Grace Rollins, MS, LAc
Years 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
After a private apprenticeship in shiatsu, in 2005 I enrolled at Tristate College of Acupuncture in New York City. There I earned my Masters of Science in Acupuncture with a focus in classical Chinese acupuncture, Japanese acupuncture and myofascial trigger-point needling. During my intensive graduate studies I also took advantage of a one-month externship in China and gained experience treating pain and trauma in the Brooklyn martial arts community.
I'm constantly honing my skills as I strive to offer the best possible care. I typically attend several continuing education seminars a year in addition to ongoing clinical apprenticeship, annual study in Japan, personal study and teaching. To me, being an acupuncturist means lifelong learning-- it is truly a journey!
• Neurological disease, injury and rehabilitation: migraine, post-concussive disorder, neuropathy, neurodegenerative disease, post-stroke, autonomic disturbance
• Sports medicine and musculoskeletal injury
• Nutrition and metabolic health
• Bachelors Degree, Yale University, Magna Cum Laude, 2001
• Masters of Science in Acupuncture with Honors, Tristate College of Acupuncture, New York, NY, 2008
• Doctoral candidate (TDAc) at Pacific College of Health and Science, 2022-ongoing.
• Board certified, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
• Ten years of direct apprenticeship with master acupuncturist Kiiko Matsumoto; teacher of Kiiko Matsumoto Style under Yuyao Society; annual study with acupuncture masters in Japan
• Ongoing training in Xing Nao Kai Qiao - Nanopuncture stroke and neurological rehabilitation under Dr. Clayton Shiu
• Neuroacupuncture Level 1 Certified, 2017
• Neuro-meridian Acupuncture Head, Neck and Upper Extremity Module, 2022
• Third-degree black belt in Aikido; over 20 years of yoga practice
• Certified Nutritional Therapist, Nutritional Therapy Association, 2012
• Completed course of study, Beijing, China Traditional Medicine Training Center, World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, 2007
• Certified in Clean Needle Technique, CCAOM
• Licensed Acupuncturist in Pennsylvania