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 Oriental 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 later was debilitated 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 conditions. 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.
Jackie Switzer, Functional Medicine Practitioner,
Jacqueline (Jackie) Switzer MS, L.Ac is an integrative health practitioner and licensed acupuncturist who believes in empowering individuals with a balanced approach to vibrant wellness, through a combination of traditional and modern medicine. She has been a life-long avid learner of healing practices from around the world and continues to expand her research and understanding of transformative, effective healing modalities for complex 21st century health challenges.
Jackie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and her Masters of Science in Eastern and Integrative medicine from Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, California. Her own personal health journey involving chronic illness led Jackie to shift her career path from management consulting and program management to extensively studying chronic illness, integrative medicine, and psychology over the course of a decade. She truly understands the frustration, pain, and exhaustion associated with ongoing illness, further exacerbated by the short-sightedness of conventional approaches which simply mask or suppress symptoms. Jackie has years of hands-on clinical experience and has continued to successfully improve her own and many others’ overall health by addressing the underlying root causes of illness and empowering the body’s own innate healing capacity.
Today she practices what she considers a truly integrative model of healing, incorporating a wide array of modalities from traditional Eastern, Integrative, and modern Functional medical fields- including acupuncture and cupping, holistic nutrition and supplementation consulting, natural immunotherapy, detoxification therapy, herbal medicine, energy work and meditation, and lifestyle counseling. She is also certified in a form of cosmetic anti-aging acupuncture for the face called Facial Rejuvenation.
Jackie’s approach in treatments is highly personalized and empathetic, working closely with patients to develop a sustainable health plan that empowers self. She treats a wide range of health conditions with a focus on pain management, stress reduction, digestive health, immunity boosting, detoxification, women’s health, hormone balancing, chronic fatigue and inflammation, autoimmune conditions, Lyme Disease, mental health, and optimizing one’s naturally vibrant, balanced state of well being. Se habla español.
“Our bodies are amazingly powerful instruments of energy and vitality. In a world where we are constantly bombarded by stress and toxicity, we sometimes lose sight of this healthy image and our own potential to heal. But just as the natural world around us beautifully regenerates time after time, we too are designed to intuitively rebalance and heal from within. Listening to what our bodies are telling us and understanding the connections between mind, body, and spirit allow us to tap into that deeply rooted healing power within us. That’s what this medicine is about- to guide our beings back to equilibrium where we naturally thrive in resilient health!”