Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist
Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
I love helping patients reach their goals, bearing witness to their hard work and being able to be a guide along the way. - Krissy Rock, AEMP, FABORM
Krissy Rock is a licensed acupuncturist and Eastern medicine provider and a nationally board certified fertility acupuncturist. She graduated with a Masters in acupuncture and Chinese medicine in 2009 from the prestigious Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. She is nationally certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Krissy is specialized in both fertility and pregnancy.
Krissy has worked at a reproductive endocrinology (fertility) clinic and is also a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. She brings this experience and additional study to patients at Acupuncture Northwest & Associates.
Krissy worked at an Integrative Medicine Center in Michigan where she treated people both in patient and in the outpatient clinic. She also did rotations in the hospital on the Labor & Delivery floor.
Additionally, Krissy studied in P.R. China under the late Dr. Wang Ju-Yi at his Center for Clinical Channel Theory and Research in Beijing.
As with all acupuncturists, Krissy is adept at treating pain. She has taken it one step further by doing research on pain management for living liver donors. Not only does she understand the treatment of pain using acupuncture, she also understands research and has contributed to the body of research that continues to grow around acupuncture and how it can help many different ailments.
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine June 2009
Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine, California
Licenses and Certifications
Washington State Acupuncture and East Asian Practitioner
Diplomate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) 2010 — Present
Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine 2015
One of Krissy's Blog Posts, "Your Role in Your Healthcare Journey"
"We live in a climate where overstress and taxation is considered normal. This climate also contributes to a lack of quiet, paying attention, and tuning into what your body needs or is trying to tell you. Often, we see the results of that coming through our door in a myriad of ways. Modern ideas of treatment trend towards being one of reaction, only coming into play once discomfort and pathology become apparent. The patient’s role in this is usually one of passivity, and sometimes fast results are given or expected.
However, here at ANW we strive towards a true partnership between patient and practitioner. This includes a look at what happens beyond the treatment room, and lifestyle factors that could augment or enhance the course to better health. Even the most gifted acupuncturist cannot lift someone out of fatigue if they are not showing up for themselves by listening to their body and nourishing themselves in the way that is required.
Ultimately, it is up to the patient how much they want to show up for themselves. Expect to be an active partner in your own healing, and a participant in your own self-discovery. First treatments usually involve extensive questioning on lifestyle, diet, exercise, and sleep patterns. Where we can find a tweak or intervention, we will make the suggestion. This does not have to be an all-or-nothing idea. Usually it takes baby steps and routine to make a habit, and we understand that interruptions happen. Show up for yourself. Come to the appointments. Make the changes in steps. Over time, you’ll be able to listen and tune in to what your body needs or is trying to tell you, and you will need our guidance less and less. You’ll find that you’re able to get out of our doors and into feeling better much faster if you do."