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Specializing in Complementary Alternative Medicine


Treats these health conditions: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD), Addiction, Allergies, Arthritis and Rheumatoid Disorders, Asthma, Autism, Back Pain and Sciatica, Cancer, Candidiasis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Children's Health Care, Chinese Medicine, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Pain, Colds and Flu, Complementary Medicine, Constipation, Depression, Diabetes and Hypoglycemia, Digestive Disorders, Eating Disorders, Energy work, Family Practice, Fibromyalgia, Fungal Infections, Gall Bladder Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Geriatrics/Anti-Aging, Guided Imagery, Headaches, Herbal Medicine, Herbs and Supplements, Herpes, Holistic Medicine, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Immune Health, Infections, Inflammation, Integrative Medicine, Integrative Oriental Medicine, Kidney Stones, Lupus, Meditation, Menopause, Men's Health Care, Mental Health, Mind-Body Medicine, Multiple Sclerosis, Harp Therapy, Obesity and Weight Management, Osteoporosis, Pain Management, Parasites, Parkinson's Disease, Pediatrics, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Qi-Gong, Respiratory Diseases, Sports Injuries, Stomach and Intestinal Problems, Stress Management, Stroke, Tendinitis, Thyroid Disorders, Urinary Problems, Viral Infections, Weight Management and Diet, Women's Health Care.

Elizabeth Chen Christenson,
MD, FAAMA, FCAP, ABIHM,
Dipl. Ac., L. Ac.,
is an Alternative Medicine Featured Practitioner.

VIDEO: Medical Practice Philosophy
VIDEO: Medical Practice Philosophy
In this video Dr. Elizabeth Chen Christensen describes how
she is trained in both the Western medical approach as well as
the Eastern approach and acupuncture, and of her
coming back to her original Eastern background.

VIDEO: Stress Problems
VIDEO: Stress Problems
In this video Dr. Elizabeth Chen Christenson talks about stress
and the many huge problems and causes of, and contributions to, it.

VIDEO: Insomnia Problems
VIDEO: Insomnia Problems
In this video Dr. Elizabeth Christensen talks about insomnia,
how some people can't fall asleep,
or wake up a few hours later and can't stay asleep.

VIDEO: Body Pain Treatment
VIDEO: Body Pain Treatment
In this video Dr. Elizabeth Christenson talks about various body pains such as chronic pain, and shoulder, lower back, neck, hip and knee pains, which are very common from various different causes, and how to identify the causes of body pains and treat them accordingly.

VIDEO: Back Pain Treatments, Part 1
VIDEO: Back Pain Treatments, Part 1
In this video Dr. Elizabeth Christenson talks about back pain.

VIDEO: Back Pain Treatments, Part 2
VIDEO: Back Pain Treatments, Part 2
In this video Dr. Elizabeth Christenson talks about back pain
and how communication is so important, whether it be
communication between body parts, or between patient and doctor.

VIDEO: Allergy Problems
VIDEO: Allergy Problems
In this video Dr.Elizabeth Christenson talks about allergies
and how she deals with them in her family practice.

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VIDEO: Dr. Elizabeth Chen Christenson playing the Harp
at a Chinese New Year Celebration

Please read the alternativemedicine.com Interview 
with Dr. Elizabeth Chen Christenson to learn why.

Please read The Harp Therapy Journal Interview
with Dr. Elizabeth Chen Christenson; for Chinese readers,
please read the Introduction to Harp Therapy

Please read Dr. Elizabeth Chen Christenson's interview
with Honolulu MidWeek:
Bridging East and West, December 2007

Please read Dr. Elizabeth Chen Christenson's interview
with Inspiration Journal:
Fusion of Eastern and Western Medicine, Inspiration Journal, 2008

Please read Modern Trends in Health and Beauty Inside-Out:
http://www.chimedical.nsedreams.com/

FAAMA = Fellow of American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
FCAP = Fellow of College of American Pathologists
ABIHM = American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
Dipl. Ac. = Diplomate in Acupuncture
L. Ac. = Licensed Acupuncturist

Welcome to the CHI (Comprehensive Health Innovations) Medical Center! I am Elizabeth Chen Christenson, MD, LAc, the founder and medical director of CHI Medical Center which was established in 1994 in Ohio as an integrative resource for patients seeking a more holistic approach to wellness and healthcare. The center evolved from the concept of the life-force symbol of the CHI = (Comprehensive Health Innovations) and the contemporary infusion of that into health and healing.

