Dr. Borandi | The Acupuncturist


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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of healthcare that originated in China ​thousands of years ago. It involves placing very thin needles at specific ​points on the body with the intention of smoothing the flow of energy, ​eliminating toxins and stagnant body fluids, and restoring the whole ​person to balance. The practice of acupuncture is often complimented ​by several other techniques as described below.

Back acupuncture

About Dr. Borandi

Dr. Borandi received her Master of Acupuncture (MAc) degree from The Maryland University of Integrative ​Health in 2014 and her Doctor of Acupuncture (DAc) degree from Pacific College of Health and Science in ​2020. Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, she worked for the National Institutes of Health, and the Social ​Security Administration. During her 15 years in public service she served a wide variety of needs ranging from ​software programming to strategic IT planning and program management, and collaborated with specialists ​across multiple state and federal agencies on matters pertaining to the design and execution of public health ​programs.

Since becoming a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc), Dr. Borandi has been active in research, ​medical education, advocacy, and more. Her experiences include:

  • 2015: Treating veterans and their families with Acupuncture for Veterans in Maryland (volunteer)
  • 2016: Treating veterans at the VA Medical Center in Washington, DC in the Integrative Health and Wellness ​department, and the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center on the Gulf War Veteran Illness and Injury ​Study.
  • 2017: Serving on the Utah Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Board as Vice President.
  • 2018: Providing acupuncture services at the Southern Utah Veteran’s Home in Ivins, UT.
  • 2019-2022: Designing and delivering The Fundamentals of East Asian Medicine, a one-credit elective, to first ​and second year medical students at Rocky Vista University - College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • 2023: Representing Utah in Acupuncture on the Hill with Utah Representative, Blake Moore, to advocate for ​HR-4803 Acupuncture for Seniors Act
  • 2024: Publish pending: An Integrative, Non-Pharmacological Pain Management Approach in Severe Lumbar ​Spine Degeneration: A Case Report, Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal

Dr. Borandi holds the following licenses and certifications:

  • Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture (DiplAc) by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and ​Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
  • Licensed Acupuncturist through the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing and the ​Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
  • Certified Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation Specialist
  • Certified in Clean Needle Technique by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine ​(CCAOM)
  • Acu Detox Specialist Certificate - issued by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) (inactive)

Dr. Borandi enjoys educating herself about the many facets of both ancient and conventional medicine. She ​loves teaching people about acupuncture and helping her patients understand what other alternative and ​conventional modalities might be right for them. She believes an interdisciplinary approach to health and ​wellness offers the best possible outcome for everyone, and she takes a lot of pride and joy in her work.

What Is Acupuncture?


Acupuncture needles are single-use, ​disposable, and about the thickness of a ​human hair. Insertion is relatively painless, ​and many patients fall asleep during their ​treatments. Increased blood flow, release of ​endogenous opioids, and neurotransmitters, ​and nervous system regulation, are some of ​the well-known mechanisms responsible for ​the effectiveness of acupuncture treatments.


Electroacupuncture is achieved by attaching ​electrodes and running microcurrent to the ​needles. Some believe this action mimics ​what are known to acupuncturists as ​"needling techniques". By adding electric ​current to the needles using specific ​frequency and intensity, we can influence ​the state of a person's biochemistry, which is ​why electroacupuncture is often used in ​acupuncture anesthesia.


Moxibustion involves burning dried Artemisia ​Vulgaris Latifolia, also known as mugwort, ​close to the skin or on top of acupuncture ​needles. The heat generated by the burning ​mugwort can help to stimulate circulation ​and promote healing. Moxa is often used to ​treat fatigue and pain. Heat from the burning ​mugwort can help warm the body and ​improve the flow of Qi, which is believed to ​be the life force energy that circulates ​through the body.

What Are Asian Bodywork/Infrared Therapies?


Cupping therapy is a technique that involves ​the use of glass or plastic cups to create ​suction on the skin. The cups are placed on ​the skin and the air vacuumed out, with the ​use of a flame or suction gun, which creates ​a vacuum that draws the skin and underlying ​tissues into the cup.

In "dry" cupping, the cups are either move ​around or left in place for about 20 minutes. ​"Wet" cupping involves making small ​incisions in the skin before placing the cups, ​which allows the therapist to draw out small ​amounts of blood. Both dry and wet cupping ​help to stimulate the release of toxins from ​underlying tissues, blood flow, and promote ​healing in the area. Cupping and Gua Sha ​are often used to treat a variety of ​conditions, including chronic pain, muscle ​tension, and respiratory problems.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha involves the use of a blunt tool, ​such as a jade stone or a spoon, using gentle ​but firm pressure. This process is repeated ​several times in the same area, creating ​redness or bruising on the skin. The term ​"Gua" means to scrape or rub, and "Sha" ​refers to the red or purple marks that may ​appear on the skin after the treatment.

The aim of Gua Sha is to release muscle ​tension and promote circulation in the body. ​By stimulating the skin and releasing ​stagnant body fluids from underlying tissues, ​Gua Sha can help to increase blood flow, ​oxygenation, and nutrient supply to the area, ​while also promoting lymphatic drainage and ​the elimination of toxins.

