Archive for January, 2017

Bob Robles, L.Ac. Joins Many Rivers!

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Bob Robles


We are excited to announce that Bob Robles, L.Ac. will be joining the clinic on February 18, 2017.

Bob Robles brings a wealth of experience to Many Rivers.  A native of Bristol, Connecticut, Bob attended the New England School of Acupuncture in Massachusetts.  After graduating in 2000 with a concentration in Japanese meridian therapy style acupuncture, he returned to Connecticut  where he has run community acupuncture clinics in Newington, Bristol, and Southington.

I am very happy to be joining the team at Many Rivers,” says Bob.  “Running a clinic as a solo practitioner can be very isolating.  As acupuncturists, our skills are always developing and evolving.  I am looking forward to the collegiality, cooperation, and sharing of skills and ideas that occur in a multiple-practitioner clinic.”

“In addition, community acupuncture’s emphasis is on accessibility.  Many Rivers is the largest community acupuncture clinic in Connecticut, so I know that our patients will be able to get treatments whenever they need them, at a price they can afford.”

Bob has trained in numerous acupuncture styles, and uses his knowledge to choose the best treatment course for each individual.  He has studied Balance Method Acupuncture with Dr. Richard Tan; he practices Korean Hand Therapy, Keiraku Chiryo Meridian Therapy, and Yoshio Manaka-style acupuncture;  and has experience with cranio-sacral bodywork.  “Wanting to bring people to better health is in my blood,” says Bob.  His father and brother became General Surgeons and his mother was a Registered Nurse.

“Bob is one of the most gifted acupuncturists I know,” says Carrie Sawtell, L.Ac.  “He and I worked together in a community clinic in Newington when I had just returned to Connecticut from China.  I was able to see first-hand his amazing clinical skills and wealth of expertise.”

Acupuncture involves more than simply putting needles in the correct places.  “When discussing acupuncture, I usually emphasize the scientific understanding of how it works,” continues Carrie.  “It increases circulation, reduces inflammation, boosts the immune system, and stops pain.  But there is another, more nuanced component of acupuncture – in which acupuncture becomes an art.  Bob’s incredible needling technique combined with his years of clinical knowledge make his treatments into works of art.  Patients feel renewed in ways they never thought possible.”

Bob is a Licensed Acupuncturist and is board-certified in Acupuncture by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).