Meet Our Queen Anne Acupuncturists
In Washington, acupuncturists are classified as “East Asian Medicine Practitioners.” Our practitioners use the tools of Chinese Medicine to design a customized treatment plan for each patient. This may include: acupuncture, breathing and relaxation techniques, bodywork and massage, cupping, hot/cold therapy or Qigong, plus dietary advice and Chinese herbs to support the patient’s healing.
Communication between practitioner and patient is essential to achieve the desired results from each course of treatment.
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Christian graduated from Bastyr University’s Acupuncture program in 2013. He specializes in stress management and musculoskeletal disorders, and also works with other common disorders such as digestive distress, sleep problems, the common cold, and more. His medical education included extensive academic study and clinical training in both Eastern and Western medical sciences, with an emphasis on Traditional Chinese Medicine. Christian studied acupuncture in Shanghai, China, where he treated 100 patients each week as a clinical intern at three Shanghai hospitals.
In addition, Christian serves as an acupuncturist with Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB), which is a global non-profit medical organization that provides free acupuncture for community members, first responders and other rescue and relief workers involved in disasters such as extreme weather, flooding, and earthquakes. He volunteers regularly in Wallingford at AWB Seattle Acupuncture for Veterans, which is a weekly free community acupuncture clinic for veterans, active military, and their families.
Kristan has been practicing acupuncture and massage for over 5 years. She believes we live in a high stress world and both modalities are great ways to allow your body to calm down and function at its most optimum level. She spent 13 years working for a whitewater rafting company, and personally saw the benefit of massage and acupuncture treatments for her own shoulder injury and tendonitis. In addition, Kristan uses acupuncture to treat a variety of conditions including addiction, women’s issues, pain, digestive concerns and many more.
Kristan has also worked with low income and elderly populations and is certified with the National Association of Hospice and Palliative Care and completed National Acupuncture Detoxification Association training. Additionally, she also works part time as staff supervisor at the Bastyr University Chinese Herbal Dispensary.
Phil Cohen graduated from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York in 2002 with his Associates of Occupational Sciences in Massage Therapy as well as in 2005 with his Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He is certified by the American Reflexology Certification Board in Foot and Hand Reflexology. Phil also earned a certificate in Zheng Gu Tui Na, a type of Chinese therapeutic massage. His combined expertise in acupuncture and massage has allowed his patients to achieve a high level of success, especially with musculoskeletal injuries, digestive issues, neurological disorders, stress, and anxiety/depression.