our approach

we believe in the vis medicatrix naturae, the inate ability of the human body to heal itself

Medicinal Herbs & Acupuncture

"I practice Traditional Chinese Medicine which means that I am a Licensed Acupuncturist, Nationally Certified in Chinese Herbology.  I strive for tBird Med to be a place of healing where people can come to feel better! Traditional Chinese Medicine changed my life and opened up a whole new world of possibilities for me....in addition to healing the chronic neck pain and debilitating migraine headaches that I suffered from for so long.  It also helped me to have two healthy baby girls in my 40s.  

Krissi Holder, LAC, DACM


who we are

Dr. Krissi Holder is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Nationally Certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine.  Dr. Holder has been in the field of healthcare for over 30 years in Phoenix, AZ.   She is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and also a candidate for Certification in Medical Cannabis Care from the Pacific College of Health and Science, San Diego.  Growing up with medicine working in her father’s busy family practice, she was premed at University of Arizona graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Microbiology and a minor in Chemistry.  Krissi somewhat followed in her father’s footsteps and also specializes in family medicine.  


Krissi is the BEST!  She is more than accommodating with her busy schedule and very informative about all the work she does.  Her acupuncture has helped me get my life back!  My back pain was reduced with just three treatments and her bedside manor is awesome!
I will continue to see her and recommend anyone who has never tried acupuncture to start here first!

If you are looking at this website it's because you know acupuncture works and you are looking for a new acupuncturist, or you are in pain and wondering if acupuncture really works. You are looking at the right place. Ms. Holder is a wonderful acupuncturist- she is professional, well trained and compassionate, an unbeatable combination. Acupuncture really does work help not to only manage chronic pain but also to help you feel better all over. If you are struggling with pain you have absolutely have nothing to lose by going in for a consult. Her methods not only target the chronic area of  pain but also deal with the "support" systems. It is important to note that this office is also connected with a Family Medicine Practice so Ms. Holder is firmly grounded with all the concepts of western medicine. Her education and practice truly allows her to treat her clients holistically.

My Wife and I have had many great experiences.  We have had multiple Acupuncture treatments from Krissi with great results.  Not only is she very knowledgeable, but also real nice.  At this point we must have referred at least a dozen people to Krissi and everyone thanks us later.

I received Acupuncture by Krissi for a few different things and really enjoyed it! I definitely felt much better afterwards, I also really liked that she took the time to explain exactly what she was doing and why she was doing it! I will definitely continue treatment with her.

I was in and out of doctors offices for a year, I had missed my entire sophomore and junior years of high school due to my anxiety. A teacher and mentor of mine recommended I see her acupuncturist, just to see if it would help, as modern medicine just didn't seem to do enough. I have now been seeing Krissi for acupuncture and Herbs for over two years and now I feel I can finally live and move on in my life. As well, I have been inspired to study alternative forms of medicine in college to someday follow in Krissi's footsteps.