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Kimberly Thompson

Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac. MSTOM

208-965-3777

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Education and Licensing:

Kimberly is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Idaho and certified in the treatment of acupuncture, Oriental medicine and Chinese herbology by the National Certification Committee of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Kimberly earned her MSTOM (Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She is currently enrolled in the First Professional Doctorate Program with Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Kimberly specializes in “modern” acupuncture, which includes modalities such as acupuncture, non-needle acupuncture, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, laser therapy and vibrational therapy. Kimberly has more than 20 years of experience working with a hands-on approach to body therapy and holds a passionate regard for continuing education. She follows one of the most important tenets of medicine with every treatment: She treats the “root” or underlying cause of each patient’s symptoms in order to ultimately balance both the physical and emotional. 

Why Acupuncture:

Kimberly began her career in the healing arts as a student at the School of Intuitive Massage and Healing in Santa Barbara over 20 years ago. Her love for healing arts and working with people flourished and led her to continue studying bodywork.

Kimberly’s initial interest in acupuncture arose while she was struggling with her own debilitating back injury. After 8 massages and 10 chiropractic treatments, she still couldn’t obtain relief from her pain. Like so many patients new to Traditional Chinese Medicine, she turned to acupuncture as a last resort. To her amazement, she was 80% better after one treatment. After three treatments, she was free of pain. This experience led her to pursue her Master’s Degree at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. When she began her journey as an acupuncturist, she had no idea of the impact it would have on her–or the gift she had been blessed with. It is Kimberly’s goal to use this gift to ease pain and suffering while improving the quality of life for her patients.

Professional Experience:

Kimberly has worked with a variety of patients and has treated many different types of disharmonies in the body. She has successfully treated patients with pain, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, addictions, gynecological disorders, pregnancy related issues and emotional imbalances. Thanks to her previous clinical experience treating women during all phases of their lives, Kimberly realizes that this is an area of particular skill and specialization for her.

During her study at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Kimberly was fortunate to work in an integrative medical setting. Clinical rotations at the following locations allowed her to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team of both Eastern and Western medical professionals:

  • San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Rady Children’s Hospital–pediatric oncology
  • Rady Children’s Hospital–pediatric chronic pain
  • Downtown Free Senior’s Clinic
  • UCSD HIV Clinic

Her experience as a member of an integrative health team helped her realize the potency of combining TCM and Contemporary Medicine. When she relocated to Meridian, Idaho, Kimberly actively sought to create a well-rounded, integrative medical clinic that embodies a multidisciplinary approach toward wellness.

When Kimberly isn’t treating patients at our clinic, she works as an Acupuncture Research Analyst, researching and developing modern acupuncture techniques. Kimberly is a columnist for Acupuncture Today and a sought out international lecturer for Miridia Technology.

Family:

Kimberly’s time away from work includes staying busy with her husband and family of nine children. Yes, you read it right! She and her husband Mike blended families in 1992. He had four children, she had three, they had one together and finally, they adopted one more! Currently, she has 13 grandchildren. Her favorite free-time activities include travel, cooking, canning, camping, fishing, reading, bike riding, and sewing.