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Acubloom Team - ACUBLOOM - A Healing House in Monterey, CA

Kristan Roth, M.T.C.M, L.Ac., D.A.O.M.

While observing the doctors and healers in her family, Kristan witnessed how the innate self-healing experience could be utilized in treating patients and was captivated. Her grandfather was a doctor of Osteopathy, who practiced with an Acupuncturist, and believed in Integrative Medicine before it had become known as such. At a young age she knew that under the right conditions and with natural nourishing care our bodies would flow into a healing journey of their own. Intrigued by how to motivate this healing process Kristan embarked on a journey of her own.

Practicing massage and energy work, which included Polarity, Cranial Sacral, Shiatsu, and Aromatherapy, led her to begin her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Naturopathic Medicine in 1994. Kristan attended Bastyr University in Seattle and Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, completing her Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine and becoming board certified in 1999. Her studies did not stop there.

Kristan traveled to China twice to complete internships in well-renown hospitals where the doctors opened their hearts and amazing minds to her. It was an honor to follow famous doctors (such as, Dr. Wang Juyi) witnessing their extraordinary talents and techniques. Kristan was also invited to stay on in China to be the be the head intern to one of the doctors, further expanding her knowledge and experience. During that time she was also able to observe and learn from a variety of other doctors.

At one of these hospitals, Beijing TCM Hospital, the entrance has signs pointing in two directions, one to head to the herbal pharmacy and one for the prescription medicine pharmacy. Many patients would visit both wings, picking up their herbs and obtaining an Acupuncture treatment followed by their appointment with their primary care doctor and picking up prescription medicine, if needed. This is Integrative Medicine! Integrating the ancient medicine of China with the "new" or "Western" medicine brought back memories of her grandfather.

While living and studying the culture, language, art, and medicine of China at Beijing Language and Cultural University, Kristan found herself overwhelmed with inspiration and became even more passionate about her path as a healer. Humbled by and in love with the beauty of this ancient medicine, she returned to her hometown to share all that she had learned and experienced about healing with the people in her own community.

Continuing her work in integrative clinics, Kristan has practiced at Natividad Hospital Pain Clinic along side doctors, psychotherapists, and physical therapists, in a nonprofit clinic specializing in oncology support, Kristan worked with a group of oncologists and provided care to their cancer patients. Kristan has also worked in clinics with chiropractors, massage therapists and naturopaths. Facilitating the combined support of a healthcare team is very effective in treating health issues as well as being very helpful and encouraging for the patient's overall wellbeing.

Kristan has had success in treating and supporting the following; acute and chronic pain, women's wellness (menses, fertility, pregnancy, labor, menopause), psychological and emotional wellness, digestive support, sleep, chemotherapy and radiation support, stress, adrenal support, endocrine support, thyroid support, preventative care, and encouraging a healthy immune response.

The use of bodywork and energy work over the past 20 years, and incorporating Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine over the last 15 years, has provided a palette of care, which she finely hones to provide a unique treatment for each individual each time she cares for them. Like an artist uses her palette of colors to paint a beautiful picture, Kristan uses her palette of knowledge and experience in many modalities to create a beautiful healing response in each individual. The golden thread in each treatment is Kristan's openhearted approach and genuine love in facilitating the healing process.

For an appointment call 831-383-9652 or email


Kristan Roth offers Acupuncture in Monterey, CA

Monica Montoya: Naturopathic Doctor | ND
Dr. Montoya is a board certified, licensed California naturopathic doctor. Her work is a passion project that aims to facilitate a deeply transformational process that helps her patients achieve optimal health: mind, body and soul. She utilizes her 10+ years of medical practice, 6 years of work as a research scientist in genetics, 3 years in clinical microbiology, and shamanic medicine to find the root causes of patients’ health conditions. It is her mission to assist her patients to create the lasting changes necessary to achieve optimal health using an integrative, whole person approach. She works with an incredible network of expert practitioners that augment her patients’ healing process. Her belief is that patients come to us to be deeply heard and witnessed. She is an active listener, and her own journey and life experiences have shaped her to be profoundly compassionate and empathetic. Establishing an authentic connection to her patients is a centerpiece to her relationships with them. It is an honor to be a part of their health journey.

Dr. Montoya bridges her years of study, work and research in medical science with shamanic tools, active listening skills and her caring/compassionate nature to explore all aspects of her patients in order to uncover root causes of their conditions to facilitate true healing. She uses herbs, supplements, diet/lifestyle modifications, nutritional injections and intravenous infusions, counseling and shamanic medicine to treat many different chronic and acute conditions, including (but not limited to) the following:

Digestive disorders: reflux, diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, leaky gut, etc.
Hormonal imbalances: thyroid conditions, adrenal fatigue, PMS, perimenopause and menopause, PCOS, heavy bleeding, irregular periods, andropause, erectile dysfunction, prostate issues, etc.
Autoimmune conditions: Hashimoto’s/Grave’s disease, lupus, scleroderma, Sjogren’s, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
Acute issues: cold, flu, diarrhea, urinary tract infections, sore throats, sinusitis, yeast infections, etc.
Allergies: food, chemical and environmental, as well as histamine intolerance.
Neurological conditions: memory loss/dementia, Parkinson’s, headaches and migraines, etc.
Mood and trauma issues: stress, anxiety, depression, bipolar, insomnia, irritability, PTSD, etc.
Weight Management

