Krystal Sophia Plonski, LAc EAMP, ND, FABNP

Krystal Sophia Plonski, LAc EAMP, ND, FABNP

Pain Medicine

On staff since August 2021

Children's Title: Acupuncturist

"My philosophy of medicine is deeply rooted in the intersection of conventional pediatric standard of care and evidence-based integrative therapeutics."

  • Dr. Krystal Plonski, ND, LAc, EAMP, FABNP is a Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist in Seattle, WA.

    Dr. Plonski graduated with her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program from Bastyr University in 2014. Following graduation, Dr. Plonski completed a 2 year accredited CNME Naturopathic pediatric residency in Kirkland, WA in 2016.  She has also worked in a private group practice providing Naturopathic pediatric primary care and has served as an adjunctive teacher for proctoring pediatric wellness exams and lecturing on the CDC pediatric vaccination schedule for Naturopathic medical students at Bastyr University. She is certified in Shonishin acupuncture, a type of Japanese pediatric cutaneous and non-insertive acupuncture. She is currently implementing this, as well as other acupuncture skill sets, at Seattle Children’s Hospital Pain Medicine Department as a pediatric inpatient pain acupuncturist.

    Dr. Plonski has earned the title Fellow to the American Board of Naturopathic Pediatrics (FABNP). She has served on the Washington State Board of Health's Newborn Screening Technical Advisory Committee  in 2019, 2021, and 2022 for consideration and addition of new screening tests to the state newborn panel. She frequently lectures on the CDC Pediatric Vaccination Schedule and COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccinations to various types of healthcare providers and medical students.  

    Dr. Plonski is an active member of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP), the Washington East Asian Medical Association (WEAMA), the Naturopathic Academy of Primary Care Physicians (NAPCP), the Integrative Medicine Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), recently completed a 2-year term as Vice President as well as remains as an active member of the North American Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PedANP), and now serves on the FABNP applicant review board for NDs looking for Naturopathic pediatric board certification. 

  • Other Publications

    • Plonski KS
      Acupuncture for Pain Management in Pediatric Patients with Sickle Cell Disease.
      35884060 Children (Basel, Switzerland), 2022 Jul 19 : 9(7) PMCID:PMC9324601
  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    CDC Childhood and Adolescent Vaccination Schedule PedANP CME course Virtual July 2023 - July 2023
    CDC Infant Vaccination Schedule PedANP CME course Virtual June 2023 - June 2023
    CDC Pediatric Vaccination Schedule Pediatrics Course Guest Lecturer Bastyr University Nov. 2022 - Nov. 2023
    Pediatric Acupuncture for Pain Conditions: What is the Point? NAPCP Virtual Conference Virtual April 2022 - April 2022
    Vaccination is Naturopathic Medicine Bastyr NMSA Student Talk Virtual Jan 14, 2022 - Jan 14, 2022
    Pediatric Vaccination Update: COVID-19 Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians 2021 Conference Virtual 2021 - 2021
    Pediatric Vaccination Update: The CDC Schedule Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians 2021 Conference Virtual 2021 - 2021
    Pediatric Eye Conditions Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians Online CME Virtual 2016 - 2016


Board Certification(s)


Medical/Professional School

Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA


Cascade Natural Medicine, Kirkland, WA

Clinical Interests

Dr. Plonski's clinical interests include integative pediatric medicine, research in integrative pediatric medicine, pediatric acupuncture, research in pediatric acupuncture, acupuncture for sickle cell related pain conditions, public health initiatives and guidelines for practitioners, and vaccination efforts to protect communities at large.