Meet Your Acupuncturists & Staff

Christina Dwyer

Christina Dwyer graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine as Valedictorian with a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She received her Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Science from Marquette University. She is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Chinese herbology and acupuncture. Her four-year masters program included over 3,000 hours of study and over 1,000 hours of clinical internship. She has treated a number of health ailments ranging from fertility and pregnancy related complaints, women’s health issues, musculoskeletal disorders, migraines headaches, pain management, digestive issues, weight management, and psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety.

Christina has developed a deep appreciation for the profound effect Chinese Medicine can have on the physical body, as well as the mind and spirit. With a foundation of Chinese Medicine, addressing diet, lifestyle, exercise, and emotional well-being, these key components can achieve optimal health and balance.

Dr. Justina Pham, DACM, L.Ac., Dipl. OM is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, a licensed acupuncturist and board-certified herbalist. She graduated top of her class from the Pacific College of Health and Science in Chicago where she simultaneously earned her Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She has completed a total of 3300 hours of coursework and 1000 hours of supervised clinical training. Her doctoral degree included advanced study in biomedical diagnosis, preventive medicine, public health, collaborative case management, current healthcare systems, practice based learning and evidence informed practice.  She had the opportunity to complete an additional 3 years of internship under the tutelage of two highly esteemed senior professors: Dr. Lixin Sha and Marie France Collin who have a combined 55 years of clinical experience between them. It was under their tutelage that Justina learned how to effectively treat digestive disorders, autoimmune diseases, pain, neurological conditions, insomnia and anxiety. She was the 2018 recipient of the Golden Flower Scholarship for her excellence in herbal studies as shown by having the highest herbal comprehensive exam scores of any student within the past 10 years. Dr. Pham is currently pursuing further studies in classical Chinese herbology at the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine where she will earn her fellowship upon completion of the two year postgraduate program.

Justina Pham

Iva Sopiqoti

Iva is passionate for providing quality patient centered care as an assistant at Eastern Vitality and in other healthcare settings. Her welcoming personality brings a sense of comfort and positivity to the office. She is passionate about helping others through her work and is currently pursuing a degree in nursing at Chamberlain University. Along with maintaining many office responsibilities, she regularly volunteers at local hospitals. In her spare time Iva loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.