Carmen Merten

Licensed Acupuncturist, Pain Relief and Facial Rejuvenation Specialist

Carmen graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and is certified by the NCCAOM. She is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado. Before moving to Colorado, Carmen studied Exercise Science at Columbus State University in Georgia. She worked for 19 years in the Financial Services Industry helping families improve their financial life.

Carmen found acupuncture for the first time when she was very sick and desperate. She was being prescribed more and more medications but unfortunately not getting better. Once she healed with the help of an acupuncturist, she decided to become one herself and help other people regain their health just as she did.

During her studies, Carmen discovered her passion for facial acupuncture and facial rejuvenation. She studied with internationally renowned expert in facial acupuncture Mary Elizabeth Wakefield for three years and assisted in her seminars. By treating the overall constitution and the face, beauty and youthful vigor is reflected in the appearance, and the well-being of the patient is improved.

The treatments are focused on beauty and health concerns. While facial acupuncture firms the skin, reduces wrinkles and frown lines, improves eye bags, and reduces a double chin and a sagging neck, it also addresses the causes of age-related health issues. Skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, eczema, and acne are improved. Gynecological imbalances, digestive problems, sinus congestion, endocrine issues, depression, and low self-esteem, among other syndromes, can be treated. The patient will feel a reduction in stress, better health, and a sense of well-being.

Carmen also is certified in injection therapy, which complements her training in Sports Acupuncture.

She immigrated to the United States from Germany with her husband and two sons when she was 25 years old.  She now has two grandsons whom she adores. She loves the Colorado mountains, hiking, and skiing. She also likes to design and create jewelry.

Carmen practices both in Boulder and in Longmont.

To learn more & make an appointment

Facial Rejuvenation & Injection Therapy


Masters in Acupuncture


2 years


Southwest Acupuncture College

Carmen has assisted me successfully in seminars for several years now! She possesses excellent needling skills and understands Chinese medicine on a somatic and psychoemotional level, which is very effective for Constitutional Facial Acupuncture treatments.

Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, LAc, World Renowned Facial Rejuvenation Expert & Teacher ~

Helping people look good and feel healthy brings me great joy.
~ Carmen Merten ~ ‘Acupuncturist & Facial Rejuvenation Specialist’