Welcome to Rocky Mountain Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Our acupuncture and alternative health care services are here to give patients the support and care they need. Contact us today! We look forward to speaking with you!Serving Pickens County SC
“Seth is very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain everything. Such a fascinating practice and I feel a positive difference with every visit. I can’t wait to try the Chinese herbs! It’s been great that my sleep is improving at night”.
Acupuncture and East Asian Medical Services
Treating complex diseases with time tested medicine
Welcome to Rocky Mountain Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Knowing that Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help people regain the mobility, feeling, energy, and vitality that they have inside them is what drives us. We use a unique combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and modern science. Our acupuncture and TCM services are a great addition to your health care. By creating a fully tailored acupuncture treatment plan we can address not only the symptoms of the problem but the cause of it as well.
We have experience treating a wide range of health conditions ranging from chronic and acute pain, autoimmune disorders, degenerative diseases, physical injury, major organ related problems, eye disorders, skin disease, insomnia, stress/anxiety, hormone related disorders as well as female/male health and re-productivity. Our experienced Acupuncturist and Chinese Medical practitioner at our acupuncture clinic are here as your wellness partners. We are here to help you discover how to get back to health and stay there for life.
Please explore our website to learn more about how acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help you.
What to Expect at our Acupuncture Clinic in Pickens
New patients are welcome to call the clinic or register their initial appointment online.
Once registered patients will receive an email confirmation about their up coming appointment. If patients are more inclined to call please contact us and we will happily schedule you personally. Once registered all new patients will receive an email containing a through health history intake and HIPPA form to sign.
The initial visit is a consultation, that is 20 minutes long. THe first visi is 60 min with a detailed health history intake and treatment. Follow up treatments are 60 min long, and consist of health updates and treatment. Prospective patients can find a wealth of information here about acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
We encourage all prospective patients to browse this site to answer any questions you might have with regards to acupuncture, TCM and conditions we specialize in.
What Can Our Acupuncture, Alternative Medical Health Care and Wellness Services Do For You?
We see health, and the journey back to health as a process. Whether you are experiencing pain and discomfort or are having trouble conceiving a child the support one receives during their care is almost more important than the actual treatment its-self.
Our treatments are very detailed and complete, taking into account not only a persons physical state but their mental and emotional state as well. Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the most complete natural medical systems in the world. Here at Rocky Mountain Acu our acupuncturist approach to treatment takes many complementary approaches including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, gua sha, bio energy therapy, nutrition therapy, life style coaching, meditation and Qi Gong practices.
Though we have these tools at our disposal being with a patient and meeting them where they are at and being able to listen to their needs is ultimately the most effect therapy of all.
Please take some time and look through this site. There is plenty of information on acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and the different conditions we treat here at our acupuncture clinic.
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Our acupuncture and Chinese Medicine clinic offers a wide variety of Chinese medicine services, and we are also in-network with several health insurance plans for acupuncture.
Frequently Asked Questions
Acupuncture is a form of alternative and complementary medicine where small, thin, hair like needles are placed superficially in the skin. The placement of the acupuncture needles helps to encourage blood flow, reduce localized inflammation, stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and dilate arteries. Acupuncture helps restore normal bodily function by increasing the amount of nutrient rich oxygenated blood to injured tissues through out the body.
Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM is a form of holistic natural medicine that originated in and around China. It uses plant medicine, acupuncture, various types of body work, ie massage and Tui na as well as nutrition. These various methods work to increase the bodies overall function through the detailed and extensive understanding of how the various systems of the body work with one another.
Common conditions treated at our clinic include:
- Low Back pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Female and male infertility
- Neck pain
- Post stroke recovery
- Soft tissue injury
For a more extensive list of conditions treated please click here
Most acupuncture treatments can range from 30min to 60min. However, initial treatments are around 90 minutes due to an increased need for questioning and diagnosis.
The number of acupuncture treatments one will need to see improvement in the condition at hand will vary. Most people can expect to be seen anywhere from 1-15 times depending of the severity and age of the problem.
Why People Trust us as Their Source For Effective Acupuncture and TCM
What some of our patients have to say
“I was recently diagnosed with a skin condition called lichen planus after going on a new Blood Pressure medication. I was introduced to Seth through another practitioner I new and within 2 weeks of seeing him the severe itchy rash that I was experiencing had disappeared!”
I have dealt with the symptoms of interstitial cystitis for a few years now. After having been to countless doctors who kept telling me I had a kidney infection I began to give up hope. I saw Seth for about 3 months and during this time he was able to effectively treat my condition allowing me to live a more comfortable life.
I would recommend Seth’s services to anyone looking for a skilled acupuncturist. His treatments for my back and neck have helped me stay active in cross-fit for the last several years.
After a recent flare up of central serous retinopathy, I was refereed to Seth by a friend. His acupuncture treatments helped reduce the glare and blur in my vision. Needless to say his treatments were effective and fast.
Seth has been my health care practitioner for several years. He has treated me successfully for several problems, including a neck and shoulder injury, depression/anxiety and gastrointestinal disorder. He has always been attentive, thorough and intentional and I trust him completely. He actually listens and I’m confident that he will work diligently to solve any problem that I bring to him.
The clear understanding of Chinese Medicine that Seth can clearly articulate and convey when I have a question never ceases to amaze me.
Coming from a physical therapy background I was slightly skeptical of acupuncture but Seth does a great job of integrating Eastern and Western approaches to tailor treatments to the individual. I would highly recommend his services.
