Karen Kraft, L.Ac. graduated from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine in 2002 with a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (M.Ac.O.M). She is licensed by the State of Washington, and is nationally certified by the NCCAOM in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine (Dipl.O.M.). Her postgraduate studies included extensive training in Chinese herbal gynecology with a pre-eminent specialist in Melbourne, Australia, as well as additional training in dermatology and trauma. In addition to her formal training, she has spent several years as a volunteer, providing care for low income populations in the U.S. and abroad. In 2007 she volunteered at the birthing center in Indonesia founded by CNN Hero of the Year, Robin Lim, treating women in all stages of pregnancy, including prenatal care, inductions, breech-positioned babies, labor, and postpartum care. Karen has practiced acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for 12 years. Her passion for these treatment modalities and her gentle competence blend with knowledge and skill to result in excellent treatment outcomes.
Some of her treatment specialties include:
- Neck, shoulder and back pain
- Gynecological disorders including PMS, painful or irregular periods, infertility, menopausal symptoms, herpes, HPV, cervical dysplasia, yeast imbalances, and other conditions.
- Trauma including sports injuries and post-operative recovery.
- Dermatology including acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
To schedule and appointment with Karen, please call (206) 227-1142.