Kristi Hundt M.A.,L.Ac.

Kristi began her study of herbal medicine while living in Colorado in the 1990s and working as an herbalist’s apprentice.  This study brought her to the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) where she graduated in 2001 with a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a certification to teach Qi Gong.  OCOM has consistently been rated the #1 acupuncture school in the nation.  It’s herbal medicine program is widely understood to be the most demanding. Kristi has been studying wellness and nutrition since 1993 when she began her Ashtanga yoga practice.  She considers herself fortunate to assist patients on their road to wellness and draws from a variety of therapies including acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, bodywork, lifestyle coaching, Qi Gong, meditation instruction and patient education.

Although her medicine allows her to benefit people with all disease patterns, she has focused her clinical work on treating patients in these areas: Women’s Health, sports and trauma injuries (especially sciatica), pediatrics, lung disorders, Diabetes, thyroid imbalances, adrenal fatigue, insomnia, digestive disorders, anxiety, depression and stress-related conditions. She encourages questions and views her role as a health care provider as an educational one.  She applauds the role of awareness in feeling strong and well and works to create this space for her patients. Longevity medicine is an important part of her practice as she finds true health is one of life’s biggest assets.

Kristi enjoys the quiet, nature-oriented lifestyle of the Santa Ynez Valley where she both lives and works.