The Medicine of Movement
Jennifer E. Ross, MS, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., utilizes her orthopedic acupuncture and herbal medicine training, and years of studying the body’s natural healing process to provide a series of effective treatments designed to help heal your body’s movement, function and balance. Jennifer treats a wide range of complaints – from common sports injuries to chronic pain to women's health. More about Jennifer
Janet Dreyer, MS, L.Ac. Dipl. OM incorporates her integrative massage therapy background with Chinese Medicine to specialize in orthopedics and sports injuries. She also enjoys helping patients with stress and anxiety, women’s health issues, and recovery from surgery. More about Janet
There are many different styles of acupuncture, and our's is grounded in Orthopedic Acupuncture, Dry Needling and Master Tung style- a combination we find works best for pain relief and tissue healing. Beyond pain relief, we draw on extensive east-west training to diagnose and treat the underlying causes of stress, pain, internal disease, and precursors of injury. Acupuncture is suitable for many types of pain and dis-ease due to its strong balancing effect on the musculo-skeletal, neurological and meridian systems. A series of treatments is recommended to experience the full benefits.
Dry needling is a therapy that effectively treats myofascial pain syndrome, which affects about 44 million Americans, and accounts for 85-95% of the cases in a pain clinic. Dry needling works to deactivate tight, ropey, tender points in muscle tissue called trigger points, the major cause of myofascial pain. This deactivation of trigger points not only reduces pain, but has been shown to improve mood, increase function and range of motion, and decrease the level of disability. As acupuncturists doing dry needling, we also to use knowledge of qi and blood movement through the channels, and needling expertise to optimize each treatment.
Manual therapies have been used for centuries - not just for relaxation - but for promoting recovery from injury and pain. At Ross Acupuncture, we use traditional Asian modalities like Cupping, Moxibustion, Gua Sha, Tuina and topical herbal remedies. Carefully considering the patient's stage of injury and other factors, we apply the appropriate technique to facilitate blood and lymph circulation, release lactic acid buildup, break up scars and stimulate regeneration of healthy tissue.
For most conditions that are not orthopedic in nature, Jennifer prescribes classical herbal formulas along the style of the Tian-Zheng-Versluys lineage. Based on the effect their taste and temperature have on the various systems of the body, herbal prescriptions are refined into specific and balanced formulas for each patient to bring gentle, safe relief from a variety of symptoms, and treat underlying causes of disease. Herbal medicine can be administered in a number of different forms, and Jennifer uses primarily powdered extracts. She combines these in the clinic for your specific condition, and they are drank as a tea with hot water.
[Jennifer] is by far the most gifted practitioner I have worked with since relocating to the Bay Area five years ago… her work is precise, her energy grounded and clean. I feel so grateful. Thank you Jen!! – Rebecca R. (Yelp)
I went in with some minor back and neck pain and walked out feeling much better and more energized!! Thank you, Jen!! – Trigger F (Yelp)
Jen Ross has made my recovery from 2 foot surgeries better than my traditional medical practitioners. Physical therapy was not able to advance my recovery but acupuncture DID. – Harietta U. (Yelp)
Jennifer… is exceptionally skilled, thorough and friendly. When something is amiss medically, I see Jennifer first and consider an MD afterwards - that is, if it is still necessary. – Sara W. (Yelp)
I would recommend [Jennifer] to anyone looking for help with relieving pain, in fact, I have already told several people, and I only saw her this morning. – Derek D. (Yelp)
[Jennifer] treated the excruciating pain in my right leg and hip (sciatica)... I had attempted to "live with" for more than ten months. I have never again experienced the problem since our second session twelve weeks ago. – Phyllis K. (Yelp)
Suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome & was scheduled for surgery in Sept., I tried acupuncture with Jennifer. Two visits, & I already have feeling back in, what was once completely numb, my index finger! If my sensory functions remain -- I'm NOT having the surgery. Wonderful experience. – Joanna R (Yelp)