L.Ac., Dipl. OM, MSTOM
Christine A. Renz, a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Illinois, is National Board Certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Christine graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, earning her Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Pacific College of Oriental Medicine is one of the most highly regarded Acupuncture and Oriental medicine schools in the U.S.
It is always fascinating to learn how someone becomes involved in their life’s work. For Christine, it began during high school and college, when she was a nationally ranked competitor on the equestrian show jumping circuit. Her interest in acupuncture grew out of witnessing the profound effects that acupuncture produced in the care of her horses. The treatment necessary to maintain show jumpers is extensive and acupuncture offered immense benefits that were even amazing at times. She knew then, that this form of natural medicine would be the path she would follow. Christine still rides today so it is easy to see that with her training as an acupuncturist and her experience as a rider, she is uniquely qualified to help treat patients with riding related aches and pains.
Acupuncture training is an on-going process. In order to stay current with advancements in acupuncture, Christine has undergone postgraduate training in the treatment of pain, as well as the treatment of infertility and gynecological disorders. She frequently attends advanced seminars with some of the most respected practitioners of Chinese medicine including Giovanni Maciocia, Bob Flaws, Alex Tiberi, Jeffrey Yuen, and Dr. Richard Tan.
For many years Christine worked with essential oils before becoming an acupuncturist. She travels to workshops and conferences to learn of the powerful benefits therapeutic grade oils offer. In an effort to provide the best patient care, she regularly integrates therapeutic grade essential oils into her practice.
While Chinese medicine is profoundly effective for many problems, Christine strongly believes in the preventative approach to medicine to correct minor imbalances before they become a problem. She helps people regain balance in their body so that they become strengthened and less susceptible to future illness. Christine completed three years of intensive clinical training and treats a wide variety of disorders from acute or chronic pain to preventative medicine, but specializes in orthopedic concerns as well as emotional conditions including stress relief, anxiety, and depression. She is a compassionate person with a genuine desire to see improvement in her patient’s health and well being.