Kevin K. DPT
Seth is truly a gifted healer. I am incredibly blessed to have found this clinic and to have found a practitioner with such incredible skills, knowledge, and compassion. The experience I had at Rocky Mountain Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine was above and beyond anything I could have hoped for. Seth listened to my needs and goals for my visit and developed a personalized treatment plan for me. He created an environment where I felt heard, understood, and comfortable. Seth also takes the time to teach his patients, which I find admirable. He is unique to many acupuncturists I have been treated by in the past, as he has an unmatched understanding of Chinese medicine. The addition of Chinese Medicine to my treatment plan truly enhanced my experience. I will never see another practitioner after the incredible experience I have had with Seth and I would recommend him to anyone!
Seth Drake is very calming and highly skilled and after 4 days of having headaches and pain in my head I can tell this will be my best answer to recovering. Highly recommended! I never had acupuncture done before today and I am glad I went. Totally worth any expense and time. There’s no price on your well being and Doctors in hospitals just treat you like a number.
Have an open mind and what Seth can do for you will amaze you! Thanks for getting me in today.
Visiting Seth’s office has been one of the most pleasant experiences. I started seeing him for an extremely painful pinched nerve in my neck that I had been fighting for months and after several attempts at fixing it (professional massages, stretching, etc.). I was becoming extremely discouraged. I started to inquire about acupuncture and found Seth’s practice via Google search and saw the reviews. Let me just say, we’re not being paid to write these reviews, he’s just truly that good at what he does. He’s extremely intelligent and will answer any question you throw at him with the most in-depth, informative answers. I’ve been going for about 2 months now and my pinched nerve is pretty much healed, along with seeing improvements in other areas of my health. During my first visit with Seth, without me divulging much information at all, he pretty much diagnosed multiple other things I was battling but not fully aware of and has treated those issue without me even asking and for that, I am thankful. All I can say is I was pretty skeptical at first, but I have converted into a true advocate… Especially for Seth’s practice.
I’ve never used acupuncture before this experience. I’m suffering from aggressive prostate cancer that is now attacking my bones. I was running out of options in dealing with the pain and Seth knowledge and ability was a surprising benefit.
I was very hesitant with trying acupuncture, cupping, and energy work since you truly never know if it really is going to work. But after working with Seth a few times a month, most of my injuries that seemed to linger and just never really get better started to disappear! I’ve been physically active my entire life and demand a lot from my body and I’ve tried everything under the sun to help fix joint issues, to torn muscle problems. Nothing has made my body feel this good in a long time and I thank Seth for listening to me, and really focusing on areas that needed treatment. Not once did I ever feel like he wasn’t hearing me or that I left a session not feeling better. Like anything else, you need to stick with it and understand that one session isn’t going to fix everything, but a few time a month and before you know it, you’re questioning why you never started this earlier!!
An enthusiastic five star, thumbs up from me! Seth’s acupuncture treatments made a huge difference in eliminating what had been chronic leg and back pain. And he had me back in the gym in a couple of weeks after a hamstring injury. Especially nice he’s just minutes away in Arvada.
Amazing experience for body, mind and spirit. I was referred to Seth after my automobile accident. He has been patient with my treatments, informative of the way he treats and why he treats certain areas per session, supportive of my emotional health, is extremely knowledgeable in his profession, honest and down to earth. I’m now a believer that acupuncture, cupping etc. works just as well as regular medical techniques. Holistic in combination with chemical treatment (conventional medicine) worked for my pains & aches. Thank you so much, Seth, you are the best!
Seth really helped me when I was faced with needing orthopedic back surgery to remove a portion of a pinched disc between my L5/S1 that was resting on my sciatic nerve.
Constant pain and increasing numbness from my left hip through to my foot was part of my day to day life.
Both my MRI technician and physical therapist advised me to immediately see an orthopedic surgeon. Six weeks went by before my consultation appointment. The orthopedic surgeon was shocked that I was the same person as the one in the MRI he was reviewing.
During those six weeks, Seth’s bedside manner and healing style helped motivate me to focus on my recovery in healthy ways. With Seth’s guidance, along with multiple sessions of acupuncture and cupping, I was able to reduce the disc’s protrusion onto my sciatic nerve. I was able to walk correctly again without pain in my leg, and the numbness had gone away completely.
Six months later, I am still doing well with ongoing maintenance, and am back doing kickboxing and Muay Thai training again! No surgery was needed.
Amazing knowledge of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Helped me deal with a serious medical issue which is now gone thanks to Seth. He’s continuing to help me with other more minor issues and having great results!
As a disabled veteran I have received some of the best care of my life here. With all of my injuries and concerns he was able to help me deal with severe pain, mobility issues, and correcting bad movement patterns in my ankle. This has given me more freedom to live despite the injuries. I recommend this with everything I am.
Seth is very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain everything. Such a fascinating practice and I feel a positive difference with every visit. I can’t wait to try the Chinese herbs! It’s been great that my sleep is improving at night.
I started going for a wonky knee… still going weekly for my back and neck. Stress reduction seems to just be a bonus side effect. I’ve even seen dramatic results when I had a chest cold. I’ve never experienced such a profound and immediate effect. I go weekly and it feels like it improves my quality of life greatly. Less stress and less body pain…
Seth is amazing and does a great job for his patients. He is very skilled at what he does. I highly recommend him!
Seth is an amazing and professional provider, where his knowledge and deep understanding of various ailments is easily explained through his kind and personable treatment. Seth has a wealth of knowledge and experience that shines through his dedication to his patients and care for everyone and their treatments.
Seth is amazing. His knowledge of the body, acupuncture, and herbal medicine is matched by no one. He is constantly teaching me new ways to improve my life and stay healthy. I’ve gotten excellent results under his care.
Seth is incredible! He is extremely knowledgeable about all areas of Chinese medicine, not just acupuncture. He really takes the time to listen to his patients, and then treats the whole body. After just two sessions I have started to see marked improvement in my health. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Carol K.