Healing – Teaching

Thrive Acupuncture of Utah

Healing with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Karena Luttmer’s training includes adjunctive therapies such as moxibustion, tuina, shiatsu, acupressure, cupping, auriclotherapy, electrical stimulation (e-stim), and dietary/lifestyle recommendations.



It is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine and is among the oldest healing practices in the world. By stimulating specific acupuncture points, it corrects imbalances in the flow of qi through channels known as meridians.

Energy Work

By working with energy fields, practitioners believe that they can promote harmony and balance for their clients, addressing specific medical conditions in addition to easing emotional distress.


Is a practice of stimulating acupressure points on the body to help people relax and cope with issues such as stress, muscle pain, nausea, anxiety, and depression.

Tui Na

The practitioner may brush, knead, roll/press, and rub the areas between each of the joints as well as areas on the back. Tuina promotes energy to flow to the meridians and muscles which assists in the healing process.

Our Blog

Articles about health and nutrition.

Febrile Seizure Treatment Options for Children

Febrile seizures are the most common type of seizures seen in children, 2-5% of children have a febrile seizure during their childhood. (Christopher, Westermeyer, 2017). Standard western treatment includes fever reducing drugs, antibiotics and anti-epileptic drugs but...

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Nutrition and Eastern Medicine Theory

Nutrition Eastern Medicine theory suggests that diet has a direct and profound influence on the health and well being of an individual.  The principles were developed over 2000 years ago and are still relevant to today’s patient. When the digestive system is not...

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Easing Anxiety and Depression with Eastern Medicine

Anxiety As described by the Mayo Clinic: Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Often, anxiety disorders involve...

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Conditions Treated

At Thrive Acupuncture of Utah we specialize in the treatment of many conditions:

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Cancer Treatment Side Effects
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Colds and Allergies
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive Problems
  • General Health Maintenance
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia/Sleep Disorders
  • Low Energy
  • Male and Female Infertility
  • Menopause
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain/Injury Management
  • Pediatric
  • PMS
  • Shingles
  • Skin Diseases
  • Sciatica
  • Smoking and Drug Addiction
  • Stress Relief
  • Stroke Recovery / Neuropathy
  • Surgery Support
  • Weight Loss & Appetite Control

Karena can help you

Eliminate Migraines – Address Fertility Issues – Lose Weight
Increase Your Energy – Manage Your Pain – Be Healthier
And Much More!

Visit Us

57 South 1100 East
(right off of 1st South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Call Us

Monday – Saturday: 8:00am – 6:30pm
Hours are also shared with clinics at Primary Children’s Hospital. To schedule outpatient clinics for your children, call 801-662-1609.

Email Us

Or to book at my private practice schedule here, email thriveacpunctureofutah@yahoo.com, or call 801-243-0503.