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Quick Facts:

• Bachelors Degree from Yale University, Magna Cum Laude

• Masters of Science in Acupuncture with Honors from Tristate College of Acupuncture in New York, NY

• Nationally certified under the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

• Certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner in 2012

• Certified in Clean Needle Technique from the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

• Third-degree black belt in the martial art of Aikido

• Completed course of study at Beijing Traditional Medicine Training Center of the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies, Beijing, China

• Direct apprenticeship with master acupuncturist Kiiko Matsumoto

• Licensed to practice acupuncture in Pennsylvania

Grace RollinsYears ago, my positive experiences as a patient of acupuncture inspired in me a belief that health care could be about so much more than the disparity, inefficiency and alienation rife in the modern medical environment. A co-worker had recommended acupuncture to me; I went and quickly had success with chronic back pain, skin problems, and fatigue. Working on a profound level, acupuncture also helped me to feel clearer about my path and more in tune with my environment. Here was a practical, safe and inexpensive medicine that dealt with the whole person. Clearly it had endured through the ages because it worked. Soon I knew I wanted to study it on the deepest possible level.

Background and skills

My journey in Eastern medicine began over ten years ago. I come out of one of the top acupuncture-only graduate programs in the country, Tristate College of Acupuncture. During the intensive three-year clinical Masters of Science program, I studied classical Chinese acupuncture, modern myofascial trigger-point release, and my current specialty, Japanese acupuncture. I also studied extremely useful adjunct therapies such as Tuina, Qi Gong, Cupping, Gua sha (cutaneous friction-massage), and nutrition.

My training included hundreds of hours of grand rounds with acupuncture masters, a month at an acupuncture university in Beijing, China, a year of internship in a Manhattan community clinic, and extensive experience treating trauma and pain in the Brooklyn martial arts community. Before arriving in Bucks County, I ran a busy acupuncture clinic down under the Brooklyn Bridge. In 2009 I moved Bridge Acupuncture to Doylestown, PA and have been serving patients here ever since.

While I've been fortunate to have a number of wonderful teachers, the world-recognized acupuncture master Kiiko Matsumoto is my greatest influence. I have spent hundreds of hours in observation and direct apprenticeship with Kiiko, and have had the privilege of helping her organize two international acupuncture seminars in Osaka, Japan. I find her energy, spirit, and profound clinical genius to be a true inspiration.

Ongoing Training

I'm constantly honing my skills as I strive to offer the best possible care. This includes observation of acupuncture masters at work, as well as study of key texts, practical nutrition and body awareness. I typically attend at least 5 or 6 continuing education seminars a year in addition to my apprenticeship under Master Kiiko Matsumoto. To me, being an acupuncturist means lifelong learning-- it is truly a journey!

For over a decade, I have dedicated myself to rigorous self-cultivation practices including Zen meditation, Qi Gong (Chinese breath cultivation exercises), and the martial art of Aikido. I seek to apply principles from these studies in my practice of acupuncture and my personal ethics.

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