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About us


has been studying healing arts and relaxation techniques for over 15 years.  He received his bachelors degree in 2010 from Naropa University (Interdisciplinary Studies: Psychology, Environmental Studies, and Eastern Arts), and in his studies at Naropa, he was introduced to the world of Worsley Five-Element acupuncture.


Welcome to Vital Traditions, LLC, a source for Classical Five-Element Acupuncture & Zero Balancing.


Thank you for visiting our page! It is our hope that everybody in this world can recieve the healing work that they need, whatever that may be, in order to continue to grow in their lives - whether that healing is physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental.  If we can help to facilitate any of that healing process, we would be grateful.


Are you looking for growth or healing in your life? Do you know someone who might? Get in contact with us to find out if our services will be a good match for reaching the health and vitality goals you desire. 


We work with all types of people and can accomodate most situations, including at-home visits for those who cannot travel. Afraid of needles? No problem - we offer high quality treatment that can help without the use of needles. 




Special Offers


Contact us today to learn more about how acupuncture and Zero balancing can help you reach your health and wellbeing goals. 


Recieve and initial intake session and the first follow up treatment (two session total) for $200 - a $50 savings!    *private pay customers only












White Birch, Sawhill Ponds

Jared proceeded to enroll in and graduate from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture (ITEA) in 2014, where he focused deeply in the study of Five-Element medicine, the theory, and how to apply it.  Special projects included founding, organizing, and running auricular detoxification (ear acupuncture) clinics for the homeless shelter as well as veterans groups.


Through ITEA, Jared was introduced to the world of Zero Balancing, an amazing type of bone-centered massage, and continued with the Zero Balancing certification track. He now offers Five-Element Acupuncture, Zero Balancing, and also a growing line of medicinal mushroom and herbal products.


Jared practices Tai Chi, bonsori bamboo flute, is a Master Level Reiki practitioner, and has been practicing healing arts since 2003. When he's not in the clinic, you can usually find him wandering the local woods in search of beautiful places, native plants, and useful medicinal fungi. 




Jared Urchek, M.Ac, L.Ac, CZB