Kristina Adams graduated from Pacific Rim College in April 2017 and became a Registered Acupuncturist with the CTCMA of British Columbia shortly after. Her interest in alternative health care began at a young age when she experienced various health issues that western medicine just didn't seem to have the answers to. Chronic pain, low energy, and ulcerative colitis were just some of the mountains she was set to conquer.
She began her studies in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine after acupuncture was her only method of pain relief for a spinal injury she sustained while snowboarding. She later was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis which she successfully treated through the use of Chinese herbal medicine, dietary cleansing, and intermittent fasting.
Her primary focal point is to use what she's learned from her studies in acupuncture, shiatsu massage, and orthopedic acupuncture for the treatment and dissolution of pain, whether it be physical, digestive, or emotional pain. She utilizes her extensive personal knowledge and experience of being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis for the treatment of digestive ailments. Her top priority is to ensure you leave the clinic pain-free and in good spirits.
Education and Certifications
Registered Acupuncturist, CTCMA August 2018
A vigorous 2 part licensing examination which grants legal permission to practise acupuncture in British Columbia.
Pacific Rim College, Dipl. Acupuncture 2015-2018
A full-time 3 year program of 2200 hours covering Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, biomedicine, anatomy, and physiology.
Advanced Orthopedic Acupuncture 2017-2018
A 90 hour course delivered over 1 year focusing on gait analysis, structural disharmonies, motor point needling and trigger point needling.
Shiatsu Massage Level I/II, Massage Schools of Queensland, 2020
Apprenticeship at Cycle of Life Fertility Acupuncture Clinic, 2019
Pregnancy Massage, Massage Schools of Queensland, 2019
Shiatsu Apprenticeship in Niseko Japan, 2018-2019
Cranio-Sacral Therapy Level II, Upledger Institute, 2013
200 Hour Registered Yoga Instructor, Ashram Yoga, 2012
The primary goal here at Fourth Meridian to ensure you leave the clinic pain free, in good spirits, and with a restored sense of hope. It is most important that your treatments are effective and well researched, and you understand the why to each treatment method. Traditional Chinese Medicine holds that the mind and body are not separate, and that the cause of disease can in fact be a product of the mind.
Have you experienced this before? Our aim is to focus on all levels- physical, mental, and emotional, because all aspects need to co-exist harmoniously in order for there to be true health.