Christopher Woon is a Washington Board certified and licensed Acupuncturist. He is a diplomat of Acupuncture, certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists. He also holds a California State license in Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine, with a Masters degree in Tradition Oriental medicine.
Christopher, originally from England, has been practicing Chinese Medicine since 1995 and interned at Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in California. He has also taught oriental medicine in Acupuncture colleges in both California & Washington state.
Acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of Qi through the channels or meridians. Acupuncture regulates this flow of Qi, redirecting it to those areas that are deficient and draining it from where it is excess, thus regulating and restoring the harmonious, energetic balance of the body.
Stress is the cause of many emotional and physical complaints. Acupuncture is excellent for reducing stress and tension. The effectiveness of acupuncture is also well documented for emotional and psychological problems.
Herbal Medicine is a powerful method of healing. Unlike Western drugs, which treat the symptom only, Chinese herbs also treat the underlying chronic condition that causes disease. (For example antibiotics eliminate bacteria but do not improve a person's resistance to infection.) Herbs are more like foods than drugs, supplementing out constitution. Herbs are rarely given individually but are put into a 'balanced formula' thereby eliminating unwanted side effects. Herbal formulas come in teas, concentrated powders, pills and liquid extracts.