Christian Hunt, Licensed Acupuncturist, MAcOM (EAMP)
I graduated with a BA in Sociology, with a focus in Cultural Anthropology in 1991. My interest in cultures and medicine began with researching my thesis which involved indigenous populations of the Brazilian and Venezuelan rainforests. After graduation (and many ski towns later) I headed to massage school in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was while in Santa Fe that I experienced acupuncture for the first time. Within a month, the symptoms for which I was receiving treatments were totally relieved. I packed up the car and headed back east to open a massage practice, and get the needed prerequisites for receiving a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
I have been doing massage since 2004, acupuncture and Chinese Herbs since graduating from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine in 2001. I had the opportunity to work in clinics around Seattle for a couple of years, then opened Chopstix Acupuncture and Bodywork studio in 2003. It is a joy to own my own business, and learn continuously about this amazing form of healing. It is a priority of mine to continue to study acupuncture techniques, take classes in research of Chinese herbal therapies, and network with fellow acupuncturists. I also feel it is important to refer to other health care providers if my Acupuncture or Chinese herbal therapies are not effective for the patient. I work closely with a variety of Naturopaths, Chiropractors, MD’s, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, therapists, Massage therapists, Nutritionists, Physical therapists, Personal Trainers, Yoga and Pilates practitioners, in order to assist in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Acupuncture has seen me through endometriosis, a car accident, competitive rowing, skiing injuries, anemia, and just plain old stress and fatigue. I hope to draw upon my experiences with acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and massage to promote health for all who enter Chopstix acupuncture and bodywork studio.
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