Your acupuncturist for athletic performance and anti-aging facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Christie holds a Doctoral of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. She is certified by the NCCAOM to practice Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. She is trained by Dr. Travall Croom in the Synergy Facial rejuvenation technique, Dr. Anthony Lombardi in Exstore orthopedics and electro-acupuncture, and is certified by CCAOM in Clean Needle Technique.
Our goal is to use traditional medicine and modern research to provide high quality individualized care to help you meet your personal goals. We offer numerous treatment options to maximize efficiency in healing injuries, treating scars, autoimmune disease, fatigue, digestive disorders, and keep you looking and feeling young.
Acupuncture measurably reduces physical and emotional stress. Improve your sleep and focus, decrease anxiety and depression.
The ultimate combination of traditional medicine and modern technology for anti-aging. Improve skins' tone and appearance, vibrance and health! Utilizes acupuncture, hydrating serums, microcurrent and LED light therapy. Designed by Dr. Travall Croom, and written up in Vogue Magazine, performed by a select few here in the US and abroad!
A very gentle way to help your body build collagen and heal from your injuries faster, improving skin tone, pore appearance and texture. Applied with a hyaluronic acid moisurizing mask, it can show instant improvement in appearance. Perfect facial touch-up before events!
Use it as a stand alone treatment, or add it on to your acupuncture session to improve surface appearance, as well as promote collagen production under the skin. It can decrease healing time for skin wounds and surgical procedures. The Blue spectrum is amazing for healing acne!
Dr. Christie is trained in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, sports medicine, facial rejuvenation and auricular acupuncture techniques.
We have a large traditional herb pharmacy to provide patients with raw herbs, supplements, teas, granule, capsule and teapills.
Dr. Christie utilizes orthopedic testing to provide focused treatment on strained or torn muscles, joint pain and dysfunction, and increasing strength and performance.
We strive to provide a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for all. Please refrain from cell phone use during sessions, and speak in moderate tones. You are welcome to bring your own headphones to listen to, and feel free to arrive early and enjoy a cup of tea. Allow yourself ample time to unwind!
Please let us know if you are running late, or if you will not make it for your scheduled appointment. We are happy to reschedule you to another time or day. We do have a strict cancellation policy.
We accept payment via cash, check, debit and all major credit cards. We also accept FSA/HSA debit cards, if you have a flex spending account set up with your employer. Acupuncture is a tax-deductible health expense, for which we can provide you with invoices or end of year statements for your convenience.
Payment is due at time of service. Please call for our current rates.
We are pleased to offer insurance billing!
If you are unsure if your medical coverage includes acupuncture, call us. We will be happy to contact your insurance company and find out before your appointment.
What does it feel like?
Some people feel nothing at all during needle insertion. Acupuncture should be relatively painless. If you do feel anything, it is like a single hair being pulled with a tweezer. After the needle is inserted, you may feel pressure, as if the practitioners hand is still there, or tingling. A sensation of tingling up or down the arm or leg is normal, and indicates that the needles are moving the body's energy, or qi.
What happens during a treatment?
The practitioner will have questions about your sleep, digestion, pain, stress, and symptoms. They will take your pulse on both hands, look at your tongue, and palpate different areas of the body. You will remove your socks and shoes, and make yourself comfortable on the table. The practitioner will choose points, swab them with alcohol, and apply needles. Most people fall asleep during treatment, as the rooms are warm and comfortable, with soft music. After needles are removed, the practitioner may use cupping or do bodywork, depending on the condition you are seeking treatment for.
How long does a treatment last?
Your first session will take 75-80 minutes, a follow-up appointment will be approximately an hour.
Are there side effects from acupuncture?
Very few. The most common one is a small bruise at the site of a needle insertion. It is possible but much less common to have tingling or numbness at the site of a needle insertion, or a localized infection at needle insertion site. The risk of any side effects can be minimized by always telling your practitioner what medications your are on, and if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
You can find more information at: https://nccih.nih.gov/health/acupuncture/introduction
Addictions (alcohol, drug, smoking)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Common cold/flu symptoms
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
(NCCIH Pub No. D404. Dec. 2007. Acupuncture: In Depth.)
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