Christine ilovan, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Acupuncturist
Christine Ilovan MSOM, L.Ac (formerly Christine Dao) is a health practitioner utilizing functional medicine alongside her use of Oriental Medicine. She utilizes various modalities from her broad range of studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, Nutrition, Supplementation, Neuro-Linguistic Therapy, Reiki, QiGong, and Meditation.
Christine has been studying, practicing, and teaching alternative medicine since 2002. She completed her undergraduate work at San Jose State University and studied Chinese 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 and later debilitated her 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 she had to take her health into her own hands. Through extensive studying and research, continual self-experimentation, formal training in both traditional and integrative medicine, she has found a combination of alopathic and traditional medicine most effective in helping her debilitating condition. 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 chronic pain, fatigue, digestive problems, allergies, health maintenance, 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 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.