Christina Lisac’s Apricot Forest Chinese Medicine is hosting a Chinese New Year celebration at its studio on Miller Avenue on Friday, Feb. 8 from 3-6pm.

“Come celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig!” says Lisac, a longtime licensed practitioner of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. “Everyone is invited to drop in for refreshments, raspberry cheesecake and more.”

In addition to the Chine New Year festivities, Lisac is offering complimentary 30-minute consultations for patients looking to ease “stress, restore balance and create lasting change promoting peaceful sleep.”

Lisac treats a wide range of conditions, including depression, weight issues, back pain and intestinal issues, but she has no doubt her primary focus: “I’m a sleep specialist,” she says.

After growing up on the Peninsula, Lisac earned a Bachelor of Science at UC Davis. She then went on to attend the Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine in Yreka, Calif., and then Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley. Those years of dedicated study were preceded by an unexpected reading from a Chinese astrologist that indicated that Lisac “would find happiness working in medicine and become an acupuncturist.”

“At the time, I said, ‘Me, poking people with needles?’” and didn’t give it another thought,” she says. “But I continued to be drawn to it. I have a real passion for the field: when I’m not working, I enjoy reading case studies and searching out articles on advances in Oriental Medicine. I absolutely love the science and power of Oriental Medicine, and I’m dedicated to helping people through acupuncture.”

The 411: Apricot Forest is located at 244 Miller Avenue. Call 510.927.8480 for an appointment. MORE INFO.

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