Meet Our Team

Meet our passionate, caring, and skilled Santa Rosa Acupuncturists

 

Christina Ness-Hawks

Founder and Clinic Director
LAc (Licensed California Acupuncturist)
Dipl OM (NCCAOM Nationally Certified)
MSTCM (Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine)

Christina’s life was transformed in her mid-20’s, when she sought Chinese Medicine to treat her allergies, chronic sinus infections, and struggling immune system. 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.

Christina knows firsthand what it’s like to be overwhelmed by health challenges. But she’s also seen that our bodies have an innate healing intelligence that’s part of every cell of your body. She’s excited to help reawaken your natural healing system and empower you to make the best decisions for you. She has helped hundreds of patients with a variety of health issues ranging from chronic pain and sports injuries; allergies, frequent colds, and sinusitis; depression and anxiety; PMS and menopause; to all sorts of conditions that patients can’t find a solution for.

Christina is a California Licensed and Nationally Certified acupuncturist and herbalist. She has been studying and practicing Chinese Medicine since 2007. She earned her Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and 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 and a skilled nursing facility for the aged. She opened Thrive Acupuncture and Wellness in Santa Rosa, California in March 2012. She draws from a wide variety of styles of acupuncture, but relies on a deep foundation in distal acupuncture such as Richard Tan’s Balance Method and Master Tung Acupuncture.

Christina brings a unique balance of the scientific and energetic to her practice. She 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 had a few careers, including marine mammal training and biotechnology regulatory affairs, before she became an acupuncturist.  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.

In her free time you can find her thriving on her mountain bike, in the garden, on the dance floor, and in the kitchen with her husband cooking food from their garden.

Jasmin Jones

Acupuncture Associate
LAc (Licensed California Acupuncturist)
Dipl OM (NCCAOM Nationally Certified)
MSTCM (Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine)

 

Jasmin’s personal journey with natural medicine (which led her to become an acupuncturist) began when she starting working at a local vitamin store at age 16. Well it was actually before that since she was raised to believe in the power of natural medicine, as she comes from a long line of generations of people who relied on vitamins and herbs to treat illness. But working at that vitamin shop all through high school, she mentored with a seasoned herbalist and was inspired to study herbs and Chinese Medicine.

Along her journey she gathered a variety of life experiences that give her a unique perspective. She served in the United Sates Air Force stateside and abroad for 5 years and was honorably discharged. She spent the next 7 years practicing massage therapy. But she was called to help people on a deeper level and so she decided to become an acupuncturist and has never looked back.

Jasmin’s diverse background and compassionate nature, as well as her lifelong connection with and study of natural medicine, gives her an innate understanding of healing that doesn’t come from books. This has allowed her to have success as an acupuncturist treating hundreds of people for many health conditions including pain of all origins (fibromyalgia, arthritis, migraines, dental pain, pre- and post-surgery); stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia; infertility; chronic UTIs; MS; side effects of chemotherapy, and more.

Jasmin is a California Licensed and Nationally Certified acupuncturist and herbalist.  She has been practicing Acupuncture since 2008. She earned a Master’s Degree in Science and Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and 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 has worked in a variety of clinic settings including the Acupuncture Relief Project in Nepal (where she was published for treating paralysis), Celebrity Cruise lines in Europe (treating and teaching people from all over the world), and had her own private practice in Petersburg, Alaska. Jasmin has been influenced by many teachers in her travels that have passed on invaluable knowledge and she has a special appreciation for Esoteric Acupuncture under Mikio Sankey and the Balance Method taught by Richard Tan.

Jasmin has dreamed of living in Sonoma county all her life and feels so blessed and privileged to be able to work and live here. She enjoys art, travel, walking in nature, skiing when possible, wine tasting, animals of all kinds, and volunteers for the food bank in her spare time.