Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
Christine obtained her master's degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM). She began at PCOM in New York and later transferred to the school's San Diego campus where she completed her degree in 2003. Before completing her studies at PCOM Christine took a three-month sabbatical to Melbourne Australia. There she studied with Steven Clavey, a prolific writer and scholar of Chinese medicine. Upon her return to San Diego Christine studied Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhist meditation and Hatha Yoga at The Shiva Center International. She received darshan, which means blessing from the teacher to instruct meditation and yoga practice in 2003.
Since beginning her practice of Chinese medicine at Acupuncture, Christine completed Lonny Jarrett's 2-year course, Clinical Integration, as well as Thea Elijah's Spirit of Herbs and Whole Heart Acupuncture series. Christine has also been a teacher assistant for both of these year-long courses since completing them. Christine continues to broaden and deepen her practice with ongoing study and continuing education.
Christine served on the board of the Connecticut Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CSAOM) for 2 years. During her time on the board, the CT community of Licensed Acupuncturists, with the help of some dedicated and amazing lay-folk, began an intensive and long-term legislation improvement process. This work to clarify and improve the definition and practice laws regarding Acupuncture and Chinese medicine here in the state of CT continues today.
Christine is licensed by the state of Connecticut to practice Acupuncture. She is certified in the practice of Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, and Chinese Herbalogy by the National Certification Committee of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and a member of the CSAOM
Christine is a joyful and grateful mother to her two sons Rasmus and Axel and a smitten partner in love and life to Ilmar Gasstrom. Together Christine, Ilmar, Rasmus & Axel enjoy a life of love and constant evolution together. Look for pictures of the family in Christine's occasional news letter!