Golden Child Acupuncture
Christine is also certified in Holistic Pelvic Care ™ (HPC) and Holistic Pelvic Energy™ (HPE). Developed by physical therapist and author Tami Kent, MSPT. HPC and HPE work to rebalance the physical, emotional, and energetic health of the pelvic floor and pelvic bowl by releasing the myofascial restrictions that accumulate from stress, pregnancy, illness, and trauma; as well as the energetic underlying imbalances that lead to the physical manifestations. The treatment consists of gentle physical internal vaginal adjustments as well as guided imagery. Conditions such as prolapse, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, constipation, urinary incontinence, dysmenorrhea, fertility issues, painful intercourse, low libido, birth recovery, recovery from miscarriage, muscle fatigue, fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic pain, muscle weakness, and pelvic trauma are all conditions that can be treated using HPC and HPE. Our pelvic bowl is the core of our body and any disruptions in our core will affect our complete health.
Christine received her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Her education was focused on the Huangdi Neijing, a classical acupuncture text dating back over 2000 years. She used the details of the channel theory outlined in this book to write her thesis in school titled, "The Clinical Relevance of Tattoos in Chinese Medicine." She loves integrating the ancient wisdom she learned in school into the modern lives we all live.
Her training has included treating chronic diseases such as fibromyalgia, cancer support, multiple sclerosis, migraines, paralysis, and chronic pain. She also focused studies on gynecology, fertility, pediatrics, and addiction. She uses acupuncture, acupressure, moxa, cupping, electroacupuncture, guasha, medical qigong, cranial sacral therapy, visceral manipulation, myofascial release, nutritional counseling, and Shiatsu massage in various combinations for all treatments. She custom designs Western and Eastern herbal prescriptions applied topically or taken internally.
Christine is an advocate for the Queer (LGBTQQIA2S+) community and their families. She understands the impacts that inequality has on health facing women, POC, transgender/gender fluid/NB folks, and immigrants.
She believes in holistic child rearing and enjoys all the creative ways parenting is practiced in Portland. She loves helping parents accomplish health and wellness goals, like sleeping through the night or working on developmental delays.
She relaxes by practicing Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) with her wife and teaching her poodle, doodle, and chickens new circus tricks. Joy is one of the essential ingredients to longevity.