About us

We are a unique Asian Medicine lifestyle- oriented practice, dedicated to Beauty and Wellness through the integrated use of Western biomedical science and Classical Oriental Medicine applications. We are not your average clinic, and we are very proud of that! Located in a small quiet space, we focus one at a time on our clients; preferring Quality over quantity.

For our cosmetic procedures we use Dr. Kirsten’s nationally-branded skincare line Qi Formularie, based on Chinese herbal science informed by years of research.. Topical herbs are a powerful tool of cosmetic TCM practice; we find them essential to getting best results. Our passion is combining the modalities of TCM into a Face Spa experience that will leave you relaxed, rejuvenated, and knowing you are absolutely Beautiful.

About our Acu Face Spa

An Expert in the area of Cosmetic Acupuncture, Dr. Kirsten has used her years of experience to develop a pleasant, effective needling technique all her own. She combines this with other modalities of Herbal skincare application and TuiNa in the unique AcuFaceSpa complete skin rejuvenation program; which also includes full-body medical acupuncture treatments and can incorporate QiGong meditation instruction and TCM Dietary consultation as well.

Dr. Kirsten has been perfecting the use of this discipline since she developed her unique methodology 10 years ago, in the clinic at her acupuncture school and at the vanguard of practitioners who choose a true specialty in Cosmetic Acupuncture. She has employed it with exceptional results: both in Tucson and in the Washington DC area where she maintained a thriving practice for 5 years while specializing in this ancient natural method of skin rejuvenation. Her protocol is fluid, care-intensive, and individually customized. Our AcuFaceSpa service utilizes Kirsten’s nationally-branded skincare line, Qi Formularie; created to complement both the practice and spirit of TCM-based skincare.

About our Treatment Approach

Its not just Needles…

We are dedicated to making various forms of TCM available to everyone through treatment, consultation and education. We offer Tui Na (Chinese Meridian Massage), cupping (suction cups applied to relieve tension/stress), Qi Gong (Chinese Medicine Exercise and Meditation), moxa therapy (heating specific points on the channels) and herbal therapeutics (the internal or topical use of complex herbal formulas for healing, general health, and Beauty).

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We also offer dietary therapy and TCM dietary counseling. We provide one-on-one QiGong/meditation instruction and small group classes, to help you integrate the nature of TCM with all other aspects of life.

About your Practitioner

Dr. Kirsten Dolby Jacob is a licensed Acupuncturist and Board-certified Chinese herbalist fully accredited by the NCCAOM as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. She received her MAOM from Han University in Tucson Arizona, where she completed full additional training and credentialing in Chinese Herbal therapeutics along with her Masters-level acupuncture studies. She received her Doctorate of Acupuncture with a Chinese Medical Herbal specialty from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz CA. Her Western medical background includes 23 years as a pediatric/neonatal ICU practitioner. She is a Skin Care Expert by training as well as by default: always devoted to natural beauty, she formally developed her Facial Rejuvenation technique at Han University, and incorporated her lifelong passion for formulating her own natural skincare by founding the nationally-branded TCM-based skincare line Qi Formularie. Read more about that story here.

Kirsten Dolby Jacob, LAc., DAcHM, DiplOM, RRT