Meet your co-founders
Welcome to Silicon Beach Acupuncture & Wellness!
Co-founders Jennifer Ryan and Rochelle Gallenson who have been friends and colleagues for over ten years have come together to create a special place of healing and wellness.
Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine can be an alternative to pain medication and, in some cases, surgery.
Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, the bodyâs natural pain-relieving neurohormones to encourage natural healing.
Therapeutic effects include:
Acupuncture & Wellness
Acupuncture is the placement of fine disposable needles in certain points that are situated along energy channels on the body. These channels, otherwise known as meridians, are where qi (pronounced chee) flows in the body.
Cupping uses suction and negative pressure in order to reach the deeper tissues. Its effects can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure).
Herbal formulas assist the body's own healing processes which, by definition, work on the body as a complete whole. For thousands of years herbs were the principal form of medical treatment.
I use this as an adjunct therapy with acupuncture treatments. They are applied topically on one or more acupuncture points or their essence is inhaled through a couple of deep breaths.
Moxibustion is the use of moxa (dried mugwort) to warm areas of the body with the intention of stimulating the circulation of qi and blood through areas of the body that are plagued by pain and stagnation.
What our patients say
I continue to see Rochelle because I have found her acupuncture to help me relax and be more receptive to my body. I have been to other acupuncturists and Rochelle is by far the best.
Rochelle has such a beautiful, soft, nurturing energy. I found her to be extremely easy to talk to. She tries to see the holistic picture of what it is going on in your life and body.
Jennifer has been an essential part of my health care team for years. I first went to her when I was diagnosed with cancer, I wanted to explore both western and eastern treatment. I ended up doing both. She was both confident and compassionate, helping me through a very intense time. She combined traditional Chinese medicine to address my actual lymphoma, and used other points to off set the toxic heat of the radiation. She also did major stress and anxiety sessions using needles, cupping, crystals, and aroma therapy- just bliss afterwards. She also has such a gentle touch- really! And I'm a jumpy one! I can't recommend her highly enough.
I have been afraid of needles as far as I can remember so I have always been hesitant to try acupuncture. When I had my first appointment with Jennifer, I told her about my phobia and she was very good with reassuring me. I instantly felt like I was in good hands! During the treatment, she explained what she was doing, the reason for each needle and then I fell asleep! It worked magic on my anxiety and blood pressure levels. I have been going to see her ever since! Thanks Jennifer!
Her treatment is very gentle and she will make sure that you are comfortable, always checking that you are okay with the needles and sensations. The whole experience is just so wonderful. The treatment is effective, especially for injuries or tightness in the body
Jennifer is a connected and intuitive healer. Her receptivity and ability to access her vast knowledge allows her to assess my symptoms relative to each other and to my being as a whole. My sessions with her have been more beneficial than many other therapies I have tried and I am eternally grateful that I found her.
Jennifer Ryan treated me with acupuncture to relieve stress symptoms that I have been dealing with for years. It was my first experience with acupuncture and I was extremely satisfied with the treatments I received. I had been to numerous other western medical doctors who were unable to provide relief without the use of heavy medication. Not only did I feel better after the first treatment but my symptoms began to diminish with subsequent treatments. I truly appreciate Jennifer's ability to listen, diagnose my problems and purpose and explain a treatment. I felt comfortable in her hands.
Not only was Rochelle caring, gentle, and attentive, and the office is very nice, but my pesky sciatica was relieved in one session.