Applepuncture’s mission is to empower individuals and families in the integration of physical, emotional, and spiritual life.
Kristin Grey Apple, MFA, MS, LAc, Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
Licensure & Education
Kristin Apple is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, certified by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners and the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. She completed her clinical training and received her Master of Science degree from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NYC.
Before discovering acupuncture, artistic exploration was my life’s work. I majored in Studio Art at Davidson College with a concentration in Painting. I went on to receive my MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where I eventually became fascinated with time-based media. As an adjunct professor at Lehigh University and Penn State Abington, my interest was in facilitating physical actualizations (creations) of what my students felt was important in their worlds. I still feel very compassionate about assisting others in the translation of desires into tangible reality.
When I first experienced acupuncture, I knew immediately that it was an extraordinary and consequential medicine. Not only did I find out that it really works to harmonize the whole person and to alleviate symptoms; I also first-handedly experienced its invitation to participate in the therapeutic process. Perhaps you can understand the resounding parallel between creative interests and what it means to be an acupuncturist. The creative interface and process is just as present between the patient and the practitioner, between one’s own health and oneself.
I knew I needed to enter the field of medicine and specifically practice acupuncture because life itself is a creative process and inherently involves periods of chaos and order. Our own bodies are the most substantial and intimate artworks we encounter. Each body is a live artwork, both subject to a mysterious unfolding and also ready and able to participate and make choices.