daughter’s first visit she had no more dizziness.  Her anxiety was much less and she started getting out of the house more. After her second visit her headaches and anxiety were gone. She started driving again and is back to being herself.  We both highly recommend Josh to anyone we talk to! Thank you SO much Josh! We are so grateful for you!"

Samira and Hannah  -  Broomfield, CO 80020


"They are very knowledgeable caring people. Offer acupuncture, massage, martial arts, Chinese herbs, ect."

Adventure Fitness Athletic Club - Broomfield, CO 80020


"I can’t say enough about Cloudgate. I am so glad to have found Josh and Gretchen and they have treated not only me but my husband, two kids and my father. They are the first people I think of when there is any issue. They take the time to listen and we have had very positive results doing acupuncture and Chinese herbs."

Kelly S. , Broomfield, CO 80020

Neck and Back Pain

"I have a job that requires me to sit all day. Sitting is the new smoking! My back and neck was very stiff and hurt. Josh and Gretchen have helped me relieve my back pain and tension to a pain scale of 0 through stretches, acupuncture and cranial therapy. I have even taken my 9 year old in for migraines and Josh did acupuncture and cranial therapy on him. My son felt very relaxed and his pain was almost gone afterward. He loved his session with Josh. I highly recommend Cloud Gate."

B.H., Broomfield, CO 80020



Joint Pain

"I could not be more satisfied with the services and care offered at Cloud Gate Acupuncture and Healing Arts. I came to Cloud Gate after visiting several other acupuncture offices (and experienced mediocre/sufficient advice and care). Following these experiences, Josh exceeded all expectations by not only fixing the problem with my knuckle and hand joint issues, but he also provided complimentary herbal remedies -- both in supplement (for my stress) and patch form (for my hand). I would recommend anyone visit Cloud Gate if they are serious about getting well, receiving quality, individualized care, and having an enjoyable experience with a true practitioner of healing arts! Josh was not only helpful in addressing the health goals that I had, but he was great at conversing about life matters and what led me to his office in the first place. Great person, organization, and I will definitely be returning to the office soon to handle some ongoing issues that Western medicine can't mitigate. Thanks so much, Josh."

Jaser A., Broomfield, CO 80020 

Old Injuries

"I am a rock climber and I beat my body up pretty bad on a pretty regular basis. Josh at Cloud Gate was recommended to me by someone at my climbing gym. When I first arrived at cloud gate it was for an existing ankle injury that was about 1.5 years old. Josh, is amazing. I immediately felt comfortable and in good hands. The first visit was a 1/2 hr consultation with an hour long session of Acupuncture needling with cranial massage, a hot soak bath for my ankle and some Tuina work on my body. I immediately felt the positive effects on my injured ankle and throughout my entire body. He sent me home with some of the herbal soak and some PT exercises. I felt I had gained more healing production in one session with Josh than I did in weeks and months of visits with western doctors. I could not wait to go back and see hime again. I have since made Josh a semi regular routine, working on my ankle and all other areas of my body, both mentally and physically. I have also since recommended my wife to him and she also raves about the treatment and the results. I have not worked with his wife Gretchen, but I would expect she has the same level of comfort and expertise in her practice. I highly recommend Josh and Gretchen at Cloud Gate Acupuncture in Broomfield. My wife and I are leaving the country, but if we weren't, we would surely be benefiting from Josh's amazing knowledge and technique for a long time. In fact, he offered to look in to someone for us oversees so that we can both continue our treatments abroad and feel comfortable knowing that there credentials have been checked by someone we trust. He goes above and beyond and is very reasonably priced. Thank you Josh for all you have given us. Cloud Gate receives an easy 5 out of 5 stars from us!"

Adam J., Boulder, CO  

Chronic Pain

"I have received quality care from Josh for almost 6 months now. My chronic pain condition was complicated and with the valuable knowledge Josh has of eastern medicine and with a combination of acupuncture, massage, nutrition and chiropractic I have been able to achieve a much better quality of life. I would highly recommend Josh and his wonderful practice." 

