Intro to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Learn about the surprising history of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the US, and how the core concepts are used to address each person's unique needs.

Understand the 5 pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine:

  • Acupuncture
  • Moxibustion
  • Herbal Medicine + Dietary Therapy
  • Tuina Massage + Bodywork
  • Qigong, Breathwork, + Movement

Walk away with a more robust understanding of this powerful system of medicine.

Intro to TCM with Kim Christensen
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Your Instructor: Kim Christensen, L.Ac., M.OM., Dipl.OM.

Kim’s personal healing journey and her clinical experience have cemented her belief in the power of integrative medicine to support the whole self — body, mind, and spirit — in achieving long-lasting wellness and deep transformation. She supports patients with a wide range of concerns, including complex and chronic conditions, Lyme Disease, anxiety and depression, digestive disorders, pain, and reproductive and sexual health. Kim strives to help patients of all ages feel empowered and aware of their intrinsic self-healing potential and intuition. As a queer-identified person herself, Kim is dedicated to providing affirming, whole-person care to queer and trans folx.

Kim is licensed with the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and is certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She graduated summa cum laude with a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN in 2015. After graduation, she completed a 6-month Pediatric Integrative Health Fellowship at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, and went on to study in Zhengzhou, China in the areas of pain, oncology, pediatrics, and tui na massage.

Kim’s research work has been published in the journal Medical Acupuncture and Global Advances in Health and Medicine. Currently, Kim is completing an advanced practice clinical Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program through the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, with specialities in complex and chronic illness, internal medicine, and reproductive health and gynecology.