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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the practice of inserting tiny needles at specific points to stimulate the body to heal itself.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are volatile liquids that are distilled from plants. Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPPG) essential oils have profound and scientifically validated healing benefits for the the body and mind.

Chinese Herbs

I offer an on-site pharmacy of over 300 super-premium Chinese herbal formulas and dietary supplements. If appropriate, one of these formulas can be custom-prescribed for your condition.

Nutrition

“Those who take medicine and neglect their diet waste the skill of the physician.” – Chinese Proverb

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the practice of inserting tiny needles at specific points to stimulate the body to heal itself. Over two thousand years ago, Hippocrates (considered by many to be the father of medicine) stated: “Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” Now in the twenty-first century, scientists all over the world are scrambling to explain how acupuncture works, with varying degrees of success. Though they are discovering bits and pieces of the answer, the bottom line is this: the way that acupuncture works is to enhance, strengthen, and direct these “natural forces”.


Essential Oils

Essential oils are volatile liquids that are distilled from plants. Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPPG) essential oils have profound and scientifically validated healing benefits for the the body and mind. I am proud to be affiliated with doTERRA, the sole source of CPTG oils. These oils bring about amazing results when they are applied to the skin, when they are inhaled aromatically, or when they are taken orally.


Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine has been practiced for thousands of years and offers amazing benefits. I offer an on-site pharmacy of over 300 super-premium Chinese herbal formulas and dietary supplements. If appropriate, one of these formulas can be custom-prescribed for your condition. All of the herbal medicines that I use come from companies with the highest manufacturing standards in the world. These companies follow stringent guidelines created by the FDA to ensure the highest quality product. The herbs are identified, tested and retested using TLC (Thin Layer Chromatography for proper herb species identification), microbial testing for potential harmful pathogens, Gas Chromatography (which tests for the presence of over 200 harmful pesticides, herbicides and fungicides), HPLC (High Pressure Liquid Chromatography, which tests for the correct concentrations of active medicinal ingredients), and ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry, which tests for heavy metals).


Dietary Counseling

“Those who take medicine and neglect their diet waste the skill of the physician.” – Chinese Proverb
You probably know that nutrition is important, but if you are like most people you are confused about which diet is best for you and your family. In addition to my credentials as an acupuncturist, I also hold a bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition, as well as a master’s degree in Applied Physiology. I have published research in scientific journals regarding dietary and lifestyle factors related to cardiovascular disease risk. This strong scientific background uniquely qualifies me to offer patients a well-rounded treatment plan that includes dietary and lifestyle counseling.


What my patients are saying

“I have dealt (poorly) with seasonal allergies for years. Since living in central TX for the last 3 years my allergies have become ALL THE TIME allergies. Headaches, sinus pressure, sneezing, watery eyes…..basically everything that comes with it. Once a year I would get sinus infections, and horrible sore throats. Not this year!! I started seeing Kristen for my allergies along with infertility issues. As a result, after just a short 3 months of acupuncture and Chinese medicine I hardly have any allergy problems, and I’m on the road to reaching my goals with infertility. Kristen is amazing, she is highly educated in her profession. With that being said, she is still extremely easy to talk to. I know first hand that she genuinely cares for her patents. The time and effort she spends with you goes above and beyond. I’m so thankful I have found a natural and very effective way to treat my health issues. I haven’t felt this good in years!!”

—Brittany Youngblood, Lorena TX

“After five years of trying to get pregnant, my husband and I had nothing to lose, so I called Kristen to try acupuncture. Within 3 months of starting treatment I was pregnant! Not only was my body in better condition, but my mind and emotions were, too. I don’t know exactly how it works, but I was amazed that after five years of infertility, including much stress and many expenses at other doctors, within three months using acupuncture with Kristen, I was pregnant. Whatever she did worked and I am so grateful.”

—Allison Allen, Waco TX

“Following a severe episode with my lower back and a diagnosis of the possible need for surgery, my neurosurgeon suggested that I try acupuncture with Kristen Horner.  I had already had the standard treatment:  6 weeks of physical therapy as well as a shot in my lower back.  These helped, but I was far from being on the road to recovery!  I decided to try acupuncture in hopes of avoiding surgery.  It worked!  At my first visit, Kristen explained the purpose of acupuncture and the methods used.  I found the procedure to not only be painless, but calming.  I felt a difference in my pain level and mobility after only one visit.  Within five visits I felt like a new person!  I am now able to strengthen my back through walking and exercises which complement the healing process found through acupuncture.  I believe I am on the road to recovery due to this experience and recommend acupuncture to anyone with lower back pain.”

—Karen Mittendorf, Waco TX

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