Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
Clinic Director, Healing Horizons Integrated Health Solutions
A Grand Junction native, Dr. April L. Schulte-Barclay, DAOM, LAc, is honored to be practicing in the beautiful Grand Valley. Dr. Schulte’s interest in medicine was sparked by her desire to manage the unique healthcare needs of dancers and other athletes. Throughout her career, her passion has grown to embrace the challenges of healthcare by addressing the mind, body, and spirit as a unified whole for all individuals.
After attending the University of Northern Colorado to dance in their ballet company, Dr. Schulte went on to attain her Bachelor of Science degree at Mesa State College where she studied biology, chemistry and dance. After college, Dr. Schulte successfully pursued her career as a professional dancer. Her extraordinary experiences as a performer, combined with her interests in medicine and the healing arts, guided her to study acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
In 2004, Dr. Schulte received her Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where she accumulated more than 3000 hours of advanced academic study. After establishing Healing Horizons Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, Dr. Schulte continued her practice while she returned to OCOM to attend their non-residency clinical doctoral program. With an emphasis on women’s health and geriatrics, she completed an additional 1228 hours to attain her Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree in 2008. During her time at OCOM, Dr. Schulte worked intimately with world-renowned doctors of acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the United States and China.
In 2009, Dr. Schulte expanded her practice and founded Healing Horizons Integrated Health Solutions, to fulfill her desire and passion to provide collaborative and integrative care. Dr. Schulte is licensed by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies and is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She finds this to be an exciting time to be practicing medicine as Eastern and Western medical theories and treatment methods are merging to meet the healthcare demands of today’s world.