Krista J Essler, LAc

Holistic Care

Acupuncture is an ancient Eastern Medicine which has been shown, through Modern Western Medicine, to treat pain. Further, it has been proven in clinical trials to treat allergies (including hay fever,) anxiety, depression, dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain,) headaches (including migraines,) morning sickness, and sciatica. The World Health Organization promotes Acupuncture for these disorders as well as others, such as insomnia and fibromyalgia. In addition to acupuncture needles, treatment may include cupping, massage, and heat therapies.

Functional Medicine is a diagnostic method which takes all body systems into account for a thorough understanding of your current condition. An in-depth review of past medical history may be key to finding the source of chronic health issues. Improved outcomes are addressed through lifestyle, nutrition, and TCM treatment protocols.

Your first defense in disease prevention, First Line Therapy approaches wellness through diet, nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle habits. With personal attention given to your particular strengths, you will learn how to take care of your body in a way that is unavailable from the best-selling diet books. 

Aromatherapy uses medicinal essential oils. These oils are a concentrated form of herbal medicine. They can be both inhaled and applied to the skin. Integrated with TCM, oils are applied to acupuncture points for Aroma Acupoint therapy.

Located in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, the clinic of Acupuncture and Holistic Medicine for Healthcare and Pain Management incorporates the above modalities to offer a unique approach in helping you attain optimal wellness. As a nationally-certified and state-licensed professional, Krista J Essler, LAc can assist you in transforming your vitality and health.

What People are Saying

I have tried just about everything for my chronic migraines. From the first acupuncture treatment with Krista, I experienced immediate relief. I have been telling everyone I know about how helpful it's been. I haven't felt this good in years!

- Beth Shields, Owner, Pottville Yoga Center, Pottsville, PA

As a Licensed Acupuncturist, Krista integrates many other forms of the Healing Arts such as Homeopathy, Nutrition, Essential Oil Therapy, and Reiki. Having a variety of tools at her disposal gives her a unique approach that I have not come across in another practitioner.

Donna Boyd, Owner, Peace Frog Natural Foods, Pottsville, PA 

Years of wearing flipflops caught up with me and I got Plantar Fascitis. I stand on my feet all day and didn't have time to be distracted by the pain. Krista helped me with two treatments. That was back in 2001 and I haven't had the problem since.

- Jen Raess, Owner, Sage Coffeehouse & Tea Garden, Pottsville, PA

I was amazed at the results I got with Krista as my acupuncturist. She was very thorough with both intake and treatment protocol, and made sure I was comfortable with the procedures. I found her professional and knowledgeable. Krista was always willing to listen and give suggestions about what may be the best treatment options. 

- Nancy Elizabeth Green, Owner, The Wisdom Tree, Boone, NC

I had several "first treatments" from various acupuncturists but would never make it for the follow-up visit because the needles bothered me. With Krista's gentle technique, I was able to continue treatment and get the help I needed in order to feel better.

- Charlotte Stone, Owner, Stone Center for Yoga and Health, Teaneck, NJ

Krista takes great care to ensure her clients understand the benefits and possible side effects of essential oils. As a contributor to my book, The Power of Slow, she generously offered fabulous advice on the effectiveness of essential oils. A wonderful resource indeed!

- Christine Louise Hohlbaum, President at Butterfly Public Relations, Freiburg, Germany

Krista is a consummate professional with whom I can trust all my healing needs. She has saved me from a lot of suffering over the years with her healing touch, acupuncture, and wellness counseling.

- Havona Madama, CEO at Tuesdays at Ten, Ltd, Brooklyn, NY

Krista and I have done continuing education trainings and seminars together. She is a thoughtful, caring and well educated professional. She has a lot of complimentary tools to offer her patients with her blend of acupuncture, homeopathy, and the science of functional medicine.

- Nan Bakamjian, M.S., L.Ac, New York, NY