Wellness Lifestyle Services: Acupuncture



Dr. Colby Helton, DAOM, L.Ac
Acupuncture Clinician

Dr. Helton is one of the few practitioners in Kentucky with Doctoral level training in Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine.  He earned his Masters and Doctorate of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. He maintains licensure in Kentucky for Acupuncture.

Though Dr. Helton was born and raised in Louisville, he has built quite the resume of international travel.  In fact, Dr. Helton's interest in integrative medicine began after spending immense time traveling, teaching, and studying the Chinese language, culture, and medical system.  He completed his Bachelor’s from Northwestern University, earning a double major in both Religion & International Studies and a minor in German Language.  During his time at Northwestern, Dr. Helton was able to participate in two Study Abroad programs (Germany & China) and it was his experiences at the Capital University of Medical Sciences in Beijing that inspired his desire to pursue a career in integrative medicine.  In fact, he developed such an interest in Chinese culture, that he went back for a year to teach English and broaden own education and experience.

Today, Dr. Helton enjoys applying the wealth of knowledge he's acquired over the years to helping his patients truly restore their natural state of health.  While an expert at acupuncture, he also manages the Herbal Pharmacy at AcuBalance and thoroughly enjoys creating custom herbal formulas to treat a myriad of health imbalances such as orthopedic and sports injuries, digestive problems, infertility, cancer support, and more.


Andrea Helton, MSAOM, L.Ac
Acupuncture Clinician

Andrea graduated with a M.S. in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine from South Baylo University in 2012. Upon graduation, she received the Clinic Award for outstanding services to patients and had the honor of giving the Commencement Speech for her class. She maintains licensure Kentucky for Acupuncture and is an active member of the Kentucky State Acupuncture Association.

Andrea graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology & Social Behavior. While at UCI, she served as president of the Meditation Club and taught meditation and stress management classes. The combined influences of her university and the health professionals in her family inspired Andrea to become a bridge between conventional & integrative medicine.

Andrea uses an integrative approach that works with mental/emotional and physical health equally. She is committed to guide every patient cultivating self-awareness so they can take a mindful role in their healing She maintains AcuBalance’s blog and has given numerous lectures and workshops, including a TEDx Talk in 2019 and a breakout session at the UofL Optimal Aging Conference.   

She is extensively trained to work with a myriad of conditions including chronic pain, mental/emotional conditions, hormonal imbalances, and allergies. Andrea also has a special place in her heart for women's health and enjoys helping women feel whole and empowered at all stages of life.