Krissy Clark grew up in a small town 90 miles west of Chicago. Even from a young age, she had a myriad of dreams while still maintaining an uncanny empathy and compassion for people. Her various interests throughout high school brought her specifically to Asian culture and philosophy, but a career somehow tied to medicine seemed to attract her the most. Struggling under the weight to find a life path that somehow included all of her interests and desires, Krissy flung herself down on the couch to watch E! celebrity entertainment. Suddenly, a special was on about cupping, which just so happened to be a technique used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It was as if destiny itself had appeared out of nowhere and poked her with a really big acupuncture needle.
Three months later, Krissy attended Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. This program provides a perfect mix of ancient learning with western medical physiology and pathology. She hopes to turn her career into a more integrative path as she has been trained specifically to work flexibly and with good rapport in the modern medical world. She completed her Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine four years later in December 2009. She became a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine in January 2010, which was awarded by the NCCAOM. She maintained a private, integrative practice called Happy Body Wellness Center in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago until June 2011. There, she enjoyed working with a team of a personal trainer, thai massage therapist and massage therapist. She even taught an aerobic dance class for the 50 and older population.
She moved with her family (her partner and their dog) to Michigan in June 2011. Currently, she rents space and practices on the west side of Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is also a staff acupuncturist for Henry Ford Health System primarily practicing out of the Novi location.
She is a member of the AAAOM and the MAAOM.
In November 2010, she traveled to Beijing, China to study under Dr. Wang Ju-Yi and various other practitioners. There, she studied channel and meridian therapy as well as pulse diagnosis and Tui Na.
Her specialties include fertility, pre-natal care, women’s health, treatments for the recovery of eating disorders, health and wellness over 50, sleep disorders, anxiety, pain management, depression and digestive disorders. However, she has treated a variety of ailments over the course of her career, and is willing to rise to any challenge.
She practices with a more gentle Japanese style technique, which produces little to no needle sensation. Krissy is also trained in traditional Chinese herbology, gua sha, cupping, moxibustion, nutritional therapy, and Tui Na. She is consistently using and refining the skills taught to her in the hospitals of Beijing.
She hopes to work with more health professionals in both the holistic and western medical communities. Her extreme passion and commitment to her craft allows her to be a giving, diverse and knowledgeable practitioner. Her compassion for her patients promotes lasting, effective change in their health and well-being.
She welcomes any questions or concerns with gratitude.
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