Patient Testimonials

Patients’ names are abbreviated to protect individual privacy.

Dr. Christenson is a blessing! I had years of helpful acupuncture and holistic treatment that helped me find the path to wellness, and now Dr. Christenson is helping me advance along that path. She offers comprehensive medical appointments suited to the patient’s particular needs. And, she operates using a combination of extensive training and spot-on intuition, always targeting the root of the issue with compassion and understanding. In a world where medicine is dominated by pharmaceutical companies Dr. Christenson is a breath of fresh air, not hesitating to prescribe Western medicine as needed, and also prepared to prescribe herbs and other treatments to really help target and cure the root causes of dis-ease. I have never met a better MD. She accepts many types of insurance, works on weekends which is helpful for busy weekday workers, and operates out of an office that overlooks beautiful mountains, surrounded by the sounds of nature. She is worth every penny that I spend in co-pays – you can’t put a price on health! In fact, I refer everyone I know to her because I trust her not only with myself, but also my loved ones as well. She is an honest, fair, and compassionate healer, and I will be forever grateful for her services.

– Lauren A.

 

“Elizabeth Chen Christenson, M.D. is not your regular doctor. She is well trained in western and oriental medicine, specializes in Family Medicine and acupuncture and is a faculty member at the Complementary Alternative Medicine Department, John A Burn School of Medicine, University of Hawaii.  Her clinic is located in a very serene setting with beautiful view of the Maunawili Mountains Hawaii.  She offers comprehensive services, including acupuncture and herbal medicine, which helps to balance the mind, body and spirit to treat complex health issues.  She is very kind and compassionate, and she doesn’t just rush through the treatments. She is willing to spend the time listening to your concerns on your health issues and explaining the treatments to you. She offers consultation on nutrition, life style changes, meditation and Qigong exercises. She also provides harp music therapy to help harmonize the mind, body and spirit.   I suffer from multiple food allergies and environmental allergies for many years to a point it was affecting my ability to work. I traveled far to see Dr. Christenson for my allergy treatment and she was very thorough in my examination and treatments.  She was able to use her western and eastern medical background to provide the quality of care and treatments that I could not have gotten elsewhere. Considering the time and money I spent over the years on western treatments and medications with no real relieve in my allergy symptoms, her charges were very reasonable for what I got in the end—I got back my health and wellness, which is priceless!   I highly recommend Dr. Elizabeth Chen Christenson to anyone who is seeking to have their acute or chronic illnesses treated with great results. This may save you lots of agony and suffering from trying out different treatment modalities and practitioners for your illnesses. This will save you time and money in the long run! In addition, she accepts all insurance payment.

– Anita, M.”

 

“I spent a year with Dr Christenson working on anxiety, anger and serious depression. She amazed me with her unconditional love and taught me tapping and breathing techniques to help me change my “mind”. The fact that the Doctor has a very broad spectrum of healing knowledge which is what I find so valuable in working with her. She is loving but straight forward on how you can get better. She was also always very responsive when I needed prescriptions, calling them in for me. I miss working with her so much now that I am in the states. I find her to be a spiritual teacher(non denominational), a wonderful and knowledgeable doctor. Expense is relative to each individual but I did not have the experience of her charging fees that were unreasonable give the depth of her knowledge and her incredibly gentle and loving approach to working with you, PRICELESS in today’s world. You can trust this person with yourself…. but remember no one gets well without participating in their cure.

– Elizabeth L.”

 

I have been a patient of Dr. Christenson’s for over two years, and the change in my health has been nothing short of miraculous.  Before being treated in her office, I had been to numerous medical facilities, and had gotten so discouraged that I had almost given up hope for a healthier life.  I was suffering from a multitude of symptoms, including depression, tremors, muscle weakness, shortness of breath, migraines, and extreme weight gain.  Dr. Christenson was able to immediately determine that I was highly allergic to one of my medications, and treated me with acupuncture.  Also, through NAET testing, she was able to ascertain various food and chemical problems, and eliminated them.  To date, I have lost fifty pounds, exercise daily, have no sleep problems, and am headache-free.   Through her, I have learned about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, both physically and emotionally. I feel I have a better understanding of myself and how to maintain good health.  She is an excellent healer and counselor.   I feel that Dr. Christenson has a brilliant understanding of medicine, and would definitely be a wonderful addition to your program. She has a superb reputation here as a “miracle worker.” We will be sorry to see her leave.  Sincerely.

– Patricia H.

