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 Dr. Guadalupe Vanderhorst Rodriguez

Welcome to Kicotan Acupuncture. I am Dr. Guadalupe Vanderhorst Rodriguez, representing the Kicotan, Rapponhannock, and Lenape nations. Drawing upon a rich heritage of ancient wisdom, my family's profound insights are graciously shared with you throughout your sessions. We appreciate your visit and look forward to providing you with a professional and enriching experience.


Discover the Healing Power of Acupuncture:
Your Path to Wellness

As a dedicated acupuncturist with a profound passion for enhancing the well-being of individuals through the ancient art of healing, allow me to share my journey with you. While fish has always been a beloved culinary delight of mine, from savoring a delectable tuna fish sandwich to relishing the succulent flavors of juicy whiting fish, my relationship with food took an unexpected turn several years ago.

My Journey through Healing with Acupuncture

At that time, I found myself grappling with a perplexing issue – an inability to digest food properly. Each meal seemed to linger in my stomach, causing discomfort and leading to an undesirable accumulation of undigested food. Despite seeking the counsel of medical experts, they were as mystified as I was by the sluggishness of my digestive system. The passing months mirrored the buildup in my stomach, with no discernible solution in sight.

Transforming Health and Finding Balance

It was during this challenging period that a friend, sensing my frustration, recommended I pay a visit to an acupuncturist. Although I had minimal knowledge about the practice of acupuncture, I decided to embrace this unconventional avenue of healing. Thus, I embarked on my first acupuncture session, unsure of what lay ahead.

As I awaited my turn in the acupuncturist's serene waiting room, my curiosity mingled with a touch of apprehension. When I was summoned into the treatment room, I met the acupuncturist, a calming presence, who inquired, "What brings you here today?" I candidly shared my struggle with food digestion. With an understanding nod, he assured me that this was a common concern.

A series of questions followed, and then the moment arrived for the insertion of acupuncture needles. To my surprise, I felt no pain or discomfort as the acupuncturist worked his magic. Once the needles were in place, I lay there, enveloped by soothing music, contemplating, "Is there something specific I should be doing?" Soon, the acupuncturist reentered the room and gently remarked, "You did not relax." It dawned on me then that relaxation was an integral part of the experience.

That pivotal acupuncture session not only alleviated my digestive issues but also ignited a profound desire within me to delve deeper into this ancient healing modality. I recognized that acupuncture could seamlessly complement my Reiki training, prompting me to enroll at the New York College of Health Professions to pursue a master's degree in Acupuncture. It was during my time as an acupuncture student that I unraveled the mystery of my own digestive disorder.

Why choose Kicotan Acupuncture

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where your medical condition leaves your physician baffled, and unsure of how to offer further assistance? Or perhaps you've been on a medical journey without witnessing the improvements you had hoped for. At Kicotan Acupuncture, we prioritize your health and well-being above all else. Drawing upon a wealth of ancient healing wisdom, we aim to uncover the underlying imbalances within your body.

Our approach is as unique as you are. We understand that no two individuals are alike, even if they share a similar ailment. For example, if two patients both experience headaches, the root causes may differ, necessitating distinct treatment plans tailored to their specific needs.

What sets Kicotan Acupuncture apart is that your journey with us doesn't conclude when you leave our care. We're here to address any questions or concerns that may arise after your treatment, ensuring your continued progress on the path to healing.

Start Your Healing Journey Today

If you're ready to embark on your personal journey towards improved health and well-being, don't hesitate to reach out to us at 518-348-6200. Your path to healing begins here at Kicotan Acupuncture.

Let's Chat

I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

 Cell:      518-348-6200

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