Candy B., Broomfield, CO 80020


"Josh from Cloudgate Acupuncture is my first acupuncturist, but not my first Healthcare provider. However, he has now set the gold standard for all healthcare providers. He calmly and without judgement listened to my ailments and walked me through the treatments he thought would be most appropriate. Only a few sessions in, I am already beginning to see improvements in my condition.

Additionally, I have heard many acupuncturists place the needles and then leave the room for the remainder of the session. Josh stays in the room and uses the time to implement cranial sacral therapy. This has providrd tremendous benefit as it enhances the effects of the needles as well as provides many other side benefits.

To get the most out of acupuncture treament as well as work with a patient, caring, and erudite healthcare provider, I strongly recommend Cloudgate Acupuncture and Josh in particular."

Lindsay D., Flagstaff, AZ 86001


"My favorite place for acupuncture and the cranio-sacral is such a bonus! Love this place!!!! They truly care about my health and well-being."

Julie M., Broomfield, CO 80020 

Chronic Pain

"My mom is 74 years old and had back surgery (thoratic lumbar fusion with 18 screws) in Sept. of 2014 because her bones were soft and it fractured & collapsed. She's been experiencing pain ever since. In January of 2016, she was in so much pain that she would not get out of bed. My office co-worker introduced us to Cloud Gate Acupuncture (Joshua). My mom is very stubborn. She does not believe in acupuncture. We had a few cortisone shots in her spine & hip and this last time didn't seem to work at all. I couldn't stand watching her being in pain nor hearing her complaining about it, so I took my mom in to see Joshua. She walked in to see Joshua with her walker on the first appointment. After the first two appointments, she didn't want to come back. She said immediately after the acupuncture, she felt better. But when she got home, it's the same. I wanted my mom to give it a try - at least 4 times before giving up. She kept saying after we finished the booked appointments, she won't go anymore. As each week went by, I could see her improvements. But when I asked her, she said it's about the same. By the third or fourth appointment, she didn't use her walker. Well, I kept on adding appointments after each one. She saw Joshua from 01/23/2016 through 03/19/2016. She stopped using her walker since that 3rd/4th appointment. She's up and out of bed more. Her energy level is up. Her steps are stronger too. I don't hear her complaint about her pain as much as I used to. On Easter Sunday, she went to Buddhist temples at 8:30AM, got home around 4pm, rested for a bit, and up and about talking to friends and being active til 10pm. All of us observed her and thought that she looked much better and so much more active than in January. In January, I wouldn't think she make it for another 3 years. Now, I would say she would live at least 10 more years."

"Joshua is really nice and professional. I didn't feel that Joshua was all about money. He's really interested in helping my mom. He gave her different Chinese herbal oils to try to help her pain. He didn't pressure us about keep going to see him or anything. It's all about my mom. Thanks Joshua. I appreciate all that you did for her."

Treanne H., Broomfield, CO 80020

Tai Chi / Qi Gong

"I have had the pleasure of taking several Qi gong and Tai Chi classes from both Josh and Gretchen at Cloud Gate since early 2015!  I took a  Ba gua weekend workshop at Cloud Gate in the summer of 2015, my exposure to this beautiful, simple and yet intense meditative practice.  I also had my  first ever acupuncture treatment from Josh in 2016!  I have gone back for another and will continue to do so!  It all began when I asked them what they did after interacting with them as customers at my place of employment. When they told me that they were acupuncturists and that they taught classes in Qi gong and Tai Chi I was hooked and have not looked back!

The first thing I noticed when I met Josh and Gretchen was how genuine they both are. They are both very open and have a whimsical, and yet grounded perspective about the world around them.  All of these traits come into play in their practice. Whether they are interacting with you outside of their office, teaching a class, putting on a workshop, or treating you as a patient you feel instantly at ease with either of them.

They are wonderful with anyone that comes into their lives!  I came to Qi gong in my early 5th decade and relearned Tai Chi at the same time.  Josh and Gretchen gear their instruction to all levels!  I have been in classes and workshops with all ages from individuals in their teen's to their 80's and I felt comfortable 100% of the time.  Even when I had to "lead" the class for evaluation purposes, intimidating-yes, and yet comfortable!  Another endearing quality that they both have is their commitment to continuing their education in their field.  They do this in the traditional ways and what should be considered a traditional way but is often times overlooked by experts or professionals.  They "open themselves", (if that is what you would call it because it seems to come naturally to both of them like breathing), to learn from their students and patients and the end result is beneficial to all!

