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Who We Help

Mental Health

Acupuncture, herbs and Traditional Chinese Medicine are a holistic approach that can change the lives of those seeking support for mental health and well being. Globally, around 792 million people of all ages suffer from mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders, and addiction, among others. 

Half of people in America who have been prescribed medication and ongoing psychotherapy unfortunately end up relapsing.

There is a serious need to address this worldwide problem with methods that are financially sustainable, non-habit forming and non-invasive.

Traditional Chinese medicine seeks to treat the individual and the root cause, not just the disease, by offering a holistic approach that seeks to correct imbalance in the mind, body and spirit. 

Mental Health
Zen Stones

Acupuncture, responsibly sourced herbs prescribed by an experienced herbalist, nutritional counseling and Chinese medicine treat mental health by:


  • Improving sleep

  • Increasing energy

  • Activating natural painkillers in the brain such as endorphins and serotonin

  • reducing excitatory chemicals such as glutamate, which inhibit the body’s ability to reach a calm, restful state.

  • assessing diet and nutrient deficiencies with comprehensive lab work and individualized nutrition counseling and care plans

At The Medicine Tree, and in Five Element Acupuncture in particular, each individual is seen as an already complete set of the needed elements that when functioning at optimal capacity can heal existing imbalances in the body.


Imbalance can often manifest as emotional distress, poor sleep patterns, or anxiety and depression, among many others. The beauty of acupuncture is that relief from a particular issue can often be found after a finite number of treatments, usually 6-12 depending on your specific issue, how long it has been with you, usually weekly in the beginning and with occasional “tune-ups” thereafter. While your body cannot heal any chronic health issue overnight, acupuncture is a practice where many patients enjoy increased relaxation and sense of calm during and after the very first treatment.

Dr. Roper The Medicine Tree

Symptoms Treated

Mental Health Stress
Brain Fog
Anxiety and Panic Issues
Mood Regulation
Mental Health Sleep Issues and Insomnia

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).



"Liz is absolutely wonderful, and I highly recommend her clinic! She blends intuition and her strong academic mind seamlessly in sessions. She's curious, compassionate, supportive, and her work is incredibly effective, producing both physiological and psychological growth/healing."

- A.U.

Ailments We Treat


  • Smoking cessation

  • Drug or alcohol addiction

Autoimmune / Immune System

  • Lupus

  • HIV / AIDS

  • Allergies

  • Systemic inflammation

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • MS

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Anklyosing spondylitis


  • Hypertension

  • Angina pectorals

  • Arteriosclerosis / cholesterol

  • Hypoxemia

  • Palpitations


  • Eczema

  • Psoriasis

  • Acne

  • Dermatitis

  • Aging (wrinkles, age spots, dullness, dark circles, pufffiness)

  • Rash


  • Sinusitis

  • Tinnitus

  • Vision issues

  • Sore throat

  • Common colds

  • Hay fever

  • Epistaxis


  • IBS

  • Crohns

  • Ulcerative Colitis

  • Ulcers

  • Gastritis

  • Bloating

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Hemorrhoids

  • GERD

  • Reflux

  • Food sensitivities

  • Malabsorption

  • SIBO

  • Candida


  • Bladder infections

  • Bladder prolapse

  • Frequent urination

  • Prostate issues

  • Shy bladder

  • Painful urination


  • PMS

  • Painful periods

  • PCOS

  • Endometriosis

  • Menopause

  • Irregular cycles

  • Infertility

  • Hormone imbalance

  • Menstrual clots


  • Hyper / hypothyroid

  • Weight regulation

  • Fatigue


​Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Chronic stress

  • PTSD

  • ADD / ADHD


  • Low back pain

  • General chronic pain

  • Sciatica

  • Tennis elbow

  • Arthritis

  • Neck tension

  • frozen shoulder

  • Tendinitis

  • Sprains

  • Muscle spasms

  • Bulging discs


  • Migraine

  • Epilepsy / seizure disorders

  • Chronic headaches

  • Trigeminal neuralgia

  • Parkinson's

  • MS

  • Lyme disease

  • Bells Palsy

  • Effects of Stroke


  • Morning sickness

  • Vomiting

  • Fatigue

  • Back pain

  • Swelling

  • Breech baby

  • Common cold care

  • Depression

  • Headaches


  • Asthma

  • Bronchitis

  • Pneumonia

  • Common colds

  • Flu

  • Rhinitis

  • Chronic cough

  • Sinusitis

  • Lung Disease

  • Hypoxemia

Sexual Issues

  • Low libido

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Vaginismus

  • Premature ejaculation

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