Being a 23-year-old student, initially I was very skeptical of acupuncture in general. After only the first 4 sessions, I was no longer skeptical and look forward to every session I have with Chris. Numerous improvements have taken place in my body. For the first time in my life, I no longer suffer from allergy symptoms whatsoever! I amost forgot how severe my symptoms were, ranging from a very irritated and runny nose, continuous sneezing, itchy eyes and drowsiness associated with all the allergy medication I was taking just to be able to function at work and around people. Chris’s acupuncture practice has been such a blessing to my life!
Although I do not suffer from pain, acupuncture has significantly improved my anxiety / stress level; digestion/constipation and excess heat in my body, correlated with the above symptoms, as well as my acne that I have suffered from for almost a decade. With Chris’s immense knowledge and unique practice of using moxa, he has alleviated the accumulated stress in my neck and shoulders, as well as dissipating the excess heat from my upper body. I cannot recommend Chris enough!! He went above and beyond my expectations and I am very grateful to be improving my mind, body and spirit through Chris’s wonderful practice.
“Chris has helped me greatly with the pain I was having from interstitial cystitis. When I came into my appointment, I’d be in pain and when I left I was pain free. In combination with acupuncture and diet, my cystitis is now under control. A plus that I was not expecting came when he gave me some exercises to free up a shoulder injury I have had for over ten years. The results have lasted to this day.
Chris is a man of great devotion to his patients’ well-being and to his craft. He is a man of great integrity. I highly recommend him.”
“I recently adopted a cat and found that I was terribly allergic to him! Nonstop sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes – I was miserable and wondering if I could keep him. I’m so glad I tried acupuncture. I’ve had much success with Chris and acupuncture for digestive issues in the past and thought I’d give it a try for allergies. I really didn’t expect such wonderful results so quickly. Since coming to Chris, my allergy symptoms are no longer a daily occurrence and greatly reduced. I still can get a little sniffley and sneezey if I snuggle for an extended time with the cat, but my symptoms are much less severe. And, of course, I always feel relaxed and clear after an appointment with Chris (the treatments always boost my overall wellbeing, digestion, anxiety level, etc.) I’m so glad I came back!”
— Diane Sisk
“Chris La Rosa’s acupuncture care provides a refreshing, personalized and nurturing alternative in an era of 15-minute managed care available in today’s Western care settings. I was struggling with acute neck pain that was affecting my ability to work and to simply enjoy my days. Chris asked questions, observed my responses to his treatment and within four months I had complete relief. I felt totally cared for and educated about my health. Chris’ sense of humor was an added bonus! I recommend Chris’ style of acupuncture to anyone who would like to effect deep physical change.”
— Ana Hopperstad, MA, Executive Director, Boulder County AIDS Project
I have used acupuncture to help with specific physical problems and promote general good health for the past 15 years. I’ve been seeing Chris off and on for the past several years and weekly for the last year. Hands down, Chris is the best acupuncturist I have seen. He has treated everything from hip/knee pain from a sports injury to severe PMS symptoms to chronic digestive issues. I initially went to Chris to address pain associated with old injuries and as he addressed these issues, I found that my sleep improved, PMS symptoms greatly improved, and I generally felt healthier all around. Over the past year, I have faced some very difficult personal issues that affected me deeply on both an emotional and physical level. I came to find as I increased my visits to Chris that not only did my physical pain improve, but my general mood was much better – I simply felt calmer and more grounded after my appointments.
As a student of acupuncture, I have had the opportunity to observe many teachers and professional acupuncturists in action. None of them come close to providing the comprehensive, one-to-one, interactive care that Chris provides. He is in the room, working on you for the majority of the appointment. He is continually checking your body for a response to the treatment as you go and adjusting the treatment according to the feedback he receives. This has proven to provide very effective results for me – often clearing up symptoms within 1 or 2 treatments. Some issues have taken longer to address, such as the PMS symptoms and poor digestion, but I can honestly and happily say that these have greatly improved over the past year (when my regular MD had no suggestions after numerous blood tests other than drugs that created other negative side affects!)
I highly recommend Chris. He is very talented at what he does and will infuse some laughter therapy into the treatments 😉
– Diane S.
I have been receiving treatments for a number of reasons.
For over 20 years I’ve had summertime hay fever (itchy eyes and sneezing) , and this has hugely improved with treatments.
With kids in school, I would dread any sort of cough or cold they’d bring home, since I’d usually end up getting it, with a vengeance! Also, this was often the case being around ill co-workers. His treatments have greatly strengthened my resistance, now I rarely get sick, allowing me to keep on working, and utilize my personal time for vacations, etc. instead of sick days!
Being an avid mountain biker, every once in a while I’ve crashed. Usually minor, but at times much worse, and I’d end up very stiff and really sore. After a number of treatments, I’d recover very well and feel much better, ready to go, and try not to crash (at least, not the same way) again …
After surgery for a wrist fracture (see above), I developed a persistent irregular skipping heartbeat (possibly a delayed reaction to the general anesthesia, or the pain meds, or both?). This was not scary, but rather concerning nonetheless. So, in addition to receiving treatments to bolster the healing process for the fracture and surgery, the treatments for this were very effective, and basically, remarkable.
