One Thousand Petals is a private wellness practice, dedicated to healing the whole self, through the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine, meditation, sound healing, and breath-work. It is the flowering of my years of study, practice, and deep inner work, and I am passionate about sharing the tools I have, to empower you on your healing journey.
The name, One Thousand Petals, evokes the infinite contemplations, ancient and new, that the lotus offers. Ticht Nacht Han's, "No Mud, No Lotus", is one such invitation to contemplate the suffering in our life. As the lotus roots into the mud in order to rise out of the water and into the sun, so we acknowledge all the suffering in our life as the nutrient base that gives us the foundation to grow up and out of the emotional waters, into the light of clarity and freedom. There, we can slowly and gracefully unfurl our petals of refinement to reveal the radiant jewel of our true Self, the pure Light of our soul.
My studies in alternative medicine began in 2006 in Riobamba, Ecuador, where I studied indigenous medicine with the Yachaks of the Andes. In 2009, I earned my degree as a Holistic Health Practitioner and Asian Bodywork Practitioner. In 2012, I graduated with my Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine and Bachelors in Nutrition.
In October of 2013, I opened my first clinic, specializing in acupuncture and herbal medicine for reproductive, GI, and emotional health. The forced sabbatical of 2020 created the space for massive growth and transformation in both myself and my practice, birthing something brand new: One Thousand Petals.
I am honored to be a part of your path.
I've been lucky enough to have had Cristina share her healing knowledge with me for the past 10 years. From healing my once very sad gut flora, to receiving acupuncture, to cupping and guasha, she always know exactly what my body needs. She has introduced me to healing modalities and life long education books for a rich life. She is always guiding me on how to ask the hard questions and showing me how to consciously love and care for myself. I am so grateful she is opening up her schedule again to guide us.
Cristina was amazing to work with. I instantly felt comfortable and heard with her. She took time to get to know me and understand my specific/unique situation and treated me from there. There was never a feeling of “one size/treatment/practice fits all”. I specifically loved the combination of treatment she would give me from the acupuncture to naval massage with sound healing. I would always leave there feeling both physically an mentally stronger. Cristina was always so accommodating and caring, fitting me into her schedule for last minute things or emergencies! A true blessing to work with her. I truly believe I am a mother today because of the treatments I received from her!
I have been seeing Cristina for about 9 years. She has treated me for multiple things and I have always gotten amazing results. Since being treated by her I have felt so much better and have noticed many improvements. She is passionate about her work and truly listens to you and your needs. She has a very calm and soothing approach that makes you instantly feel comfortable and relaxed. She takes the time, listens, and asks questions to fully understand what's going on with my body to form an effective plan for treatment. She is so knowledgeable in this field and explains everything she is doing in detail. I highly recommend Cristina. She is phenomenal.
I had no idea what to expect of the Spring Renewal Gathering, but I went in with an open mind. Cristina and Jennifer are such caring and gentle people. They created a safe and welcoming space. For anyone who is needing some inner healing, go see Cristina and Jennifer. I highly recommend them.
I attended the Spring Renewal Reiki and Sound Bath and I left feeling like a new woman! I am always looking for new ways to unwind and being in a group setting, but getting individualized attention was so powerful and nourishing to my mind, body and spirit. I left feeling relaxed, uplifted and empowered to make some meaningful lifestyle tweaks to keep my energy flowing and to establish some balance in my fast-paced life.
I will be listening to this sound bath daily! I was feeling stressed out and put this on and it really did calm me, and helped me focus ❤️
I'm going to listen to this again tonight when I can close my eyes. Very positive. Thank you!