Crystal Lynn Keeler
Dipl.O.M., MPH, MSTCM
Passionate about health, Crystal merges her extensive public health knowledge with her clinical experience in Oriental Medicine. Trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Crystal has also completed highly specialized training in Japanese Acupuncture, a completely painless form of Acupuncture. With over a decade in public health and health services research experience, Crystal aims to integrate her research skills with new research methods in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Great Wall, Mutianyu, China
Currently completing PhD at Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, estimated completion date 2016
Currently completing Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM), Five Branches
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, NCCAOM, 2013
Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM), American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2012
Master of Public Health (MPH), University of California, Berkeley, 2004
Bachelor of Science with Distinction from the University Honors Program (Biological Sciences and Sociology), University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1999
Clinical Rotation Experience Includes:
California Pacific Medical Center -- Stroke Rehabilitation Recovery Unit
Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic -- Providing Access to Acupuncture
Berkeley Primary Care -- Providing Access to Acupuncture
ACTCM Community Clinic -- Providing Primary Acupuncture
David Toone, L.Ac. Clinic -- Dr. Bear Specialization
YueYang Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, attached to Shanghai University of TCM -- Shanghai, China, Specialized in Inpatient Stroke Recovery and Outpatient Acupuncture for all types of health problems.
ZheJiang Chinese Medical University -- Hangzhou, China, Advanced study program in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Specializing in clinical practice of Acupuncture, Tuina, and TCM Internal Medicine, Autoimmune conditions
Japanese Acupuncture -- also called Contact Needling, this form of acupuncture is completely painless, using Teishins, rather than directly inserted needles. There are many styles of Japanese Acupuncture, and Crystal has trained in many of them.
Dr. Bear Japanese Acupuncture Method -- Crystal has trained extensively in the Dr. Bear Japanese Acupuncture Method, created by a blind acupuncturist, Aruinu Iwashina. Dr. Bear was an honorary name given to Dr. Iwashina by the Navajo Indians, for being an exceptional healer and helping their people on his many visits to America. In the Navajo culture, a Bear is a healer. Besides learning from Dr. Bear directly, Crystal has also had the honor of receiving training from David Toone, L.Ac., one of Dr. Bear's top students. David Toone has a successful clinic in Peachtree City, Georgia, treating complicated cases with almost the exclusive use of the Dr. Bear needling method.
Sports and Orthopedic Acupuncture -- Orthopedic testing and acupuncture treatment of sports and orthopedic injuries. Using muscle testing, trigger point needling, and special techniques for sports injuries, this style of acupuncture helps to pinpoint the location of the injury and facilitate its repair.
Facilitation of Stroke Recovery -- Acupuncture is able to help prevent strokes as well as facilitate stroke recovery and rehabilitation. Using TCM needling methods, scalp acupuncture, and electronic stimulation, this method of acupuncture helps to improve stroke outcomes, if begun immediately after the patient is stabilized.
Autoimmune Disorders -- Autoimmune conditions are difficult conditions with unknown etiology. Chinese Medicine can help the patient repair the underlying pattern imbalances to help reduce symptoms with little to no side effects. Since no cure has yet been determined, treatment is aimed at quality of life indicators.
YueYang Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Shanghai, China