The knowledge that they have both accumulated about Chinese medicine and it's applications in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and a host of other techniques associated with their practice including meditative therapeutic practices such as Qi gong, Tai chi, and Ba gua is evident from your first interaction with them in any of these disciplines. I believe that they take listening to you as an individual and intuition about your health to a level that most people are not accustomed to when dealing with a practitioner of any medical or healing arts discipline.  They include your input in their decisions about their decisions for your continued well being and or transformation!

In a nutshell both Josh and Gretchen facilitate your journey , through their teachings, treatments, and by being themselves!

Because of your interaction with them you are allowed to find how you are;
Like a drop of water falling into a river with no identity,
But when the drop of water falls on the leaf of a Lotus, it shines like a pearl!
So chose the best place where you can shine!

The transformations in my life because of my interaction with Cloud Gate/Josh and Gretchen have been both subtle and remarkable, sometimes together and sometimes at completely different times!

If anything about my experience(s) at Cloud Gate ring true to you in any way shape or form contact Cloud Gate/Josh and Gretchen and become a part of a new path on this journey we call life!"

R. M., Lafayette, CO 80026


"I don't have enough positive words to be able to describe the help and compassion Josh and Gretchen show. I was new to acupuncture and even though I had a million questions they answered them very clearly and made me very comfortable with the whole process. I have never been treated so kindly and with such a professional manner at the same time. It has shown me that I can have the health I want if I put the work in. I have received my life back and for that, I couldn't ask for anything more."

Rory, G., Golden, CO 80401


Chronic digestive health issues 

"First off, Josh and Gretchen are amazing professionals who care about the wellbeing of their clients and will go the extra mile to make accommodations for their clients which I absolutely appreciated.  They are not only wonderful people who run their business with the utmost professionalism, they also understand the knowledge and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture which is evident in their explanations, recommendations, and treatment that they provide.  I have been struggling with chronic digestive health issues for several years and I can say with certainty that the acupuncture treatments and herbs I received alleviated many of my symptoms and brought back a big quality of my life.  It did not happen overnight but over the course of several months, I could feel the difference and continue to reap the benefits.  A huge thanks to these two amazing people for helping me get back on the road to recovery!"

Joann K., Broomfield, CO 80020 


"Josh and Gretchen are outstanding practitioners. They have helped me with a number of different ailments including tinnitus, knee issues and overall general health. I recommend them to anyone. They will take the time to get to know about you and what is going on with you in order to determine what will help you the most. Give them a try!"

Peter B., Broomfield, CO 80020 

Shoulder Pain  

"Before I came to Cloud Gate Acupuncture and Healing Arts, I was taking prescription pain medication along with over the counter pain relief every day for chronic shoulder pain I've had for the last four years. I did not sleep well and did not have much energy. Doctors were not able to help me. Josh has been very patient and dedicated in finding just the right treatment to get me some relief.

Josh and Gretchen have always been kind, caring, considerate and compassionate caregivers. They truly care about the well being of their patients and they give you a hundred percent of their attention while being treated.

Now I am off the prescription pain medication and only take over the counter pain relief half the time. I sleep better, have more energy and with their continued care, I soon will be looking foreword to a better quality of life."

Colette L., Broomfield, CO 80020




"I am truly grateful to have been under the care of Gretchen for the past 2 years. Both Gretchen and Josh are not only extremely knowledgeable, but also very caring practitioners. When I first moved to Colorado, I was worried that I might not find the “right” acupuncturist - but I’m so lucky to have found them. I have seen Gretchen for a variety of symptoms ranging from seasonal allergy, should/neck/wrist pain from computer work, trying to get pregnant, de-stress, and also preventative care. Gretchen has been truly amazing. Her CranioSacral Therapy is very effective & relaxing. Who would have known that a light touch can turn into magic!

