How May I Help You?
Holly Christiansen, Licensed Acupuncturist & East Asian Medical Practitioner
Despite so many advancements in our modern world, many women are still very unaware of how their bodies function. Often we feel dismissed or over-looked by our healthcare practitioners. I know I have.
Women's bodies have an innate superpower: the menstrual cycle. One of my first mind-blowing experiences with Chinese medicine was just how much information was transmitted by our monthly period. The quality of it, duration, and other accompanying signs and symptoms. I truly want every woman to be able to understand what her body is communicating to her. If your goal is to just feel more at home in your body, be pain free, or to have a child, I have the experience to help you; backed up by a medical system that is thousands of years old!
I am here to lead those who are ready to take control of their health naturally. By using individualized & customized treatments, I hope to inspire & support you by combining the best of traditional & holistic wellness techniques with modern medical knowledge. My approach is unique & adaptive to each patient. I strive to listen, be present, & to teach you skills you can take with you to apply to your everyday life. All of this, plus a heaping dash of magic & insight.
I hold a Master’s degree of Science in traditional Chinese medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and have been practicing since 2011. I am licensed in the states of California, Washington, & Kentucky.
. I am a board-certified diplomate in Acupuncture by NCCAOM (National Certification Commission of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine). I also attended the Evergreen State College, where I primarily focused on Spanish & Latin American studies - se habla español.
I have worked side by side with Western physicians and staff at San Diego Hospice, San Diego Cancer Center (UCSD Medical Center) & the Geriatric Clinic in downtown San Diego. I annually treated active duty and retired veterans during Stand Down San Diego.
Physical endeavors and going on adventures have always held the most allure for me. Traveling, backpacking, hiking, rowing, reading, skiing, and climbing have therefore been some of my greatest pleasures.
I am a certified 200 hour RYT Yoga Instructor and inversions & twists are my favorite asanas. I love being outdoors in bare feet, gardening, functional movement, laughing, & spending time with my dogs: Boone & Greta. What's better than a loyal doggo?