Rauni Prittinen King, RN, BSN, MIH, CHTP/I, HNB-BC
Rauni Prittinen King, RN, MIH is the co-founder and executive director of Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. and Pacific Pearl La Jolla, California, U.S.A., which launched in 2014. She is a highly-sought consultant in healthcare, advising individuals and healthcare systems to develop Integrative Medicine practices through her business entity, Holistic and Integrative Medicine Resources, Inc. (HIMR). Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. is an internationally-renowned Integrative Medicine center at Pacific Pearl La Jolla, which also houses spa services, an Integrative Medicine education and research center, and HIMR. Additionally, she is a director and coordinator of national and international holistic and Integrative Medicine conferences for physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers.
An accomplished business woman, healthcare provider and instructor, Rauni is the founder and president of HIMR and the president of Miraglo Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that she founded. Rauni has more than 20 years of experience in critical care nursing. She is a board member of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM), and served for four years on the Healing Beyond Borders Board of Directors. Rauni is founder and former director of Programs and Planning at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, California and served as the nurse case manager for the Scripps Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease.
Certified in holistic nursing, hypnotherapy and interior design, Rauni also is a Certified Healing Touch® Practitioner and Instructor. She has been coordinating Healing Touch® workshops at Scripps Hospitals since 1993 and is the lead instructor for the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System. Creating Healing Touch® of Finland in 1998, she has been teaching Healing Touch in Europe, India and throughout North America since then. For her work, she received the Trailblazer Award from the Scripps Health Foundation. She has been honored for her work in Southern India by Project Concern International. Rauni has published in peer reviewed journals.
After receiving a BSN from Arizona State University, she earned a Master’s in Integrative Health from National University. Rauni is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association Healing Beyond Borders and Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.
Rauni integrates holistic practices with conventional medicine, creates healing environments and sees herself as a bridge in this process.