SHOUT OUTS: Kirstin Lindquist
What they’re saying…
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 first time in my life I have a daily practice. I like the wholeness of it- the warm-ups and meditation pieces are important, too- come try it!
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 nonsense’ practitioner in that she sees me on time, and though willing to chat, steers us toward the goal which is to see what’s up for me that needs her attention—she really listens–then gets right to taking care of what she perceives needs to be done. She is very skilled and informed in her field. I am always surprised at the range of knowledge she has working with the many different health issues that present themselves to me in my baby boomer capacity….ranging from sore knees, low energy, dizziness, memory issues, and most recently cholesterol issues. And she is always willing to find out more and get back to me so I am well equipped to work with the problem.
Most recently when she was holding my wrist to check my pulses, I had a heart opening awareness of how an old experience was contributing to a current ailment. I realized even more that Kirstin is not just putting needles in me in the appropriate places based on her many years of education; she is also imparting a healing energy that penetrates other layers of my being which allows me to heal more holistically.
Though Kirstin has moved out of my neighborhood, I continue to drive over to see her once a month in her beautiful new facility. I rarely have colds and flues and I attribute that to the work she does that strengthens my immune system. Even the discomfort I experience with other issues seems to fade at most times which I attribute to what I do to contribute to my own healing and very much to Kirstin’s intelligent and kind approach to working with my well being.
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 Kirstin to see a real improvement with those things as well as stress reduction. Within a few months those night sweats and hot flashes disappeared altogether.
I’m also a diabetic and my blood sugars had been getting too high after a bout with cancer and radiation. Kirstin suggested some supplements and the Food as Medicine 21-day detoxification program. In those 21 days my blood sugars dramatically reduced and I got my energy back. Thanks to the program Kirstin mapped out for me, in the last few months I’ve lost 6″ in the waist and 25 lbs.
In just 6 months, acupuncture and the Food as Medicine program has helped my overall health on more levels than I could have ever imagined. I’m not sure I felt this good when I was 30. I highly recommend Kirstin and her team at Energy Matters.
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 you for introducing me to this and for the support throughout the 21 days.
This was a huge lifestyle change for me – I didn’t eat out in a restaurant for 21 days! I really have enjoyed preparing fresh, local, organic, healthy, nutritious foods at home every day. I normally would have eaten more than half of my meals each week in a restaurant. Now that seems so bizarre to me! I still haven’t been in a restaurant this week and I don’t really have any plans to, unless it’s for a treat or a special occasion. Fortunately, we have many great organic, fresh, local restaurants in the Bay Area.
I can see how this is a much more wonderful and healthy way to eat. (I actually lost 10 pounds – mostly fat around my tummy.) And since I’ve been eating ‘regular’ foods again I’ve learned that sugar gives me a splitting headache, makes me anxious, and gives me gas. And it really doesn’t taste all that great anymore – not after 3 weeks of having fresh, alive, organic, deeeelishous fruits and veggies all the time. (I am getting a bit bored with lentils though :o).
So, thank you so much for your support and introducing me to this program – I love it. I plan to do this specific cleanse again in May – with my partner this time!
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 from ordinary activities, and less pain means more activity, which leads to easier weight loss, better sleep, brighter mood. I feel younger and more balanced.
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 feeling terrible and bloated and generally toxic. I noticed that Kirsten was offering a seminar on a detox diet that would then become a group detox diet including an email group with Kirsten as the fearless leader.
The diet sounded a bit hard at first but it ended up being so easy and awesome. I did not feel hungry of deprived. The diet really focuses on eating healthy whole foods. I felt better immediately and by then end of 3 weeks was wearing my pre-baby pants so I must have lost at least 10 pounds:)
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 heal some vexacious and debilitating conditions that had been worsening for years and making me feel old and worn out. Through her beneficent vision a supportive community is coming into being that means a lot to the people who are drawn here to learn more about energy medicine, whether to improve chronic conditions, deepen meditation, lose weight, or to experience rejuvenating facials based upon traditional Chinese medicine. Using their approach to food-based medicine has been extremely helpful for me.
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. My mood swings have stabilized. My energy is positive and I feel that I can manage my life instead of being ruled by strange emotions. Kirstin is caring, compassionate and has an uncanny ability to get to the source of the problem. If you’ve ever wondered about going to acupuncture, don’t wait any longer!
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!
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: first it was acupuncture, then cupping, then saving my voice and avoiding surgery, then qigong classes and now Standard Process 21 day cleanse and finally a new and better way to eat.
I’m so happy that fate brought you into my life!! Keep up the amazing work as you have been an amazing gift to me.