Christie Savage Biography

 

I'm at the far right in the backAC_Service

Christie decided to attend acupuncture school after experiencing personally the amazing results of acupuncture and CranioSacral Therapy.  After many years of working in a high-pressured job in a Fortune 500 company, she decided to move in a more fulfilling career of helping people on their own personal healing journeys.

Professional Training:

Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Medicine

Diplomate of Acupuncture (Dipl.Ac.) by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)®

Graduate of the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in Montclair, NJ.  Included clinical internship with world-renowned acupuncturist Kiiko Matsumoto (photo above – I’m at the far right in the back)

Studied at China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center

Trained in CranioSacral Therapy by Upledger Institute

B.A., Mathematics, University of Virginia

 

What training does an NCCAOM Diplomate of Acupuncture have?

Comprehensive training in traditional differential diagnosis and proper treatment methods require that a Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM) completes three to four academic years of education at the master’s degree level in an acupuncture program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). ACAOM is the only accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education as the authority for quality education and training in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. In addition to graduation from an ACAOM accredited program, a Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM) must demonstrate professional competency by passing NCCAOM certification examinations in Foundations of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, and Biomedicine. The NCCAOM Diplomate training and competency verification is in sharp contrast to the acupuncture training of other healthcare professionals such as chiropractors or registered nurses or even medical doctors who typically receive 100-300 hours of abbreviated training. These other healthcare professionals provide acupuncture by treating a more limited number of points.¹   Certified (and licensed) acupuncturists are also trained in standard medical history gathering, safety, and ethics, and recognition of when to refer patients to other health care professionals or consult with other medical practitioners.  (http://www.nccaom.org/certification-programs-fact-sheets/20Certification%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf)

 

References

¹ Know Your Acupuncturist, Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; http://www.ccaom.org; accessed March 18, 2009

Harmony Acupuncture and Healing Practices
Christie M. Savage, M.A., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM)® . L.Ac.

3052 Berkmar Dr Suite B
Charlottesille, VA 22901
Charlottesville:434-242-8305
Staunton:540-245-0235
harmony.acupuncture@yahoo.com


2303 N. Augusta St
Staunton, VA 24401
Charlottesville:434-242-8305
Staunton:540-245-0235