Balanced Thistle aims to help families and individuals in Northern Colorado find supportive, empathetic, and quality holistic care that is effective, achievable, and lifestyle oriented.
Dr. Meghan Gray, DACM, MSHNFM, L.Ac.
Dr. Meghan is a Colorado native who loves wildflowers, blueberries, a good book, deep laughter, her adorable blue heeler, and her cowboy husband. She graduated cum laude from Southern California University of Health Sciences with a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and has her Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. As an acupuncture student she was blessed to intern at an oncology clinic, the Children's Hospital of Orange County, and an integrative health clinic alongside students of Chiropractic, Massage, Ayurveda, and Physician Assistants. She conducted her doctoral research on the use of acupuncture for PTSD and her master’s thesis examined nutritional intervention in autoimmune disease. Dr. Meghan found acupuncture while in undergrad at CSU when she was struggling with sickness herself. It seemed no matter where she went or who she asked, there was no relief. Finally, in an act of desperation, she tried acupuncture, and as you can guess, it changed her health, her career, and her life.
Kandi Arnold, Esthetician Magician
Kandi is a Colorado native who loves flowers, dark chocolate, hot tea, chasing sunsets, and time spent with her beautiful daughter. She has been in esthetics for over ten years and has a true passion for guiding others to love the skin they’re in. Kandi has worked in all aspects of esthetics including spa settings , teaching, medical esthetics, and she has advanced training in traditional Chinese cosmetic Gua Sha. She’s also practiced massage therapy, Reiki, and Healing Touch and utilizes these healing tools to offer a truly one-of-a-kind facial experience. Kandi is very drawn to a holistic lifestyle and that includes her own personal skin care ritual. She believes true beauty comes from within and knows taking time to care for ourselves is a must to be truly happy. Using nature's garden of ingredients to create these rituals is where her heart and passion lay. The energy and intention she brings to her practice guides each client to revitalize their mind, body and spirit and tap into their true essence of beauty.