As a physician, I practice the art of healing through the science of medicine. As a harpist, I perform therapeutic music that inspires through the harmony of spirit. As a mother, I promote nurturing, compassion and cooperation for the well being of all life.

Specializing in family medicine, integrative-holistic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine, my practice bridges conventional and traditional medicine with the best of east and west. With these concepts in mind, I founded CHI Medical Center (Comprehensive Health Innovations) in order to custom-design individual healing programs that blend allopathic technology with holistic wisdom. In this way, I am pleased to partner with each patient in their quest for ultimate wellness. CHI Medical Center’s home-like setting is a haven of health awareness, located in the scenic valley of the Ko'olau Mountain Range on the island of Oahu. Designed with the ancient concepts of Feng Shui, the center has a unique relaxing interior setup that complements the exterior beauty of Kailua’s fresh mountain air, the sound of flowing streams, and the regenerative energy of an eternal Spring.

Prior to establishing CHI Medical Center, my medical education and professional experience spanned three continents from my birthplace in Taiwan, where I came from a lineage of hundreds of years of doctors and healers, to Europe, where I received a medical degree and onto the United States, where my medical career in family medicine and healing center has become my life’s journey. I am also board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, medical acupuncture and integrative-holistic medicine.

Professional memberships include: Member of AMA, Hawaii Medical Association, Honolulu County Medical Society, Diplomate and Fellow of the American Board of Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical (FCAP), Diplomate and Fellow of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM), Diplomate and Fellow of the American Board of Medical Acupuncture (FAAMA) and Diplomate in Acupuncture sponsored by National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  In addition, I am an Associate Clinical Professor with the Department of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at John A. Burns School of Medicine in the University of Hawaii and Associate Professor of the Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Honolulu. A Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner (CTHP) and Former chair of the Board of Sounding Joy Music Therapy Hawaii.

Because I believe authentic healing must incorporate all aspects of body, mind, heart and spirit, I have expanded my own medical knowledge with extensive studies in therapeutic music, integrated systems of life-force energy and various forms of meditative thought processes. I have released a CD: Meditative Therapeutic Harp and authored a chapter entitled “Five Element Music” for the book Harp Therapy Cradle of Sound. I have also produced a DVD on Medical Qigong, in addition to guiding Qi Gong classes at Castle Medical Center in Kailua.

In my holistic private practice, I coach patients on healthy lifestyles and preventive medicine and specialize in chronic degenerative diseases and elimination of pain, allergies, emotional stress and substance dependency. My choice of modalities includes acupuncture, metabolic therapy with herbs and nutrients, selected pharmaceuticals and a comprehensive personalized perspective of each patient’s special needs. This approach to the patient is based on respecting the total person with individualized treatments that incorporate the best of Eastern and Western medicine. I follow the philosophy that patients are ultimately responsible for their own health, and the patient and the doctor are partners in health care management.

My medical services include challenged chronic degenerative diseases, psycho-emotional stresses, allergy elimination, acupuncture for pain and chronic illnesses, lifestyle management, mind/body medicine, stress reduction, including traditional Chinese healing techniques such as medical qi-gong, herbal medicine, harp therapy. A main emphasis is success with patients who have seen various doctors for many years and have not found relieve through numerous typical medical modalities. I have evolved an integrate process that helps each patient to achieve their wellness optimum and be liberated from degeneration and disease. In order to provide the highest quality of comprehensive care for each and every patient, I am committed to continuing advanced studies in the evolving field of medical science.

I am currently accepting Medicare / Medicaid (Quest, Aloha Care,
Ohana Care) / TriCare patients and patients with private insurances including and not limited to HMSA, B/B, UHA, HMAA, HMA,
no fault and many others.
 
Contact:
Elizabeth Chen Christenson, MD, LAc.
808-261-7801
chimedical@hawaii.rr.com
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Dr. Christenson is married to anesthesiologist Edward B. Christenson, MD, and is the proud mother of son Chancey, a recent medical school graduate who is entering into pathology residency training at Tulane Hospital, New Orleans.

 

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Elizabeth Chen Christenson
MD, FAAMA, FCAP,
ABIHM, Dipl. Ac., L. Ac.

Medical Director,
CHI Medical Center

(Comprehensive
Health Innovations)
934 Maunawili Circle
Kailua, Hawaii 96734
USA

Phone: (808) 261-7801
Fax: (808) 261-7725
E-mail: chimedical@hawaii.rr.com

 

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