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Dr. Guadalupe Vanderhorst Rodriguez

At Kicotan Acupuncture, she believes in the healing power of nature and how it can be used to treat an array of mental, physical, and emotional ailments. The Kicotan practice is led by Dr. Guadalupe Vanderhorst Rodriguez, an indigenous person of the  Kicotan, Rapponhanock, and Lenape nations. She uses her profound knowledge about the natural way of healing, passed down through the generations, to help people improve their health. She specializes in combining Traditional Chinese Medicine with ancient Native American healing methods to create one-of-a-kind treatments that are tailored to each individual.

The Path of Dr. Guadalupe Vanderhorst Rodriguez

The amazing healing power of Native American herbs in healing burns is the oral history that was shared with Guadalupe by her grandmother, Dorothy. In 1918,  Dorothy was 8 years old and accustomed to running through her grandmother's home. During this time, curtains rooms were separated with curtains hanging at the doorway, and Dorothy did not know that her grandmother was walking into the room with a hot iron. Dorothy ran into the hot iron burning the side of her face from her eyebrow to her cheek. Her grandmother, mixed an herbal salve with the texture of mud, smearing it on Dorothy's burn. The next day Dorothy's face was healed and Susan revealed that the salve was a mixture of Native American herbs. This is how my family used herbs in their daily life.

My personal experience with herbs began in 2018 when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. As an indigenous person, I strongly engage with my intuition. And during this time, this process felt like an "assembly line". First, you are diagnosed, then surgery and medication, and finally radiation. I decided that I would follow my own healing method and began using herbs. I continued to take my herbs and when I was scheduled for surgery, he could not find cancer in my breast. Then, I decided not to consume the medication or schedule radiation. And during my 6 months mammogram, there was no evidence of cancer. 


Since then, Guadalupe's family has been using natural methods which promote the body to heal and prevent illnesses, as well as to provide relief from pain and stress. Today, Guadalupe continues to use acupuncture to help her patients find relief from their ailments. She has seen first-hand the benefits of this ancient practice, and she works with her patients to create individualized treatment plans that are tailored to their unique needs.


Pacific College of Health and Science

San Diego, California 

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New York College of Health Professions

Syosset, New York 

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SUNY Plattsburgh 

Plattsburgh, New York 

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Clinton Community College 

Plattsburgh, New York 


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 Cell:      518-348-6200

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