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About Krissy

Along with her education in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Bastyr University and Chengdu University Hospital of TCM in China, Krissy brings a passion for movement and a great understanding of body mechanics to her acupuncture practice. As a retired professional ballet dancer, Krissy has dedicated most of her life to the study of movement. She has always been fascinated with the human body and how it works. Krissy began dancing at the age of three and studied at some of the top ballet schools in the country including San Francisco Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. She then went on to perform for many years in both Italy and Seattle. After retiring from performing, it seemed only natural that Krissy would gravitate toward a profession in the field of bodywork. Acupuncture was always helpful to Krissy during her career as a dancer and she felt that this profession would give her the opportunity to help others in the same way. She is excited to introduce her patients to this wonderful medicine.

Education and Certifications

National Credential of Oriental Medicine

NCCAOM Credential Number 844802

National Board exams covering Foundations of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture with Point Location, Chinese Herbology, and Biomedicine.

Chengdu University of TCM International Training

Clinical training, observations, and lectures at Chengdu University Hospital of TCM in Chengdu, China in the areas of gynecology and traumatology.

Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Bastyr University

Coursework and supervised practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as sports medicine treatments, advanced acupuncture techniques for pain, and electro acupuncture.

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About Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) includes many modalities such as acupuncture, moxa, cupping, gua sha, tui na, and Chinese herbs. Practitioners of this medicine determine the diagnosis and treatment plan for each individual based on the information gathered during the interview process which includes observation of the tongue and palpation of the pulse. TCM does not treat based on symptoms alone, but rather looks at the individual as a whole and addresses both the symptoms (the branch) and the constitutional imbalances (the root) of the patient with each treatment.

The goal of TCM is to focus on returning the body to a balanced state through the use of its many modalities in order to restore the natural flow of energy (Qi) and facilitate healing.

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