 

Dear Dr. Christenson! Mahalo nui loa for receiving me and spending such quality time, such irreplaceable moments together, as well!      I sooo appreciated your making time for me… that was a true gift! It means the world to me that the people, the important ones like you, that can help me to realize my dreams of doing my part to help cure this ol’ world just a wee bit, are there for me now in my “moment of truth”, beauty and goodness! In all my life, I have never felt so “at peace” with such a major decision. I truly feel I have been on this path to find my destiny during the whole journey of my lifetime! I am so grateful that you were such an important piece of it! My daughter, Sara and I, have come to call our meeting each other, ‘not-so-coincidences’. I mean, that you appeared in my life, when I probably needed you most. Our meeting, not much before Mother’s Day was not because of being medically vulnerable, which I will never take for granted, my present excellent health, that is, but because our ‘group karma’ perhaps, willed it to be. Your generosity of spirit has left such an indelible impression on me. Just maybe our ‘group destinies’ will meet again, no doubt 😉 I wanted to write this thank you, as soon as we said good bye, but everything is now moving ahead very quickly. I hope to see you before leaving these balmy and beautiful shores of Hawai`i nei! I am hoping to work with a ‘labor of love’ today on “Sharing your experience”, the online “spreading of positive energy to our world!” And also hope to enter this “positive energy” on “YELP”.

– Ann T.

 

HI Dr.Christenson: I just love to stay in your office.  It looks out to this beautiful valley with fresh air and tranquility. I feel so comfortable to be here.  My anxiety is much calm now. Last energetic treatment two weeks ago I had this euphoric feeling for a few days.  Thank you.  I look forward to our next treatment.

– Joseph G.

 

“I would like to express how lucky we are to have been blessed with your presence you’ve brought us hope for our future with your approach to medicine. My mother is a prime example of your excellence. – – (She) was given a death sentence by her doctors – -. Since she has begun her treatments she has never felt better and the cancer I believe is history. You have also helped my husband Jeffery quit smoking when all the other treatments have failed. – – – We all have so much to learn from you. I would also like to thank you for every thing you have done for me, and my daughter Alisha, even though she has not seen you as a patient, the ideas you have given me will surely help to lead her and me to a pathway of better health. Thanks again for helping me to feel 100% better!! We appreciate you for every thing you do. Thanks again.

– Deb B.”

 

Dr. Christenson was highly recommended to me by a close friend. I decided to see her to try acupuncture to help with my severe shoulder and neck pain and to help me manage my stress. My pain was so bad, it was difficult for me to sleep and last through the workday. It was really my first time trying acupuncture and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I have to say that Dr. C is most caring, gentle, generous, thorough, and understanding doctor I’ve ever met. She is so giving with her knowledge and time and over the course of just 5 months my pain is pretty much gone. Along with the acupuncture, she has taught me tools to help me manage my stress, which also helps to reduce my pain. In regards to cost, I have insurance which covers part of my treatments and I have small co-pays. Overall, I have never had an experience with a doctor where I have to pay so little for so much treatment. I have already recommended her services to many friends and want to extend that recommendation to everyone who reads this review.

– Cassandra C.

 

At this time, I would like to extend my greatest gratitude to you, for not only providing me with the very best care; but equally for caring.  The best way I can show my appreciation to you at this time is to take all of the tools you have provided me with and heal, in all the ways that I must.  Right now I am brought to kind tears as I write this, as your professional compassion and regard touches the innermost of my spirit this very moment as I reflect.    Lastly, I now know that my greatest resource is my anger and thank you for bringing me to this awareness.  I am consciously working diligently to exploit this resource for my benefit in a balanced, harmonious, and positive manner.  I no longer wish to passively allow the gifts of my sensitivities to be manipulated by others.  I will keep tapping, breathing, and believing. With the warmest regards again I say genuinely thank you for your advocacy! Aloha Dr. Christenson. Sincerely,

– Jonathan D.

“Dear Dr. Christenson, You have a very good, clean heart, with no ulterior motive or agenda, and you do and practice what is ethical, honorable, and virtuous. I really appreciate these noble qualities in you. There aren’t too many people like you around.  And, when we find these treasures in our life, it is a blessing.  Thank you.

– Love you, Ruth”

Dr. Christenson: This is the only doctor’s office I feel happy to be at.  You are a true doctor and healer.

– Marika M.

 

Dear Dr. Christenson: Ever since I left your office two weeks ago, I had a very definite change which sounds strange but good.  I feel happier and peaceful inside of me.  When I do meditation I felt unusually calm.  I closed my eyes and some sensation told me to move my arm and I did move my arms. I felt it was some kind of release.  After that I felt my clarity was improved.  Every day I felt clearer and more calm. Before that I never felt that way.  I still have digestive issues and I am taking probiotics and digestive enzymes under your suggestion. I am internally more connected and centered.  Thank you for sharing your experience about other patient also reported that kind of unusual healing effect.  I am not alone. Thank you and I am looking forward to my next visit.

– Andrea M.

 

HI Dr. C:  You are the only doctor who is willing to spend time to ask me about my childhood family relationship. I was born in a very unstable family and I had experienced very stressful childhood with physical, emotional, mental and spiritual abuse. No doctor ever ask me about this kind of deep trauma.  They are only interested in my physical symptoms which I believe are based on my untreated emotional trauma.  I thank you for addressing this issue and am looking forward to work with you to get my health back, not just physical but mental and emotional as well.

– John S.

