I have felt a renewed sense of hope that I will one day be able to return to my active self. After seven years of feeling like I was slowly getting worse, with Kristi's help I am slowly getting better. And, I appreciate Kristi's holistic approach and her willingness to research my symptoms when she doesn't have a ready answer." - Chris Leonard
"Kristi follows a truly holistic approach in her treatment. She is incredibly compassionate and personal yet never lacks thoroughness in her research and preparation. She always went the extra mile, providing me with lots of materials and different treatment options.” - Urs Koenig, Ph.D., MBA; Owner, Redpoint Coaching
“Having never been to an acupuncturist before, I was hesitant and wary prior to my first meeting with Kristi. Almost immediately upon meeting her, I was put at ease not only by her professionalism and knowledge, but also the passion she exhibited for the world of Chinese medicine<. Her words showed the breadth of her knowledge, and her actions exuded confidence and approachability. With that comfort level established, we immediately began a course of treatment addressing my ongoing digestive issue. This course of treatment involved acupuncture, as well as a Chinese herbal tea remedy. Within a very short amount of time, this issue that had been plaguing me for several years seemed to come under control. I cannot truly express the positive impact this change has made in my day-to-day life. I am extremely thankful to Kristi and would highly recommend her services.” - Neil V.
“Kristi, I just wanted to report that my back feels finethat, after one treatment I no longer have the backaches I had before. Thanks for the work you did.” - G.R.
“I came to Kristi with a variety of health problems, including asthma, menstrual issues, digestive issues, and joint pain. My treatment included acupuncture and Chinese herbal pills and teas. I have a very sensitive system, and Kristi did an excellent job selecting herbs that were gentle and not irritating, and that accommodated the pharmaceutical medications I take. My health has continued to improve over the half a year or so I have worked with Kristi. I'm very thankful for Kristi's support and for her treatments!” - M.M.
“I feel grateful to have met and worked with Kristi both on back pain and in preparing my body for pregnancy. In both cases, I enjoyed feeling that I was taking the time to do something positive for my health and well-being. During the time we worked together, my back pain improved and I am now five months pregnant. I was also going through an emotional time following the death of my father and Kristi's sensitivity and care for mind, heart, and body were incredibly helpful. Kristi effortlessly blends compassion and professionalism. I felt that I was in good hands and really enjoyed the collaborative process of working with her. I recommend Kristi's services without reservation.” - Erin B.
“I was seeing another acupuncturist before Kristi and she referred me to her. It has been a blessing that I was referred to Kristi. I have made a lot of progress and am very happy with the way Kristi listens to what my needs are for treatments. I would tell anyone to come and have Kristi treat them. She will do what it takes to heal you!” –Terry S.
“I first went to Kristi for help with some pain 5 or 6 years ago. I've since been back during both of my pregnancies for herbs and acupuncture treatments, and can not say enough about her approach and level of knowledge. She listens to what you have to say and is kind and caring. We should be so lucky to have all health care professionals practicing at the same level as Kristi.” –Elif C.
“I appreciate how well Kristi listens and her attention to detail. She is patient and always shows a true concern in finding solutions. Kristi's treatments have made a noticeable positive impact on my health overall. I started seeing Kristi specifically for stress and sleep issues and the results far exceeded my expectations. Falling asleep and staying asleep has improved tremendously. I would highly recommend Kristi's services to anyone!” –Dan C.
“My first acupuncture experience was with Kristi and I could not imagine going to anyone else! She is kind and compassionate and has a way of putting you at ease, even if you are nervous (which I absolutely was). After her treatments, I always leave feeling great-- calm, relaxed, and happy. In fact, I usually feel better as soon as I walk into her office, which is peaceful, comfortable, and immaculately clean. One of the things I love the most about her is that she looks at the big picture and tailors each treatment to your unique needs. I can't say enough great things about Kristi.” –Ashley A.
“I have so thoroughly enjoyed working with Kristi. She is one of a kind, especially these days. Her individualized care comes through every time, and you have no doubt that she truly cares about your personal well-being. She relates to you like a real person, not just a clinical case. That said, she is also top-notch as a clinician, and is sure to take all of your factors into account regarding treatment. I feel extremely lucky to have found her.” - M.S.
“I highly recommend Kristi to anyone who is seeking acupuncture treatment, especially for women who are pregnant or trying to conceive. I started seeing Kristi at the very beginning of my pregnancy, about 8 months ago. I've been very impressed with her knowledge of Chinese and Western medicine when it comes to reproductive health. She's been such an excellent resource during my pregnancy, taking the time to answer my many questions. I was relatively new to acupuncture when I started seeing Kristi. Her calm and patient demeanor put me at ease and her office space is very relaxing and serene. The acupuncture treatments have been so helpful in relieving pregnancy symptoms, chronic stiffness in my neck and shoulders, and also in reducing my stress level. I feel so relaxed after each treatment. I will definitely be continuing treatments with Kristi after my baby is born!” – Mary Beth H.
