Christy Allen, L.Ac.
Christy Allen, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M. (NCCAOM) is the type of compassionate and talented healer we all desire during times of challenge. Through a life of pioneering work in multiple fields, she has accrued 20 years of professional experience as a Licensed Acupuncturist and Board-certified Chinese Herbalist and Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. In that capacity, Allen was one of the first Licensed Acupuncturists in the U.S. to be hospital-credentialed and accorded peer status with allopathic physicians at a major medical center. In 1997, Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D. selected her to serve on the Clinical Faculty of the Program in Integrative Medicine (now the University of AZ Center for Integrative Medicine) at the University’s College of Medicine. Both clinician and mentor to the first four classes of 2-year Residential Fellows in Integrative Medicine, she co-treated patients at the PIM’s teaching clinic and built a solid foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine’s inclusion in integrative care.
Her ability to generate improved health outcomes in complex cases, and to communicate the intricacies of Asian philosophy and Traditional Chinese Medicine to Western physicians and patients has been her hallmark. Enjoying steady demand in private practice, she is known for her keen diagnostics, skillful needle techniques, and transformative outcomes.
Allen received her Master’s degree in Acupuncture in 1995 from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, in Columbia, Maryland — forerunner of the current Maryland Institute of Integrative Health, in Laurel, Maryland. Chinese Herbology studies with Dr. Ted Kaptchuk, OMD were completed at TAI in 1996. She has created and managed successful clinics in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Arizona — and was President of the Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Society of MA from 2003-06. From 2007-08, she served as an Advisory Board member of Acupuncturists Without Borders, and helped to prepare the organization for its international trauma relief work. Read More