Kristen M. Happe is a board certified, licensed acupuncturist & practitioner of oriental medicine. She completed her Bachelors degree in Anthropology & Business at the University of Pittsburgh and went on to study Oriental Medicine at the Florida College of Integrative Medicine where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Health Studies & a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine.Kristen has studied with renowned acupuncture physicians fromaround the world. They include Dr. Li-Chun Huang in AdvancedAuricular Acupuncture, Dr. Richard Tan in Pain treatment for musculoskeletal injuries, Dr. Yu Chen in I-Ching Acupuncture, Dr. Susan Johnson in Tung’s style acupuncture, and Dr. Tran Viet Dzung in Obesity and Mental Disorders.She also completed an intensive acupuncture internship in Beijing, China at the PLA Army General Hospital, where she was able to see first hand, the benefits of acupuncture on Stroke, Bells Palsy and Hemiplegia patients.
EducationUniversity of Pittsburgh, Florida College of Integrative Medicine
TrainingBA: Anthropology & Business (2003) (graduated cum laude) BS: Professional Health Studies (2006) MS: Oriental Medicine(2006) (graduated summa cum laude) Internship; China's PLA Army General Hospital (beijing)
I LOVE Kristen! I LOVE acupuncture! The sense of calm and peace I feel after a treatment is like nothing I have ever experienced. The first time I went in, I was dealing with a lot on my plate. I had just lost both my parents in a matter of 3 months, and where I work was divesting our office. I literally felt weight on my back and neck from all the stress. Most people can go through the day without thinking anything about their back. I couldn't because it was so heavy I couldn't. I had been told by my chiropractor that my back and neck were like a brick wall. When that and a couple deep tissue massages couldn't help me, I was desperate. I went to the Grape Seed and when I walked out the door, I couldn't feel that "weight" anymore. And my neck which I couldn't move that well was back to even better than it had been before. I had more range to turn my head. It was wonderful!! If you haven't tried acupuncture and are thinking about trying it out, this is the place to go!!
It took me almost a year to finally try acupuncture. I was skeptical about a lot of things; will it work? How can this help when pain medicine was not helping? Will it HURT? I will be honest I was not to thrilled on the idea of having needles put into my skin to relieve pain and headaches. After consulting with Kristen I finally built up the courage to try it. The visit was nothing short of amazing. Kristen was VERY professional and thorough. She took the time to find out exactly what my concerns were, she worked very slow and explained to me what she was doing every step of the way. Most importantly her treatment worked. She also took time after the appointment to set me up with a vitamin regimen. What really impressed me was her follow up, she called me the next day to follow up with me and to make sure I was feeling better. Overall AMAZING experience, a fantastic top notch practice. I will definitely be recommending your services to people!
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