About Us and The Clinic
Kristy McKendrick, DACM, MACM, LAc, Dipl. OM (NCCAOM)
Dr. Kristy McKendrick is trained as a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and is a Functional Medicine provider, herbalist and nutritionist. She is nationally board-certified and holds a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine as designated by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is licensed to practice in Texas, Michigan and South Carolina.
Her approach to health and natural medicine sees each person as a collective of systems, working together. She doesn’t just treat symptoms, but rather does the work to figure out what are the core issues that need support in order for the body to function optimally. You could say she gets to the root cause, but in most disease or maladaptive health states, there’s more than just one cause or factor.
Before Dr. McKendrick pursued a medical career, she spent years in corporate in IT sales, IT and Leadership training and Management and Performance Consulting. While she enjoyed her time in that realm, her heart and inner calling led her to pursue natural medicine. (And a knee injury helped her to find Acupuncture, which is why she eventually got both a Master’s and Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.)
After many years of education and training, Dr. McKendrick finally merged her (former) type-A / CEO side with her healer / holistic side and opened up Bliss Wellness Center in Austin, Texas. At the clinic, she provides holistic medical support for people wanting to get and feel better while navigating their busy, stressed and overwhelming lives.
While Dr. McKendrick treats a wide range of medical conditions, she sees a lot of cases in digestive health, autoimmune conditions, thyroid disorders, sports injuries and pain.
When not in clinic, Dr. McKendrick can be found taking personal growth or medical seminars, golfing, hiking with her chocolate lab, traveling, exploring new nature spots or spending time with friends and family.
About the Clinic
Our purpose is to promote, facilitate and empower individual well-being and reduce health concerns across Texas. We establish long-term relationships with other medical providers, corporate wellness groups and individuals who want to achieve improved health and wellness. You can count on us to provide effective and cutting-edge natural health and wellness services that improve your health and exceed your expectations.
We envision a community of healthy, happy and empowered women and men who have balanced lives and are creating and living the lives of their dreams. They know that being proactive about their health is vital. Patients partner with us to recover from illness or injury to keep themselves healthy. We educate and empower each patient to help bring about deep and transformative healing and health.
- We provide a welcoming, comfortable and calm environment in which we can completely and compassionately address your concerns.
- We believe that your body, mind and spirit are not separate entities, but overlapping spheres, with you at the center.
- We offer a space of honor and integrity in which you can feel safe, valued and respected.
- We consider diet and exercise to be essential to preventing disease.
- We deliver health education programs and resources to enable you to make lifestyle and health care decisions that will optimize your well-being and enhance your personal growth and development.
This is our commitment to you. We welcome the opportunity to serve you.
Education about health matters and natural ways of maintaining and regaining wellness are of utmost importance to me. Dr. McKendrick has given lectures across the country and has a way of presenting complex health matters in an informative yet entertaining style. Improving the health and uplifting the lives of the Austin community is our commitment. We are available for talks, seminars and demos/workshops for non-profits, organizations and corporations.
Contact us to inquire about setting up a group wellness talk.