Dr. Montoya offers free 15-minute consultations (either by phone or in-person) to meet and ask her questions about how she would approach your symptoms and conditions. Please call our healing house at 831-747-1047 with your questions or to set up a consultation appointment. You may also email us at

ACUBLOOM - A Healing House offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Monterey, CA

Kaye Coleman is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and has been practicing professionally since 2006. She completed her Clinical Hypnotherapy training at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, AZ. Kaye is a Certified Hypnotherapist with the American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH) and a CCHT (Clinically Certified Hypnotherapist) with the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE), and is a CYT (Certified Yoga Teacher). Kaye has practiced Yoga since 2001 and became certified as an instructor in 2009. She teaches a variety of classes in her private practice and provides individual sessions that are custom to her client. She was a Professor of Hypnotherapy for the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts for 9 years. Kaye is an educator at heart and will guide you to your highest good.

Creating Klarity is a holistic private practice that offers clients a customized 90-minute session that is as unique as the individual. Imagine yourself experiencing a session that is tailored specifically for you. Kaye specializes in addiction (cigarette, caffeine, drug, alcohol), sleep issues (insomnia), chronic pain, mood disorders, PTSD, fears/phobias, behavioral changes, self-esteem issues, birth, fertility, prenatal yoga and weight management. Clients can choose in-person sessions at her office or phone sessions, and Skype sessions if you are out of the area. 

Call 831-747-1047 or email to book a consultation or a session.

Acubloom Team - ACUBLOOM - A Healing House in Monterey, CA

Sally Barton: Bowen Practitioner/ CMT, PBP

Health has always been an interest and a hobby of mine, so it’s no wonder that when I was given the gift of time to chose a new career, that I went into the field of bodywork.
I’ve had a long history of eating for health, being active and using natural medicine as preventive measures for the goal of good health.
I have challenges, so I’ve found it essential to care for myself in the best possible way. I’ve discovered many modalities of care that I think are wonderful, but I’ve chosen my favorite to learn and offer as my contribution to the pool of choices people have for nurturing themselves into a pain-free, vibrant life.

I was first introduced to Bowenwork as a recipient and found it to be a very effective therapy for my needs. Since there are planned wait times in a Bowen session, more than one person can receive the work at the same time. My friend and I went together every week for a couple of months, and the payoff was very worthwhile.
My tennis elbow healed, my spine straightened, my neck pain disappeared, I slept better, my yoga improved with my new greater range of motion, and most of all I loved the deep (almost comatose) relaxation I felt while in a session.
After a few months, I went to my chiropractor and asked him to make an adjustment where my back would never budge (right there). I said, “I’ve been having this Bowen stuff, and I think you’ll be able to get it to move now.” He said, “Sally, you know I won’t force it.” When he looked at my back his words were, “Sally, this is a completely different body.” He barely touched the spot and it went right into place.
I haven’t been back and that was eight years ago. Bowen has become my bodywork of choice.
I didn’t have it in my plans to start learning Bowenwork, but I fell into it.I became friends with the woman who was my practitioner, and she encouraged me to take a class. I was hooked. I loved it.
The class was fun, and I found that I really enjoyed doing bodywork. This was in March of 2006. I jumped in with two feet to take all the classes I needed to earn a certification.
I traveled back and forth to Hawaii three times that year (oh, darn) to take the first six modules. I took anatomy, physiology and kinesiology at the local community college. I continued with additional training for the first and second level of advanced Bowenwork procedures, and did special training in scoliosis, back pain, stroke and deep anatomy.
I am now a certified Bowenwork instructor for the first six modules and I teach a four-hour class called “Bowenwork: An Introduction to Wellness in Your Hands”.

Kristan Roth offers Acupuncture in Monterey, CA

Kassie Jo Harp is honored to join the Acubloom team as the office liaison.  She has extensive experience in management, training, content management, editing, communications, process improvement and efficiency.  Her dedication to work quality, process improvement and efficiency have led her to numerous promotions and job offers.  Kassie is also certified Reiki level II.

Kassie’s life journey has involved numerous losses, traumas and challenges.  These experiences have led her to realize the awesome power of positivity, compassion and empathy.  She feels blessed to have had the opportunity to be led to an organic, holistic and vegan lifestyle after being diagnosed with a disease in 2010.  She makes many products for herself and others, including organic/non-toxic sunscreen and bug repellent.  Kassie is passionate about holistic lifestyle, veganism, energy healing and shamanic medicine.

In her free time, Kassie enjoys most anything under the sun, reading/researching, meditation, yoga and spending time with her three-year-old daughter.

Kassie aims to, one day, facilitate healing as a professional practitioner.  She is learning more about energy healing and shamanic medicine and is excited about what the future holds!

You can reach Kassie by calling Acubloom @ 831-747-1047 or through her personal Facebook page;

ACUBLOOM - A Healing House offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Monterey, CA

Acubloom - A Healing House