I went in for acupuncture and I received so much more.


I enter Erin Rose Vaughan’s healing space and I am met with a welcoming and sincere face. We speak about how we remember each other from a teacher-training that I took a couple of years ago, where she taught the anatomy classes.


Before I lay down on what appears to be a massage table, she asks me what’s up with my body, I tell her that I always have shoulder and neck tension. She responds that a lot of people usually suffer from this.


As she starts to access the acupressure points of my body, she explains what they are and affirms that I have tension in the places that I mentioned. She carefully explains that she will place needles in specific points, it is clear that I am in good hands.


We briefly talk about the difference in her healing methods as opposed to common Western healing practices. For me, the biggest difference is that she is clear of judgement and genuinely cares about my wellbeing. I feel like I can tell her what is going on with my body completely and she understands. My questions and concerns are met with a plethora of knowledge.


As she places the needles in the acupressure points, I feel a tingling in my arms, legs and lower spin. After a few minutes of the needle placement, I feel completely relaxed- as though I have just left a meditation class.


Once she is done with the needles, I receive a gentle body massage to ease tension and she informs me of the parts of my body that I will need to come back for.


This healing session is so informative and I look forward to the next time that I am met with Erin’s sincere and welcoming demeanour again.


Here is more about Erin Rose Vaughan:


Rose Erin Vaughan, MSAc, is an experienced  Acupuncturist, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist, Yoga Teacher, and Anatomy specialist.  Her extensive training in a variety of modalities, techniques, sciences and philosophies has helped her to establish a contemporary and unique approach to heal her clients on an individualized basis in the New York City Metropolitan area.  She is the author of 2 books on energy anatomy and yoga.  She currently teaches Yoga classes in NYC and worldwide and run a Yoga teacher training.

Originally from North Carolina, Vaughan attended the NC School of Science and Mathematics, and then graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wake Forest University with a BS in Biology.  This began her dedicated research and study of anatomy, which is still an ongoing and vital aspect in her approach and treatment program today.  Shortly after graduating, she was licensed to practice Massage Therapy,  focusing on Trigger Point, Myofascial release, Deep Tissue and Sports techniques.  Her career includes residency as a Senior Massage Therapist and Yoga instructor at the notable Duke University Integrative Medicine Clinic & Diet and Rehabilitation Center for 3 years.  As one of the professionals there, she worked with doctors to treat a wide range of patients including those suffering from arthritis, heart disease, cancer, obesity, eating disorders, sports related injuries, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and more.

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