Gillian Rose, MAcOM, L.Ac
Gillian provides affordable acupuncture treatments complemented by herbal medicine, food therapy and nutrition. Her practice focuses on pain management, anxiety and depression, digestive disorders, recovery from auto injury, chronic and autoimmune disease and health maintenance. Gillian uses principles of Chinese medicine to educate patients in self-care while supporting healing through acupuncture and other complementary modalities such as herbal medicine, food therapy, tui na massage, moxabustion, cupping therapy, gua sha therapy, qi gong and essential oils.
Gillian graduated from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, North Carolina and moved back to her hometown of Seattle to begin a practice.
Insurance / Rates
Gillian bills insurance and has in-network provider status with Premera, Lifewise, Aetna, CIGNA and Coordinated Care plans. To find out if your insurance covers treatment please use this Insurance Verification form before your first treatment or call us and we will check your benefits. Be sure to bring your insurance information with you.
Acupuncture Treatment $80 Herbal/Nutritional Consultation: $60
Ear Acupuncture: $25
Herbal medicine is offered at additional cost.
*Fees listed are for day of service payment
Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
Acupuncture can shift the pains and imbalances of the body before they manifest as major disease and alleviate symptoms of chronic disease by releasing pathogens and rebalancing the functions and substances of the body. This is why it works so effectively in treating all types and severities of illness and plays a key role in health maintenance. Because every symptom of disease is seen from a Chinese medical perspective as an energetic imbalance, any symptom- from a common cold, to anxiety and depression, to diabetes, to plantar fasciitis – can be treated with Chinese medicine.
Chinese Herbal medicine has a written history of over 3000 years, as long as acupuncture, and is very complementary to treatment. Herbs are commonly combined to make formulas, which come in many forms including pills, powders, raw herbs and topicals. You can boil some herbal formulas into teas and some can be added to soups and congee.
Food Therapy and Nutrition. Everything we put in our bodies is medicine.
Everything we tell ourselves is medicine. How to eat, when to eat, how to prepare food and how to balance the energetics of food are just as important as what we eat and is based on each person’s constitution and present health.
Education and discussion around foods, trusting one’s own body over health fads and bringing awareness to our eating habits is significant to leading a healthy, long life.
During appointments, Gillian provides information on which foods, medicinals, eating habits and supplements will assist patients with their healing and protect their health. She recommends brands of supplements that are most easily absorbed, talks about a plan for working new foods into the diet and answers questions about food and nutrition. Stay tuned for classes on food therapy and cooking and eating well!
Gillian Rose, MAcOM, LAc. began Twelve Rivers Medicine to offer accessible, comprehensive, alternative and non-biased care for all communities based on a classical Chinese medical model. She provides affordable acupuncture treatments complemented by herbal medicine, food therapy and nutrition. Her practice focuses on pain management, anxiety and depression, digestive disorders, recovery from auto injury, chronic and autoimmune disease and health maintenance. Gillian uses principles of Chinese medicine to educate patients in self-care while supporting healing through acupuncture and other complementary modalities such as herbal medicine, food therapy, tui na massage, moxabustion, cupping therapy, gua sha therapy, qi gong and essential oils.
This practice is sensitive to queer, transgender and gender non-binary patients.
Gillian Rose graduated from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, North Carolina and moved back to her hometown of Seattle to begin a practice.
Daoist Traditions college offers a comprehensive 4 year masters program in acupuncture and oriental medicine emphasizing the techniques of classical and TCM acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, food therapy, tui na massage and qi gong cultivation.
The program includes extensive training in Western medical pathology, pharmacology, diagnosis and treatment. She has done several trainings in providing health care for queer, transgender and gender non-conforming patients.
Gillian received a BA from Oberlin College.
New Patient Orientation
New patient appointments include an interview covering the patient’s health history with special attention paid to the chief concerns. A personalized acupuncture treatment is created for each patient based on their symptoms and health history. Adjunct techniques like cupping and tui na massage may be included.
The number and frequency of follow-up treatments is based on the severity and history of the condition, which will be explained as part of the treatment plan and may include herbs and nutritional recommendations. Allow two hours for your initial visit to TRM. Follow up treatments last 1-1.5 hours.
Please download, print and fill out the New Patient forms before your appointment if possible. Forms can be found here or upon arrival at the clinic.
“Gillian is an amazing acupuncturist! She helped me become comfortable and relaxed during our appointments. She has such a wonderful energy about herself and beautiful healing techniques. I cannot wait to see her again! Xoxo”
— Alex B.
“Gillian is a master of ‘tapping in’ both in the literal sense (via her needles) and in the broader, more intuitive sense. My sessions with her always leave me feeling attended to, educated, inspired and connected to my (noticeably healthier) body. Do yourself a favor, treat your body and spirit to the attention and effort you deserve.”
– Elyse M.