(801) 903-3905

1345 E 3900 S, UNIT 216 MILLCREEK, UTAH 84124

1345 E 3900 S. UNIT 216
MILLCREEK, UTAH 84124

Meet Your Acupuncturist

Top Rated acupuncturist Salt Lake City
RACHEL PEARCE, L.A.C.

After earning her master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from OCOM in Portland, Rachel traveled to China to continue her education. There, Rachel studied and practiced alongside Chinese doctors whose knowledge of acupuncture had been passed down through generations. This opportunity expanded her understanding of the practice. She took that experience to Nepal and worked as a volunteer acupuncturist with the Acupuncture Relief Project. Through this program, Rachel had the pleasure of helping those suffering from pain, asthma, digestive issues, eye disorders, insomnia, and stroke. In 2011, she left Nepal to bring her newfound knowledge of acupuncture back to the States.

SPORTS MEDICINE

Rachel has been an athlete all her life, participating in track and field, xc running, rugby, roller derby, mountain biking, and snowboarding. Because of this and her experience as a competitive figure skater, she understands the demands being an athlete places on the body and mind. In recent years, she has studied under the direction of Whitfield Reeves, acupuncturist for the 1984 Olympic Team, who has given her advanced training in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of sports injuries and pain. Rachel enjoys working with all athletes, helping them remain in top physical condition or recover from an injury.

PAIN RELIEF

Although Rachel works with all kinds of pain, she specializes in the neck, shoulder, spine, low back, and hip regions. Damage in these areas can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in other areas such as the arms, hands, legs, feet, and head. Rachel takes the time to assess each patient individually to develop a treatment plan that is unique to their body and symptoms.

Read Rachel’s acupuncture patient testimonials as they describe their successful acupuncture treatments and Rachel’s caring and effective technique.

EDUCATION

CERTIFICATES

Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

Clinical Practice of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM)
Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education
University of Wyoming
Diplomate of Acupuncture
NCAAOM
Licensed Acupuncturist, L.Ac.
State of Utah
Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program
Whitfield Reaves
Application and Treatment with Kenesio Tape
KT1, KT2, KT3, Sports Medicine
CATHERINE VELASQUEZ

Catherine Velasquez (Cat) grew up in Louisiana where she earned her bachelors degree of fine art from Louisiana State University. After working as a studio liaison at a ceramic residency center in Maine she moved out west. Cat has spent the past three years exploring Utah’s mountains through painting, trail running, climbing, snowboarding, and biking. Her curiosity regarding the relationship between movement, art, and healing has brought her to Pain Free Acupuncture. You’ll find Cat at the front desk, answering calls, and assisting Rachel throughout the clinic.

Sir William McGruff
Sir William McGruff (Will) came to us later in life. After being educated at the School of Hard Knocks on the streets of Fresno California, Will decided he wanted a better life for himself. He turned himself in and found himself a home. Now he enjoys running through parks, staring down cats, and eating 4 meals a day. Around the clinic Will can be found greeting patients at the door, laying in the middle of the hallway, howling in his sleep or lounging in the sauna. He is a valuable member of the Pain Free Acupuncture team and takes his job of holding down the floor very seriously.