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Kristin Grey Apple

KRISTIN GREY APPLE

FOUNDER AND OWNER, ACUPUNCTURIST
MFA, MS, LAc, Diplomate of Oriental Medicine

LICENSURE AND EDUCATION

Kristin Apple is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, certified by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine and the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners. She completed her clinical training and received her Master of Science degree from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NYC.

BACKGROUND

Before discovering Acupuncture, artistic exploration was my life's work. I majored in Studio Art at Davidson College, with a concentration in Painting.  I later received my MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where I eventually became fascinated with time-based media. As an artist, I was very preoccupied with finding the point at which matter becomes animated. I was obsessed with ideas around the responsibility of being an animated part of physical reality, and the challenge therein. My art explored the vicissitudes of finding ones grounding, tact, and ability to respond (responsibility) to reality (life). As an adjunct professor at Lehigh University and Penn State, my interest was in facilitating first the focus and then the translation of the nebulous, ethereal, perhaps elusive into the palpable. I was very passionate about assisting others in the realization of visions and desires into tangible reality via artworks.

PHILOSOPHY

When I first experienced Acupuncture, I knew immediately that it was an extraordinary and consequential medicine. Not only did I find out that it really works to harmonize the whole person and to alleviate symptoms; I also first-handedly experienced its invitation to participate in the therapeutic process. Perhaps you can understand the resounding parallel between creative interests and what it means to be an Acupuncturist. The creative interface and process is just as present between the patient and the practitioner, and between one’s own health and oneself.

 

I knew I needed to enter the field of medicine and specifically practice Acupuncture because life itself is a creative process and inherently involves periods of chaos and order. Our own bodies are the most substantial and intimate artworks we encounter. Each body is a live artwork, both subject to a mysterious unfolding and also ready and able to participate and make choices. Acupuncture is a healing art, which means it uses skill, sensitivity, and real-time feedback in order to open to the realm of the imagination, create harmony, and gain real traction in life.

SPECIALIZATION: Fertility, Pregnancy and Postpartum Care, OBGYN, Menopause, Pediatrics, Musculoskeletal Pain, Sports Medicine, PTSD

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