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All I can say is WOW. First of all, Brooke is a seasoned clinician, skin care expert and badass, know-it-all when it comes to skin care and helping my skin to age gracefully. I have talked to a lot of cosmetic acupuncturist and she blew me away with the depth of her knowledge of skincare...and more importantly how amazing my skin looked after 1 treatment (and I'm 50). She knows skin and how to work with deep understanding by so many years of experience.

You can see how much better the wrinkles on my forehead and around my mouth are now. I can't thank Brooke enough and HIGHLY recommend anyone who thinks Botox and Fillers are the only option for keeping your skin look as young as possible. Soo happy. :)
Previous skeptic, recent acupuncture convert here. I went to Brooke with the attitude "don't take offense but I don't believe in acupuncture." She wasn't the least bit insulted, instead she even laughed and said a lot of people didn't. I went to her because I have had a pain in my wrist after I broke my broken wrist last year (and I figured since it was complimentary why not). She put needles (painless) in places I thought had no business trying to pass themselves off as relatives of the wrist. But I gotta tell you the next day the pain was gone and has not returned! I was so impressed that I booked a package of 12 sessions. My elderly cat was recently diagnosed with arthritis so I thought "acupuncture would be perfect." Best part is was the support for acupuncture by my vet's office. She's incredibly nice and gentle and I'm telling all my friends to go see her for whatever ails them. You must have her show what she can do for your face (like take 10 years off) Just like botox!!!

A natural, holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Specializing in cosmetic acupuncture and skincare. Acupuncture studio in North Austin, Texas.

All modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat what ails you. By appointment only.

Operating as usual

Photos from The Road's post 09/01/2021

Sound Baths + Acupuncture sessions are officially on the books…come solo, or plan a session with your friends + family 💞
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small gathering sessions of 4
or 6 by request
45 minute sessions
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DM to inquire + book
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cozy mats + zen space
gong + bowls healing vibrations by Heidi @globalsoulwellness
de-stressing acupuncture provided by The Road
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#soundbath #energyhealing #goodvibrations #healingsounds #fequencyhealing #acupunture #stressrelief #holistichealth #austintexas #thisitheroad

08/16/2021

This was me over a year ago right before the pandemic when I was committing to getting treatments myself. Woof! 🔥
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A gentle reminder not to get so focused on the way we look above the shoulders that we forget all the powerful modalities Chinese medicine has to offer for overall health and wellbeing. 🙌
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Cups decompress tissues, lifting fascia, increasing blood flow - they just feel amazing in general. They should also be actually indicated for you to receive, not everyone needs or should get cupping at some points in their health journey. The reasons for cupping are more nuanced than the fascia story in Chinese medicine.. we cup to release pathogenic invasions in the Lungs for instance. 🫁
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Plus, a Chinese medicine practitioner will interpret the residual marks from location and appearance to understand what is happening internally in different systems and treat accordingly. The cups are not just a tool to create marks and you’re done, the outcome should be interpreted for treatment such as acupuncture and herbs if needed.
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With ongoing appropriate treatment, the nature of the marks should reflect improving health. Be sure to take proper care of yourself post cupping. ❤️
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Do you cup? Get cupped? Ready to try it?
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#whatdothecirclessay #chinesemedicine #cuppingtherapy #cupping #acupuncture #acupuncturelife #fascia #bloodflow #circulation #backpain #holistichealth #selfcare #painrelief #austintexas

This was me over a year ago right before the pandemic when I was committing to getting treatments myself. Woof! 🔥
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A gentle reminder not to get so focused on the way we look above the shoulders that we forget all the powerful modalities Chinese medicine has to offer for overall health and wellbeing. 🙌
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Cups decompress tissues, lifting fascia, increasing blood flow - they just feel amazing in general. They should also be actually indicated for you to receive, not everyone needs or should get cupping at some points in their health journey. The reasons for cupping are more nuanced than the fascia story in Chinese medicine.. we cup to release pathogenic invasions in the Lungs for instance. 🫁
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Plus, a Chinese medicine practitioner will interpret the residual marks from location and appearance to understand what is happening internally in different systems and treat accordingly. The cups are not just a tool to create marks and you’re done, the outcome should be interpreted for treatment such as acupuncture and herbs if needed.
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With ongoing appropriate treatment, the nature of the marks should reflect improving health. Be sure to take proper care of yourself post cupping. ❤️
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Do you cup? Get cupped? Ready to try it?
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#whatdothecirclessay #chinesemedicine #cuppingtherapy #cupping #acupuncture #acupuncturelife #fascia #bloodflow #circulation #backpain #holistichealth #selfcare #painrelief #austintexas

Web Recap: What Studio 512 Learned During The Olympics, 2021 08/15/2021

Web Recap: What Studio 512 Learned During The Olympics, 2021

Stephanie's recap of her experience during her visit at The Road, she describes what it's like to receive Facial Sculpting!

