About Us
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Who We Are?

Hello! We are Christina Kapothanasis, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M. and Nathan Tseng, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M., and we are licensed acupuncturists in the state of Hawaii and Diplomates of Oriental Medicine under NCCAOM ( the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).

We currently serve on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture Association (HOMAA.org), of which Christina is the Executive Director.

Christina completed her undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis, where she majored in Cultural Anthropology and studied Mandarin Chinese language. During this time, she participated in a summer intensive language program in Beijing, China and spent one semester studying anthropology in Athens, Greece. After university, she traveled to Taipei, Taiwan on scholarship to continue my Mandarin Chinese language studies at the Taipei Normal University. She lived in Taipei for two years, where she also interned with the renowned Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, Dr. Li Zheng Yu.

Nathan studied civil engineering at the Taiwan China University of Technology and the Taiwan National Taipei University of Technology, and completed two years military training in the Army of Taiwan.

Upon our acceptance to the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, we moved to Shanghai, China and graduated from a five-year program covering herbal medicine, acupuncture and Western medicine.

Chinese-Medicine-School-LibraryThe Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine campus and library.

Chinese-Medicine-School-ResearchShanghai University of TCM research and classroom facilities.

We completed our residencies at the Long Hua Hospital Affiliated with Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a hospital specializing in the integration of Eastern and Western medicine.

Long-Hua-Chinese-Medicine-Hospital-ShanghaiLong Hua Hospital Affiliated with Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chinese-Medicine-Hospital-SpecialtiesLong Hua Specialty Departments Facility

Nathan was privileged to study as an official student of the distinguished Dr. Bian Song Jing 卞嵩京  at the Shanghai Chinese Medicine Wen Xian Guan Hospital.
Nathan has also interned at
Shanghai Acupuncture and Meridian Research Institute

Yue Yang Hospital Affiliated with Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Shanghai Pudong New Area Chinese Medicine Hospital
East Hospital Affiliated with Tongji University

Christina has also interned at
Yue Yang Hospital Affiliated with Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Pu Xi Shu Guang Hospital Affiliated with Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Pu Dong Shu Guang Hospital Affiliated with Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Shanghai Acupuncture and Meridian Research Institute

Zhong Shan Hospital Affiliated with Fu Dan University

Shanghai Huang Pu District Chinese and Western Medicine Integrated Hospital

Shanghai Chinese and Western Medicine Integrated Hospital After returning to the States, we passed the four national board examinations in Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture and Biomedicine. We then applied for our licenses through the Hawaii Board of Acupuncture and are currently practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine in Honolulu, Hawaii. Click here for our clinic page.

 

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Our Acupuncturists

Nathan Tseng

Acupuncturist

Nathan Tseng specializes in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Tui Na, and diet and lifestyle changes. He can also speak Mandarin and Taiwanese.

Christina Kapothanasis

Acupuncturist

Christina Kapothanasis specializes in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and diet and lifestyle changes. She also speaks Mandarin.


Our Staff

Kiko Harada

Herbal Pharmacist

Kiko Harada is our fabulous Chinese herbal pharmacist. She                 also speaks Japanese.                                                                                        .