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About Kirsti Reed, Doctor of Oriental Medicine

Acupuncture and Oriental MedicineDr. Reed began her studies in acupuncture and Chinese medicine in 1999. She attended the International Institute of Chinese Medicine and graduated in 2002 with a Masters of Oriental Medicine.  She has been a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) in the state of NM since 2002 and has been practicing in Los Ranchos in the north valley since 2006. Dr. In addition to Dr. Reed’s formal education, supplemental training and broad clinical experience, she has worked for Golden Flower Chinese Herbs, one of the top three Chinese herb companies in the United States, since 2001. Working for Golden Flower, Dr. Reed gained extensive herbal knowledge as she helped to formulate new formulas for their line of formulas while also providing herbal consultation to other practitioners of Chinese medicine. From 2007 through 2009, Dr. Reed traveled to various U.S. cities teaching a seminar on weight loss and acupuncture that was sponsored by Golden Flower. She continues to work for Golden Flower on a contract basis, but most of her time is devoted to her private practice.

Dr. Reed's interest in Chinese medicine began with a general interest in herbal medicine and Asian philosophy. At the very base of Chinese medicine exits a very simple principle, that we should all live in accordance with nature.  However, this can be a daunting task considering the pressures of the modern world. This is why acupuncture is so vital. The first step to living in accordance to nature is understanding that each person is a mirror of nature. Included in this idea is the understanding that Chinese medicine is holistic and does not exclude any aspect of human nature. Acknowledging this connection to the natural world is the first step to living in accordance with one's own nature and our natural environment.  This can mean different things to different people, and it is the goal of Dr. Reed to assist the patient along that path of discovery.  Western medicine mostly uses a “one size fits all” model to treat all patients, which often excludes the mental and emotional health of the individual. Chinese medicine will treat the emotions along with the disease because one cannot be excluded from the other. 

A few of Dr. Reed’s greatest strengths are her empathetic nature and her sensitivity to the emotional aspects of physical health.  Dr. Reed also recognizes that laughter can move the Qi faster than anything else and she has a very down-to-earth approach to treating patients and to life in general.  Kirsti loves everything to do with the outdoors; cycling, camping, hiking and will frequently be found out in the open air with her dog.


6344 4th St NW Suite A
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107