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Wellness and Pain Management
Acupuncture is an effective way to treat pain including headaches, sciatica, and fibromyalgia. It is also show to have positive effects in treating allergies, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Treatment may also include cupping, massage, heat therapy, and aromatherapy.
Located in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, nationally-certified and state-licensed professional, Dr Krista J Essler, DTCM, LAc offers a unique approach in helping you attain optimal wellness and can assist you in transforming your vitality and health.
initial consultation and treatment
Your current state of health is a culmination of past lifestyle, exposure to disease, and other environmental factors. An in-depth health review and evaluation of health goals are discussed. Various improvements are considered to create an individualized approach in relationship to lifestyle, exercise, and food consumption habits. Herbal and vitamin supplementation may be recommended.
Please download and complete a new patient packet prior to your initial visit. $200 ($125 consultation + $75 treatment)
A follow-up treatment addresses the initial complaint. It is an opportunity to discuss difficulties in following existing recommendations. Changes may be suggested to any part of your treatment protocol. Acupuncture is typically performed. In the absence of urgent or emerging issues, a six-month follow-up is recommended. $75
Facial Rejuvenation is a good alternative for those who wish to reduce the signs of aging but do not want the side effects associated with a surgical facelift. In addition to full body acupuncture, needles are gently inserted into wrinkles to help cellular rejuvenation by stimulating collagen and elastin production. Krista has performed this treatment in one of New York City’s top dermatological spas. Additional $45 per treatment.
Functional medicine is a diagnostic method which takes all body systems into account for a thorough understanding of your current condition. An in-depth review of past medical history may be key to finding the source of chronic health issues. Improved outcomes are addressed through lifestyle, nutrition, and TCM treatment protocols. Further testing may be recommended to streamline your treatment. Additional $85-110 charge per treatment.
my holistic practice philosophy
art and science
All though my early education, I had the fortune to excel in both art and science. Choosing to pursue a career as an Architectural Engineer promised to be a good choice. It was not. After working in the field for six years, I decided to make a change and get more out of my career than a salary.
After extensive exploration into many fields, I decided that holistic medicine would marry my talents through the science of diagnosis and the art of tailoring an individual treatment. My goal for your treatment is to find and address the root of your health concerns and help you make the necessary changes that will support wellbeing by creating a lifestyle you enjoy.
As someone who suffered with allergies since childhood that were unaffected by standard medical treatment, I have been able to greatly improve my own health by applying what I have learned. In addition to my training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, I have accumulated over 100 hours of studies in nutrition. Further areas of study include chronic illness, autoimmunity, and mental health concerns. In 2018, I completed a 12-month certification in Functional Medicine Diagnosis. Recently, I received a doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
what people are saying...
I have tried just about everything for my chronic migraines. From the first acupuncture treatment with Krista, I experienced immediate relief. I have been telling everyone I know about how helpful it's been. I haven't felt this good in years!
- Beth Shields, Owner, Pottsville Yoga Center, Pottsville, PA
As a Licensed Acupuncturist, Krista integrates many other forms of the Healing Arts such as Homeopathy, Nutrition, Essential Oil Therapy, and Reiki. Having a variety of tools at her disposal gives her a unique approach that I have not come across in another practitioner.
- Donna Boyd, Owner, Peace Frog Natural Foods, Pottsville, PA
Years of wearing flipflops caught up with me and I got Plantar Fascitis. I stand on my feet all day and didn't have time to be distracted by the pain. Krista helped me with two treatments. That was back in 2001 and I haven't had the problem since.
- Jenn Raess, Owner, Sage Coffeehouse & Tea Garden, Pottsville, PA
I’ve spoken with Krista on the phone many times to discuss my health issues. She is able to pinpoint the issue and deciphers a quick solution to address the health issue. Krista will also expand on descriptions of how the body systems work and effect one another so I can understand why the issue is actually occurring. I am able to talk to Krista about my problems with ease and comfort and recommend her services to all!
- Gail Beck, Personal Shopper, Santa Fe Dry Goods, Santa Fe, NM
I was amazed at the results I got with Krista as my acupuncturist. She was very thorough with both intake and treatment protocol, and made sure I was comfortable with the procedures. I found her professional and knowledgeable. Krista was always willing to listen and give suggestions about what may be the best treatment options.
- Nancy Elizabeth Green, Owner, The Wisdom Tree, Greensboro, NC
I had several "first treatments" from various acupuncturists but would never make it for the follow-up visit because the needles bothered me. With Krista's gentle technique, I was able to continue treatment and get the help I needed in order to feel better.
- Charlotte Stone, Owner, Stone Center for Yoga and Health, Teaneck, NJ
Krista takes great care to ensure her clients understand the benefits and possible side effects of essential oils. As a contributor to my book, The Power of Slow, she generously offered fabulous advice on the effectiveness of essential oils. A wonderful resource indeed!
- Christine Louise Hohlbaum, President at Butterfly Public Relations, Freiburg, Germany
Krista is a consummate professional with whom I can trust all my healing needs. She has saved me from a lot of suffering over the years with her healing touch, acupuncture, and wellness counseling.
- Havona Madama, Founder at Kid Klass, Ltd, Brooklyn, NY
Krista and I have done continuing education trainings and seminars together. She is a thoughtful, caring and well educated professional. She has a lot of complimentary tools to offer her patients with her blend of acupuncture, homeopathy, and the science of functional medicine.
- Nan Bakamjian, M.S., L.Ac, New York, NY