Schedule a Virtual Appointment:
We are currently available for virtual sessions only.
A virtual health coaching session involving a check in on your symptoms and tools to help you achieve your wellness goals.
For folks currently in California only, may also include guided acupressure, herbal consultation, qigong, physical therapy exercises, and/or individualized nutrition.
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Prism Integrative Acupuncture Mission
To provide a cutting-edge integration of modern Western and classical Chinese medicine, tailored to YOU, to help you achieve your personal wellness goals and improve your quality of life.
To create a safe, inclusive healing environment where you can access the healthcare you need and deserve, free of discrimination and judgement.
To make you an active participant in the healing process by forming a one-of-a-kind holistic care plan that supports your unique journey towards self-realization, empowerment, and wellness.
About Katrina Hanson L.Ac.
“Katrina is truly a gem. In addition to being thorough and deeply knowledgeable, Katrina is a thoughtful care provider who listens and interacts with patients in a good-humored, clear, and respectful manner… I always leave appointments feeling better. She’s a wonderful provider, and approaches her work and her patients with an open, accepting, and supportive manner that only enhances her technical skills.” -S.L.
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Katrina has been in the healthcare field for nine years. She is a licensed acupuncturist and Professor at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, Oakland, CA. She studied Public Health at The Evergreen State College and trained as a health educator before completing the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (AIMC)’s rigorous four-year Master of Science program, including an internship at UCSF Benioff’s Mission Bay Children’s Hospital and the San Francisco Homeless Prenatal Program. She specializes in LGBTQI+ wellness, surgical recovery, endometriosis and pelvic pain, sexual wellness, and hormone regulation. She consults with a variety of alternative medicine colleges on transgender medicine and creating LGBT-inclusive schools. She published First Steps Towards Making Your Clinic Trans-Inclusive in the California Journal of Oriental Medicine, Fall 2015.
“I started acupuncture school because I liked the Chinese Medicine diagnostic system, their holistic way of working with a person’s constitution and intricate balanced combinations of herbal medicines. I love being a part of a medicine that allows people not just to be taken care of or fixed by others, but to take care of themselves and listen to their bodies.
Through learning this medicine, I learned to care for and listen to my own body as well. I’d spent years suffering from endometriosis without knowing what it was. I went to so many doctors and tried to convince them that something was wrong, but none of them saw my symptoms as connected.
Luckily for me, I was also in acupuncture school at this time. I realized that I needed to decide that I deserved to feel better before I could help others feel that themselves. I began getting weekly acupuncture sessions, taking herbs regularly, focusing on eating better, and exercising more regularly. Not only did my symptoms improve, but I was even able to work through my fear of the western medical system in order to get an endometriosis diagnosis, which helped give me more information about what I was experiencing and how to better care for myself. Best of all, once I made these changes for myself, my patients started making them too.
I love guiding patients through times of upheaval, allowing them to stay grounded despite the emotional turmoil that often accompanies times of illness. My favorite part of my job is watching people regain ownership of their healing process, reconnect with their bodies, and make positive changes in their lives.” -Katrina Hanson L.Ac.