Christina Ness-Hawks LAc, Dipl OM, MSTCM is passionate about helping people like you live an emotionally and physically balanced life filled with joy and vitality. Christina has helped hundreds of patients with a variety of health issues ranging from chronic pain and sports injuries, allergies and sinusitis, to depression, anxiety, PMS, and insomnia.
After personally experiencing the healing effects of Chinese Medicine and the freedom that comes with true well-being, Christina was inspired to become an acupuncturist so she can help people live a life of optimal health. Christina’s life was transformed in her mid-20’s, when she sought Chinese Medicine to treat her allergies, recurrent sinus infections, and poor immune system.
After trying everything else, it was Chinese Medicine that made a lasting difference and allowed Christina to experience the vitality she’d always hoped for. Christina knows firsthand what it’s like to be burdened and overwhelmed by health challenges and she’s excited to assist you along the path to optimum health through Chinese Medicine. She will empower you to make the decisions that turn your health around so you can live the healthy life you dream of.
Everyone possesses an inherent natural state of health and well-being; however sometimes this vitality needs help shining through. Christina is committed to helping people find their inner physical and mental well-being. She is grateful to be able to share the transformative effects that Chinese medicine has when it reminds the body of its natural balance and healing abilities. Christina is passionate about using Chinese medicine to improve your health and educating you about how you can live the fullest, most vibrant life so you can continue to thrive for as long as you live.
Christina Ness-Hawks is a California licensed and Nationally Certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She has been studying and practicing Chinese Medicine since 2007. Christina has a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and has earned a specialty certificate in Tui Na (Chinese orthopedic massage). Christina is Board Certified by the California Acupuncture Board as a Licensed Acupuncturist as well as the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. She interned abroad at Yue Yang Hospital in Shanghai, and has worked in a variety of clinic settings including an inpatient stroke and trauma rehabilitation center, a skilled nursing facility for the aged, and community acupuncture clinics.
A background in biology, massage and Tai Chi has given Christina the unique balance of the scientific and energetic that she brings to her practice. Christina received a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology from UC Santa Cruz with a concentration in comparative physiology and a minor in Psychology. At the same time she was enrolled in the holistic health practitioner program in which she studied Swedish massage, acupressure, and western herbology and nutrition. She has been lucky to study Qi Gong and Tai Chi with several excellent teachers over the past 10 years. Christina will help you bridge the gap between western science and Chinese Medicine by educating you on how these two worlds relate and how they can work together.
Christina is an outdoor enthusiast, a foodie, and music lover. She is excited to have relocated with her fiancée to Santa Rosa where she can enjoy many of these things. In her free time you can find her thriving on her mountain bike, snowboard, yoga mat, the occasional dance floor, and in the kitchen cooking food she buys at farmers markets.