Web Recap: What Studio 512 Learned During The Olympics, 2021 After a 2-week hiatus for the Olympics, Studio 512 is back in business! The 512 crew was focused on web content while live shows were off the air. Rosie and Steph share some of the biggest things t…

A Blissful Way To Sculpt Your Face With Brooke Taylor Of The Road Acupuncture 08/09/2021

A Blissful Way To Sculpt Your Face With Brooke Taylor Of The Road Acupuncture

Recently, Stephanie Gilbert from Studio 512 popped in for a session. She received facial sculpting work with a little facial guasha learned in advanced classes in the last couple of months - game changers! In conjunction with acupuncture, super relaxing and restorative.

I'm now certified Level 2 for Yakov Gershkovich's Facial Sculpting Technique, and some of the new moves are amazing.

Hope to see you soon, Brooke

https://www.kxan.com/studio-512/a-blissful-way-to-sculpt-your-face-with-brooke-taylor-of-the-road-acupuncture/

A Blissful Way To Sculpt Your Face With Brooke Taylor Of The Road Acupuncture Steph has been seeing Brooke Taylor at The Road Acupuncture for a few years now and she always leaves looking and feeling refreshed. Brooke not only treats her clients for stress, anxiety and alime…

07/25/2021

So glad I refreshed on this course, and now have leveled up skills to share! The release of tension and stress from the face and jaw allow the whole body/mind to decompress. It’s about so much more than just sculpting, it’s about our emotions stored in our face - muscle, tissue, and even bone. See you next week! 🙌. #facialsculpting #yakovgershkovich #intrabuccalmassage #acupuncturist #intraoralmassage #austintexas

07/19/2021

💥 POP-UP 💥 with Kirsten Karchmer - in person THIS WEEK at The Road! (thursday/friday).. Limited Availability, put your hand up if you want your cycle sorted! ⚡️🩸👅💥🖐
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I’ve been talking about Kirsten and her deep knowledge around periods to my patients for ages - she has literally written the book on how your period is a barometer of your health, and she has the goods to help you sort yours. See a portion of her bio in comments. 👇
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This Thursday and Friday, you can sit with Kirsten for a one on one 25 minute appointment at The Road in Austin to let her sort your symptoms AND prescribe a custom herbal formula to help you achieve your optimal cycle (Hint: pms, cramps, clots, pmdd, sweating, bloating, irritability, pain, acne! and a bunch of stuff you didn’t even know are connected to your cycle are a barometer of your health, but they are not ‘normal’ for you to endure).
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What to expect: a sit down with Kirsten, questions about your health and your cycle, and a formula created for you. You can opt in for acupuncture as well, limited availability. For best results, you might be advised to have a follow up consult, which can be virtual or in person, and your formula might need to be adjusted as your body responds to treatment.
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Questions?
DM me to initiate the conversation. The fee is $125, acu is $90, and herbs are $25/ounce.
Put your hand up below, or drop me a line, these spots will go quick! 🧡
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#periodproblems #periodsolutions #periodpain #yourcycle #kirstenkarchmer #seeingred #chinesemedicine #herbalmedicine #acnesolution #cramps #bloating #pms #pmdd #billnyeofperiods #austintexas #atx

💥 POP-UP 💥 with Kirsten Karchmer - in person THIS WEEK at The Road! (thursday/friday).. Limited Availability, put your hand up if you want your cycle sorted! ⚡️🩸👅💥🖐
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I’ve been talking about Kirsten and her deep knowledge around periods to my patients for ages - she has literally written the book on how your period is a barometer of your health, and she has the goods to help you sort yours. See a portion of her bio in comments. 👇
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This Thursday and Friday, you can sit with Kirsten for a one on one 25 minute appointment at The Road in Austin to let her sort your symptoms AND prescribe a custom herbal formula to help you achieve your optimal cycle (Hint: pms, cramps, clots, pmdd, sweating, bloating, irritability, pain, acne! and a bunch of stuff you didn’t even know are connected to your cycle are a barometer of your health, but they are not ‘normal’ for you to endure).
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What to expect: a sit down with Kirsten, questions about your health and your cycle, and a formula created for you. You can opt in for acupuncture as well, limited availability. For best results, you might be advised to have a follow up consult, which can be virtual or in person, and your formula might need to be adjusted as your body responds to treatment.
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Questions?
DM me to initiate the conversation. The fee is $125, acu is $90, and herbs are $25/ounce.
Put your hand up below, or drop me a line, these spots will go quick! 🧡
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#periodproblems #periodsolutions #periodpain #yourcycle #kirstenkarchmer #seeingred #chinesemedicine #herbalmedicine #acnesolution #cramps #bloating #pms #pmdd #billnyeofperiods #austintexas #atx

