Chinese Medicine has been used for thousands of years  to support women through all of life’s stages and transitions. The female form is ever-changing and is best supported by a medicine that subtly evolves with it. Through pulse and tongue diagnosis, the practitioner differentiates each patient’s channel imbalances to create a constitutional understanding unique to each patient at a given time. This is used to select appropriate acupuncture points and herbs on a case by case basis thereby treating the whole patient and improving her quality of life. Restoring balance ensures that later changes and transitions will occur on a healthy trajectory. Kristi’s understanding of medical etiology allows her to assist patients smoothly navigate life’s many stages.  Chinese Medicine is widely regarded as an excellent form of preventative medicine. By diagnosing and treating the root of an issue, the progression of symptoms can be cut at the root. Once a channel imbalance is resolved, this has the added benefit of preventing some later disorders through monthly maintenance. Chinese medicine works best before pathologies have advanced. This is especially evident in women’s health because the underlying imbalance will cause distinct symptoms in each of life’s phases until it is resolved.

Puberty

Supporting teens through puberty with Chinese Medicine can help acne, eating disorders, PMS, menstrual cramps, stress, insomnia and more.

General Gynecology

There are many factors that cause gynecological issues.  Kristi is experienced at determining the underlying cause and treating each patient on a case by case basis.  Some conditions that she has successfully treated include: amenorrhea, endometriosis, hormone imbalances, irregular menses, ovarian cysts, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), elevated FSH and uterine fibroids. Acupuncture, herbal medicine and dietary/lifestyle counseling are generally included in the treatment of Women’s Health conditions.

Preparing for Pregnancy and Pregnancy

Acupuncture, herbal medicine and dietary changes can greatly increase your chances of conceiving and guide you through each trimester by easing fatigue, nausea, muscle pain and insomnia. In is also helpful in the invent of a miscarriage.

Motherhood

Chinese Medicine nourishes and restores the body back to balance after the demands of pregnancy, labor and birth. It is helpful for breast feeding, the return of menstruation and postpartum imbalances

Peri-menopause and Menopause

For centuries, Chinese Medicine has proven its ability to treat hormonal imbalances, fatigue, mood swings, weight gain, insomnia, low libido, hot flashes, night sweats, trouble concentrating and more.