Our goal is to help you enjoy long-term wellness with the reliable, proven techniques of Chinese medicine. We integrate acupuncture (and electro-acupuncture), herbal therapies, cupping, Graston/Gua Sha, lifestyle and dietary suggestions, functional medicine testing and consultation. We are:
Genuine - we only recommend and provide the treatments needed; what we would want for ourselves and families.
Present - we gauge our success not only in the outcome of our treatments, but also in the quality of our relationships with our patients.
Integrated - we recognize we are part of a larger whole, both in your life and in the larger community. We accept you where you are.
Kim and Loren both have extensive experience with reproductive health care for men and women, addressing immunity, fertility, the menstrual cycle, neuroendocrine disorders, pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and menopause. In addition to reproductive health, we also have great success helping our clients with chronic and acute injuries, pain, digestion, inflammation, stress, sleep, and complementary cancer support. If you are curious how acupuncture can help you, please call us or schedule an appointment online.
Kim Silsby is a California and NCCAOM licensed acupuncturist and herbalist since 2003. Kim earned her Master’s degree in Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, California. She earned her B.A. in women's literature from her home state of Missouri. After her undergraduate education, she became fascinated with botanical medicine, and worked as the office manager for a holistic health center with several acupuncturists and naturopathic doctors for a couple of years. That experience inspired her to attend grad school for Chinese medicine. Kim is passionate about helping women and men with neuroendocrine health, gastrointestinal health, detoxification, hormonal health, menopause, menstruation, pain and injury, urogenital health, fertility, pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. She has worked in various settings such as acupuncture clinics, women's cancer centers, fertility centers, the hospital, and the home. She established White Peony Acupuncture in Los Altos in 2005. The name "White Peony" comes from her love of the flower which grows abundantly throughout Missouri, as well as it's Chinese medicinal use of nourishing the blood -especially for women's health disorders. Both the white and the red peony roots are used in Chinese botanical medicine.
She is happily married and enjoys spending her free time with family and friends. Kim is a member of the professional organizations listed below.
Loren Romley is a California Licensed Acupuncturist as well as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) since April 2006. Loren earned her Master’s degree in Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Santa Cruz, California. She completed the Five Element acupuncture program and focused her studies on hepatitis C, pediatrics, women's health and sports injury. Loren combines traditional Chinese and Japanese techniques with the theories of Five Element acupuncture to gain insight into her patients’ constitutions and the imbalances that are the root of their discomfort and disease. As a Chinese Medical Practitioner and Primary Care Provider, Loren takes the time to analyze each patient carefully and understand their unique circumstances. She relates to a patient as a whole person with dynamic systems. Our world is full of stress, pollution, trauma, accidents, and habits constantly bombarding our systems. These challenges faced on a daily basis cause imbalances in our bodies which may manifest themselves as pain and/or illness. Acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used for thousands of years to help bring our bodies and minds closer to harmony. Loren is passionate about family time with her partner and two boys as well as keeping physically active; she enjoys surfing, swimming, hiking, running, yoga and river rafting. She belongs to the following professional organizations: