After earning her Masters in Oriental Medicine from OCOM in Portland, OR, Rachel traveled overseas to continue her education. In China Rachel studied and practiced alongside Chinese doctors that had their education passed down through their family for generations. This opportunity expanded her knowledge and experience which she took to Nepal and worked as a volunteer acupuncturist with the Acupuncture Relief Project. She had the pleasure to help people suffering with pain, asthma, digestive issues, eye disorders, insomnia and stroke. Back stateside, Rachel took a job in Bend, OR where she has been practicing the last 7 years. During those years of practice, her true passion came into focus, pain management and recovery. Recently moving to Salt Lake City, Rachel is excited to share her skills and passion with this new community.
Rachel has been involved in sports her whole life including track and field, xc running, rugby, roller derby, mountain biking and snowboarding. Growing up as a competitive figure skater she understands the demands it takes on the body and mind. In recent years, studying under the direction of Whitfield Reeves, Acupuncturist for the 1984 Olympic Team, Rachel has gained advanced training in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of sports injuries and pain. She enjoys working with athletes to keep them in top physical health, and assisting in recovering quickly should an injury occur.
Although Rachel works with pain anywhere in the body, she specializes in the neck/shoulder and low back/hip regions. Issues in these areas can cause pain, numbness and/or tingling to other areas including arms, hands, legs, feet, and head. Individual assessment gives each patient a treatment plan that is unique to their own body and set of symptoms.
Motor Vehicle Accidents / Post-Op Care
Motor Vehicle Accidents cause a huge source of trauma to the soft tissues of the body. These tissues left untreated are the source of pain, tightness, stiffness, numbness, tingling, etc. With proper care our soft tissue can return to a relaxed state, and in turn a pain free state. Surgery is another form of injury, and healing from the trauma can take a long time. Working with internal herbs, external herbs and other Chinese Medicine modalities, the pain and recovery time from surgery will be less.
Master’s Degree: Oriental Medicine - Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Bachelor’s Degree: Elementary Education - University of Wyoming
Licenses: Diplomat of Acupuncture – NCAAOM
Licensed Acupuncturist, L.Ac. – State of Utah
Certifications: Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program – Whitfield Reeves Application and treatment with Kenesio Tape - KT1, KT2, KT3, Sports Medicine