Both Josh & Gretchen are also very knowledgable about Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbs. When I had shin split, Josh was cooking up a blend of Chinese herbs for me to soak my leg for several weeks. That really helped reduce the inflammation. Gretchen also provided advice on food & exercise suggestion according to my symptoms. I highly recommend both Gretchen and Josh. You won’t be disappointed."

Ploy M., Erie, CO 80516


Migraines / Sciatica pain

"The first time I went to see Josh it was because I was in immense pain from a neck injury and was suffering frequent migraines. I couldn't get comfortable enough to sleep and couldn't turn my head properly because all the muscles in my neck and shoulder were in knots. Josh was quick to get to the root of the problem and after just 1 treatment the pain was lifted. The most amazing thing I have ever experienced was the cranial sacral therapy. I never would have believed it would have worked but it really did and I have not had a migraine since Josh's treatment!

On another visit Josh cured the sciatica pain I had been suffering with for weeks. I highly recommend Cloud Gate Acupuncture!"

Shelly H., Superior, CO 80027


Anxiety and Depression

"I have done some research into acupuncture and am still skeptical as to how and why it works – only that I know it does!

I came to Cloud Gate suffering from extreme anxiety and depression. These symptoms were due to the passing of my husband of 43 years from incurable brain cancer. Most days, I could barely get out of bed or move from the couch. I had severe crying jags and felt like there was no future. In some recess of my psyche I knew I needed help and fast. The anti-depressants prescribed by my doctor were not working.
I searched the internet and discovered Cloud Gate. With the free initial consult, I realized that I had nothing to lose.

I can’t explain how much calmer I am and at ease with my life. “Centered” is a word I never would have thought to use – but it describes my present state of mind quite well.

I am now so much better equipped to deal with the “new normal” that is my life. Just entering the Cloud Gate office and being greeted by Joshua and Gretchen brings me a sense of calm and peace. They are both such caring individuals and help me believe in the future."

Cyndy K., Broomfield, CO, 80020


Stress related tension

"Over the years I have been fortunate to visit a variety of acupuncturists. All of the care received from them doesn’t compare to the knowledge and care received from Josh at Cloud Gate. I visited Josh for stress related symptoms in my upper back and found his compassion to treat the issues reassuring. One of the most valuable components to feeling safe in receiving treatment, is that the acupuncturist will remain in the room with you during your treatment. This is the case with Josh and his practice.

Josh listens to what is going on in your life and consults with you to determine the best strategy for your care. His depth of knowledge and continued learning in the field shows his true passion for what he does. Josh recommended a variety of treatments over the course of many months to help with my upper back issues. As time went on my tightness and fatigue in my back lessened and my overall stress was greatly reduced. Josh says it best during the appointments, “just bliss out”. You are in extraordinary hands with Josh and Cloud Gate."

Nicole K., Erie, CO, 80516


"I have only been once and all of my fears are gone about acupuncture. Gretchen put me at ease and I am so excited to start my journey towards healing!! Check them out!!"

Joy P., Thornton, CO 80602


"Gretchen and Josh are amazing. I was helped immensely and the treatments exceeded my expectations."

Amy R., Broomfield, CO 80020




"I found Gretchen and Josh at Cloud Gate when my sister said I should join their QiGong/Tai Chi class. This class is awesome and a lot of fun! Josh’s explanations for how the stances were actually used are interesting and make them a lot easier to understand, and I always leave the class feeling more in balance and mentally energized.

I also met with Gretchen and Josh about my psoriasis, which had progressed to covering 70-80% of my body over the previous 12-18 months or so, and I think it was contributing to the high blood pressure I was experiencing (never had high blood pressure before in my life!). I really wanted to avoid the biologics and steroid treatments that my other doctor was telling me was the only way to get it under control. After the first acupuncture/craniosacral therapy session, I felt noticeably less itchy, and later that same day my sister said my arms looked less red. Now, after only a few more acupuncture/craniosacral sessions and the herbal supplements (which I don’t take as often as I'm supposed to - bad me!) the psoriasis is only on my legs and a few spots on my back and waist, and those spots are not red or inflamed or itchy. And my blood pressure is back down to where it's always been. I attribute this improvement entirely to Josh and Gretchen because their treatments are the only thing I changed during this time. Thanks, guys!"

