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The Root Acupuncture Opens New Office Location in Lakewood CO

The Root Acupuncture Opens New Office Location in  Lakewood CO

4 Days ago

The Root Acupuncture is happy to announce that they haveopened a new office location in Lakewood, Colorado. Theoffice’s acupuncturists, Erik Johnson and Zach Young, arenationally recognized and certified as teaching experts inacupuncture and other modalities of Chinese medicine.Available treatments include acupuncture, auricular therapy,B12 injections, Chinese medicine, cupping,electroacupuncture, tui na massage, and moxibustion. Theywant to emphasize that acupuncture and Chinese medicinefocus on the root cause of the patient’s health issues rather thanoffer treatment for the symptoms. Acupuncture and Chinesemedicine may help in addressing a wide range of healthconditions, from back pain, to irritable bowel syndrome, toParkinson’s disease, and even the side effects ofchemotherapy.
Erik Johnson, the owner of The Root Acupuncture, explains, “AtThe Root Acupuncture Clinic, we use a combination of bothEastern Medicine (Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture) andFunctional Medicine to approach personalized patient healthcare from all available modalities – creating profound balance,harmony, and well-being in our patients. We recognize that thehuman body functions structurally, chemically, andbioenergetically. We specialize in musculoskeletal pain,gastrointestinal health, stress, and sleep, but are able to treat awide variety of ailments.”
According to the provider of acupuncture, Lakewood residentsnow have somewhere they can rely on. A key concern ofpatients with regard to acupuncture is whether the needles willcause pain. They want to point out that the acupunctureneedles are so thin compared to the standard hypodermicneedle that around 30 acupuncture needles can fit in the headof a hypodermic needle. Also, when performing acupuncture,the acupuncturist will insert a needle with a quick tap, whichmeans the needle will quickly bypass the epidermal layer of theskin where the pain receptors are found. The result is that mostpatients will only feel a slight pinch that disappears almost asfast as it appears. Many other patients reported only feeling atap on their skin. At other times, especially when they areworking on larger muscles or tendons, the insertion of theacupuncture needle may cause a slight twitch of the muscle ora small ache in the area. But both sensations dissipate fast andpatients usually drift off to sleep and take a quick nap during thesession.
Chinese herbal medicine originated more than 6,000 years agowhen the first authoritative documentation was released byShen Nong, who is internationally recognized as the Father ofMedicine. At present, the writings of Shen Nong have beenexpanded upon, added to, and deeper researched with findingsand results indicated in the Chinese Materia Medica. TheMateria Medica has currently more than 1,800 distinct herbsand over 10,000 formulas.
Erik Johnson says, “All of the acupuncturists in our clinic havecompleted the full 4-year herbal program and are proficient atprescribing Chinese herbal medicine to our patient base. Whileacupuncture alone is amazing at helping to balance ourpatients, Chinese herbal medicine is often essential for creatingprofound effects. When appropriate, we will always recommendcustom herbal formulas to our patients to enhance the effect ofthe treatment and/or help support the patient between regularacupuncture maintenance treatments.”
Founded in 2015, The Root Acupuncture is owned by ErikJohnson who uses acupuncture and Chinese medicine astreatments for a range of health conditions, but he is focused onsleep disorders, digestive problems, and stress management.He obtained his BSBA degree in Hospitality Management fromthe University of Denver and his MS in Traditional ChineseMedicine from the Colorado School of Traditional ChineseMedicine. He is also trained in acupuncture and relatedmodalities, Chinese herbal medicine, and tui na(physiotherapy/therapeutic massage). Zach Young, who is alsoan acupuncturist at The Root Acupuncture, graduated with aBachelors in Business Management from Western MichiganUniversity. He got interested in Traditional Chinese Medicinebecause of his digestive problems. Discovering relief for hisdigestive issues through Chinese medicine, Zach attended theColorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine where heobtained his Masters of Acupuncture with a Specialization inChinese Herbal Medicine.
When in need of an acupuncturist in Lakewood residents canvisit The Root Acupuncture website or contact them through thetelephone or via email.


Erick Johnson

Owner,The Root Acupuncture




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