A Holistic Acupuncture and Wellness Center serving the Frisco/Breckenridge Area since 2004.


Chinese Medicine and acupuncture is a complete system of achieving radiant health and consistently establishing a pattern of staying that way for the rest of your life.

Here is what is included:

  • A full history taking with inquiry including: physical symptoms, lifestyle, habits, and levels of stress and enjoyment of life.
  • 5 Element and 8 Principle Acupuncture
  • Overview of findings and diagnosis explained in layman’s terms.
  • Nutritional evaluation and plan – individualized for your specific diagnosis
  • Herbal consultation and customized prescription.
  • Guided Stress Reduction techniques.
  • Life coaching
  • Allergy Elimination is available


acupuncture FriscoFrisco Acupuncture uses 5 Element acupuncture for the majority of patients we see. 5 Element acupuncture is one of the most powerful treatment options for working on the level of the mind and spirit. You can learn more about 5 Element acupuncture by downloading our free ebook, How To Thrive In the Modern World.

The reason that we hold 5 Element acupuncture in such high regard is that so many people in our modern world are struggling to gain clarity about their life purpose. Because of this, many people suffer from stagnation. Even though they are functioning, they feel alienated, stressed, and overwhelmed.

Simply put, many people feel like they have lost themselves. 5 Element acupuncture is primarily intended to get YOU back, the big YOU that wants to grow, be healthy, and fully alive. Until this happens, all treatment will only put a bandage on the real issue.

8 Principle acupuncture is used for patients who need more immediate relief from pain or other symptoms. The vast majority of acupuncturists trained in the Western world use 8 Principle acupuncture. Unfortunately, many of the acupuncture schools try to emulate the Western medical model by reducing acupuncture down to a mechanistic set of protocols that can be performed by any competent technician of the medicine. There are certainly amazing 8 principle acupuncturists out there, but many of them have lost the real spirit of Chinese medicine.

Frisco Acupuncture is one of the very few clinics in existence that combines 5 Element and 8 Principle acupuncture to offer you a truly comprehensive treatment approach. Add to this combination the possibilities of nutritional counseling, life coaching and guided stress reduction exercises, and you have a very potent and synergistic blend of therapies that can get you back on track in your life. This multi-layered approach is often what it takes to make real change in our modern world, as there are so many forces out there that prevent us from optimal health and wellness.


Herbal Medicine FriscoChinese herbal medicine is an ancient, highly elaborate system of natural healing that has been used by billions of people for all kinds of health conditions. Frisco Acupuncture has a comprehensive herbal pharmacy of patents formulas, tinctures, and granulars.

Chinese herbal medicine is a wonderful complement to acupuncture treatment, as it works on different substrates in the body and maintains continuity in therapeutic intervention. Acupuncture works on the level of energy by harmonizing the flow of Qi through the main energetic pathways of the body. Quantum physics has verified that our entire material world is comprised of energy, as is the human body. Acupuncture is so unique because it is one of the few therapies that can manipulate the flow of energy in the body and mind to produce a therapeutic effect. In acupuncture theory, until chronic health conditions are addressed on the energetic level, the root cause or problem will often be neglected.

Chinese herbs work more on the level of blood and manifest physiology. The herbs contain macro and micronutrients that can have specific therapeutic effects on certain organs of the body, such as the liver or kidneys. By working on both the immaterial and material levels, the treatment of acupuncture with herbs is much more effective and lasting.


Nutrition - Frisco AcupunctureWe encourage all of our patients to choose an organic whole foods diet that has minimal amounts of sugars, white flour products, synthetic additives, or various ingredients that are difficult to pronounce. This is universally beneficial to all people.

After that, we believe that nutritional guidelines need to be specific to you as an individual. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to the best way to eat because each of us has different constitutions. Some people should be eating a raw food diet based on their constitution (yin deficient–dry and over-heated), while others need to eat mostly cooked foods (yang deficient–run cold and depleted).

We generally don’t believe in diets because they flat out don’t work. The goal is to find a balanced and authentic way to eat for the long-term. If it feels unnatural, forced, or excessively uncomfortable there is almost no chance of the diet becoming a viable long-term solution.

In this day and age, our relationship with food has so much to do with how well we are managing stress, expressing our emotions, and maintaining awareness of our core beliefs. We easily turn to food for immediate gratification and comfort, which so often points to a deeper imbalance that is taking place in the mind. Our goal is to help you work on this level so you can make lasting changes, possibly for the first time ever.

Also included is quality referrals when needed. Kathy has an extensive network of healthcare professionals ranging from chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists, all the way to medical doctors and other acupuncturists.

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How To Thrive In The Modern World: A Layperson’s Guide To Chinese Medicine



Kathy Castrigno, L.Ac., MS is a licensed acupuncturist and coach who has helped hundreds of people with chronic pain, stress and emotional blockages, and deeper life challenges.

If you're ready to take control of your health once and for all, the first step is to
download our free e-book.

Then, call our office at 970-333-9027 so we can discuss your health care needs. We are never too busy to help you!

When you get the How to Thrive e-book, you’ll discover:

How Chinese medicine is
uniquely capable of
transforming your health
and life

The intimate connection
between your emotions,
beliefs, and health challenges

How are unique approach
can help your specific health

Client Experience:

I’ve been sleeping better and my blood pressure is lower. Not only is Kathy a wonderful acupuncture therapist, she is also an amazing life coach.
- Pat Zanca Breckenridge CO

Jordan Schultz from Breckenridge says:

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Frisco Acupuncture's Kathy Castrigno would like to welcome you to her website.


Kathy Castrigno L.Ac. MSOM

(970) 333-9027
1000 N. Summit Blvd. Suite 200
Frisco, Colorado 80443
(located in the Bank of the West
building upstairs, nearby the Safeway)

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How To Thrive In The Modern World:
A Layperson’s Guide To Chinese Medicine


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