Lara Koljonen



Lara Koljonen L.Ac.

Lara Koljonen L.Ac., BS, is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and breast health visionary. She is the founder of Herbin Acupuncture & Wellness center in Bankers Hill, San Diego. She started Essentially Pink in 2006 while finishing her Masters of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego.

Lara also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Philosophy/Ethics from San Diego State University. She is passionate about integrating the wisdom of eastern medicine into the education, promotion, and her own practice of breast health & cancer prevention. Lara developed an acupressure exercise designed to move energy, blood, and lymphatic flow in the chest and breast called the "Tulip Tap". She advocates taking tuesdays or at least one day a week to practice the "Tulip Tap" and the other "S.E.X.Y." Steps to breast health that outline the easy ways to integrate a lifestyle full of PREVENTION. Tuesday is breast health day, Tap your Tulips!

"I love KAB because their focus is on PREVENTION! I am a boobies lover and acupuncturist, I want everyone to know how to heal their body and prevent disease. When our focus is on creating health we are actively engaging in prevention. My goal is to work with KAB to integrate this Eastern healing wisdom because health is the cure and KAB promotes this in a way that is fun and I love fun."