Eric Richards, Acupuncture
Working out of AFM’s Horsetooth Office, Eric Richards offers specialized acupuncture services to relieve a variety of maladies, including hypertension, musculoskeletal issues, neurological conditions, menopausal issues, migraines, and more.
Eric knows a thing or two about relieving the kinds of aches and pains that an active outdoor lifestyle can produce. Read about his rugged adventures as a Spartan racer.Schedule an Appointment (970) 449-0951
Born and raised in Denver, Eric attended Colorado State University, earning a degree in Biochemistry. In his last two years at CSU, he started working for the State of Colorado in the Water Test Division at CSU. In 1991, he started classes in Chinese Medicine at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver. He continued working for the State as well as taking classes for the next three years. Eric graduated from CSTCM in 1994 and upon passing the national boards, he started working at the Rocky Mountain Regional Pain Management Center. In 1999, Eric moved his practice to Associates in Family Medicine at the Horsetooth Office.
Eric ensures that the patient knows they are a team, sharing the same goals, working towards the same outcome, and sharing the experience along the way. Eric and his patients are in it together, whether that be walking with a walker or getting back to collegiate level sports.
“I value a relation of mutual trust and respect with my patients. We are on the same team with the same goals and a drive to get there.”
Eric likes to stay active in more ways than one. Between hiking 14ers and camping in the mountains to club exercises and assisting with youth sports to eating healthy with a plant focus and lots of laughter, his life is full of health and happiness.
Eric is the Horsetooth Office’s resident funny guy!
Although Eric’s practice focus is in orthopedics/sports medicine, he treats a vast amount of other complaints and conditions, including:
• Back pain
• Neck pain
• Arthritis (all types)
• Menstrual disorders
• Neurological conditions such as Bell’s palsy and postherpetic neuralgia
In his free time, Eric enjoys to be outdoors in any way possible. That time is usually well spent, especially when it is with his family.
Eric loves spending time with his wife, two daughters, son, and granddaughter. He has raised them all to love and respect the outdoors as much as he does!