Kristina’s study of the Chinese healing arts began shortly after completion of her undergraduate education at Rutgers University when she took tai chi classes. Her casual practice of this internal martial art grew more serious and eventually she was given the honor of representing her school, teaching tai chi classes at Middlesex County College, for Marlboro Senior Center and for the local chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. When faced with a personal health issue, Kristina decided to try acupuncture. Her very first treatment, quite literally, was life changing. She soon enrolled at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City to study acupuncture and Chinese medicine. In 1999, when the school became Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Kristina was awarded a Bachelor of Professional Studies, Acupuncture and a Master of Science, Acupuncture. That same year she was also certified by the NCCAOM as a Diplomate of Acupuncture.
Kristina prides herself on having a sold comprehension of the principles of both Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as osteopathic (‘western”) medicine which has prepared her to treat all sorts of conditions. Throughout her career she has successfully implemented protocols designed to support cancer patients as well as patients receiving ART/IVF treatments. She has treated patients to restore function and alleviate pain following injury and during orthopedic rehabilitation often working with other health care providers such as physical therapists and chiropractors. Above all, Kristina considers herself a compassionate guide called upon to help reignite the body’s limitless self-healing powers and start each patient on the infinite path to health.
A bona fide Jersey girl, Kristina lives with her husband in Monmouth county.