About Karen Reynolds, L.Ac., R.N.


Karen Reynolds brings more than 20 years experience as a professional to the medical community. She started her career as a registered nurse, with a bachelor degree in nursing science. As a nurse Karen specialized in critical care work for Kaiser Permanente as both an ICU and Cardiovascular ICU specialist.

In 2000 Karen, graduated from the Meiji College of Oriental Medicine in Berkeley and went into private practice in Marin County, California where she is co-owner of Balance Restored Center For Integrated Medicine. She has completed numerous post-graduate studies including an extended internship with the venerated master acupuncturist, Dr. Miki Shima, OMD.

For the past nine years Karen has practiced acupuncture and oriental medicine with a specialty in women’ health, fertility issues, functional endocrinology, and management of perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms.

Using customized treatment plans Reynolds has been able to help both men and women with fertility challenges to begin families, to reduce the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause such as hot flashes and night sweats, to improve chronic pain, and to speed wound healing post-traumatic injury or surgery.

Karen is a state and nationally certified acupuncturist and has served on the California State Oriental Medicine Association (CSOMA) board and the National American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) board.

Karen is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and serves on the Advisory Board for RESOLVE-the National Infertility Association.

She has been a contributing editor and author for the California Journal of Oriental Medicine and the American Acupuncturist Journal.

Reynolds is a frequently requested speaker at acupuncture conferences and has presented for the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and The California State Oriental Medicine Association.

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