07/18/2021

These tools are more than trends. 🙌
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In the hands of a trained practitioner that understands and honors their origins and use, tools are diagnostic as well as therapeutic. You should try to experience their use in a treatment by someone who has learned not just how to apply them, but also how to interpret the findings of their use according to the medicine of their origin. ✨
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If you have a tool and don’t know how to use it, ask your practitioner to help you. If you book with me, I’m happy to spend time showing you how to use the tools you have; everyone is different - what is best for one skin might not be the go for another. Just let me know we need to set aside a few mins to walk you through. 💕
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#rootcause #toolsnottoys #guasha #cupping #chinesemedicine #facialcupping #acupuncture #acupuncturist #atx #holistichealth #diagnosis #alwayslearning

These tools are more than trends. 🙌
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In the hands of a trained practitioner that understands and honors their origins and use, tools are diagnostic as well as therapeutic. You should try to experience their use in a treatment by someone who has learned not just how to apply them, but also how to interpret the findings of their use according to the medicine of their origin. ✨
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If you have a tool and don’t know how to use it, ask your practitioner to help you. If you book with me, I’m happy to spend time showing you how to use the tools you have; everyone is different - what is best for one skin might not be the go for another. Just let me know we need to set aside a few mins to walk you through. 💕
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#rootcause #toolsnottoys #guasha #cupping #chinesemedicine #facialcupping #acupuncture #acupuncturist #atx #holistichealth #diagnosis #alwayslearning

Photos from The Road's post 07/02/2021

Customized and classic herbal formulas are an important way to boost your results and balance all the things. Some are locally made for Austin folks, some are blended tinctures just for you, some are well known centuries old patents in capsule form, you might even get a few raws to steep. Herbal medicine is so powerful for helping you heal, and they aren’t really meant to be taken ‘from now on’ - just be sure to actually take them - compliance is the number one reason they don’t work. 🌱
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Here are some things we’ve sorted with herbs and acupuncture this week. 🌱
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. inflammation ⚡️
. period pain 🩸
. pms 😭
. bloating 🦧
. irritability/anger 🤬
. sweating 💦
. rash/hives ☄️
. fatigue 😴
. diarrhea 😳
. constipation 💩
. nausea 🤢
. appetite 👅
. headache/migraine 🤯
. sleep 💤
. acne 🤔
. hot 🥵
. cold hands/feet 🥶
. allergies 🤧
. anxiety 🥺
. depression ☹️
. overthinking 😵‍💫
. worry 😶
. pain 💥
. damp/heavy 💧
. foggy mind 😶‍🌫️
. lsense of smell/taste 👃🏻👅
. wrinkles 〰️
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#acupuncture #herbalmedicine #cosmeticacupuncture #austintexas #allthingsskin #takeyourherbs

06/19/2021

One of my fave brands when I was living in Australia, Sodashi. Luxurious and high performance, with lots of clays - one of my favorite ingredients for healthy balanced skin. Let’s give it a test run over the next couple of weeks! 🌸 #sodashi #austinbeauty #claymask #skincareproducts #facialcupping #cosmeticacupuncture #facialguasha

One of my fave brands when I was living in Australia, Sodashi. Luxurious and high performance, with lots of clays - one of my favorite ingredients for healthy balanced skin. Let’s give it a test run over the next couple of weeks! 🌸 #sodashi #austinbeauty #claymask #skincareproducts #facialcupping #cosmeticacupuncture #facialguasha

06/09/2021

🤍🤍🤍 love her 🤍🤍🤍#crystalhealing #goodvibesonly #feelthelove

🤍🤍🤍 love her 🤍🤍🤍#crystalhealing #goodvibesonly #feelthelove

Photos from The Road's post 06/03/2021

First comes warming 🔥 - circulation boosting, lymph moving, muscle toning, face shaping, jaw unwinding. Then comes the ultimate cooling experience straight out of the fridge ❄️ - inflammation and redness reducing, skin smoothing, we did some moving work on your face but now we’re going to change gears soothing. 💕
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Created by @laurynbosstick to soothe the jaw and contour the skin, try for headaches, hot flashes. There’s a saying in Chinese medicine - cool head, warm feet (and 80% stomach), so I keep my feet warm (and neck covered). For moving lymph, try warming movement first, then finish with cool. ❄️ I have a few in hand if you’re visiting my studio for treatment, or DM to pick up!
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#skincaretips
#skinnyconfidential #hotmess #iceroller #skinsoother #hotflash #headacherelief #calmskin #jawpain #jawpainrelief #soothyourskin #austinbeauty #austinacupuncture

05/28/2021

The tools of an Eastern Face Lift at The Road. 🖤
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Yes, your face benefits, but you should know - I start at your feet. 🦶
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After assessment (tongue, pulse, observation, palpation, feedback), I apply warming oil to your extremities. Starting with the channels on your legs, I move in accordance with the goal to bring about balance. Attention is paid all the way to the tips of the toes and fingers, scraping with the tools, and massaging with my fingers. A few little warm stones are placed between the toes, and I move on to the face.
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Well, really, the décolletage. The thing is, I cannot work magic on your face, by starting on your face. You cannot really push lymphatic fluid downward - it prefers to be coaxed by opening below, making space for flow. By the time I’ve arrived here, I understand more about your health, and even your emotions. 💕
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I cleanse with oil to learn more about the roadmap of your lymph, muscle, bone - where you hold tension, and how your emotions are affecting your face. 💗
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Now we are finally ready to begin the work, up the back of the neck, out to the edge of the shoulders. Up the sides, and out. Into the scalp, around the ears. Up the chin, the mouth, the cheeks, the jaw. The eye area and forehead. One little piece even speaks to the vagus nerve in the ears, ensuring you are fully in ‘rest and digest’ mode. This continues, with extra time spent where tension is held.
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In the end, we apply a nourishing oil to your clean skin, treat with an uplifting massage, and release the scalp and ears (they hold tension, too!).
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Float on home with a sculpted face, but feeling it fully from the inside out, head to toe, that you’ve had a reset where you needed it most, and even where your awareness had not traveled.
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This treatment can be needle free, with ear seeds or acupressure to support you.
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Also, a portion of this treatment goes to support #aapi. So thank you for those exploring this option. I always feel honored to give this treatment.
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#guashamassage

The tools of an Eastern Face Lift at The Road. 🖤
.
Yes, your face benefits, but you should know - I start at your feet. 🦶
.
After assessment (tongue, pulse, observation, palpation, feedback), I apply warming oil to your extremities. Starting with the channels on your legs, I move in accordance with the goal to bring about balance. Attention is paid all the way to the tips of the toes and fingers, scraping with the tools, and massaging with my fingers. A few little warm stones are placed between the toes, and I move on to the face.
.
Well, really, the décolletage. The thing is, I cannot work magic on your face, by starting on your face. You cannot really push lymphatic fluid downward - it prefers to be coaxed by opening below, making space for flow. By the time I’ve arrived here, I understand more about your health, and even your emotions. 💕
.
I cleanse with oil to learn more about the roadmap of your lymph, muscle, bone - where you hold tension, and how your emotions are affecting your face. 💗
.
Now we are finally ready to begin the work, up the back of the neck, out to the edge of the shoulders. Up the sides, and out. Into the scalp, around the ears. Up the chin, the mouth, the cheeks, the jaw. The eye area and forehead. One little piece even speaks to the vagus nerve in the ears, ensuring you are fully in ‘rest and digest’ mode. This continues, with extra time spent where tension is held.
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In the end, we apply a nourishing oil to your clean skin, treat with an uplifting massage, and release the scalp and ears (they hold tension, too!).
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Float on home with a sculpted face, but feeling it fully from the inside out, head to toe, that you’ve had a reset where you needed it most, and even where your awareness had not traveled.
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This treatment can be needle free, with ear seeds or acupressure to support you.
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Also, a portion of this treatment goes to support #aapi. So thank you for those exploring this option. I always feel honored to give this treatment.
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#guashamassage

The Road to Here

Treating with Chinese medicine is a journey, and if you’re here, you’re already taking steps to pro-actively manage your own health. As we age, we navigate what we consider our ‘new normal’ - what we accept, and what we’re not willing to accept. There’s nothing wrong with aging - we’re lucky to do so! I’m here to help you work with your body to optimize your health and the health of your skin - moving from fight or flight to rest and digest, to reducing stress and pain, and to being your best self. And to keep your skin as rejuvenated as your health allows, addressed with acupuncture, skincare, manual massage, microcurrent, and more.

There’s a new term called ‘health span’, and this is how I like patients to think of things in the big picture. You don't just want to live longer, you want to live your best life - able to move freely, sleep well, have energy, and feel peace.

That is how I practice Chinese medicine. I help you look and feel your best by reminding your body/mind what it is capable of. I’m here in Austin, but available to you online, as well.

Stay well, and I hope to see you soon.

Brooke

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