About La Luna Natural Health
La Luna Natural Health is a network of natural health and holistic care professionals who share a common commitment to help women and their families achieve optimal health and harmony. We bring together highly trained professionals skilled in providing specialized services unique to the needs of women and children. We take great pride in supporting our patients on their journey to health and happiness, and we gladly make referrals to traditional medical providers as needed. Our strength comes from each practitioner's unique background, experience and training.
Our Providers and Partners
Dr. Karin Nealon, D.C.
Dr. Karin, chiropractic physician and founder of La Luna Natural Health, relocated from Portland, Oregon to San Diego, Calfornia with her family in 2013. She incorporates her strong medical and scientific background to complement the manual therapy techniques of joint manipulation, soft tissue work, and craniosacral therapy. She specializes in natural healing, health and wellness for women and their families.
Karin graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Long Island University. After spending a few years in molecular research she was awarded a United States Fulbright Scholarship to study in Australia. Upon her return she continued in research and transitioned into the clinical healthcare realm, working in both a hospital emergency room and cardiology department. Discouraged by the way Western medicine often focuses on managing disease rather than promoting wellness, Dr. Karin became determined to blend the sciences of Western Medicine with the holistic approach of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She returned to school at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland.
While attending Western States, Dr. Karin birthed the first two of her three wonderful children. The experience of birth and motherhood focused her career interests to include care of women and infants. It also developed her passion for nutrition and healthy eating, especially in regard to children.
Kristina Schwager, L.Ac
Kristina is a state and nationally licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist and has been practicing in San Diego for more than 16 years. She received her Master's of Traditional Oriental Medicine in 1999 from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. In 1992, she graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
Kristina founded Pacific Coast Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in 1999. She approaches healthcare from an integrative perspective incorporating both Western and Chinese medical diagnosis within her treatment protocols. Kristina has treated men, women and children for a number of health conditions including gynecological, musculoskeletal, mental, immune, neurological and addiction disorders. In addition, she provides oncology support for chemotherapy and radiation. Kristina incorporates a wide range of healing modalities into her practice including acupuncture/acupressure, electro-acupuncture, Chinese herbs, auricular therapy, nutritional supplements, gua sha, cupping, moxibustion, essential oils, and homeopathy.
Kristina is originally from Michigan but has spent most of her life here in beautiful San Diego. She is an avid tennis player and beach enthusiast. She enjoys spending time with her family and raising her two young daughters.To learn more about Kristina Schwager L.Ac.visit Pacific Coast Acupuncture.
Wendy Oliver, CMT
Wendy has been a Certified Massage Therapist for two decades, previously operating a busy private massage therapy practice in central California and Beverly Hills. She is happy to be settled in La Jolla and continues to build her practice in this community.
Wendy is certified and competent in many massage techniques, and she has found through her experience that the most effective treatment mixes various modalities to meet the individual needs of each client.
During a typical massage, Wendy's focus begins with creating a space for your mind and body to relax, allowing the unwinding of muscle tension and settling the nervous system in order to promote healing and recovery from illness or injury, offering an escape from everyday stress!
Wendy is passionate about learning and sharing with her clients what she observes and experiences while working with them. Facilitating the client's understanding of how and where the pain or stress started, how to release it and how to avoid it are very empowering practices and essential for well-being and overall healing.