Natural Healthcare Center
Roland Ryf, LAc, DABAAHP
(805) 497-4074
Pain Free

Thousand Oaks Acupuncture Practice

Roland Ryf, LAc, DABAAHP is one of the most experienced acupuncturists and Herbologists in the Thousand Oaks and Conejo Valley area with over 30 years in practice. During your first visit, you will meet with the doctor to discuss your goals for treatment and the recommendations he makes. Acupuncture is a natural treatment which can be effective in treating a variety of non-emergency related ailments and conditions. Please review the the detailed acupuncture information below and Contact Us to schedule a free consult and evaluation. We appreciate your interest.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been used in China for more than 5,000 years and can be used to treat and prevent a number of health issues. Some of the more popular applications include smoking cessation, insomnia, pain relief, anxiety, and weight loss.

Acupuncture is used to prevent illness and strengthen the immune system through channeling the force of energy flowing through the body, which is called qi or chi. Chi flows through energy pathways in the body, also known as meridians. When this energy force is out of balance or blocked, acupuncture helps release it and restore balance to the body for the benefit of overall health.

What can acupuncture treat?

We offer the kind of acupuncture which patients need in order to treat a number of health concerns. The World Health Organization has listed a number of conditions treatable with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Consider the following applications:

  • acupuncture for anxiety

  • acupuncture for allergies

  • acupuncture for arthritis

  • acupuncture for asthma

  • acupuncture for back pain

  • acupuncture for diabetes

  • acupuncture for depression

  • acupuncture for fertility

  • acupuncture for fibromyalgia

  • acupuncture for headaches

  • acupuncture for high blood pressure

  • acupuncture for insomnia

  • acupuncture for knee pain

  • acupuncture for migraines

  • acupuncture for menopause

  • acupuncture for neck pain

  • acupuncture for pain

  • acupuncture for pregnancy

  • acupuncture for tinnitus

  • acupuncture to quit smoking

  • acupuncture for shoulder pain

  • acupuncture for stress

  • acupuncture for weight loss

  • arthritis acupuncture

  • cosmetic acupuncture

  • electric acupuncture

  • facial acupuncture

  • ivf acupuncture

  • sciatica acupuncture

What happens during an acupuncture treatment?

Within an acupuncture treatment or acupuncture facelift, our certified specialist, Roland Ryf LAc, will provide a customized consultation to determine the source of your pain or health issues. Depending upon the health issue, the client will lie on the treatment table on their back, on their side, or face down. From there, acupuncture will be administered to anywhere from 4 to 12 points on the body, which are commonly found below the knees, below the elbows, or on either side of the spine. We will work with the patient to determine what sensations they are feeling to ensure that the acupuncture point has been located. The acupuncture needles will be left in place for up to 20 minutes, which will provide overall relaxation and relief from pain and other imbalances and issues within the body.

How many treatments will I need?

Each individual case is unique. However, depending upon the specific condition and the patient’s age, health, and lifestyle, the acupuncturist will advise a customized series of treatments to alleviate any pain or health issues the patient may be experiencing, and then to keep the problem from returning. For this reason, some conditions may require a series of treatments, while other issues can be alleviated with a single acupuncture treatment.

What will acupuncture feel like?

All of the needles used within acupuncture are hair-thin, so it is rare to find a client who is bothered by the quick insertion. It is highly important to receive acupuncture from a qualified practitioner since improper needle placement could cause pain or soreness during treatment.

Are the needles safe?

All needles used within our expert acupuncture treatments are nontoxic, sterile, and disposed of after a single treatment. The also meet all FDA standards. Since acupuncture needles are incredibly small and smooth, they do not cut the skin, but instead are inserted seamlessly through spaces between the body's cell without damaging the tissue.

How will I feel after a treatment?

Overall, our clients report feeling a calm energy and well-being after receiving an acupuncture treatment in Thousand Oaks with us. We perform the kind of acupuncture Thousand Oaks, CA patients need in order to feel relaxed, yet focused and energized. Many experience a new sense of energy. Each reaction to the treatment is individual depending upon the age and health condition of the patient.

What is an acupuncture facelift?

The Thousand Oaks acupuncture facelift is an innovative treatment using traditional Chinese medicine to refresh and rejuvenate the complexion immediately. As an alternative to cosmetic surgery, the acupuncture facelift stimulates sagging muscles and relaxes the tense facial muscles causing deep expression lines. It also naturally boosts the production of collagen in the skin. More information about the acupuncture facelift is available on the Anti-Aging Thousand Oaks page.

Contact Us For Acupuncture Treatment in Thousand Oaks, CA

Acupuncture can help alleviate and eradicated pain, help you feel more relaxed, energized, healthier and happier. We believe every patient and every condition is unique. Please schedule a consultation at our office in Thousand Oaks to see if acupuncture treatment is right for you.

Questions? Call us at (805) 497-4074