“I started seeing Kristi after a number of IUI attempts at a fertility clinic. Those treatments were not successful, and the fertility drugs and stress and had left my body out of whack (unpredictable cycles & erratic BBTs) and me dispirited. I quickly began to look forward to my treatments with Kristi not just for the acupuncture, which helped to both calm and energize me, but due to Kristi herself. She seemed to genuinely care for my health and well-being, she was a great sounding board for my many fertility concerns, and she offered fresh insights on diet, exercise, and other lifestyle factors and choices. Kristi brings a whole body / whole person approach to her practice, and I've realized enormous value from seeing her. Through her acupuncture treatments, thoughtfully prescribed supplements, carefully concocted herbal formulas (I've had many, many cups of "stinky tea"!), and recommendations on diet, stress, lifestyle, etc., Kristi has helped me to restore my balance both mentally and physically. Based on Kristi's advice, I have made a number of lifestyle changes that continue to benefit me today. My cycles have become longer and more regular, and my BBTs have come closer to following a "normal" BBT chart. But perhaps an even greater benefit is that Kristi helped me get through a dark and challenging time. She provides a safe, harmonious environment where it's okay to laugh or to cry (I've often done both -- sometimes in the same session). She's a good listener, is wise beyond her years, has a great sense of humor, and is a caring and effective practitioner.” – Jamie.
“After enduring three years of expensive fertility treatments, resulting in failure, including a few miscarriages, I am now the mother of adorable, boy-girl twins. I thank Kristi Stoddard for this. I was told by the fertility clinic that they had over a 90% success rate with my particular situation: IVF with donor eggs after successful natural pregnancies. While going through that process, I was also receiving acupuncture and Chinese herb treatment from another fertility acupuncturist, well known in the Seattle area. But nothing was working, so I decided to go to Kristi. She has a solid base of knowledge, due to her extensive training, and kept trying to look beyond the obvious. She didn't just continue with a "cookie cutter" approach that wasn't working. One cycle later, both embryos implanted, resulting in a successful twin pregnancy. We could not be happier. I wish I'd gone to her sooner and I recommend her to everyone I know struggling with similar issues. She is smart, skilled and personable - not just fantastic at her job, but a good, kind person. Kristi is just what you need when dealing with an emotional medical issue. There is no way to possibly thank her enough.” – Lisa.
“After 6 months of trying to conceive with no luck, I decided to have some fertility testing done. I found out my FSH level was almost 16. At 35 years old, it seemed my chances of getting pregnant were extremely low. I started researching my options and came across Kristi's website. During my first visit, Kristi and I spent over an hour talking about my history and my expectations. I never felt so 'listened to' by a medical professional before. I felt very comfortable in her care, and confident that if I was able to conceive, Kristi's treatments would help make it happen. After just a few sessions, I knew we would be successful, as I was also charting my cycles and could 'see' my cycle regulate. Sure enough, after less than two months of treatments with acupuncture and Chinese herbs I found out I was pregnant! I now have a healthy and beautiful 3 month old son!” – Melissa M.
“I came to Kristi feeling discouraged and hopeless after failing to sustain early pregnancies. At the time I believed I just needed to maintain a pregnancy, but what I also needed was a self-care routine for myself. Kristi provided a safe and nurturing environment coupled with skillful clinical care. She normalized my anxiety and maintained a hopeful stance. Again, I became pregnant but this time the outcome was different. Throughout my pregnancy, Kristi masterfully partnered with me to provide excellent care. I looked forward to our visits which also served as reassuring focal points throughout my 41 weeks of pregnancy. At approximately 37 weeks, Kristi's treatment enabled my breech baby to move into the correct position. This transition allowed me to have a successful vaginal delivery with no medical intervention. Today, our son charms and delights. We are so grateful for Kristi's dedication and compassion.” – Abigail
“Kristi cared for me as a "whole person," which meant so much. I felt as if she was part therapist, part acupuncturist. I believe that the acupuncture treatments and herbs had much to do with helping me maintain and prepare for my pregnancy, and for the birth of my son.” – Lara
“I saw Kristi for about 9 months on my journey to get pregnant for the second time. I figured acupuncture could enhance my fertility treatment (IUI) that I was undergoing at a local clinic. I was a little apprehensive at first as I had never had never participated in any Chinese medicine. Kristi has a wonderful bedside manner and is extremely down to earth. She is very current on the recent developments in infertility. She immediately put me at ease. I am 21 weeks pregnant and I believe the acupuncture and herbal therapy I received from Kristi, made a difference. I have continued to see Kristi during my pregnancy as I continue to see the health benefits. I always feel better after I receive treatments, plus Kristi's office is new and very calm and relaxing. She is as good as it gets!” –Michelle
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