About our Practitioners
After being introduced to Chinese medicine by a Taiji instructor, Christopher took the steps to begin a path in the medical field, completing the then newly formed Integrative Therapeutic Practices degree offered at Metropolitan State University in Denver, followed by enrollment in the Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine program at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver, Colorado. It was here that Christopher developed both a love and devotion to Chinese herbal medicine as he was able to find solutions for his own symptoms and illness that simply were not offered or available with the western medical care he was receiving. Inspired by the successes he had seen in his own life by applying the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, Christopher became devoted to spreading the knowledge of this medical system to others and now seeks to share these principles to as many people as possible.
Christopher was drawn to traditional Chinese medicine after a receiving a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune disorder that affects the gastrointestinal tract. The diagnosis left Christopher searching for a new path in life and a desire to spend his time on earth in the service of others.
About Board Certification
To learn more about National Board Certification or to verify a practitioner’s status.
National Board Certification by the NCCAOM is important because it allows patients and consumers to know that their chosen practitioner has had a thorough and rigorous education and training in their field. With the way that current practice laws are written, various other health care practitioners such as Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, and Physical Therapists are able to practice acupuncture with very little training and no board certification or oversight, sometimes by calling it by a different name (Dry Needling) resulting in a dangerous situation and often poor results.
National Board Certification in Chinese Herbology is also very important especially in Colorado, where the current practice law does not require any certification or education to prescribe and dispense herbal medicines. By selecting a practitioner that is Nationally Board certified in either Chinese Herbology or Oriental Medicine, you can be confident that your practitioner has had both the knowledge and training necessary to safely and effectively utilize herbal medicines.