Kristine Nakasato, L. Ac, FABORM, owner of Waves of Wellness Acupuncture in Hilo, HI, has more than 10 years of acupuncture experience. She is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, who is nationally certified in Oriental Medicine, and is a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. Kristie received her Master’s degree in Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University’s four-year program.
Kristie focuses on pain management and women’s health, fertility, and pregnancy.
She began working as an intern at Dr. Angela Wu’s renowned fertility acupuncture clinic in San Francisco in 2004. After completing extensive training in fertility and pregnancy care, Kristie obtained her certification from the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. She has worked with both male and female fertility patients and has helped couples both on the mainland and now in Hawai’i conceive and birth healthy babies.
Utilizing various styles of acupuncture, including very gentle Japanese techniques, Kristie treats a wide range of conditions. Some of the conditions she has successfully treated include musculoskeletal pain, migraines, metabolic disorders, side effects from chemotherapy and radiation, and stress and anxiety. Kristie looks at the symptom as part of a larger picture, and addresses the treatments accordingly. Frequently, dietary and lifestyle adjustments, as well as herbal formulas and supplements will be recommended.
Born and raised on the Big island, Kristie attended UH Hilo before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College. She later graduated from a four-year master’s program in Traditional Chinese Medicine and worked at prominent Bay Area fertility and pain clinics.
Kristie strives to practice what she advises her patients to do, which is to keep a balanced lifestyle. When she is not working, Kristie enjoys cooking healthy food for her family, spending time outdoors, and going on meditation retreats.
Kristie holds deep gratitude to her teachers for guiding her towards meaningful work. She is also very grateful to her patients for their courage in showing up just as they are.
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