THE ONLY ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC SPECIALIZING IN GENDER AFFIRMING SURGICAL RECOVERY.
- LGBTQI + holistic primary care
- Hormone support
- Pelvic pain, menstrual & sexual health
Insurance accepted. Call 510-394-2743 to schedule.
“Katrina has been at the forefront of acupuncture and integrative medicine for the queer and trans community
for as long as I’ve known 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.
“Carlos is awesome. I’m incredibly sensitive and he works with my tolerance level to provide
incredibly gentle and responsive needling. I’m a bit on the hyperactive side so sitting still is usually a challenge for me but Carlos’ sessions put me to sleep! I always feel rejuvenated afterwards which was exactly what I needed while undergoing treatment for infertility.
Now that I have a baby I need my acupuncture more than ever.
Carlos treats my aches and pains and relaxes my mind”
Katrina Hanson LAc
“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”.
“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”.
“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.”
“I have been to several acupuncturists over the years but it was not until I started seeing Katrina that I really felt it working for me. She is incredibly knowledgeable and intuitive, easy to talk to, and clearly cares about the well-being of the people she treats.”
“My million trivial but life-interfering-with medical problems, especially migraines, taken seriously and resulted in actual diagnosis and actual treatment plan… non-scary, trans-friendly, skilled and interested in helping.”
“Katrina is truly a gem. In addition to being thorough and deeply knowledgeable, Katrina is a thoughtful care provider who listens and interacts with patients in a good-humored, clear, and respectful manner… She’s a wonderful provider, and approaches her work and her patients with an open, accepting, and supportive manner that only enhances her technical skills.”
“Katrina’s treatment style is lovely. She had a non-judgmental way of asking detailed health related questions and receiving the answers. I felt like I was comfortable being honest with her. The actual needle part of the acupuncture treatment was not painful and the cupping felt great!”
“Throughout every session I felt supported, listened to, and cared for.”
“As a transgendered man, […Katrina] impressed me with […her] competence in providing healthcare to a trans patient. The intake forms I was asked to fill included a box to indicate my transgendered status. This was only the second time I’d encountered this in a medical setting, and it made me feel especially welcome and understood as a patient. I have often dealt with discomfort and anxiety from healthcare workers around my body and gender, and it was a pleasure to find that this was not the case.”
– Miguel S.
Carlos Haycock RN LAc
“I can be completely open with her when I am getting a treatment. She understands what I’m trying to tell her when I discuss my symptoms because she is passionate and informed about trans health. She has great bed side manner, great skills and calming energy. Also she has really helped create a safe space and I appreciate that more than anything.”
– Carlos H.