Dr. Joni first discovered acupuncture as a patient herself. In 1986, she visited a Chinatown acupuncturist who didn’t speak English, but certainly knew how to treat menstrual cramps. She left her first treatment not only without pain but also profoundly changed by the experience.
She discovered that a school on Oahu was beginning a new semester and she qualified for admission having already completed a pre-med program. She began classes in Oriental Medicine three weeks after her first acupuncture treatment. Dr. Joni graduated with honors from the Oriental Medical Institute in Honolulu, HI and opened Kailua Acupuncture Clinic in 1989.
Dr. Joni is board certified in acupuncture orthopedics and a Diplomat of the National Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has successfully treated thousands of adults and children for allergies and asthma, often using Dr. Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET). She also specializes in the treatment of pregnant women, infertility, and menopause. In addition, she has trained at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in acupuncture for the cancer patient. Dr. Joni is a past president of the Hawaii Acupuncture Association, a member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine and the National Sports Acupuncture Association, co-founder of AcuPlan Hawaii, and a board member of the Hawaii Consortium for Integrative Health Care. Dr. Joni is newly a member of Acupuncturists Without Borders, and in the summer of 2010 completed their Healing Community Trauma Training: How to Do Acupuncture in the Field for Traumatic Events.
In addition to sharing clinic space with her associate, Mariya Gold, L.Ac., Dr. Joni also shares the clinic with Kailua Wellness Center, where her husband, Dr. Douglas Kroll, D.C. and his associate Dr. Erin Shook, D.C. practice chiropractic and her brother Gordon Spencer, is the licensed massage therapist. Dr. Joni is the mother of two boys, Eric and Evan, in addition to having one active dog, two cats, a lovebird and tanks of fish.
Dr. Joni is honored to be of service to the community and is thoroughly invested in the well-being of her patients. Call today to schedule an appointment!