m Kristine's education in Traditional Chinese medicine began in 1998, where she learned the foundations of Chinese Medicine Theory, along with Traditional Amma and Shiatsu Therapy. She received certification as a Shiatsu practitioner from Shiatsu Institute and Therapy Center in San Francisco. She went on to receive additional certifications in deep tissue clinical massage, trigger point therapy, sports massage and myoskeletal alignment therapy. Her various work experience includes; shiatsu practitioner at Fuji Shiatsu in SF, physical therapy assistant at Golden Gate Physical Therapy in SF. Her massage therapy experience includes settings in wellness spa's as well as working with one of San Francisco's most esteemed acupuncturists; Dr. Johnson You L.Ac. at his therapeutic massage and acupuncture clinic.
From an early age, Kristine was drawn to the vibrancy of Chinese medicine and would visit San Francisco's Chinatown time and again. She was fascinated by the varieties of tea and herbal medicinals she found there and made a point of learning more and more about them each time she revisited the colorful district. After years of visualizing a truly multidisciplinary approach to wellness, Kristine decided to pursue a Master's degree in Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture with an emphasis in integrative sports medicine.
Since graduating, she completed an advanced training apprenticeship with Whitfield Reaves, L.Ac. in sports medicine acupuncture. Deeply committed to the field of integrative medicine in both theory and practice, Kristine has remained true to her original vision and brings with her a rich background of education and experience. Kristine is one of the few acupuncturists who has apprenticed under one of the leading sports acupuncturists in the world.
She has recently relocated to Ithaca, NY and maintains a busy practice. She commonly treats mood disorders such as anxiety and stress related conditions, autoimmune and degenerative physical conditions including musculoskeletal disorders and womens health including menopausal and fertility issues.
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