Welcome to Rocky Mountain Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine - South Carolina

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I’ve been seeing Seth at Rocky Mountain Acupuncture for about 6 weeks now and I am very pleased with my results. I originally went in for a tennis elbow injury and that has been feeling a lot better since starting acupuncture. I’m also getting herbal treatment from Seth for digestive issues and I am truly impressed with how much that has improved. I’ve tried so many different supplements/diets/etc throughout the years with little success, but the herbs that Seth prescribes have just about cured my issues. I highly recommend seeing Seth; I’ve seen a lot of acupuncturists throughout the years and Seth is one of the best.

Raffy H.

Expert Acupuncture, and East Asian Medical Services Near you.

Serving, Pickens, Oconee and Anderson County

Treating complex diseases with time tested, natural medicine

Welcome to Rocky Mountain Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Here at our acupuncture clinic we utilize an effective mix of traditional acupuncture, modern dry needling, Chinese medicine and scientific research. The acupuncturist and practitoners of Traditional Chinese Medicine in  Pickens, SC are here to support your medical care. By making a completely custom-made treatment plan we can address the manifestations of the issue as well as the original cause.

We have experience treating a wide scope of ailments including inflammatory disorders, immune system issues, degenerative diseases, arthritis, injury, organ related issues, skin diseases, insomnia, stress/nervousness, chemical related issues as well as female/male well being and re-productivity. Our accomplished Acupuncturist and Chinese Medical practitioner is here as your health advocate. We are here to assist you with finding how to return to well-being and remain there for as long as possible.

Kindly peruse our site and learn how Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help you.

Assuming you have any inquiries, go ahead and send us an email or call us at 720 552 4997. We anticipate talking with you about your health needs.


What’s in store at our Acupuncture Clinic

New patients are free to call the facility or register their first appointment on the web.

After scheduling your first appointment, patients will get an email confirming their up coming appointment. The email will contain relevant new patient health history forms and HIPPA forms.

If you prefer to call please do so and we will happily schedule your appointment for you.The first visit is a 20-30 minute consultation to determine if acupuncture and or Chinese Medical herbology is appropriate for your current health concern. .

Follow up visits are 60 min long, and comprise of well being updates and treatment. Forthcoming patients can track down an abundance of data here with regards to Acupuncture/needle therapy and Chinese Medicine.

We urge all patients to read this site to answer any possible inquiries you may have with respect to needle therapy, Acupuncture, Dry Needling and TCM. Please read the conditions treated page as well to familiarize yourself with the conditions we treat on a regular basis.


What Can Our Acupuncture, Alternative Medical Health Care and Wellness Services Do For You?

We see health and well-being, and the excursion back to a health physical and mental state as a cycle. Regardless of whether you are encountering physical pain, digestive problems or are experiencing difficulty being able to bear a child, we are her to help as best we can.

Our medicines are exceptionally complete, Chinese Medicine takes into account the entire person during treatment. Traditional and Canonical Chinese Medicine is one of the most complete clinical frameworks on the planet. Around here at Rocky Mountain Acu our acupuncturist treat with a combined approach of needle therapy, Chinese natural herbal medicine, cupping, bio energy treatment, dietary suggestions and life style modifications.

Please, take some time and glance through this site. There is a lot of info on acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and the various conditions we treat here at our acupuncture clinic

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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
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Female and male infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Neck pain
  • Arthritis
  • Allergies
  • 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

Professional Services

Professional and certified acupuncturist in the state of Colorado.

Personalized Attention

Our services are individually tailored and constructed to meet people where they are and help them achieve the health results they truly need.

Modern treatment

Our treatments work for modern day problems, not problems that existed 1000 years ago.

Doctor Approved

We have worked with many doctors over the years that recommend our services. Just look at our reviews.

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!”

Carol C.

“Seth Drake is an excellent doctor. Friendly, professional, and has always been on time. Fixed my jaw problem and my husband’s low back pain with herbs very quickly. He uses tongue and pulse diagnosis.Highly recommend!”

Denise B.

