Meet Montana


Dr. Montana Burns, D.A.C.M., Dipl.OM., L.Ac.  |  Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist

     Montana graduated with Honors from University of Vermont in 2009 earning a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience with a pre-medical concentration. She then graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. She recently completed her Doctorate in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine through Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. She has studied for thousands of hours with practitioners from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Japanese, Dr. Tan and 5 Element backgrounds. Her specialties include internal medicine, OBGYN, fertility, digestion, pain management & sports medicine.

     Montana has a grounded background in both Eastern and Western medicine. She was an independent researcher in college and is a published author in the field of behavioral neuroscience. She managed a private women’s health practice in Boulder, Colorado and worked as a surgeon’s clinical assistant in the General Surgery department at UVM Medical Center before entering the field of acupuncture.

     She is skilled in Chinese herbal medicine, Eastern dietary therapy, and acupuncture. Montana is nationally board-certified under the NCCAOM, is certified in Clean Needle Technique from the CCAOM, and is fully licensed in the state of Vermont. Additionally, Montana has fulfilled every requirement in her graduate education for the states of California, Washington and Vermont. These states possess the highest educational standards for acupuncturists in the US.


Montana is a wonderful healthcare provider. The herbs she prescribed have made a tremendous difference in my health and my quality of life.  She is skilled practitioner with a wealth of knowledge combined with warmth and compassion. If you are serious about improving your health, I highly recommend you work with Montana.

Patient with Anxiety

from Boulder, CO

The unlovely things I brought to Montana were: a dislocated bicep tendon, a frozen shoulder joint, a sprained back, a cyst in my right knee, tendonitis in my left elbow, and rotten digestion. After 10 gentle treatments from the skilled hands and heart of Montana, I left with these gifts from her: a bicep tendon exactly where it should be, a pain free and healed back, a happy knee minus one cyst, a fully functional elbow (no tendonitis), a shoulder joint unfreezing and making rapid progress towards full function, good digestion (leading to better sleep also), AND a profound sense of peace after each treatment that lasts well after the experience. I went to Montana in a lot of pain and fairly certain that my future was more of the same.  Not so.  Thank you, oh thank you, Montana.

Patient with Frozen Shoulder & Tendonitis

from Burlington, VT

I have struggled with chronic pain for over ten years. Montana’s warm and engaging personality put me immediately at ease. She is compassionate, professional, and intuitive throughout her assessment and treatment. I am new to acupuncture, and a bit of a nervous patient so when Montana explained everything that she was going to do ahead of time, it really eased my anxiety. After my first treatment, I felt relaxed, nurtured, and pain free. It felt as if the pain had lifted out of my body, and was nothing short of a miraculous result.

Patient with Fibromyalgia & TMJ

from San Diego, CA

I have had acupuncture on and off for years to treat stress, pain and anxiety, but nothing compares to the treatment I received from Montana Burns. Her bedside manner is incredible. She made me feel very comfortable and it was immediately obvious that she truly cared about treating me as a whole instead of focusing on individual symptoms. She asked thoughtful questions and came up with a treatment plan tailored to my needs. Definitely not a one-size-fits-all approach!  She explained what she was saying and made the treatment very accessible, empowering me to take part in my own care. I would recommend Montana to absolutely anyone – acupuncture devotee to complete newbie.

Patient with Anxiety

from Burlington, VT

My session was so informative and just plain fun. It is a comfort knowing that a young woman with such sensitivity and talents is pursuing this important healing modality.

Patient with IBS

from Boston, MA

Montana has the capacity to be present to the patient that is startling to me. From that presence, her adaptive skills are enormous. If the needle insertion does not relieve the pain, she immediately responds with an alternative. She is patient and attentive to my story and my circumstance. Most of all, she conveys and transmits a caring for my well-being. I am 86 years old and feel vulnerable most of the time. With Montana, I feel safe and relaxed. I am in good hands.

Patient with COPD

from Boulder, CO

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