“Katrina has been at the forefront of acupuncture and integrative medicine for the queer and trans community for as long as I’ve know her… She was always the “go-to” person for information in how to best support the LGBTQ+ community with acupuncture and herbs. Her education and skill in creating hormone balance and promoting optimal reproductive health goes beyond that of your average acupuncturist – she is truly among the best.” -M.J.
“As a trans person of color getting to a place of comfort in any type of medical and/or wellness space is often impossible, but not here. Katrina’s created a space where I can feel comfortable, not in spite of my physical discomfort or in spite of my position as a queer of inscrutable ethnicity and gender with variable gender expression, but intentionally for those things”. P.S.
“Katrina at Prism Integrative Acupuncture has a wealth of knowledge that she shares generously. As a transmasculine person early on in HRT, with many questions and concerns, Katrina has been an invaluable, grounding resource. She has always made me feel comfortable and l recommend her to anyone, queer, trans, cis, who are looking for a nonjudgmental, open and knowledgeable acupuncturist”. -H.L.
“I loved working with Katrina… and found her to be extremely knowledgable… I loved how Katrina was always open to answering my (many) questions, and I never felt judged. I felt like we were a team, getting my health back on track”. -R.H.
“My scar is much less noticeable and the stress relief from the acupuncture has done wonders for my overall mind/body connection. I appreciate that she takes into account every detail of my concerns, lifestyle and diet to offer ways to improve my issues.” -J.S.
“Katrina has a very open and friendly demeanor that I absolutely appreciate. It can be difficult to talk about my physical, emotional and mental stresses that can factor into treatment – it’s easy with Katrina. She is also very willing to work with my financial needs! I can really tell she cares”. J.G.
About Katrina Hanson LAc
“Coming out and being a part of queer community—with transgender and gender non-conforming loved ones—brought my attention to the disparities in access to safe, inclusive healthcare for LGBTQ people, and this continues to be a driving force behind my practice.
I started acupuncture school because I liked the Chinese Medicine diagnostic system and its holistic way of working with a person’s constitution, not just their symptoms. I love being a part of a medicine that allows people not just to be taken care of or fixed by others, but to take care of themselves and listen to their bodies.
Through learning this medicine, I learned to care for and listen to my own body as well. I’d spent years suffering from endometriosis without knowing what it was. I went to so many doctors and tried to convince them that something was wrong, but none of them saw my symptoms as connected. Luckily for me, I knew that acupuncture could help…
Read more about Katrina’s story here.