Seth had been treating my daughter for hip and quad pain from soccer and she had been in pain for over a year, and with Seth’s treatments she is now pain free. Recently I was diagnosed with Bells Palsy and with Seth’s help and treatment within a couple months, I had no more symptoms. I highly recommend Seth for any ailments or problems you may have. Thanks Seth.”

Randy V.

“I was preparing for an IVF transfer and my doctor recommended acupuncture to increase blood flow and improve our chances for success. I became a patient of Seth’s a few months before our scheduled transfer date, never having received acupuncture before. Seth was open and transparent in his treatment approach and methods and made me feel at ease from the first session. His invaluable knowledge and encouragement helped us achieve a successful transfer and I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of fertility support!”

Regina B.

After experiencing vocal cord pain and inflammation for about 3 months I started to look for other strategies for recovery besides the doctors I had seen. I worked with Seth for about a month and made a full recovery. I noticed long term improvement as well as rapid onset improvement during sessions. Highly recommend!

Peter M.

“I have had a chronic problem with lower back pain and tightness in my glute for many years. I have not been able to golf, mow the lawn, vacuum and change the sheets on the bed without severe pain. I checked out several acupuncturists online. Rocky Mountain Acupuncture was close to where I live, had very good reviews, and was affordable. Seth is very knowledgeable in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. He took the time to understand my problem. I was feeling much better after a couple of sessions. After 6 sessions, I am able to golf, Mow the lawn, vacuum and change the bed without pain!!! My back will still get a little stiff, but the severe pain is gone!!! I have highly recommended him to my friends!!!”

Cheryl J.

Seth’s mastery of Chinese Medicine went right to the core of my health issues (eg, severely fissured tongue, fingernail ridges and skin rashes). By drinking his Chinese herb teas, most of my problems were gone is less than six months. Seth is so knowledgeable and compassionate. I highly recommend.”

Lisa E.

“My husband and I were trying for 2 years to get pregnant with nothing working out. Wanting to stick to the natural route, I figured out my body temperature was too low. Dr. Seth helped me get my temperature and hormones back up to normal levels with his Chinese herbs, and within 2 months I got pregnant! I’m continuing to take the herbs to help balance my levels throughout my pregnancy too. I’m extremely grateful for his services and would recommend him to any couple trying to get pregnant!”

Kyrie R.

“I started going to Rocky Mountain Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Clinic in February 2021 for eczema on my hands (see before picture). I’ve been taking herbs for about six months and my hands are almost completely cleared up! Definitely recommend visiting.

Rachel E.

“I came to Seth with a very challenging health situation and he admittedly said I was the first. That didn’t stop him from researching and attacking it head on. I truly believe my nerve function was restored in part to his expertise. His genuine care, compassion and encouragement made a huge difference.”

Charlene S.

“My experience with Seth Drake at Rocky Mountain was and is transformative. As someone new to Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, I appreciated that Set was very clear about what to expect from treatment and how he could help. After 4 months, my energy has dramatically changed. It is truly astounding to me because over the course of treatment, there were so many small changes. And now as I reflect, I am overjoyed with how much better I feel. I have tried a number of things that seemed to only treat symptoms. This work heals at the core of an issue. I would absolutely recommend this clinic for just about anything that you might need help with.

Carol B.

Seth is amazing! He really knows his stuff. He has been successfully treating my Ulcerative Colitis! I have had more success and relief with him after a few months than I had in a decade with allopathic doctors. I had tried another acupuncturist/Chinese herbalist several years ago. That practitioner was stumped by my problems and was completely unhelpful. Not Seth. Seth looked me in the eye with confidence and said he could help me. 🙂 They are not all created equal. Thank you for doing what you do, Seth!

Rebecca M.


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!!

Jared M.

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.

Thanks, Seth!

Brett M.

“I’ve been going to acupuncturists for over 20 years for digestive issues, irregular menstrual cycles and most recently Graves’disease (or overactive/hyper thyroid). For Graves’, in addition to my medication, I tried 2 functional doctors to no avail. I was scared to try acupuncture again because in the past it didn’t work for my Graves. Until I found Seth! I went from struggling with fatigue, brain fog, depression, anxiety, hair loss, trouble sleeping and lack of endurance (Graves symptoms) to energized, focused, happier (friends who didn’t know I was having acupuncture have commented)and sleeping better. Hair loss is minimal, too. I can now beat my husband on our long endurance bike rides and I look forward to exercise where before I would be wiped if I did any cardio. Honestly I haven’t felt this good for a very very long time. What I also like about Seth is that he takes the process one step at a time. I’m not given a bunch of herbs, but just what I need-and they are reasonably priced too.”

