It is called the breath of life for a very good reason. While humans can live weeks without food and days without water, they can only survive minutes without air. Asthma has deep physical and emotional factors that can follow a person from childhood to adulthood, affecting every part of their personal and professional lives. Contemporary medicine has developed pharmaceutical inhalers and steroidal compounds that have given some welcome relief to asthmatic patients. No one knows better what asthma can do to a person’s life than Dr. Christenson, who suffered as a child and into her adulthood, until she was hospitalized and nearly died from an asthmatic attack many years ago. It was this life-threatening experience that drove her to find a path of recovery and cure for herself and her patients. Knowing both allopathic and East Asian modalities, she trained relentlessly in advanced therapies and developed treatment options that combined the best of east and west.

Dr. Christenson utilizes a comprehensive program for asthma relief, management and elimination with numerous techniques:

  • Herbal and nutraceutical anti-inflammatory formulations
  • Non-toxic bronchial dilators
  • NAET
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
  • Elimination of environmental toxins
  • Liver, blood and lymphatic cleansing techniques
  • Qi Gong and Tai Chi movement therapies
  • Stress reduction techniques
  • Acupuncture
  • Meditation
  • Therapeutic harp

On her own road to an asthma-free life, Dr. Christenson recognized the delicate balance between the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels of existence and how they need to respect and support each other for health and healing to begin.  In today’s world of 24/7 non-stop stimulation, addictive personalities can develop from childhood to adulthood  It is no wonder people find themselves breathless. CHI Lifestyle Medical Center is dedicated to giving every asthma patient the promise of the breath of life that should never be taken for granted.

Patient Testimonials

“You have transformed my life….I have not smoked cigarette for more than one month and I do not miss it! I am losing weight from all the walking which is very good for me. I want to bring my weight down to less than 200. I am happy now.…. My asthma is in good control. My blood pressure is under good control. My heart beat is normalized. I do not eat junk food any more….I eat healthy lunch and dinner.….I am very blessed. Thank you for all your medical care and health advice. I appreciate your patience to my mental/emotional healing. Thank you so much for believing in me that I can make a difference. You trust me that I can pull this through. You put me back to God’s hand.” – L. B.

“When it became clear that treatment for sinusitis and asthma by my regular physician were not providing positive long term results, I began treatment by Dr. Christenson, a certified acupuncturist who was also an MD. The care from this physician was exemplary. The treatments of acupuncture succeeded where regular allopathic medicine had failed. In addition, this doctor’s care provided me with information for self care and many preventative measures so that the quality of my health in general is much improved and symptoms of my illness are negligible.” – Richard C.

“Thank you so much for playing harp for me. During my acupuncture session I felt your harp vibration came to my face and I felt the congestion and ache in my sinus cavities was open up. My sinus headache went way. The sinus pain scale was 3/10 and now I do not feel any pain. Thank you.” – Madeline G.