Rachel Rosenhagen, LAc, MSOM
Rachel Rosenhagen, LAc, began her journey with acupuncture at the young age of thirteen. She started experiencing daily nausea at the age of ten, which progressed to chronic, nonstop nausea within a few months. After years of extensive medical testing, no answers or solutions were found. During this time, eating became increasingly more difficult, her weight dropped to alarmingly low levels, and her immune system became compromised, which forced her to stop attending public school and most activities. At this point, her family began exploring alternative and complementary medicines, which led her to acupuncture.
She started seeing improvements in her health immediately: the nausea completely subsided, though only for a short time, after her first acupuncture treatment. Her symptoms continued to improve significantly with each visit, and she attributes acupuncture to giving her the ability to move forward and lead a normal and healthy life. After her first few visits, she knew that she would someday study Chinese medicine in order to bring hope and relief to others who are experiencing chronic or unresolved health issues.
Rachel holds a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine and a BA in Nutrition from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, and is an NCCAOM board-certified, licensed acupuncturist. She is also a certified NADA practitioner (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association), which enables her to use a unique set of auricular acupuncture points to help patients detox from addictive substances, improve PTSD, and lower stress levels. Rachel is trained in NET (Neuro-Emotional Technique) to address physical ailments caused by emotions or past traumas. Rachel continues to train and grow in her practice every year.
Before becoming an acupuncturist, Rachel received a BA in Theatre and a BA in Music, and spent several years performing and teaching. A Michigan native, she now resides in the south suburbs of Chicago with her husband, Kevin, and their dog, Lily.