Christine DAO-ilovan, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Acupuncturist
Christine Ilovan MSOM, L.Ac
CHRISTINE DAO-ILOVAN, ACUPUNCTURIST, FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE PRACTITIONER,
Christine Ilovan, MSOM, L.Ac (formerly Christine Dao) is a health practitioner utilizing functional medicine alongside her use of Traditional Chinese & Japanese Medicine. She utilizes various modalities from her broad range of studies in Traditional Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, Nutrition, Neuro-Linguistic Therapy, Reiki, QiGong, and Meditation.
Christine has been studying, practicing, and sharing alternative medicine techniques since 2002. She began her career with studies in Neuro-Linquistic Programing with Tim & Kris Hallbom; learning techniques to help people overcome limiting believes and trauma. She went on to complete her undergraduate work at San Jose State University and later studied Acupuncture, Oriental and Integrative medicine at the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley. She has trained with world-renowned healers and educators in a variety of disciplines throughout the U.S.
Christine’s work is informed and motivated by her personal experience with a chronic, complex illness which began about a year after the birth of her daughter when she came down with Epstein Bar Virus and developed Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Fibromyalgia after a car accident. After working with more than twenty doctors and spending thousands of dollars in an effort to understand, diagnose and treat her, Christine felt frustrated with the healthcare system. Upon being laid of from Technology Sales, Christine decided to take the opportunity to study Traditional Chinese & Japanese Medicine in the hopes it would provide answers to her complex health problems. Through extensive studying and research, continual self-experimentation, her incorporation of traditional chinese and integrative medicine, she has found a combination of alopathic and traditional medicine most effective. She has gone on to share what she has experienced and learned with others through her private practice, twitter page and blog.
Christine works with patients of all ages with a wide variety of health issues, including Acute & Chronic pain, Auto-Immune, Chronic Fatigue, Digestive Disorders, Allergies, and General wellness. She primarily is focused on patients that have chronic illnesses due to Auto-Immune, Rheumatic, Endocrine, and/or Psychosomatic (trauma & grief) conditions given her personal experience in this area. She provides calm, supportive and nurturing care, and is committed to developing relationships with patients that empower them to feel confident in their capacity to heal and enjoy life more fully.
DR. catherine le, chiropractor
Dr. Le combines traditional chiropractic care, holistic healing arts, and leading edge advancements in natural health care to help her patients reach their individual health goals. It is her mission, as a Wellness Doctor, to educate, inspire, and empower patients to make healthy decisions concerning their health and well-being. It is her philosophy that we are all meant to live lives that are full of vibrant energy and free of any limitations. Sound structure, balanced biochemistry, and level emotions are the keys to rediscovering wellness. Proper balance of the mind, body, and spirit are essential.
Dr. Catherine H. Le grew up in the East Bay and attended middle and high school here in Alameda. She then did her undergrad in Biochemistry at the University of San Francisco. After graduation, while still trying to find her passion, Dr. Le studied massage and discovered it's benefits to patients, both physically and spiritually. And it was just a skip and hop away from realizing that she can help many people with her hands. In 2008, Dr. Le attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in San Jose, CA, and received her chiropractic license in 2011.
Wendy McGee, certified National Sports Medicine Trainer
Wendy McGee is a certified National Sports Medicine Trainer, a certified Anusara yoga instructor, a Titleist Professional Golf Fitness Trainer, A TRX trainer and more importantly realizes how mental and physical training, together, improve a person’s health.
In the weight loss process it is critical to build muscle. Muscle requires more calories than fat - the higher your muscle to fat composition, the more calories your body requires and the less that turns to fat.
Aerobic conditioning is a science. You need to learn how to train aerobically to keep your body burning calories throughout the remainder of the day.
When a muscle is strengthened it tightens, leaving it susceptible to strain and tear. You must learn how to stretch and keep your muscles agile to avoid injury.
Beyond formal training and 9 years of experience training with weights, aerobic conditioning and yoga, Wendy maximizes her time spent with you using a holistic approach to exercise. She teaches you about the inside of the body in order to understand how to achieve outer results. She also makes working out fun and entertaining. Always on the hunt for the latest trends and new techniques, you’ll be continually challenged and never bored. Each workout is customized to your needs, preferences and goals, and Wendy will continually help you to improve all aspects of your physical and mental health.