Renata Silveira, L.Ac.
Hi! My name is Renata, I’m an acupuncturist and herbalist specialized in hormonal disorders, mind-body health and women’s health.
My relationship with Oriental Medicine started long before I became a practitioner. From the time I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease at age of 19, had undergone treatment and a total thyroidectomy, to then having to manage my life with synthetic hormones as a chronic hypothyroidism patient, I learned a lot about physical signs of imbalance and became discouraged by the limitations of standard medical care for people who suffer from hormonal disorders. My apparent normal lab numbers did not reflect my state of being, and I wasn’t satisfied with the quality of life my medical regimen was offering me.
When I finally found help in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, I understood conventional and holistic medicine paradigms, each of them being very effective in their strengths, and the holistic approach was what made a whole difference in my health care. I was able to have my symptoms resolved and finally achieved the life quality I considered normal and optimal for me.
My experience was so incredible that it inspired me to transition my successful career as an architect and pursue a new career in holistic medicine, so I could offer hope and help more people who had similar experience as me.
I am now the owner and practitioner at Rise Acupuncture & Holistic Medicine. I’m a licensed acupuncturist by DORA in the state of Colorado and a nationally certified Diplomate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). This includes certification in Clean Needle Technique and Chinese Herbology. I earned my master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I have been trained in adjunctive therapies such as moxibustion, tui na, acupressure, cupping, auriculotherapy, electrical stimulation and dietary and lifestyle recommendations.
“I believe there are far too many people in our community suffering from chronic and autoimmune diseases, who are living with debilitating symptoms, some that are not even identified as a disease yet, whose medical support is limited by diagnostics that don’t reflect or clearly identify the person’s condition and a regimen of medications that relief some symptoms, but without much hope for total recovery, which also often comes with undesired side-effects.”
In my several years of practice, I’ve helped hundreds of patients finally experience the quality of life they desire and deserve to have. My passionate and caring approach combined with my extensive knowledge creates a trustful relationship and a safe environment during treatment. People are finding the missing link for optimal health, which involves a medical system that sees the body as a whole, and work by treating the root cause of the disease, to provide not only relief of symptoms but also long-term health, in a natural, effective and free of side-effects approach.
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Rocio De La Rosa, L.Ac.
My name is Rocio and I am a licensed acupuncturist, graduating with a Masters of Science from TriState College of Acupuncture in NYC. At TSCA I was trained in three different styles of acupuncture and techniques—Japanese (KM), Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Trigger/Motor Point Acupuncture.
In addition to acupuncture, I am skilled in techniques such as tuina, cupping, guasha, moxibustion, electrical-stimulation, and auricular/scalp acupuncture.
Around 2009, I began exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine out of curiosity.
After months of consistent acupuncture and Chinese herbs my overall health, energy, and sleep had improved remarkably. Following the significant progress of my health—and going through a personal and professional transition—I had a change of heart and decided to apply and attend Acupuncture school. I loved studying and practicing holistic and natural medicine—which also allowed me to incorporate my unique approach and experience as a practitioner.
Until recently, I worked at Brooklyn Open Acupuncture for 5 years—a community acupuncture clinic with a high volume, fast-paced and diverse clinical setting.
My responsibilities included patient intake, life-style counseling, as well as acupuncture treatments. In the span of five years working at a community clinic, I gave over 12,000 treatments treating all sorts of issues; pain/stress management, fertility, digestive issues, etc.
During my training at TSCA—and an additional post-graduate yearlong courses of Sports Medicine under Matt Calison, L.Ac.—strengthened my passion for working in sports medicine, pain-management, musculo-skeletal disorders and post-surgical rehabilitation. My style is influenced by TCM incorporating the sports medicine approach learned at TSCA and with Matt Callison.
I believe in the body’s capacity for self-healing and how acupuncture and Chinese/Western herbs can be used as tools to help in the healing process—as well as preventative medicine. I offer an interdisciplinary and holistic approach and welcome all bodies and gender.