Kirstin Lindquist, L.Ac.

I assist people in shedding obstructions and old patterns so that they may bring more of who they are, their true nature, into the world. I do this through the time-tested tools of Chinese Medicine with my acupuncture patients and qigong students, and by creating a healthy, supportive work environment for Energy Matters staff.

I practice relational medicine. Within the context of the clinical setting, I feel the greatest gift I give to my patients is the gift of presence. The honor of being a witness and guide through their healing process is the gift I receive.

I was fortunate that I found my path relatively early in life. At 53, I am 25 years into my journey with Chinese Medicine and patient care. I am also fortunate to have chosen a profession that will keep me engaged and challenged for at least another 25 years. With thousands of years of history to the medicine, and the uniqueness of each patient, I will never be without more to learn.

Currently, I accept new patients whose primary struggles are with metabolic risk factors: high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglycerides, low HDLs, and high waist to hip ratio. If you would like to explore effective, natural options for these issues, I would love to work with you.

“What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

~Antoine Saint de Exupery, The Little Prince


Diabetes, Cardiovascular Wellness
Owner, Clinic Manager, Qigong Manager


California Acupuncture License #4661
M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1993
Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences
B.A. in Political Science, 1985
Stanford University


Mondays 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Wednesdays 1:00 – 4:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 11:30 PM

Articles & Blog Posts by Kirstin

Time to Recalibrate

Next week is the Autumnal Equinox, which means we are headed into longer nights, shorter days. From a Chinese Medicine point of view, this means that for the next six months, Yin energy dominates. Within the 24 hour clock, Yin … Continued

Attack of the Squash People!

It is that time of year – home gardens and farmers markets are replete with summer squash. Anyone who has grown zucchini knows the experience of finding da humongous squash hiding under giant leaves that seems to have quadrupled in … Continued

Structuring Unstructured Time

When I was a kid, summer meant, by definition, lots and lots of unstructured time. Mornings were lazy, days unfolded in unexpected and unplanned ways. Time stretched on seemingly forever.

In contrast, I have found being “grown up” means lots … Continued

Walking My Talk

I believe that part of creating health is knowing what you stand far, and living accordingly. So I love it when my own mis-alignments get pointed out. Well, OK – I don’t love the feeling of the discovery, but I … Continued

Fight Imaginary Tigers with Imagination

Let’s face it – life is stressful. Hopefully not all the time, every day, but all of us go through times of stress, both “garden variety” every-day stressors and Big Deal stressors.

In terms of your health, one of the … Continued


I didn’t set out to do an annual 4th of July watermelon recipe, but this is the third year in a row, so I think it is official now. I just can’t think about 4th of July without thinking about … Continued

Shout Outs




I started seeing Kirstin Lindquist for acupuncture treatments some years ago when she worked in a lovely alternative resource center in Emeryville in walking distance from where I live. From the beginning, I have experienced her to be a ‘no … Continued

Healing! I came in ill, hurting, and very scared, and I feel much, much, much better 8 weeks later. I don’t learn easily by watching, and it helped a lot to have Kirstin’s very clear verbal instruction too. For the … Continued

Energy Matters is becoming a very important part of my life, as I attend qi gong classes there and make use of high-level acupuncture care to improve my relationship with my body (and all of nature).  Kristin has helped me Continued

Kirstin is an amazing teacher.  Three of my friends have worked with her now and I’m glad to be the fourth. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to experience the real deal!

July 2010Continued

Acupuncture is a miracle.  I was referred to Kirsten several years ago by a friend who told me, “I’ve never felt better than I have lying on a Kirsten’s table once a week.”  It is true!  My anxiety is better.  Continued

Hello Kirstin and Angela,

Just a note to say thank you so much for this great program. I went all 21 days – and of course, I’m sure you’ve heard this before – it has changed my life. Thank … Continued

I’m 62, overweight, with arthritis severe enough to have required knee replacements in my 50s. So I need low-impact ways of maintaining strength and flexibility. and Kirstin’s qigong class is just a great workout for me. I have less pain … Continued

I’ve been seeing Kirsten for PMS acupuncture treatments and after just a couple of treatments began to feel much more even, less cramps and less moodiness.

Most recently I was coming off a long long course of  steroids and was … Continued

Kirstin & Angela,

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  You have inspired & taught me to eat healthier and in a new way. The gifts of my life and good fortune just keep coming from Energy Matters: … Continued

Originally, I started going to Energy Matters to help me with night sweats, hot flashes and a real lack of energy. A friend had suggested acupuncture and Energy Matters. It didn’t take long after my first few acupuncture treatments with … Continued

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