meet the team

Chiropractor Edmonds WA Kierra Smith


Kierra Smith, DC

Dr. Kierra Smith is a native of Rome, Georgia. Following graduation from high school, Dr. Kierra obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Bethune-Cookman University. She earned her Doctorate in Chiropractic at Life University in Georgia. 

Throughout her schooling, Dr. Kierra enjoyed playing her drums in high school marching band, college marching band, jazz band, church band, and various drum circles. In her spare time, Dr. Kierra enjoys bike riding, traveling, spending time with family and friends, visiting authentic restaurants, touring museums, painting, dancing, and playing her drums.

After high school, Dr. Kierra had her entire career path planned, until a car accident changed the path of her life leading her to her calling of being a Chiropractor. Her original goal was to attend medical school, but following her experience with chiropractic, she plans to attend medical school changed. After being under chiropractic care, Dr. Kierra came to understand first hand the power that made the body heals the body. As she began to get her spine adjusted, her body was able to heal from the injuries that were caused by her car accident. This life-changing experience has inspired Dr. Kierra to dedicate her life to helping others to get their bodies reconnected to that very same healing power that lies within each of them.

Chiropractic Edmonds WA Doctor Boyd


Marissa Boyd, ND

A Seattle-area native, Dr. Boyd grew up in the small town of Mukilteo, Washington. Her undergraduate studies took her to Arizona where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. She returned to the Pacific Northwest to achieve her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore.

A Scientist first, Dr. Boyd spent many years facilitating organ transplants through her work in the Immunogenetics laboratory with Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) testing. Both in Arizona and Washington state, many individuals were able to receive life-saving transplants, including kidney, liver, heart, and others.

With an emphasis on stress resiliency and living your best life, Dr. Boyd can treat just about any condition; recent injuries, pain, headaches, allergies, as well as chronic disease (like hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc.).

Dr. Boyd has an individualized and balanced approach to patient care. A direct communicator, she utilizes many modalities and therapies with her patients, including chiropractic, acupuncture, nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, craniosacral therapy, IV and injection therapies, and many more.

When not treating patients, Dr. Boyd enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She loves basketball, football, spa days, tacos, dogs, and a good staycation.

Acupuncturist Edmonds WA Alex Flores

Licensed Acupuncturist

Alex Flores, LAc

I graduated with a Masters's degree in Chinese Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2012 and completed an externship at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea focusing on musculoskeletal and temporomandibular disorders with great success in pain relief and chronic illness relief plans.

My first experiences with acupuncture were seeing individuals come in with severe pain and leaving with a smile at the end of their visit without pain. These extraordinary experiences made me want to pursue this life-changing therapy. I want to help many people with acupuncture to live an optimal and pain-free life full of health and vitality.

I became an acupuncture pain specialist through training in the Balance Method by Dr. Richard Tan and DNA, Distal Needling Acupuncture, by Bob Doane. I have treated many conditions with positive results and many success stories such as headache/migraine, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle pain, joint pain, sciatica and any acute to chronic pain conditions, fibromyalgia, Bell’s palsy, and fatigue.

Chiropractic Edmonds WA Receptionist and Office Manager Zuly Masso

Receptionist & Office Manager

Zuly Masso

Zuly joined the clinic in 2016. She is a native of Venezuela. She assists in scheduling; communicating with patients, interpreters, and doctors; managing supplies; and supporting the doctors. She has worked as an interpreter and book keeper in the past. She is a proud mom of a beautiful 3-year-old girl. She is friendly and compassionate.


Zuly is fluent in English and Spanish.

9:30am - 5:30pm


9:30am - 5:30pm


9:00am - 5:00pm



Nurturing Life and Acupuncture Center

22315 Highway 99 Suite C
Edmonds, WA 98026

Phone: (425) 673-4161