Treatment Modalities and Focus


Several modalities are used with the main focus on Traditional Chinese, Constitutional Facial Acupuncture, the Balance Method, Auricular (ear) and Korean Hand acupuncture. Very thin needles are inserted into the surface of the skin. Micro-current/Electostim may be added for the most effective treatment.


Using the IQS machine with BioSET, NAET and Dr. Roy Curtains techniques for desensitization. Also specific detox remedies are used depending on the clients’ specific needs.

Herbal Medicine: 

We utilize patent, capsulated and tablet forms of Traditional Chinese herbs and supplements according to a clients’ individual needs which can be short tern or longer depending on the disorder.


Cupping is a therapy in which a cupping jar is attached to the skin surface. It has the function of warming and promoting the free flow of qi and blood in the meridians, dispelling cold dampness, diminishing swelling and pain. It can be used for low back, shoulder, and leg pain. Frequently cupping is used to treat common cold, cough, and asthma.


Tui na or tuina / ˌ t w iː ˈ n ɑː /, is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy often used in conjunction with acupuncture, moxibustion, fire cupping. It is very beneficial in musculoskeletal disorders.

Constitutional Facial Rejuvenation: 

Facial Acupuncture is a full constitutional treatment that views the face as an extension of the meridians of the body, which flow from the soles of the feet to the crown of the head. When the face is needled, blood flow and Qi (energy) carry nutrients to the cellular structure. The body interprets the insertion of the needle as a “positive” injury or micro-trauma, which, in turn, through stimulation of fibroblasts, can increase collagen output. Some of the facial benefits are: 1. Reduces symptoms of Bell’s palsy, TMJ, neuropathies, and aids stroke patients. 2. Can improve collagen production and muscle tone. 3. Reduce bags and sagging tendencies/fills out sunken tone. 4. Eliminate lines and diminish larger wrinkles. 5. Reduces double chin, sagging neck and lifts drooping mouth and eyelids. 6. Eliminates edema and puffiness, and bags under the eyes. 7. Tightens pores and brightens eyes. 8. Improves facial color; provides more radiance to the skin. 9. Reduces stress; promotes total health and well-being. 10. Brings light and Shen (life) into the eyes. The Constitutional benefits are: 1. Improves acne (caused by hormonal imbalance). 2. Treats menopause, perimenopause, PMS and other GYN issues. 3. Helps sinus congestion and headache PG.7 (except severe migraine). 4. Treats diarrhea and constipation (most digestive issues). 5. Benefit’s eyes ears and brain. 6. Retards hair loss and hair greying. 7. Helps insomnia and dizziness. 8. Helps depression and aids self-esteem.

                                                                     Before                                                                                   After


On the left picture, notice the bunny lines on the bridge of her nose while on the right they are pretty much gone above. The picture on the left shows her sagging cheeks while the photo on the right shows her cheeks lifted. On the left, her eye bags are quite prominent where as on the right, they are much less noticeable. Her complexion on the right looks more radiant and healthy. Please note that these photos are untouched.

Ear Candling: 

This process uses specialty ear candles to assist in gently removing ear wax and yeast from the ears. This process can be beneficial for the sinus cavities and parotid gland.

Electro-dermal Testing: 

IQS Machine Electro-dermal Testing is used to question the body's Innate Intelligence. Results of those questions are recorded and then the answers are presented back to the patient and practitioner in an easy to understand format. There are three basic types of queries that can be performed... Stress, Remedy, and Evaluation. There is a library of over 7,000 items that can be tested for. The Traditional Chinese meridian balancing technique may be used on the IQS machine. A simple Stress Survey conducted using a Biofeedback type of response is a fast and effective way to examine a clients’ overall wellbeing or to expose any sensitivities they may have. To begin, a baseline measurement is either recorded at each of the ten basic acupuncture meridian points on either hand or the palm. Once the baseline measurements have been recorded, more complete queries (questions) can be conducted on other aspects of the client’s wellbeing.


The Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) is a mind-body approach to help stress related conditions. Developed in the early 1980s by Scott Walker, DC, NET is a psychosomatic stress reduction intervention procedure aimed at improving health. 


Rocky Mountain Acupuncture & Wellness Center has come to these conclusions regarding health benefits of our service through research and investigation of acupuncture health benefits.