THE AYURVEDIC ACUPUNCTURIST
Alex Rose grew up in Los Angeles, California but left her native West Coast home to study at George Washington University in Washington DC. There she studied Asian Studies at the Elliot School of International Affairs.
During her time in school she studied abroad in both India and China. In 1998, her study in India provided her with the opportunity to complete an Arts & Cultures seminar in the state of Rajasthan, during which she completed a research study on miniature painting. In 2000, Alex participated in an intensive language immersion program through the John's Hopkins University and Nanjing University in Nanjing, China.
Upon completion of her studies she became thoroughly interested in the Indian culture and returned to India for a brief trip which inspired her to enroll in the Ayurvedic Studies program at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ayurveda is the Indian system of medicine and healing through diet, herbal medicine and lifestyle. While there Alex also completed the beginning AyurYoga teacher training. While in study she came in contact with different styles of practitioners: Ayuvedic Practitioners, massage therapists, herbalists, and most importantly; Acupuncturists.
After completion of the program, Alex enrolled in the Masters of Science Program for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She started out in New Mexico at Southwest Acupuncture College, but soon transferred to Samra University in Los Angeles to be close to family, and get a chance to study with her mother, Dr. Margarete Rose, whom was a pathologist in Los Angeles.
In Los Angeles she was fortunate to have to opportunity to study with Dr. Qi Wei Zheng and his wife Dr. Chun Yi Qian. In March of 2006 she was part of a group of students and acupuncturists organized by Dr. Zheng and the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center. They were given the opportunity to work in four different hospitals in Beijing. It was there she was able to learn more advanced techniques of acupuncture, cupping, and moxabustion, as well as treatment with Chinese herbs.
She has been the owner and acupuncturist at Four Winds Acupuncture since September of 2006 and currently resides and practices in downtown Sioux Falls.
Dr. Rose has effectively treated patients with such health conditions as chronic back pain, sciatica, knee pain, joint pain, arthritis, chronic generalized pain, headaches, migraines, asthma, allergies, weight management, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, insomnia, fatigue, and stress related conditions. She has also helped a number pf people quit smoking using acupuncture and herbal medicine. She also works with women at all stages of life to deal with menstrual irregularities, gynecological issues, fertility and reproductive issues, pregnancy and labor induction, and menopausal symptoms.
As an experienced and accomplished herbalist she treats a variety of conditions using Chinese herbal granulars and tinctures. She is especially knowledgeable in the area of myco-pharmacology, or the use of medicinal mushrooms to treat patients. Medicinal mushrooms are not only a valuable health supplement, but are vital to the treatment of chronic conditions, auto-immune diseases, and rehabilitation from treatment for serious diseases such as cancer.
Alex Rose employs the many different tools of Asian medicine to achieve the best results for her patients. Her passion for her profession and knowledge of not only the medicine, but also the vast history and cultural context help her treat conditions effectively and educate people so they have the correct expectation and impression of alternative medicine and its benefits.