Jan K., Broomfield, CO 80020


Gretchen and Josh are very caring, great people. Wonderful energy. I love the classes they offer. I always feel so welcomed."

Theresa H., Westminster, CO 80020



"When I arrived at Cloud Gate the first time, I had anxiety that was out of control. I could barely even function, and was afraid of everything. Right when I walked in I knew I was safe, and would be well taken care of. Joshua and Gretchen are 2 of the kindest, most compassionate people I have ever met. 

After my first treatment with acupuncture and craniosacral therapy, I knew that relief was on it's way. After just a few sessions, I am now free of my anxiety. Thank you for sharing your knowledge in helping me overcome!

I would recommend Cloud Gate to anyone!"

Lisa G., Broomfield, CO 80020


Back Pain 

"I recently tweaked my back very bad, and was trying everything to get back on my feet. I tried massage, a chiropractor, and stretching, but nothing was working. My last effort before going to the regular doctor was acupuncture.

I was able to get in and see Joshua for my first appointment, and he was a pleasure to work with. Beyond putting me at ease mentally, he made the whole experience very comfortable. After walking me through his plans for my work, he got straight to work.

After the session, I felt comfortable. The pain had decreased significantly, and I was able to move a quite a bit more. With a followup planned for next week, he sent me home with some after-care instructions.

I am sitting here, 24 hours later, having gone from a 6 on the pain scale to less then a 1. I am able to bend, stretch, sit, walk, and carry about my every day work without the heightened pain I had at the beginning of yesterday. And it's getting better and better throughout the day.

Even going in slight the skeptic, I can't deny how my body feels. Thank you to Josh for his great work."

Richard M., Broomfield, CO 80020


"Gretchen was awesome! I had a really great experience at cloud gate and I would highly recommend to others."

Carolyn V., Westminster, CO 80020




Tai Chi / Wellness

"Have you ever wondered 'am I doing all I can do to get me in the best health that I can get?' That’s not a question we ask ourselves only when we reach a certain age, but these concerns and questions do become more significant to our daily lives and to our pocketbook in our later years.

All the concerns I have had with traditional (Western) medicine and my skepticism with medicines to reduce high cholesterol led to me to look for alternatives to relieve the aches in my ankles and knees that contributed to my not being able to do the basic things I enjoyed such as walking and playing golf.

I was impressed when I first met Gretchen and Joshua. They took the time to address my questions and concerns about acupuncture and clearly explained their training and commitment to Chinese massage and herbal therapy.

I have relatively little concern about needles. However, I was not wild about the idea of acupuncture. I always want to know more and have a clear understanding of what happens with anything, particularly acupuncture. They showed patience then and also later as I experienced acupuncture for the first time.

I was in fact more interested in the values that might be gained through Tai Chi and Qi Gong. I had always been interested in these as an art form and as exercise as demonstrated by folks I have seen.

I must say that after six months of “practicing” I find great benefit in both. I enjoy the fact that it will take me some time to get beyond the practicing stage as Gretchen and Joshua provide encouragement and direction. And many of the techniques in breathing and relaxation apply to golf. Yep, still practicing at that as well!

If you are interested in alternatives to get you in shape, address health concerns to keep you in good health, or just get the most out of your life, I cannot think of two more concerned, encouraging, and professional teachers and practitioners than Gretchen and Joshua at Cloud Gate Acupuncture & Healing Arts.

And there is a bonus – you will learn and understand more about how your body works as they share their knowledge and demonstrate their skill.

See you in Tai Chi class!

Dale H., Arvada, CO 80003



“About one-half of my 82 years I have spent keeping myself healthy with diet, exercise, and a few supplements. But in the last several years, this life style has not been enough. Because of the years creeping up on me, with the pain and depression, I felt I needed help.

And low and behold along came help. In my mail box was this, strange to me, letter inviting me to pay a visit to "Cloud Gate Acupuncture and Healing Arts.” Well, I thought, "What have I got to lose?” I knew I needed help so I took them up on their invitation.

Well, needless to say, it was one of the best decisions I have made in quite some time. I met two of the most caring and dedicated people to their profession.

