East Asian Medicine is becoming more and more accredited in western society and one of its most popular modalities is acupuncture. For thousands of years, knowledge of energy meridians in the body was known through designated acupuncture points to effectively release, transfer and direct essential energetic forces in the human system.

While western medical practices concentrate on external obstructions of health, such as bacterial and viral infections, eastern medicine emphasizes the internal harmony of the Five Elements Theory: Water, Fire, Earth , Wood and Metal. Through millennia of observation and evaluation of these distinct properties of nature and their influences on physical, mental and psycho-spiritual wellness, acupuncture developed as part of a distinguished medical system that recognized the inter-dimensional aspects of illness and wellness as manifestations of a person’s relationship with natural and universal energies.

Acupuncture is a specialized skill that is clinically proven to improve numerous health issues, some of which are :

  • Acute and chronic pain management
  • Headaches
  • Muscular Tension
  • Nausea
  • Depression
  • Hypertension and  Hypotension
  • Sciatica
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Allergic reactions

Dr. Christenson is one of a select group of physicians in the US who is also a board certified licensed acupuncturist. At CHI Lifestyle Medical Center, she incorporates an extensive background in both allopathic and East Asian medical modalities to offer patients the best of both systems of medicine. In this way, she is able to custom design a healing protocol that will focus on the total person and their lifestyle. For some, it may be to better manage chronic pain and for others it may be to unblock stagnated energies and allow their body to partner in the essential healing process.

Patient Testimonials

“During acupuncture and emotional treatment I felt energy flowing in my fingers where the pain used to be. I also felt energy flowing in my forehead. I felt very relaxed and then a tired feeling, it is hard to describe. I understand this is a healing process. I am so thankful that you open my heart to understand what is wrong with me. I will follow your self-healing instruction to clear my emotional blockages. I will tell my husband and my sister to come see you. I know you will be able to help them. Thank you.” – Elizabeth C.

“Today I had my first acupuncture treatment. I have heard people talked about acupuncture sensation but I have to had one for myself to see how it felt. It is hard to describe. During acupuncture treatment I felt tingling in my both hands and some strange moving sensation… like some sort of vibratory sensation inside of my arms and legs… They were moving, kind of…. I have never felt anything like that. After the treatment I felt great. I don’t know how to describe but I think it is a happy feeling inside of me. Thank you.” – Kathryn P.

“During the energy treatment with acupuncture I felt lots of energy activities in my brain, like pressure going “in-plosion” (as oppose to explosion). IT is hard to explain but it was a good feeling. I felt lot of energy in my head and kind of getting head ache but it went away very shortly and I felt peaceful. My sinus opened up and I breathe better. This is a very interesting response I have never experienced anything like this. Overall I feel better after the treatment was completed. Thank you.” – Diane D.

“During acupuncture treatment my body felt vibration all over. Which was very amazing. My back felt better and my right leg had less pain that allowed me to be able to drive at least 15 minutes without pain. My left injured ankle is still hurting but in less degree. I know it will take time. Your live therapeutic harp music and the soul sound of your voice during my acupuncture treatment is so soothing, I felt lots of love and forgiveness for myself. I was crying with joy. You put me in the Heaven’s realm. Thank you.” – Jennifer A.

“Despite I suffered 6 months of pain from fall accident before I saw you, one good thing happen to this injury was that I found you. Your acupuncture with emotional and spiritual treatment has transformed me. My pain is better. I am able to walk and drive longer. I am now paying more attention to every thing in my life – the food I eat and drink, the way I think, the way I talk, the way I act and react. I am more tolerable to myself and my surrounding. I am able to forgive and love myself, my son and my husband…. Thank you for all these help you gave me.” – Jen A.