Lifestyle Education

Are you living life to your fullest potential? Are you struggling with a health condition that prevents you from functioning optimally? What if I told you that the most profound medicine in the world is actually within you? All we have to do is free the path to release and work with it. The body wants and knows how to heal. Here at Kris Gonzalez Acupuncture, we have the following workshops, programs and educational programs to assist you on this journey:

Lifestyle Programs

  • Standard Process Purification Program
    Discover a new way of eating and living: purification. Learn how easy and enjoyable it is to make healthy choices. With the 21-day purification program, you can turn those choices into habits and turn those habits into meaningful, healthy change. The average American diet is loaded with added and hidden sugars, unhealthy trans fats, and highly processed foods that are nutritionally void. The good news is, you can do something about it. This Standard Process Purification Program supports the whole body’s natural toxin-metabolism processes. Patients who have finished the purification program found:
    • Increased energy and vitality
    • Better digestion
    • Less bloating
    • Improved weight management
    • Clearer skin
    • Shinier hair
    • Better sleep
    • Clearer thinking
    • Better management of challenges related to natural toxin load in the body

Take this toxicity questionnaire to find out your toxicity levels.

  • Standard Process 10 Day Blood Sugar Support Program
    Maintaining a healthy, normal blood sugar metabolism is key for energy, sleep, mood, and appetite. The products in the 10-day program support the organs and glands that help maintain healthy blood sugar metabolism. These include nutritional supplements made with whole food and other ingredients to help fill nutritional gaps in the diet.

    Why is blood sugar so important?
    Glucose is an important energy source used throughout your body. Ensuring there is enough glucose for tissues but not too much involves a hormonal balance requiring inputs from many systems. The pancreas regulates blood sugar levels by producing insulin, which signals cells of the body to take up glucose. Healthy pancreas function helps keep insulin going into the blood so that energy is maintained.

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Workshops & Educational Seminars

  • Stress Management Strategies
    The #1 cause of modern day ailments is STRESS! But stress is inevitable, it's really about how well our bodies can adapt to the stress. In our workshops we focus on resiliency and rhythms. Here are some of the strategies and topics we cover:
    • Power of Rituals
    • Introduction to Adaptogens
    • Healer Within Series (Movement, Meditation, Breathwork, Massage)
    • Introduction to QiGong - How to work with your own energy
    • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Breast Health Workshop
    This once a year seminar teaches women how to care for their breasts in a loving and holistic way. The workshop is normally held in January.

    This class is an invitation for radical self care. Did you know that you can massage your breasts to affect your menstrual flow? And that by touching and massaging our breasts, we are unleashing a medicine so powerful inside, that you can heal yourself? There's a famous idiom in Chinese Medicine. It says "Where there is free flow, there is no pain, where there is pain, there is no free flow". By performing these deeply nourishing and circulatory methods to your breasts, you are influencing healing on so many levels.

    In this 3 hour experiential workshop, we'll invite and give ourselves permission to deeply care for our hormonal and sensual health by performing breast self massage. Our breasts are intimately and cyclically connected to our menstrual cycles. By massaging our "Bells of Love", we are also caring for our reproductive well being. Biologically, breast tissue is made up of fat & lymph. Extra care needs to be employed in circulating this area to avoid toxin and sluggish buildup.

    Our breasts are extensions of the heart. They act as the conduit in which we give and receive love. Breast massage is one of many Inner Alchemy practices for women. Consistent and regular massage will regulate hormones, calm down the nervous system and prevent common ailments associated with lack of circulation in this area of our bodies. Further, the highly sensory rich tissue of our breasts reflects our intuitive abilities as women. Many of us have lost touch with our innate intuitive nature. By connecting with and integrating these parts of yourself, you are working on your intuitive muscles.

  • Peri-Steam Hydrotherapy and Fumigation Therapy (Yoni/Vaginal Steaming)
    Vaginal steaming is a universal practice without any one clear place of origin. It appears to be a practice that women everywhere developed for the purpose of postpartum care and treating gynecological concerns. Vaginal steaming has been found in the following places: South Korea, Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Cambodia Turkey, Latvia, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Eritrea, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, Navajo Nation, Palau, Papua New Guinea, and Hawaii.

    Most commonly, vaginal steaming is used by midwives for postpartum care right after a woman has a baby. Vaginal steaming is also used as a hygienic post-period practice to get any left-over blood out of the vaginal tract once the period is over. Lastly, vaginal steaming is used to treat gynecological problems. Cramps, trouble conceiving, infections, fibroids, cysts, dryness...vaginal steaming helps to naturally get rid of the problem. From the first period to post-menopause, it is an important tool for self-care.

    This class is usually offered 3 times per year. Follow me on Facebook for the most up to date Events Calendar.

Kris Gonzalez Acupuncture
5290 Overpass Road Unit 131
Santa Barbara, Ca 93111


Mon & Fri 9-2pm