My name is Kate Campos and I am a Licensed and Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist with a Masters degree in Acupuncture from The Asian Institute of Medical Studies and my Chinese Herbal certification from Han University of Traditional Medicine in Tucson, AZ. I am a native Tucsonan but have traveled extensively. I stay active with yoga and dance, and am enjoying the adventures of raising a family with my husband.
I received a Bachelor’s degree in Education at the University of Arizona, and taught middle school science for 6 years. I have always felt drawn to working with children and adolescents in the areas of education, health and well being. My experiences as a teacher had some wonderful aspects, but I felt the need to help people on their journey to wellness at one-on-one level. Chinese Medicine has given me the tools to really get to know my patients and help guide them towards lasting health. I feel very privileged as an acupuncturist to help initiate the powerful healing that the body is capable of. While I enjoy the variety of treating many health issues, I specialize in women’s health, anxiety, and pain.
Why I was drawn to Chinese Medicine:
I began receiving treatments at the age of 14 to regulate my cycle and was amazed at the power of acupuncture. Finding this medicine at such a young age was a real blessing for me because not only did I receive treatments for a specific condition, but I was also taught how to modify my lifestyle and pay attention to the subtleties of my body. This resonated with my yoga practice and I felt so much more empowered and balanced. Once I was open to the possibilities, I returned back to Chinese Medicine as other ailments popped up over the years, whether it be a sports injury, or the flu, it seemed to have a way of helping whatever came my way.
I learned that many of the minor discomforts that we are told are just a part of life could be treated. One of the amazing things about Chinese medicine is they categorize seemingly random symptoms together (things that if you expressed to your doctor, they would have little to offer) and found a way to successfully treat them. For example symptoms of feeling irritable, grinding your teeth, and a sensation of something stuck in your throat, often occur together and there are points and herbal formulas to treat it. Emotions and the symptoms in the body often go together and the Chinese medicine view is that emotions can create issues within the body and vice versa so they need to be treated together. I find this to be true over and over, our body is a complex system and it’s only when you look at the bigger picture that major shifts take place. I am constantly amazed at what this practice has to offer and I am grateful to be able to share this gift with others.