Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
— Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Gillian Rose, Seattle Acupuncturist

Gillian Rose, MAcOM, LAc. began Twelve Rivers Medicine to offer accessible, comprehensive, holistic care for all communities based on a classical Chinese medical model.

Gillian provides affordable acupuncture treatments complemented by herbal medicine, food therapy and nutrition. Her practice focuses on pain management, anxiety and depression, hormone imbalance, sleep problems, digestive disorders, recovery from auto injury, chronic and autoimmune disease and health maintenance.

Gillian uses principles of Chinese medicine to educate patients in self-care while supporting healing through acupuncture and other complementary modalities such as herbal medicine, food therapy, moxabustion, cupping therapy, gua sha therapy, qi gong and essential oils.

This practice is welcoming of queer, transgender and gender non-binary patients.


Gillian Rose graduated from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, North Carolina and moved back to her hometown of Seattle to begin a practice.

Daoist Traditions college offers a comprehensive 4 year masters program in acupuncture and oriental medicine emphasizing the techniques of classical and TCM acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, food therapy, tui na massage and qi gong cultivation.

The program includes extensive training in Western medical pathology, pharmacology, diagnosis and treatment. She has done several trainings in providing health care for queer, transgender and gender non-conforming patients.

Gillian received a BA from Oberlin College.