Also, during times like the holidays, or other celebrations, when I might have over-indulged a bit in food or libation, or even just having trouble getting enough rest, and end up feeling pretty rough, his treatments have a very relaxing effect. I definitely feel rejuvenated for several days afterwards, and I’m better able to sleep well.
I would certainly encourage others to seriously consider seeing him for a wide range of health concerns, even ones that are typically viewed as ‘difficult to treat’.
After nearly 10 years dealing with debilitating back pain and muscle spasms due to a back surgery and a full spinal fusion, I’ve finally found something that truly works for me thanks to my acupuncture sessions with Chris La Rosa. Until I finally tried acupuncture, I thought I had tried everything; weekly massage, PT exercises and all types of pills. I was so desperate that I even agreed to try a 2 week course of anti-epilepsy drugs to try and ‘reset’ my nervous system and stop the terrible muscle spasms in my lower back. After 2 weeks on the neuro-drugs I felt even more terrible and decided I needed to try something other than pills to help me. After about 5 acupuncture sessions with Chris my back spasms were magically gone. We’ve also had success treating some of my allergies and boosting my general immunity. I truly feel that Chris La Rosa cares about my overall health and well being and he has gone above and beyond to account for and treat all of my health issues. I would recommend Chris to any of my loved ones; friends, coworkers and acquaintances, for his services have greatly improved the quality of my life. — S.B.
For the last two years, Chris has been treating me for gluten intolerance (celiac disease). Regular treatments from Chris have alleviated the stomach and digestive problems I had such that I can now tolerate occasional wheat products, and other foods that contain gluten (e.g. barley, oats, etc). I continue to see Chris for health maintenance and to treat other physical ailments as they come up. I have a great deal of respect for the acupuncture Chris does, and gratitude that he has been able to help me overcome my health issues. — M.G.
I originally came in to Chris’s office for my hurt wrist. It wasn’t long for him to decide there was more than that to work on, and as a skeptic who had tried everything else, I wasn’t expecting much. However, after a block of sessions my overall health has improved, and my 2 year sinus infection is gone. I would recommend him to anyone.
I had clusters of terrible migraine headaches when I moved from sea level to Colorado. No medication could touch the debilitating pain I was suffering. I met Chris one day while a migraine was in progress, and he handed me his card and told me he could easily treat my pain and cure my migraines. I was at the end of my rope and willing to give anything a try at that point, so, I scheduled an appointment with him. After only a few sessions, I was feeling more relaxed, sleeping through the night and waking feeling refreshed, not to mention, I have not suffered another migraine since! I’m no longer afraid of the bright lights, loud noises and strong smells that used to set off my headaches. That freedom alone is amazing! Since the curing of my headaches, I have gone on to see Chris for treatments for my anxiety, ovarian cysts and hormone imbalances. After a session with Chris my back pain and anxiety abates, and I remain seriously relaxed for days. In regard to the varied issues that Chris has treated me for, I have only seen continual healing and balance that is lasting and most importantly (to me), prescription drug free! — Tina Pulse
I suffer from asthma. A friend of mine who had been treated by Chris La Rosa for another ailment suggested that I try acupuncture to get my asthma under control. Before I started treatment with him, I was constantly using two inhalers. Over time, my body stared showing signs of side effects from constant inhaler usage. Among these was a pronounced allergic reaction to cold called cold uritcaria, usually resulting in skin irritation, swelling, and hives upon contact with cold items or exposure to cold weather. Also, my level of physical activity diminished as a result. I teach and perform dance occasionally so this was not an acceptable development. After a few months with Chris, my inhaler usage was dramatically reduced and I could resume my higher levels of physical activity. My body felt more balanced than it had when I had to use the inhalers on a daily basis. — DeAndre C.
I was diagnosed with Amenorrhea. I went two years without a cycle. Within a few sessions with Chris, my cycle came back. Now, with regular treatment, my cycle is on schedule and I feel more vibrant than ever! — Chelsea K.
I had been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. After a couple of months of acupuncture sessions with Chris, my TSH levels were rising. I highly recommend Chris. He is very caring and has a gentle touch. — Debi
I struggled with chronic insomnia for 12 years after the birth of my son and subsequent menopause. I had tried every natural approach imaginable with no success. Finally I went on sleep medication for 4 years and became addicted to it with negative side effects. Upon withdrawing from the medication I had to deal with the rebound insomnia, anxiety and depression associated with not sleeping well and other physical withdrawal symptoms for 9 months before I was referred to Chris la Rosa. After receiving treatments from him for approximately 6 weeks my ability to sleep returned, my anxiety and depression dissipated and I experienced relief from my burning eyes. I now experience joy and good energy once again. It has been remarkable to me to discover that the depression I experienced was in actuality an energy blockage easily dispersed by his moxibustion treatment. Words cannot express my gratitude to Chris for his expertise in helping me sleep again. — C.P.