I'm not sure if because of the treatments or their dedication in wanting to see you enjoying life again, but I'm getting back more to my old happy self. And I still haven't turned to any medication, Thank you Josh and Gretchen, and I'll see you next week for another trip to my "Cloud Gate."

Mary M., Broomfield, CO 80020


"I have been very impressed with the services at Cloud Gate. I did the initial consultation and Gretchen and Josh were very open in their answers and letting me know what to expect and what they could offer. They are very professional and go out of their way to make a person feel comfortable.

I actually went into this treatment with some skepticism and have been pleasantly surprised at the outcome. I have made significant progress after treatments for about two months. My pain level is now very slight if at all, and my movements are much less stressful.

As the treatment progresses, Josh suggests exercises to make the rehabilitation move smoothly. Personally, they are great to work with and they listen to everything you tell them about what is going on with your body and deal with those issues.

I would certainly suggest giving Cloud Gate Healing Arts a try. The initial consultation is there for a reason - to ask the questions you want to have answered. I am so glad I found Gretchen and Josh and will keep my treatments going with them."

Pat M., Broomfield, CO 80020


"WOW! Where to begin... I had my first acupuncture session with Gretchen this morning and it was even more wonderful than I had imagined...and I went in expecting a great session!

Gretchen possesses the kind of warmth and compassion that you want to experience with a hands-on practitioner, and unlike most acupuncturists, she provided cranio-sacral therapy while the needles were in place.

Do your mind, body, and spirit a favor and schedule your appointment TODAY!"

Jodie L., Broomfield, CO 80020


Rheumatoid Arthritis  

"Peaceful is the word that comes to mind when I think of Cloud Gate. I can become completely disconnected from time in a safe and nurturing place.

Gretchen and Joshua worked in partnership with me to personalize a plan to meet my needs. They also educate to empower you so you can participate and make positive changes in your own life to facilitate your own health, recovery, and future prevention of disease.

I really enjoy the Tai Chi and Qi Gong exercises. I have become more flexible and the flare-ups from my Rheumatoid Arthritis have diminished greatly.

Although skeptical at first, acupuncture, Chinese massage (tuina), Chinese herbal therapy, and CranioSacral Therapy are wonderful alternatives to modern medicines that were causing additional complications.

After my sessions I felt so at peace and ready to take on the stresses of the day. Cloud Gate is the place to come for ALL who want to become healthy and enjoy life. Thank you Gretchen and Joshua"

Tomi H., Arvada, CO 80003


Digestion and Pain

"I have been taking the Tai Chi class at Cloud Gate now for a few months and have seen some remarkable results in pain free mobility in my hands and right knee.

Gretchen has also helped me with digestion issues and how Chinese Medicine suggests eating with the seasons and a few other tips which has been VERY helpful also.

Josh and Gretchen are amazing people and love to share their vast knowledge on how to live a better and more healthy life that really works and is easy to do!

If your New Year's Resolution is to get healthier, Cloud Gate is the place to check out! I am looking forward to the additional types of classes they will be offering in 2014!"

Jackie M., Arvada, CO 80003


Knee Pain

"They've been successfully treating the knee I fell on. Bring your health and sports problems to Cloud Gate Acupuncture and Healing Arts."

 Evan R., Boulder, CO 80302


"Highly trained and efficient. Works well with any problem. Recommend to all ages."

Bruce G., Tempe, AZ, 85281


Testimonials - Cloud Gate Acupuncture and Healing Arts in Broomfield, Colorado


Cloud Gate offers Acupuncture in Broomfield, Colorado



Cloud Gate Acupuncture and Healing Arts offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Broomfield, Colorado



Testimonials - Cloud Gate Acupuncture and Healing Arts in Broomfield, Colorado



Cloud Gate offers Acupuncture in Broomfield, Colorado



Cloud Gate Acupuncture and Healing Arts offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Broomfield, Colorado



Testimonials - Cloud Gate Acupuncture and Healing Arts in Broomfield, Colorado

Cloud Gate Acupuncture
& Healing Arts
60 Garden Center
Suite 101
Broomfield, Colorado 80020

303 - 506 - 0622