Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese Medicine used to promote health and balance within the body. There are 12 meridians, or channels, each corresponding to a different organ. They run along the length of the body from the fingertips all the way up to the head and down to the toes. Along the meridians are specific acupuncture points that each have certain actions and indications when they are used. Single use, sterile needles are placed on these points depending on what is being addressed during treatment and what your body needs.
Chinese Medicine believes that disease and illness arise from blockages in the meridians. Needling these points helps to open up the channels and any blockages there may be. This allows the Qi, or energy, to flow freely through the body.
What can it help with?
- musculoskeletal pain and injuries
- back pain
- digestive issues
- women’s health
- reproductive health
- sleep issues
- anxiety and depression
- stress and mental emotional wellness
Meet our Acupuncturist, Dr. Reyna Rodriguez.
Reyna realized her true calling in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and began her journey.….
She studied and graduated from the Classical Chinese Medicine program at the National University of Natural Medicine with a Doctor of Science degree in Oriental Medicine. She utilizes her extensive knowledge of acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine to assist in recovery and pain management.
In her third year of the Classical Chinese Medicine Program, she became a duel degree student, adding a four-year Master of Science in Integrative Mental Health. She truly believes in helping others with compassion and joy that comes from treating the mind and body as a whole. Reyna’s vision is bridging integrative mental health and classical Chinese medicine. With this approach, Reyna hopes to reduce the stigma of Mental Illness.
Reyna also holds a Bachelor of Science in Vascular Technology. This process is imaging vascular diseases throughout the whole body, including additional work specializing in men’s care, women’s breast care and OB/GYN imaging, holding licensing as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.
Reyna is fluent in Spanish and has experience in working with Spanish speaking patients. She is interested in health education for ethnic minorities, immigrants and other marginalized communities.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two boys, working out, weight training, learning different types of dances. The most recent being salsa and bachata. She loves solo traveling out of the country and is committed to personal growth.
Reyna is currently under the credentialing process and will soon be in-network.
Reyna is now accepting new patients! Call today to schedule an appointment or schedule online here.