Doctor of Chinese Medicine
Registered Acupuncturist + Herbalist
Krysta was born + raised in the East Kootenay's where she developed a love for the outdoors and a natural way of living. After graduating, she moved to Victoria, BC where she studied for four years. During this time, she became fascinated by the connection between mental health + nutrition and how the foods that we eat strongly affect how we think and feel. This led her to pursue further education in holistic nutrition in Halifax, NS. It was during this time that she learned about Chinese Medicine, and how beyond its ability to treat pain, there is a framework for understanding how imbalances in our physical bodies influence our mental health and emotions and vice versa! Through this medical philosophy, nothing can be separated, as our bodies are an integrated whole.
This is when she decided to move back to the Kootenay's and enrolled in the 5 year Doctor of Chinese Medicine program in Nelson, BC. During this time she spent one month in China studying in a variety of hospitals and health clinics.
Krysta's well rounded approach to healing includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, tui na, gua sha, cupping, and diet therapy. She has experience in treating many ailments including back pain, sciatica, stiff neck, frozen shoulder, sports injuries, menstrual irregularities, infertility, digestive complaints and dermatological conditions.