Kristina completed clinical internships with Santa Fe Women's Health, Indian Health Services Hospital of New Mexico, St. Vincent Hospital and Health South Rehabilitation Hospital. She also served as a psychiatric technician for a State Mental Health summer youth program.
Kristina's experience as an organic farmer and artisan/whole foods chef provides her with a practical knowledge of nutrition and healthcare. She has helped support and develop several Community Supported Agriculture projects, urban demonstration gardens with the Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Land Trust and served as a board member of Waucoma co-op.
As a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP), she served as a volunteer with the University of Arizona Cancer Center, and guest instructor at the Arizona Medical School in the Integrative Medicine program.
Kristina's passion for wellness, service and education began at a young age playing at healer in her childhood back yard. Later, she was pursuing an educational course of study leading toward medical school when she was introduced to the amazing benefits of natural medicine and made a dramatic shift in plans.
Before joining the team at Vital Health, she served the people of Richmond, Virginia at Path Acupuncture.
Kristina D. Allred holds a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, is a Licensed Acupuncturist and is board certified in acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has extensive training and experience in nutrition as well as herbal medicine. Kristina earned her Masters degree from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2009. She has over 3,000 hours of training in biomedicine, acupuncture, herbology, physical therapy and nutrition.
"I truly love this work! I believe that it is my calling. I feel blessed to be able to work in a field that allows me to continually learn, to assist others, and to always strive towards personal development."
What Makes Us Different
At Vital Health, we are different in that we look for what is going on underneath the symptoms you are experiencing. A symptom is simply your body's way of telling you that there is a problem that needs to be addressed. It's like having the check engine light come on in your car. You can put a piece of tape over it and cover up the symptom (like taking a drug to mask a symptom) or you can cut the check engine light out of the car (like removing an organ that is not functioning properly), but until you find out WHY the check engine light is coming on in the first place, the problem still exists. We do a lot of investigating to discover WHY your body is not functioning properly in the first place. What is going on "underneath the hood?" Once we discover WHY you are experiencing your symptom(s) in the first place, we are able to put together a comprehensive treatment plan to help you to re-claim optimal health.