Meet Our Acupuncturists

  • Kalin Garcia
    Kalin
    Licensed Acupuncturist - Board Certified Chinese Herbalist

    Kalin was born and raised in western Washington. Prior to joining The Health Connection, she attended Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. Here she gained hands on experience with acupuncture, Chinese herbs and other modalities and earned a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Following her schooling she worked on cruise ships for a year and then on land for another seven years practicing acupuncture. Kalin enjoys helping her patients with their health through acupuncture, and Chinese herbal treatments. She specializes in pain management along with women’s health. In her free time, Kalin enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.

    Education:

    Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine
    Bachelor of Science in Biology/Zoology, Western Washington University

    Licensure:

    WA state Acupuncture License

    Techniques:

    Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Manaka (Japanese) Style acupuncture, Moxabustion, Cupping, Gua Sha, Chinese herbal medicine, and Chinese Tui Na massage

    Hobbies:

    Cooking
    Outdoor activites
    Time with kids


  • Veronica
    Veronica
    Licensed Acupuncturist

    Veronica is a Pacific Northwest native.  She is both a classically and modernly trained Practitioner.  She really enjoys practicing Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine because it is so very rewarding to witness the improvements in her patient’s health and wellbeing. Prior to becoming a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, she completed her Bachelor’s in Biology and worked in Marine Biology research.  Once having her own experience with Acupuncture for chronic migraines, and the help in healing it provided, she decided her new path was Eastern Medicine. Currently she is furthering her education in the field by working on obtaining her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

    Education:
    Bachelors of Arts in Biology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, California

    Licensure:
    Washington State East Asian Medicine Practitioner
    California State Licensed Acupuncturist

    Techniques:
    Acupuncture (various methods)
    Moxibustion
    Cupping
    Tui Na/Shiatsu
    Gua Sha
    Chinese Herbs or Herbal Formulas
    Medical Qi Gong
    Dietary Therapy

    Hobbies:
    Gardening
    Hiking
    Camping
    Loves the Beach
    Reading
    Cooking
    Walking her Dog

Tacoma

Location

Office Hours

Chiropractic Office Hours Tacoma

Monday
9:30 am - 12:00 pm 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 12:00 pm 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 12:00 pm 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Massage Office Hours Tacoma

Monday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Acupuncture Office Hours Tacoma

Mon
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Ballard

Location

Office Hours

Chiropractic Office Hours Ballard

Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Massage Office Hours Tacoma

Monday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Acupuncture Office Hours Tacoma

Mon
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed