About Your Acupuncturist

Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are. 
- Rachel Naomi Remen

Chris Vedeler is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in the state of Arizona with a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College.  He also is a nationally board certified Diplomate in Acupuncture with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), a professional member of the Arizona Society of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture (AZSOMA), a faculty member of the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture where he was awarded the Excellence in Teaching award for 2008 and 2009 and is also an adjunct professor at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences.  Chris is also an A.C.H.E. (# 603-323) board certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.   He has published a number of articles about Chinese medicine in the Arizona Goodlife News and the AZ Net News - The Arizona Healing Journal and was also a featured acupuncturist in the movie "The Future of Medicine".

Chris diagnoses and treats from within the time tested framework of Chinese and Oriental medicine using an eclectic mix of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Japanese style acupuncture and pulse diagnosis as well as incorporating 5-Element acupuncture and many other esoteric traditions of Classical Chinese medicine with his own intuition into each treatment.  Chris does not treat "cookbook" style and can easily shift paradigms to design a treatment that is as effective and as painless as possible. 

Chris is the father of two children Heather (15) and Jasmine (11) who are his greatest joy.  When he is not doing acupuncture or teaching acupuncture most of his time is taken up being a dad.  Chris also likes to keep fit with running and has completed several half marathons with a personal best time of 1 hour 34 minutes.  Chris is also an avid amateur astronomer enjoying the clear warm Southern Arizona nights under the stars.  Click here to see his astronomy webpage.

My vision is to use my skills as an acupuncturist, herbalist and healer to awaken the healing potential that lies dormant within each of us.  I envision people living a life with humor, love, wisdom and grace as we face the challenges of life.  Modern medicine is both powerful and useful, but fails us in the ways in which Chinese medicine is strongest.  True healing is ultimately an inner journey of self discovery and awakening.  I believe Chinese medicine can provide a beautiful path through that inner journey of healing and I invite you to walk with me.
Chris Vedeler L.Ac. 

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