Kris González, LAc

Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist

The Way of Yin, LLC

Founder of The Way of Yin, a lifestyle education company with a collection of self study e-courses on menstruation, breast & vaginal health and perimenopause.

Santa Barbara, CA
Virtual Sessions

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (2)
Kris is an amazing, kind and loving practitioner and teacher. I have worked with her through our Virtual Symposiums and she is also a teacher for Wise Womb Medicine Path Level One 13 Moon Wise Womb Apprenticeship Programs. I would highly recommend working with her. She is talented and gifted.
Kris Gonzalez is not only a colleague and friend of mine but she has also helped me with many different issues around my cycle. Her knowledge of Chinese herbal medicine and the natural rhythms of a woman's body run deep. She truly helps guide women back to their innate understanding of their bodies. She not only teaches you how to be attuned with your cycles and rhythms but she also lives this medicine!

License, Credentials & Experience

Kris has been helping people for 12 years
Licensed Acupuncturist
California Department of Consumer Affairs Acupuncture Board , #14937
Master's in Science and East Asian Medicine
Pacific College of Health & Science

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Q&A Session
30 minute Q&A session Great for mild, acute and recent challenges Printable & Personalized Plan that may include: Acupressure / Ear Seed Point Prescriptions Possible Acupuncture Patching Prescription (Phototherapy) Custom Herbal & Supplement Recommendations Lifestyle & Nutritional Recommendations
30 Minutes   •   $90

A Deeper Dive: Initial 60 minute Consultation
Initial Consultation - Video & Chat Best for more complex cases In depth Intake and review of health history Printable Personalized Plan that may include: Acupressure / Ear Seed Point Prescriptions Possible Acupuncture Patching Prescription (Phototherapy) Custom Herbal & Supplement Recommendations Lifestyle & Nutritional Recommendations
75 Minutes   •   $160

Endorsements

Menstrual Cramps
Endorsed by Chantal L. Davis and 5 others
Menopause
Endorsed by Chantal L. Davis and 4 others
Qigong
Endorsed by Chantal L. Davis and 6 others

Practice Locations & Hours


Santa Barbara
5290 Overpass Rd, Unit 131, Santa Barbara CA 93111, United States
Mon: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn More About Kris González, LAc

About me

Kris González has always been influenced by traditional medicine since growing up and visiting her family in South Korea. She recalls memories of her grandmother cooking herbs on the stove and performing massage and acupressure for common ailments. Along with her clinical practice of acupuncture and herbalism, she helps her clients gain a greater understanding of their cycles and rhythms in order to nurture a long and healthy life.

She's a Nourishing Life or 養生 yǎng shēng enthusiast that educates on gracefully approaching the 7-8 year life cycles. She is a certified Healer Within Practice Leader from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Taichi and is also certified in the therapeutic application of essential oils; Aroma AcuTouch.

She teaches a variety of self study e-courses from Sacred Vaginal Ecology, Menstrual Attunement, Breast Rejuvenation and the Alchemy of Perimenopause.

My Philosophy of Care

"The most profound medicine is within." - The Promise of Qi


Practice Details

Works with
Individuals
Group Sessions
Ages works with
Teenagers
Adults
Languages
English

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Questions & Answers

Kris González, LAc Answers
Hi Leilani, Depending on the quality of the pain, in Chinese Medicine, menstrual cramps can be caused by blood stagnating in the uterus or a level of blood deficiency. Blood can stagnate in the uterus due to constraint (tension, stress, musculature), too much cold exposure and possibly dampness encumbering the flow. Everyone is quite different, but menstrual cramping is a sign that shouldn't be ignored or masked. In our culture, it's normalized as being just a part of being a bleeding woman, but this is definitely far from the truth. We are lucky in the fact that our menstrual cycle is actually a vital sign and is instrumental in our overall wellbeing, lifelong vitality and also feeding into our longevity. There are some very basic self care practices that you can do to help increase circulation and warm your uterus. You can do a very gentle lower abdominal massage before your cycle arrives and use warming packs during your bleed. Very strong ginger and hawthorn berry tea are excellent for circulation and warmth. As Amanda Grace pointed out below, your period is sort of cleanse so it's reflective of a detoxing process. So essentially you'll have to make sure your detox organs are functioning optimally. Liver, Kidneys and especially your bowels. Best of luck and let me know if you have any questions. In health, -Kris
Kris González, LAc Answers
Hi Brittney, Hope you're enjoying breastfeeding as much as I did. Typically galactagogue foods are great for boosting milk supply. Root veggies, dark leafy greens, fennel, fenugreek, legumes, oats, nuts and sesame seeds are some examples. Also Lactic Acid Yeast Wafers are pretty effective. Let me know if you have any questions. In health, Kris
Kris González, LAc Answers
Hi Andrew. Nice to meet you. The way I explain it to my patients is that acupuncture communicates to your body. The communication signals changes in pain & inflammatory response. It engages your body's own healing mechanisms. Does this help a little? If not, feel free to ask more questions. All the best. Kris

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Kris González Reviews

5.0 of 5 (2)
Kris is an amazing, kind and loving practitioner and teacher. I have worked with her through our Virtual Symposiums and she is also a teacher for Wise Womb Medicine Path Level One 13 Moon Wise Womb Apprenticeship Programs. I would highly recommend working with her. She is talented and gifted.
Kris Gonzalez is not only a colleague and friend of mine but she has also helped me with many different issues around my cycle. Her knowledge of Chinese herbal medicine and the natural rhythms of a woman's body run deep. She truly helps guide women back to their innate understanding of their bodies. She not only teaches you how to be attuned with your cycles and rhythms but she also lives this medicine!





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