While cupping and gua sha are generally ​considered safe, both may cause temporary ​redness, bruising, or soreness in the treated ​area. It is important to seek treatment from a ​licensed and experienced practitioner who ​can properly assess your condition and ​determine whether cupping therapy is ​appropriate for you.

Infrared Therapy

Infrared TDP heat lamps are a type of ​therapeutic lamp that is often used in ​acupuncture treatment. These lamps emit far ​infrared waves, which are a type of energy ​that can penetrate deeply into the body and ​promote healing and relaxation.

During an acupuncture treatment, the ​practitioner may use an infrared TDP heat ​lamp to provide additional warmth and ​relaxation to the treated area. The lamp is ​typically placed a few inches away from the ​skin and directed towards the acupuncture ​points or areas of the body that require ​additional heat and stimulation.

The heat from the lamp can help to improve ​circulation and stimulate the flow of Qi. It can ​also help to relieve pain, reduce ​inflammation, and promote relaxation in the ​muscles and tissues.

Acupuncture is effective in treating:



Irritable bowel syndrome











Sore throat

Menstrual pain


Labor Pain

Induction of labor

Malposition of fetus

Morning sickness



Rheumatoid Arthritis

Muscle cramping

Muscle pain and weakness

Joint pain


Neurogenic bladder dysfunction


Parkinson's disease

Irritable bladder

Urinary Retention



Male infertility

Some forms of impotence



Bell’s Palsy

Dental/Facial Pain

Gouty arthritis






Smoking cessation


And more...

What Our Patients Say

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I had no idea how many benefits could come from acupuncture and body work until my journey with Janene. Through her work she has helped me with chronic back pain, muscle recovery, addiction, anxiety, sleep etc. Janene is patient, knowledgeable, friendly and comforting, and works wonders. I have a hard time working one on one with people due to social anxiety but Janene made me feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire experience. I would highly recommend her work!

-Jamen E

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I was referred to Janene by my PCP. I am ​dealing with sleep issues, gut health, and pain in ​my feet. After one treatment on my achilles I ​was able to hike without pain. She has done ​wonders for me! Also, my sleep has been the ​best I've had in a long time. Janene is very ​knowledgeable in her field. She has a very ​soothing voice and is a very warm, calming ​presence. If I could give more than 5 stars I ​would! I'm a definite believer in acupuncture ​after my experiences with Janene.

-Cindy Hathaway

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Absolutely amazing. Relief from pain, and helpful breathing techniques. Janene is incredible to work with. She remembers aspects of your disease and is present at each appointment. She actively listens. I have found that when I use the techniques she recommends, that I’m using less medications and have had pain relief. My quality of life has increase dramatically. Thanks Janene.

-Frank Marsh

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What Our Students Say

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Thank you so much for all your effort in teaching us! It truly was a memorable class and I learned so much!

She was engaging, encouraging, and her love for her work was inspiring!

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Amazing instructor. Very passionate about what she does. Even though the class was short I felt like I learned a lot and it opened the door for wanting to learn more about the various eastern medicine modalities.

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Dr. Borandi has a lot of passion for this subject, and it made learning from her very enjoyable. She always made attempts to be open and responsive to questions (and always encouraged questions) and I felt like she built a very safe environment for the course.

Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine With Dr. Borandi

The Science & Profession of Acupuncture

  • Research-based mechanisms of action: Confidently explain the research-based mechanisms to colleagues and patients.
  • Licensure options: Learn how to find qualified practitioners and/or integrate acupuncture into your scope of practice.

Causes of Disease & Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine

  • Causes of Disease: The Pathogenic and Emotional Causes of Disease.
  • TCM Theory: Why Traditional Chinese Medicine principles are crucial but not the only pieces of the diagnostic picture.
  • Diagnosis in EAM: How to use The Four Inspections: Observation, Interrogation, Palpation, Auscultation (to Hear).
  • Microsystems: The ear, the eye, the face.

Theory and Pulse & Tongue Diagnosis

  • Pulse & Tongue Diagnosis: Practical application of pulse and tongue signs with special guided pulse meditation.
  • Eight Principle Theory: Use patterns to differentiate Western Diagnoses
  • Five Element Theory: What's your constitution? How does that inform your preferences and your relationships?

Acupuncture Points, Treatment Demonstrations, Running a Private Practice

  • Acupuncture Points: Meridians, Points, Point Location, Needling Techniques, FORBIDDEN POINTS, and Dry Needling
  • Treatment Demonstrations: Come inside the clinic to see real patients receiving real acupuncture and bodywork treatments.
  • Operating a private practice: Are you considering opening a private medical practice and striking out on your own?

Contact / Connect with Us

The cost of new patient and follow up treatments is $250. Appointments are 1.5 hours and include consultation and treatment. I am not in-​network with insurance companies but I can provide receipts (aka super bill) for you to seek reimbursement from your insurance company.

Dr. Borandi operates a women-only practice and is currently waitlisting new patients. Please send an email to info@theacupuncturist.org ​and we will contact you when a new patient opening is available.

Thank you!

(435) 414-1733


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