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Kristina Aschenbach, L.Ac.

About Kristina - Essential Acupuncture in Libbie and Grove, West End, Richmond, VirginiaA native of Richmond, Virginia, I am the owner of Essential Acupuncture, PLLC.  I earned my Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree in the four year graduate program at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, in Austin, Texas. AOMA is one of the leading graduate schools of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the nation and the first stand-alone, single-degree granting graduate program of Oriental medicine in the U.S. to be regionally accredited.

Additionally, I am a NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) Diplomat of Oriental Medicine having met the certification requirements through a rigorous board exam process for both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. My license to practice in Virginia is issued by the Virginia State Medical Board.

I have a gentle technique and diverse clinical experience with proven success treating a variety of issues including: pain, emotional, respiratory and digestive. My area of specialty is in Women's Health.  Acupuncture is uniquely suited for bringing balance and harmony to the myriad of issues women face across the lifespan.   Including, but not limited to, Menstrual Irregularities (PMS, Fibroids, Endometriosis), Menopause Symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety and irritability), chronic and acute pain issues, Emotional Issues across the life span (Depression, Stress , Anxiety) and Support During Life Transitions.

In addition to my Master's degree from AOMA, I hold Master of Education degrees in Special Education and School Counseling from James Madison University and Virginia Commonwealth University. 

In my spare time, I love to be on my feet or on my bike, in nature, with my dear husband, friends and family.

"Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness.  Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret.  Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is."
~Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey  


Contact Me!

Kristina Aschenbach, L.Ac.
5318 Patterson Avenue, Suite E
Richmond, Viginia 23226

                                Hours  Appointment only Monday - Friday