Krista J Essler, LAc


Diplomate of Acupuncture

NCCAOM Certified

A Diplomate of Acupuncture is an acupuncturist who is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®). It is a considerable professional achievement to earn the designation Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM). NCCAOM certification indicates to employers, patients, and peers that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture as defined by the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession. For additional information, about the Diplomate of Acupuncture, please visit the NCCAOM Website.

Functional Medicine

As student of Functional Medicine since 2006, Krista felt that her knowledge of this diagnostic method was fragmented. She became certified from the Functional Medicine University in May 2018 and is continuing her education with Apex Energetics.

Diet and Lifestyle Councilor

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 abilities, you will learn how to take care of your body in a way that is unavailable from the best-selling diet books. 

Krista J Essler, LAc, has been a certified First Line Therapy councilor since 2007. In conjunction, she has studied weight loss support techniques using Acupuncture. Further, she is knowledgable in food therapy, including allergen-free cooking. Her recipes can be found at 8 Food Allergens Free Delicious.


Aromatherapy uses medicinal essential oils. These oils are a concentrated form of herbal medicine. They can be both inhaled and applied to the skin.

Krista J Essler, LAc, received personal training in Aromatherapy from Peggy Langenwalter of Albuquerque, NM in 2001. At that time, Peggy was the top Level One Aromatherapy trainer for Young Living Essential Oils. Further, Krista went on to develop her own line of massage oils and skin creams which she customizes and distributes to patients. In 2003 she developed and taught a six-week Aromatherapy program for HIV+ and HIV-at-risk patients at the Ryan Center in New York City's Clinton district. 

In 2017, Krista was educated in the Aroma Acupoint therapy technique which allows her to integrate her knowledge of essential oils with the funtionality of acupuncture points.

Classical Homeopathy

Based on the doctrine of "like cures like," Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine used to diagnose and treat the patient rather than the disease. Focussing on an individual's unique set of symptoms as well as general traits, Homeopathy can enhance wellness by strengthening the body's ability to heal itself.

Krista J Essler, LAc, achieved top honors for her coursework in Homeopathy at New York Chiropractic College. She received a certificate in 1997. In addition to providing private consultations, she is called upon by various colleagues for the difficult cases they encounter in their own practices. 

Reiki Master

Qi (pronounced chee) is the body's energy. When the Qi is disharmonious, it leads to an imbalance which can be the root cause of a disease or disorder. Reiki practice is a means of tapping into and regulating this energy.

Krista J Essler has been a Reiki Master since 1997. She incorporates this method into her Acupuncture needling.

Clean Needle Certification

The Clean Needle Technique employs rigorous education and state-of-the-art pedagogy to insure the highest standards of public safety in the practice of Acupuncture.

Krista J Essler, LAc, has been certified in Clean Needle Technique since 2001.