Kristen F.

“I’ve been seeing Seth for about 7 weeks for osteoarthritis pain in my knee. After my first session I was amazed at the outcome. Seth is very knowledgeable and takes his time to ensure he understands the issues you are having. Seth, I can’t thank you enough for helping me. I highly recommend Seth for your acupuncture needs.”

Sue S.

Seth is great. He really listens and is a miracle worker. I’ve had 4 to 5 migraines a week for a long time. Now I’m down to one mild one maybe over a two week period. That is a huge quality of life improvement!!!!!

Kim, E.

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.

Devin W.

“I began treatment with Seth after living on a restrictive low FODMAP diet for years in order to manage my IBS, I was burnt out and decided I wanted to try another approach. Over the course of a few months he customized a treatment plan that has not only relieved me of my stomach pain, but also improved my asthma and overall well being. I cannot recommend his practice enough – absolutely life changing!”

Katie H.

“went in to talk with Seth about how I could improve my ability to handle stress and anxiety. After working with him for 3 months I am seeing a total transformation! This super busy, Type A, working mom of 3 was so run down and I couldn’t tackle stress from the smallest rift in our schedule or keep up with the demands of 2020! Taking his recommended herbs and acupuncture sessions has had a major reset and I am feeling so much more apt to tackle the new year! Thanks Seth!!!”

Sarah M.

“Dr. Seth is quite tuned in. He was able to detect issues that were going on that medical doctors would be clueless about. His exam was incredibly pin point and he was able to unravel issues that I thought were long gone – in fact, they were in the background exacerbating more acute issues. His treatment rooms are quiet, calm, and relaxing. He gave me some herbals to take and now after two days are still working. I am excited about my follow up visits. Dr. Seth at Rocky Mountain Acupuncture is the real deal.”

Dr. Tom C. DC

“I am an 85 year old with severe, severe kyphotic scoliosis since childhood looking for relief from extreme pain, and help with other certain biological problems that have been quite troublesome. Dr. Seth is very skilled in acupuncture and Chinese medicine! I am thankful I found Rocky Mountain Acupuncture so that I could have top quality professional care, and can look forward to improving my condition!”
Arla B.

“I had Acupuncture before but never Chinese medicine . He told me everything what was going on with me just by taking my pulse and checking my tongue. And he was correct in everything because my endocrinologist and primary doctor told me the same . From the first section of Acupuncture I was relief of my neck and lower back pain at the second section I was more loose and I can’t wait to go to my third. He prepared a tea that do wonders for my joins and muscle pain . Great service for the value and I don’t mine that I have to travel a little bit for my appointment is completely worth it”

Noemi R.

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.

Dr. Nathan H. DC

“Seth treated me for sciatic pain after other treatments didn’t fully solve the problem. I started to get relief almost immediately. After going 2x weekly for a few weeks the pain is gone. I’d never tried acupuncture so I was impressed. Seth is very caring and dialed in with his practice.”

David L.

“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.

“I came here with back problems and severe allergy issues (constant congestion, pnd, itchy eyes etc.) that I’ve had for about a decade. After a consultation, Seth was able to setup a program of herbs and acupuncture which completely fixed my issues within 7 sessions. Not only were my allergies and back fixed, but now I sleep better, have more energy, and I’m in a better mood. His knowledge and professionalism made it clear he is an expert in his field. If you are questioning if you need acupuncture, I highly highly recommend Seth at Rocky Mountain Acupuncture!”

Travis D.

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Acupuncture is a wonderful addition to the treatment and management of many common day health concerns. We understand the that many people have not tried acupuncture and are unsure if it can help them. That is why we offer initial consultations at no charge. Making sure acupuncture is right for you is the first step in improving the quality of you life.
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