Christina Martin, L.Ac.Licensed Acupuncturist
How many people can say they knew what they wanted to do with their lives without ever having tried it? The numbers are likely small, but Christina Martin, L.Ac, can add her name to the limited list. “When I started acupuncture school, I had never had an acupuncture treatment, it was more like a calling and I just answered it,” says Christina.
Christina holds a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is California and New York state licensed and is a nationally certified Diplomat of Acupuncture. She studied with the late great master, Dr. Richard Tan, for her whole career and is considered an expert in musculoskeletal issues, including sports medicine, and all aspects of internal medicine with an emphasis on gynecology and fertility.
“Although I’ve specialized in fertility, pain management and digestive disorders, I love the working with all kinds of ailments and situations, especially ones that Western medicine has had no luck with. I love to put my detective hat on.”
Christina has been an acupuncturist for more than 15 years, but unlike her experience in private practice, she says she’s drawn to community acupuncture for the opportunity to get her hands on as many people as possible, thereby sending more healing out into the world. She’s excited for bringing her expertise to Olo, a place she feels is filled with friendly practitioners and staff, offering “a gentle, quiet space that is a catalyst for healing.”
In addition to the “magic of medicine” that Christina feels comes with practicing acupuncture, she teaches meditation and is repeat guest lecturer at Symposia Medicus (a continuing education organization for Western doctors and nurses), UC Berkeley and Laney College. And when she’s not focused on health and wellness, she’s working it behind the lens as a “kick-ass” rock and roll concert photographer.