Two Roots Acupuncture

Two Roots Acupuncture is a wellness clinic and herbal pharmacy serving Buena Vista, Colorado and th Holistic wellness to serve your healthcare needs.

We bring acupuncture and natural medicine to the people of Colorado.

Operating as usual


Our first snow of the season is a perfect day to resupply Two Roots Apothecary with our homemade Winter Solstice Salve.

Skin care for the Heart of Winter ❄️.



"It's been said that the Mother
Earth was the first Indigenous

After all, she is the original life
giver. Her blood our fresh water,
flows like so many veins and
capillaries, forming rivers and
tributaries that sustain us.

We evolved to exist in unison,
forever linked and connected as
relations. We are a part of her,
star-dust children of the Sky and

She is the Divine Feminine,
Creator, and Mother.

There is no humanity without

🌙 Ruth H Hopkin
🎨 Annie Hamman Artist

Timeline photos 10/11/2022

Sometimes we're not meant to garden and domesticate - to control, adjust, change, or improve - there are parts of us that should forever remain wild and free, untilled and untamed. Can we appreciate those parts with the same fervor as we appreciate the forest?

Photos from Two Roots Acupuncture's post 10/03/2022

Soulpreneur Retreat FEBRUARY 2023

For female entrepreneurs looking to thrive inwardly, get back to nature - your nature, and gather with other like-minded souls!

We will come together to explore the depths of our own hearts - collectively planting seeds of abundance, creativity, and purpose from within - to embrace thriving in its fullest expression as not just achieving success but living fully and living well!

Reawaken the Divine Feminine within you, reignite your passion, and attune to your own healing powers.


This cannot be overstated enough.

May we all remember again and matter how many times we forget.

Guided Dream Journey - Ancestor Activation — Two Roots Acupuncture 09/22/2022

Guided Dream Journey - Ancestor Activation — Two Roots Acupuncture

Each year at the Equinoxes, the Sun and the Earth sit in relative axial alignment, with the Earth tilted in neither direction toward the Sun. This means that twice a year, everywhere on Earth will experience equal night and day hours for a brief window of time together. This powerfully realigns us to our center and balances our energetic vibrations, providing a global attunement to the electromagnetic field of the Earth that our very hearts mirror in frequency. And with the Autumn Equinox at 0° Libra, we are gifted access to a collective harmony of souls, an opportunity to reconnect with our relations, both past and present, of this world & beyond. We can briefly peer beneath the veil of time and reacquaint ourselves with our Ancestors - meeting the past so we can better create our future. Peering into this Ancestral mirror, we can more clearly see what we are truly made of, empowering us to show up fully to our Truth of this moment, allowing us to carry on our sacred lineage - remembering we are truly connected to all there is, has been, and ever will be.

Gift yourself a journey beyond space & time to connect more deeply with the Earth, Yourself, and the Wider Universe.

*Half off - 1 week only*

Guided Dream Journey - Ancestor Activation — Two Roots Acupuncture A dream journey activating ancestral wisdom to reconnect you with Spirit & your sacred lineage.


Motherhood is a transformation - and transformation is both a death and a rebirth. Something must not entirely exist as it was before in order for something new to arise into being. I am with you my dear soon-to-be Mothers in all your wholeness. "If we resist change, we resist life" - may there be more safe space to be fully present with the change.

And no matter how many "births" (literal and figurative) you've had - there will always be a transformation - and the form that once was deserves an acknowledged loving goodbye before we can fully embrace the form to be.

"They tell us how to grow a baby. What to eat.
What not to eat. What vitamins to take and what bras to buy. Allll the prenatal yoga moves to do.

But they forget to tell us how to put ourselves back together once that baby is born.
They forget to tell us how we might feel like we’re drifting.
Afloat. Alone. On a life raft with leaky breasts and sore stitches and a tiny little being dependent upon us for survival.
They forget to tell us how weird and wild it feels to have loose organs shifting about inside of us. How there will be so much softness still.

I get it. You don’t want to startle us. You don’t want us to be scared about what’s ahead.
But….a little heads up would be helpful
We’re brave enough for the truth.
And those things you find so scary- loose skin and leaky breasts and big feelings- we might just be bold enough to welcome them.
To see the beauty there.

So here’s the truth mama-
Your pelvic floor will probably need work and attention. You’ll have to put in some effort to regain that muscle strength, no matter how gentle your birth. Your breasts and belly will probably never be the same. Love them anyway. Love than more than before!! Celebrate them! Buy bras that make you feel sexy. Then move on.

Your identity and sense of self will change radically. Buckle up for the ride. You’ve got this. Your partnership and friendships and general relationship with the outside world might feel foreign for awhile. Or forever. Those relationships might crack and break under the weight of new parenthood. Live your truth. Leave the rest behind. In love.