 

Dr. Christenson: I am looking for a doctor who listen.  I do not like my current doctor (PCP).  He does not listen and overberring.  I am a 82 years old widow. I live alone.  I want my doctor to be my best friend, who understand my problem and advice me but no blame me.  You fit that role.   A lot of doctor do not want to take care of seniors any more. I am so grateful that you accept senior patient.

– Yao Y.

 

Dear Dr. Christenson! Thank you for your generosity of spirit! How I wish I had been destined to find you at the beginning of my ‘Hawai`i nei’ time, rather than at the close of this chapter of my life. Yet, I truly believe that for a higher reason we are all part of each other’s life journey and path towards becoming. Meeting and being helped by you has left an indelible positive influence on me. I humbly thank you, Dr. Christenson! With Highest Regards,

– Ann T.

 

Dr. Christenson: Thank you so much for this healing session.  I felt so up-lifted afterwards.  I have been so depressed for so long. I lost my appetite, couldn’t sleep and feeling fatigue all the time.  After just 20 minutes, seems to be hours, of your guided imagery and relaxation techniques I felt so happy, I can’t describe it with words… it is like I was showering with love from …. Universe… I just want to cry with joy.  I am reassured that I will be OK.  I am so thankful.. I don’t know what to say but thank you for all your help to me…. I am looking forward to next week’s treatment.

– Tracy M.

 

Dear Dr. Christenson: After 5 acupuncture, acupressure and energy rebalancing treatment I feel over all better.  I am less anxious which unusual to me.  I have been always anxious about life, work, money and after the treatment I just let things go easily.  I can deal with people easier.  Thank you for all those work.

– Mark G.

 

Dear Dr. Christenson: My energy has been better and my stamina has improved after your energy treatment. I could do 8 hours of work without feeling exhaust like before.  I am so pleased to see this is happening. With hepatitis I could not imaging I could ever return normal but now I am living a normal life.  I am very grateful for the treatment you provide.

– Karl M.

 

HI Dr. Christenson: I love your office.  It looks out to this beautiful valley with mountains, trees and flowers.  I told handivan to pick me up at 9 AM but they pick me up at 8 AM instead.  I am glad I came in early. Just sitting here I feel better already.  I am glad that you are going to teach all doctor how to do a complete physical exam and body – mind connection.  My body do not react well to any western drug.  My left hip and leg pain started after I took medications for my stomach problem.  Those medications made me feel “out of sync with myself, I felt abnormal, I could not think right, my head was full of throbbing thoughts, I felt terrible”.  Thank you for teaching me acupressure techniques and positive affirmation.  I have a lot of issues to talk to you and thank you for taking almost two hours for initial visit.  I have not been in any doctor’s office and feeling so calm, serene and happy.  I will practice my acupressure self healing techniques.  I don’t mind to have handivan service I just want to come to this serene office.

– Bless B.

 

Dr. Christenson: After I received Brain Balancing energy treatment I have been feeling more calm and grounded.  I used to be very nervous and agitated internally when I was in the public or among with a group of people.  After the treatment I fell very comfortable with people.  I have not felt the agitation or internal chaos is gone. Thank you for your help.

– Ann D.

 

Dear Dr. Christenson: When I was in your office last week I had suffered migraine head ache for a few days.  It was stabbing pain in my head and I was very sensitive to light.  I could not work just rest at home.  I was very depressed. After the acupuncture treatment my headache went away immediately.  It felt unreal when I sat up after the treatment because I felt so relaxed, calm and happy that was not me before.  I can’t wait to have my next treatment.  I am so grateful.

– Corinna A.

 

Dr. Christenson: You are the only doctor that give me ‘Home work” and you wrote all of them down.  That is so nice of you to do that.  You told me what healthy food to buy, how to cook, in order to help me reduce excess Cholesterol, sugar intake and heal my hypertension.  I really like the idea that you spend quality time to work with me as a partner rather than just giving me drug and send me off in 5 minutes like many doctors did. I like that you are very efficient and you answer my phone call.  I can’t thank you enough for all the care you gave me.  I am inspired to loss weight, eat healthier food, less salty, fat and sweet food.  I know I am going to get better with your encouragement. God Bless,

– Amy S.

 

“I spent a year with Dr Christenson working on anxiety, anger and serious depression. She amazed me with her unconditional love and taught me tapping and breathing techniques to help me change my “mind”. The fact that the Doctor has a very broad spectrum of healing knowledge which is what I find so valuable in working with her. She is loving but straight forward on how you can get better. She was also always very responsive when I needed prescriptions, calling them in for me. I miss working with her so much now that I am in the states. I find her to be a spiritual teacher(non denominational), a wonderful and knowledgeable doctor. Expense is relative to each individual but I did not have the experience of her charging fees that were unreasonable give the depth of her knowledge and her incredibly gentle and loving approach to working with you, PRICELESS in today’s world. You can trust this person with yourself…. but remember no one gets well without participating in their cure.

– Elizabeth L.”