Kristie Nakasato, LAc, Dipl OM, MTCM, FABORM. Kristie is a Colorado licensed and nationally certified acupuncturist and herbalist. In addition, she holds a specialized board certification in fertility.
When Kristie was an undergraduate student at The Evergreen State College in Washington she took a Hawaiian Lomilomi massage workshop. This left an imprint, which years later led her to work as an intern at renowned fertility acupuncturist Dr. Angela Wu’s clinic in San Francisco practicing acupressure, chi abdominal massage, fertility abdominal massage, cupping, and moxibustion. She discovered how well Eastern medicine complemented Western medicine and took the path to become an acupuncturist.
She obtained a Master in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM) from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California. The 4- year master’s program encompassed more than 3,200 hours of TCM patient assessment, diagnosis, acupuncture, Chinese herbology, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and clinical training.
Kristie specializes in fertility, in particular male factor infertility. She began her training at Dr. Angela Wu fertility clinic in 2004, and after becoming a licensed acupuncturist, continued to focus on reproductive health by working more than 3 years at a fertility acupuncture clinic, and with reproductive endocrinologists in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Whether it is by natural pregnancy or with assisted reproductive technologies, Kristie has helped women and men with the entire process from preconception, to acupuncture onsite at the IVF clinic (if needed), and to pre and postnatal care. She took her advanced training in fertility a step further in 2016 to become certified by the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM).
She also treats menopausal symptoms, autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, hormonal imbalances, side effects from chemotherapy and radiation, stress and anxiety, and musculoskeletal disorders.
Kristie, originally from the Big Island of Hawai’i, is now enjoying living in beautiful Colorado with her husband and daughter.