The whole world might feel shaken up.
You’ll probably feel shaky and raw
That’s normal (they just forgot to tell you.)

You’re new here. In this skin. In this role. In this love. You’ll find your way. You’ll find your rhythm. It will all fall into place- with time.
Until then- breathe.
As deeply as you can.
Drink your tea before it gets cold.
If you can.
Rest -
whenever you can.
And love on your new self.
As deeply as you can."


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It's freeing to know there is always so much more to discover and humbling to know we could never explore it all. Trust the journeys you're navigating and break out of those containers, ceilings, walls of mind-body-spirit. The cosmos is vast and our spirit vaster.

Let the realm of infinite possibilities liberate you.



All holistic systems of medicine contain at their core a deep awareness that the human body consists of more than just fluids and tissues and bone. Traditional East Asian Medicine views the body as an organized fusion of spirit, energy, and matter. Among the various modalities of this ancient medicine, pulse diagnosis is one of the ways we perceive the present climate of mind-body-spirit.

The pulse is ever-present throughout our life. It does not need our mind to maintain its rhythm. It is a deep reflection of the internal song of one’s being. It is the eternal flow that is mirroring our animated consciousness.

A river indeed flows through you. A river flows through each of us. As Rumi reminds us, we are absolutely the entire ocean in a drop.

Sitting with one’s pulse is like sitting on the banks of an ocean, unique to the vessel which encapsulates it – listening to the rhythm, texture, and landscape of waves forever rolling in, revealing swells of information.

Beyond rate and speed, within the different layers of our being, the pulse is communicating our entire lives as it continually shapes to the contours of our lived experience.



Aquarius Full Moon Reflections

Aquarius Full Moon --->>> Reflections

"Trust in the Feel of it!" - an apt quote from my dear friend Jenna Pfingston.

We are human and the new world requires the embrace of all of our beingness.
My shared inner reflection from the collective energies emerging within me.
When astrology is allowed to emerge from the inside out – we engage in feeding back into the ecosystem from which we live – not separate from, but deeply woven within the unfolding of life.

“As above, so below; As within, so without”.

**sorry for Video quality - the river was loud =)


Goodnight Poetry lovers ❤️❤️


Dance, dance, dance!

Dancing is medicine and we indeed are all fools ❤.


"Despite the common desire to rise to the top, moments of essential change can depend upon a willingness to descend. A deep connection may be drawn between those who face the truth in themselves and the discovery of valuable pearls in depths of the ocean. Those who desire pearls must dive into deep waters; once there they risk darkness and isolation and the confusions of the murky depths. Similarly, those who would find the inner pearl must enter the treacherous waters of the soul and face the darkness found within. They must crack the hard shell of their little-self and come to know themselves from the inside out."
- Michael Meade, "Fate and Destiny"


The planets, just like the moon dance in cycles. There are phases to each one's journey. The term Mercury Retrograde gets thrown around a lot these days, but it is often from a place of deep misunderstanding.

At present we are smack dab in the middle of two mercury retrograde periods...this we could aptly refer to as the "Full Moon" phase for mercury or as I like to call it the "Full Mercury". His roughly 120 day cycle is trackable and learnable - just like the roughly 28-day cycle of the Moon. And currently Mercury is with the heart of the Sun, invisible to our eyes, descended from the morning and eastern skies so he may reappear in the coming week in the evening and western skies just after the sunset. A clear view of the horizon helps to see him, as we often miss the moment of viewing mercury here in the mountains.

And come September 9th, Mercury will enter his infamous 3-week retrograde journey and thus start the completion of the cycle he is in now, while sowing the seeds for his next one to begin.

Mercury influences us all and shows up for us in variable unknowable yet perceivable ways, if we're willing to listen. Attuning to his dance allows for the seeds that are meant for us to take root in our body, psyche, and soul.


If your soul feels called to intimately discover his next transition of cycles (retrograde) from within, then this offering is for you.

***We will meet for 3 classes 6:00-8:00pm, live on Zoom: Th 9/8, Sun 9/18, Sun 10/2*** -----> coming together the day before the retrograde, meeting from within, and our final class being on the day Mercury turns direct.

This will be an embodied journey through Mercury retrograde - as together we distill the medicine of death, rebirth, and transformation as Mercury transitions from an evening star to a morning star - meeting endings so that we can grow new beginnings. We will incorporate astrology, astronomy, myth, dreams, intention-setting, and ample room for sharing of our lived experience, so we may conjure up an entirely new brew of this planet’s medicine together.


Attempting to explain Acupuncture and Traditional East Asian medicine more often than not leaves us with more questions than answers. And that which cannot be easily explained can in other more eloquent terms be called magic, spiritual, or an experience of the ineffable (that which is unable or too great or extreme to be expressed in words).

