• Kathryn Herrera, L.OM.

    Kathryn Herrera, L.OM.

    ACUPUNCTURIST AT SIX FISHES NEIGHBORHOOD ACUPUNCTURE

    Kathryn studied at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. She is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine and practices Applied Channel Theory Palpation developed by Dr. Wang Ju-Yi of Beijing, China. She is also a full-spectrum doula, which complements her passion for fertility and reproductive health. She focuses on helping her patients understand why discomfort, illness, or disease manifest in their lives and how to help them heal in a balanced and holistic way.

    Kathryn's practice focuses mainly on women's health, including reproductive health, fertility support, pre, and post-natal care, gynecological disorders, and general internal medicine. She is also interested in working with depression & anxiety disorders, addiction recovery, stress reduction, and pain & musculoskeletal disorders.

    Kathryn volunteered as an acupuncturist and herbalist in medical missions to the Barbara Ford Peace Center: Integrative Health Project Clinic in Quiche, Guatemala. BFPC provides medical relief to underserved regions worldwide. she was part of a team that treated over 1,000 patients and set up mobile clinics in other local areas. She hopes to continue her volunteer work and studies in China. In her free time, Kathryn enjoys playing tennis, traveling, spending time with family & friends, singing, reading, and all things Springsteen.

  • CHINESE MEDICINE LOVE STORY

    What brings you joy?

    I became acquainted with Acupuncture and Chinese medicine during a particularly stressful period. While initially seeking treatment for tennis elbow, I soon realized that many other aspects of my life were aligning physically and emotionally, and the lightbulb went on. This is what I'm supposed to do.
  • how I work

    What’s your superpower?

    I have always been drawn to reproductive health. Through my studies and work in the birth and postpartum doula world and having a daughter of my own, I became even more impassioned to help people achieve their maximum fertility potential and help navigate the perinatal period. The fourth trimester is a real thing!
  • who I am

    What was before Six Fishes?

    Before Six Fishes, I had my own practice in Chicago and worked in Theatre and Advertising for a decade. The Pandemic crystallized my desire to be near my family, and life brought my family back east to where I grew up.

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