Prism Integrative Acupuncture offers holistic hormone support for all of life’s transitions: teens and puberty, fertility and reproduction (especially for queer and non-traditional families), transgender wellness and transition, menopause and mid-life care, as well as PCOS, endometriosis, and other hormonal conditions. We work with acupuncture, herbs, and nutrition to balance hormones, prepare for and recover after surgery, soothe anxiety and depression, and create a sense of balance and ease during times that can otherwise be very stressful and difficult.
Prism Integrative Acupuncture Mission
- To provide a cutting-edge integration of modern Western and classical Chinese diagnosis, via intuitive acupuncture and herbal treatments tailored to help you achieve your personal wellness goals and improve your quality of life.
- To create a safe, inclusive healing environment where you can access the healthcare you need and deserve, free of discrimination and judgement.
- To make you an active participant in the healing process by forming a one-of-a-kind holistic care plan that supports your unique journey towards self-realization, empowerment, and wellness.
Katrina Hanson, MSOM Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM) L.Ac.
Certified in Clean Needle Technique by CCAOM
Katrina Hanson has been working in the health field since 2011, when she worked as an In-Home Caregiver for adults with developmental disabilities while obtaining her Bachelor’s in Public Health. After graduation, she worked as a Community Health & Nutrition Educator before beginning AIMC Berkeley’s rigorous 4-year Master of Science acupuncture program. Through the clinical program at AIMC Berkeley, she interned at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and San Francisco’s Homeless Prenatal Program, as well as at AIMC’s school clinic. She is currently apprenticing with Dr. Bianca Di Giulio DAOM LAc, who specializes in integrative oncology, while maintaining her own practice.
Katrina started her acupuncture studies with the intention of supporting LGBTQ patients, and her internships and research solidified this passion into the focus of her practice: hormone regulation and transgender care. She loves supporting patients through all of life’s hormonal transitions: through puberty, fertility, transgender transition, menopause, and other times of hormonal stress.
As a lesbian with transgender and gender non-conforming loved ones, my personal connection to queer and lesbian communities has, and continues, to guide the focus of my practice. This has been especially important for me as a cisgender person focusing on working with trans folks. I can’t know from personal experience how best to serve that community, so I have to remain open to suggestions and criticism in order to be an effective provider. -Katrina, in Studio XIII interview
Katrina is a guest lecturer at AIMC Berkeley, teaching students about supporting transgender health and creating an LGBTQ-friendly practice, as part of AIMC’s Masters curriculum. She also leads workshops for medical providers on working with trans patients. Her article, “First Steps Towards Making Your Clinic Trans-Inclusive”, was published in the California Journal of Oriental Medicine.