CHRISTY OUK, LAc, EAMP
Licensed Acupuncturist, L.Ac.
East Asian Medicine Practitioner, E.A.M.P.
Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, M.Ac.O.M.
Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, Dipl. O.M. NCCAOM
Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, NADA certified
My mission is to restore balance and wholeness by providing a safe environment for healing through compassion and support for one's personal wellness and journey.
Hello, my name is Christy! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your healing journey. My philosophy on health is that balance keeps us whole and the best way to finding balance is to treat the root problem. With the wear and tear of life and daily stresses, our bodies fall out of balance and into a state of survival. We need self-care, tools, and support to help undo the tangled web that can cause pain, discomfort, or disease in the body. My hope is that acupuncture and energy medicine can be methods that help you find balance and wholeness again.
I earned a Master’s degree in 2014 from the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine (formerly SIOM) studying Acupuncture, Chinese and Japanese Meridian theories, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, bodywork, nutritional therapy, and Qigong. My training gave me a great foundation in helping my patients unmask their unique imbalance using the Meridian system and guiding them to wellness. My treatments focus on the whole body – the mind, body, spirit, and emotions. My job is to help you find the inner healer within yourself and help you feel empowered to take control of your health and well-being through education and guidance.
Moreover, I am constantly learning and in the search for new tools that can help uncover the truth in medicine, energy, and connection. I believe there is a universal truth and connection in traditional medicines that come from all over the world including China, Japan, and India. This led me to the study of the Chakra systems and energy healing with my teacher Gloria Two-Feathers, who I am eternally grateful for her wisdom and knowledge.
I have found there is a strong relationship and many parallels between the Meridian and Chakra systems. They have different theories and viewpoints, but they reveal maps of circulation and flow into the same energetic centers of the body. These centers provide a constant stream of energy exchange inside our bodies as well as with the outside world and elements. Furthermore, they can provide windows into imbalances and blockages in the body that can cause pain and disease. I utilize both Meridian and Chakra theories in my treatments to help assess these imbalances and support the body back to wholeness.