We've all experienced connection and a feeling of oneness beyond the limitations of words - as we do when we're in witness to the glory of the natural world: a sunset, stars aglow at night, or deep in the majestic womb of the Grand Canyon or in the presence of the Ocean that merges with the horizon as far as the eye can see.

Magic and spirit also arise when we're under love's spell or when we meet a newborn baby. These moments are touching on our existence outside of linear time and space and this happens in Acupuncture on a regular basis.

The more we can access these liminal and non-linear spaces, the greater our whole self can have access to all of itself and so too the journey of its greatest well-being and well-living. When we remember that we are not limited to our concrete ideas of reality and that the unseen parts of ourselves often crave this deeper layer of perceiving of both ourselves and the unexplainable natural world, sensations, and phenomenon, then we start to reclaim our access to magic and to Spirit.

As western medicine and language attempt to "understand" the function of this medicine, I more readily wish to free it from rational constructs even more so that we can really elevate the function of the Heart and Spirit and the realms where truly, undeniably, anything is possible.

Ancient acupuncturists knew there was no separation of spirit and physicality or of us from nature or the divine. It is in this holism that our wholeness is remembered.

May you allow yourself the sacredness of non-knowing, the opening to possibility, and the remembrance that there is magic in every moment.

Photo: Taylor Jones Photography


Happy Friday. Have a wonderful weekend!

Link to any of my five books in the comments below. 💚


Anupa IV Hydration offered at our clinic in BV, Saturdays 12-5pm and by appointment throughout the week!

It was great to have Mark Morris and Jed Selby stop by the Anupa IV Lounge in Buena Vista at this week. Everyone in town for at Surf Hotel make sure to hit us up and Get Hydrated and definitely check out Rapidgrass !



By thecosmicfeminist

Mobile uploads 06/11/2022

You are enough. You are enough. It is unbelievable how enough you are.

The Happy Sloth Club


We are officially past the halfway point from the Spring Equinox to the Summer Solstice!

The Yang energy is taking hold as we get to enjoy being swept up in the arms of the ever-growing warmth and light. We hope you are enjoying the new, creative ways these longer days and solar rays are moving within your own soul and psyche.

Here at Two Roots Acupuncture, we are celebrating our fourth year of practice in the Arkansas River Valley and we felt it fitting to release our newest creative joy into the world on May 4th - in honor of this milestone and in recognition of our founder's birthday! Jacqueline Allen, L.Ac. is celebrating her solar return and wanted to share the joy of her practice with you all - a new invitation from which to arrive in sacred space together on the ever winding healing path.

Check out our new and improved website at for all our current soul medicine offerings. And if you have a few short minutes, we offer you a window into the heart of Two Roots Acupuncture in our spirit video below.

Thank you Alyson with Alpine Tree Films for being the creative guru behind the lens!


Be the change you want to see in the world ❤.


We are children of the Earth, sons and daughters of the Sun and Moon.

The medicine is in the heart's knowing.


- Big J -


Never forget... your heart knowing...we just have to pause and be silent enough to listen ❤

Photos from Two Roots Acupuncture's post 02/10/2022

Have you checked out the Anupa IV Lounge? They offer IV Therapy both at Anupa Wellness in Salida and in our office in BV on Saturdays from 12-5pm - by appointment or walk-ins welcome.

IV Therapy can help boost energy, support immunity, aid in performance recovery, and it's the fastest way to get essential nutrients into your body.

And they're offering 20% off for the entire month of February to celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Check out their website to book an appointment and for more information. Get hydrated and help your body to recover quicker and maintain your healthy lifestyle!

Photos from Two Roots Acupuncture's post 02/03/2022

Water and Warmth: two of our most powerful resources. It is the fluid in our being that allows information and energy to be pulsed through our cells, a never-ending journey of renewal and release. We are no different than the riverways that feed into the ocean which release outward to the heavens and back again to rain down on us…if we’re lucky.

One of the biggest ways we work against our natural system is by creating artificial droughts when there should otherwise be abundant water-giving life. We eat too much dehydrated, over-processed foods, forget to drink water, and consume beverages that keep us thirsty such as coffee and alcohol. And we run from the rain that comes for us as tears…a false disconnect our disassociated society imprinted upon our souls which has tricked us into believing that there is something wrong with the fluid that seeps from our eyes…instead of feeling into our primal understanding that tears are the most life-giving rains our ecosystems could ask for.

And then we have Warmth. An eternal warmth, our inner flame, our “pilot light” that keeps the embers burning within our soul, our heart stoked with gentle flames.

Should we ever get low on either…water…or warmth…our vitality wanes and dis-ease sets in.

