Acupuncture

Your Acupuncturist

Rachel Ropp DOM, received her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM.  She is fully accredited by the State of New Mexico and licensed to prescribe Chinese herbs and offer Chinese nutritional advice.  Rachel was the owner of a successful high volume community clinic in Albuquerque for over 4 years.  When her husband, Dr. Andrew Ropp, opened Aspen Medical Center, she decided to give up the commute and return to Santa Fe.    She is passionate about the power of oriental medicine to help people improve their health and thrilled to serve her community by providing affordable acupuncture.

Ms. Ropp may select points on the arms, legs, head, neck, abdomen, and back.  She is known for her gentle technique.  We ask you to please wear loose clothing so that sleeves and pant legs can be rolled up as necessary.  It is typical for patients to fall asleep during their treatments and wake feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Conditions acupuncture treats

Below is a list of health problems that acupuncture & Chinese medicine can treat (sometimes in conjunction with Chinese herbs). Your practitioner will discuss a course of therapy with you based on your particular signs and symptoms. If you are using western medicines to treat these issues, acupuncture can be an excellent complementary therapy.

  • Acid reflux
  • Acne & skin problems
  • Addiction issues
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis (Osteo & Rheumatoid)
  • Asthma
  • Back pain
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chemotherapy-related symptoms
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Common cold & flu
  • Constipation & diarrhea
  • Depression
  • Digestive disorders
  • Dizziness
  • Emotional issues
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Hip pain
  • IBS
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Joint pain
  • Knee pain
  • Low energy
  • Low immunity
  • Low libido and/or ED
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Menstrual issues
  • Migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Night sweats
  • Numbness & tingling
  • PMS
  • PTSD
  • Restless leg
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sinus issues
  • Skin disorders
  • Stress
  • Stroke (effects of)
  • TMJ
  • Tendonitis
  • Urinary disorders
  • Vertigo
  • Women’s health
And more . . .If you have any questions, please call the clinic at 466-5887.

About your visit:

After filling out Aspen’s intake forms, patients will have a brief interview with the acupuncturist to discuss health and wellness goals, followed by the acupuncture treatment.  Patients are advised to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing and should allow 45 minutes to an hour for the whole experience.

In the Aspen Wellness treatment space, you will find comfortable reclining chairs grouped in an open, quiet, soothing space. Treating patients in a community setting has many benefits:

  • Patients find the reclining chairs more comfortable than flat tables
  • Friends and family members can come in for treatment together. (Patients remain fully clothed)
  • Many patients find it a comforting and powerful experience to be treated in a shared space.

Our goal is to provide the best acupuncture experience you’ve ever had!

Cost – $25

Acupuncture treatments at Aspen Wellness will be charged as a $25 flat fee.  Treatments generally last between 45minutes and an hour. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Sorry, no checks.

We are not taking insurance at this time (which typically has a higher than $25 co-pay).

Punch Card 
Ask for a punch card during your visit. You will receive 1 free acupuncture treatment after your 10th visit!