I am often asked if I think Acupuncture can help "this" or help "that." I always answer that I am the optimist. Who am I to predict how one's body is going to respond to this medicine? Every body is different. Pain and conditions of all kinds have a beginning (a birth), a growth, a transformation, a decline, and eventually an end (a death) - and at the end, there is an opportunity for everything to be completely different.
I love that Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can be a tool that people use to be empowered through the transformation of whatever is showing up in their lives. I love meeting people where they are at, and together, consciously creating change. And I love midwifing people through their experiences and watching the next birth/beginning happen.
I truly believe that our bodies capability to heal far surpasses what we allow ourselves to believe. SpringRoot creates a space for that healing to happen.
Here's to the resilience in you...let's discover it together.
acupuncture face lift and facial cupping
for smoking cessation, addiction, and mental health
Chinese medical massage, acupressure, Swedish massage...
Rachel Beth Dorfman
Rachel Beth Dorfman is a Connecticut native and Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist. She earned her masters diploma in 2012 from Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine in Boone, North Carolina. Rachel has been a Certified Massage Therapist, specializing in Asian Bodywork and Chinese Medical Massage since 2001. She received her core training from the Atlanta School of Massage. She had a thriving private practice in Atlanta, GA for twelve years prior to opening Community Acupuncture of Woodbury in August of 2013. Offering both Acupuncture and Massage, and often blending the two, she provides a unique approach to wellness care.
Rachel is certified in Fertility, Pregnancy, and Post-natal Massage, CranioSacral Therapy, Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure, Cupping Therapy, Swedish Massage, Chinese Medical Massage (Tuina), Pediatric Acupuncture, Facial Rejuvenation, and Chinese Dietary Therapy.
Rachel is passionate about Chinese Medicine and educating people in preventative self-care and healthy living. She believes in the power of food as medicine and that our body's ability to heal far surpasses what we allow ourselves to believe.
Brigitte studied naturopathy followed by Boyesen therapy and Trager in Germany. Although she has been a licensed Naturopathic Practitioner (Heilpraktiker) in Germany since 1995, she is not licensed to practice Naturopathy in the United States. After moving to New York, Brigitte received the BA in Health Arts and Sciences followed by a masters in Acupuncture from the University of Bridgeport in 2003. She has been privileged to study for many years with Dr. John Diamond, one of the world's leaders in the field of energy medicine. Brigitte is licensed as an acupuncturist in New York and Connecticut and has also practiced for two years in Australia. Brigitte also is a Reconnective Healing foundational practitioner (Reconnection certified.)
Brigitte loves to work with Acupuncture needles but she also loves to use her hands. Soft-Tui-Na, a gentle form of Chinese massage, is a technique that can be used either alone or in conjunction with Acupuncture. Reconnective Healing is a completely hands-off technique, that allows the frequencies of energy, light and information to return the body and mind to a better state of balance.
"On the recommendation of a friend, I first decided to try acupuncture after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. In thinking back, I am not sure what my expectations were, except that I knew that I had to expand my arsenal beyond my medical treatment plan. I started seeing Rachel [at Community Acupuncture of Woodbury] on a recommendation from a friend and alternative medicine professional before I even had my surgery. Through a grueling year of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, I used acupuncture therapy to help boost my immune system, boost my immune system, boost my energy, and to reduce my anxiety. Along the way, my frequent headaches and gastrointestinal issues that had plagued me for a lifetime reduced and resolved! Now, a year and a half later, cancer free with new "chemo curls" coming in, I continue to see Rachel for "tune-ups". Without hesitation or reservation, I would recommend and encourage anyone in need of health, healing and strength to try acupuncture under the expert and caring hands of Rachel Beth Dorfman, CMT. L.Ac.[and Community Acupuncture of Woodbury].
E.H., Woodbury, CT
SPRINGROOT ACUPUNCTURE & WELLNESS
40 Main St. N., Woodbury, CT 06798
Tuesday: 2p - 6p with Rachel
Wednesday: 1p - 9p with Rachel
Thursday: 3p - 6p with Brigitte
Friday: 12p - 5p with Rachel
Saturday: 3p - 7p with Brigitte
SPRINGROOT SATELLITE OFFICE
NEW MILFORD OFFICE (CARLSON THERAPY OF NEW MILFORD)
116 Danbury Rd., New Milford, CT 06776
Friday: 3p - 8p with Brigitte
Sunday: 2p - 7p with Brigitte