The warmth of the heart has the power to keep the entire mind-body-spirit pumping with the energy it exudes, keeping us feeling connected and alive. We all too often work against this life force…by forcing our beings to burn fuel that doesn’t suit it…overworking our engine…dampening our spirit…exhausting our resources. We do this by working too many hours…filling our plates too full…and with the wrong “food”, information, and relationships…forgetting to cleanse our palates, w**d our psyche, and being intentional with our "news". And so too failing to indulge in spirit’s longings…writing that book…dancing to the beats that move you…singing like the birds…looking to the sky...putting your feet to the earth...moving from a joy…knowing you belong…and that there’s nothing you need to do…nothing that could elevate your worth…you are love and love is all there is.

So, as you think about health in the year of this water tiger…as you imagine ways you can empower your immunity…as you come back to wholeness…again and again…always remember the primal natures of yin and yang…water and warmth…we are warm-blooded mammals…our vitality depends upon it….and our future becomes from the decisions we make today. What is possible for you to harvest in a year's time? The seeds you plant today determines the crop you reap from tomorrow.

May it rain down on your soul and may your heart’s hearth burn bright…keeping your spirit warm and flowing freely.

::A Water Tiger Blessing, 2022::
Two Roots Acupuncture, Jacqueline Allen, L.Ac.


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Two Roots Acupuncture is an oasis for reconnecting with your self. A sacred space for healing at the level of the heart.


We make custom formulas for your individual needs. Natural medicine for whole healing.


BV Square #285
Natural medicine for your holistic healing. Jacqueline Allen, L.Ac. is a Dipl. OM and nationally board certified herbalist.

Photos from Two Roots Acupuncture's post 01/14/2022

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Timeline photos 01/07/2022

Have you ever wondered what our name means? Two Roots? As above, so below....night and and earth....body and soul...heart and mind...

We cannot have one lest the other exists...let all the light in yes...but embrace the hug of healing darkness 🖤. Breathe in your vital Qi and let the water rain down to nourish your soul (do not fear the not fear the pain...)

We aim to meet everything with wholeness...and in remembering the wholeness of all that is...we find our way back to healing.

One 'root' of the tree breathes extending up to the cosmos....the other 'root' drinks water reaching into the depths of earth.

Drink in the medicine of Winter. What falls will rise again...enjoy the journey...let the darkness in.

As above, so below...
˙˙˙ʍolǝq os 'ǝʌoqɐ s∀


Redefine what success means to you. Let your voice be louder than the cultural programming we've been taught to listen to.

From @ Liz & Mollie

Timeline photos 10/11/2021

This can't be overstated enough. ❤🙌

We used to think that genes created disease and that we were at the mercy of our DNA. So, if many people in someone’s family died of heart disease, we assumed that their chances of also developing heart disease would be pretty high. But we now know through the science of epigenetics that it’s not the gene that creates disease but the environment that programs our genes to create disease—and not just the external environment outside our body (cigarette smoke or pesticides, for example), but also the internal environment within our body: the environment outside our cells.

What do we mean by the environment within our body? We must be aware that emotions are chemical feedback, the end products of experiences we have in our external environment. As we react to a situation in our external environment that produces an emotion, the resulting internal chemistry can signal our genes to either turn on (up-regulating, or producing an increased expression of the gene) or to turn off (down-regulating, or producing a decreased expression of the gene). The gene itself doesn’t physically change – the expression of the gene changes, and that expression is what matters most because that is what affects our health and our lives. Thus, even though someone may have a genetic predisposition for a particular disease, for example, if their genes continue to express health instead of expressing that disease, they won’t develop the condition and will remain healthy.


A necessity.

Photos from Two Roots Acupuncture's post 08/25/2021

Today is the first day in our new BV office!

We still have to fine-tune some things, but we've come a long way!

We can't wait for you to enjoy the new space at your next appointment.

In love, light, and healing darkness.

Jacqueline Allen, L.Ac.
Two Roots Acupuncture
Buena Vista, CO


Yin Medicine

"'Slow' and 'down' are modes of the soul; they are connective modes, ways of keeping connected to oneself and to one’s environment. 'Slowing downwards' refers to more than simply moving slowly, it means growing down towards the roots of one’s being. Instead of outward growth and upward climb, life at times must turn inward and downward in order to grow in other ways. There is a shift to the vertical down that re-turns us to root memories, root metaphors, and timeless things that shape our lives from within. Slowing downwards creates opportunities to dwell more deeply in one’s life, for the home we are looking for in this world is within us all along. The lost home that we are seeking is ourselves; it is the story we carry within our soul."
- Michael Meade


Our healing starts with remembering our sacredness.


Thank you to my community for allowing me to serve you with ancient traditions, classical medicine, and heart-centered healing. The journey never ends and may the road lead us forever home. Here's to healing, wellness, and coming back to wholeness.


Two Roots



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