kris gonzález, L.ac., founder of yin way

I've always been influenced by traditional medicine since growing up and visiting my family in South Korea. I recall memories of my grandmother easing my stomach pains with hand acupressure and healing soups. This tradition has imprinted itself in the way I approach health for myself, my family and my clients. We can heal by turning to our bodies and nature.

Professionally, I’m a Licensed Acupuncturist, Board Certified Herbalist and guide into the lost art of radical self-care called Nourishing Life or 養生 yǎng shēng. The principles are based on the preservation of health, not just the treatment of disease. The methods promote health and longevity and guides us away from those that might cause harm. I specialize in Feminine Healing Arts. I educate my clients on gaining an understanding of their biological and physiological rhythms within the lens of Chinese Medicine. I guide on gracefully approaching the 7/8 year cycles, Menstrual Attunement, and Longevity Medicine. I’m also a certified Healer Within Practice Leader from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Taichi and certified in the therapeutic application of essential oils; Aroma AcuTouch. I have the great honor of being the resident acupuncturist for Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute/Steamy Chick where I provide consultations and education on pelvic bowl steaming for healing gynecological and andrological conditions using steam and smoke therapy also known as fumigation therapy in Chinese Medicine. I am also a faculty member for Wise Womb Medicine Path Living School of the Temple & Healing Arts.

I live in Santa Barbara with my husband and two young and energetic boys. When time permits and the stars are aligned I enjoy practicing qigong & yoga in nature, dancing and baking.

Thank you for being here. I look forward to assisting you on your healing journey. Blessings.