Hi, I’m Christina, a Registered Acupuncturist and Nutritionist practicing in Ottawa! I’m passionate about helping people with hormonal and menstrual conditions, digestive concerns, and chronic illness get back to health.
Treating your chronic illness should be about more than just finding temporary solutions. You shouldn’t have to deal with new symptoms all the time. That’s why I’m a firm believer in treating the root cause of illness.
I love that this work allows me to make a positive difference. By treating the root of the issue, we can improve your quality of life. This frees you up to focus on the things that matter the most to you.
I want to empower you to make the right health decisions for yourself. You know your health and your body better than anyone else. This is your healing journey. I’m just here to help.
Starting in my pre-teens, my period made me miserable. When I was 19, I was diagnosed with colitis. At 20, I discovered that I had food allergies and sensitivities to some of the most common ingredients. At 26, I learned that the periods from hell were most likely endometriosis.
I was tired of being told that the only way to manage my symptoms was with synthetic hormones that flared my digestive symptoms. I started addressing my periods with nutrition, lifestyle, and acupuncture. For a long time, my health improved.
But while dealing with school stress while studying acupuncture, my gut started acting up again. This time, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. The following year, while studying for my board exams, I had another flare. I quickly had to adapt and adjust my daily habits to get back on track.
These obstacles remind me how determined I am. With each hurdle, I gain more tools to improve my health. I’m able to bounce back stronger each time. And I know you can too.
My path to become an Acupuncturist and Nutritionist
Over the last decade, I’ve set on a path to get my health back on track. Enrolling at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition has taught me so much about how food can help us. Studying Traditional Chinese Medicine has given me a better understanding of how to treat the root cause of illness to better manage health issues.
As an Acupuncturist, I’m equipped with a good number of tools to address different aspects of your health. My goal is to help you remove the obstacles that hinder your recovery. I work with you to identify where you’re the most comfortable with starting. As we peel away layers of the illness, the more complex stuff becomes much easier to target.
To learn how to work with me to address your health, have a look at my acupuncture services.
Christina Najjar is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) and Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N). She completed her diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine with Honours at the International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has also graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition with Honours and received the award for the Highest Standing in her class. Christina also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology and a Minor in Gerontology (B.A.) from the University of Ottawa. She runs her practice through Livewell Myofascial Release in Ottawa, as well as Oaktree. The focus of Christina’s practice is addressing chronic illnesses (menstrual, digestive, autoimmune), though she welcomes all health concerns.