Healing – Teaching

Thrive Acupuncture of Utah

Please take care of yourself and if you have any concerns please email me at Thriveacupunctureofutah@yahoo.com.

COVID-19 is a very contagious virus passed quickly among individuals.  In order to slow the spread of this virus Thrive Acupuncture of Utah requests you do not come in for your appointment if you are experiencing any of the viruses symptoms:  fever, chills, aches/pains, headache, digestive issues, loss of smell, sore throat or if you have been exposed to an individual with COVID.

Things you can do to help fight the virus:
1. Social distancing
2. Washing hands/arms
3. Relax and try not to stress
4, Keep immunity up with sleep, exercise and healthy eating.


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.

Biological Mechanisms of Pediatric Acupuncture

Many times, I am asked how pediatric acupuncture works in the body. I always look at the Eastern Medicine flow of qi, blood and fluids in the body which is difficult to explain in Western terms.  I ran across several studies and information in reference to the...

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Neurofibromas

Traditional Chinese Medicine has been around for approximately 3,000 years.  The stimulation of “points” on the body by placing a needle or applying pressure illicit biological changes in the patient.   The stimulation increases the flow of blood and “qi” to areas in...

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What is Integrative Medicine?

There are a variety of practices and interventions that fall under integrative medicine or CAM. In the United States, many people consider allopathic or Western medicine (e.g. performed by a medical doctor, osteopathic doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician’s...

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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

4578 South Highland Drive, Suite 320, Salt Lake City, Utah 84117

We will be re-opening in May but ask that you please follow the guidelines posted at the top of our home page.

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.