“Dr. Chris is amazing! I just received an incredible treatment from him. My neck and shoulders have been in pain the past month and I left his office pain free and stress free. I look forward to going back and receiving his highly qualified care.”
“Hi Dr. Chris! I Just wanted you to hear how amazing I’ve been feeling since your treatment. The best I’ve felt in a really long time. The food is working out and it’s the pest period I’ve had in over a year. Thank you so much for everything!!! You rule.”
“Lana is a very intentional and qualified practitioner! She helped relieve my chronic back pain and provided me with helpful stretches and advice to prevent further pain/ injury. I can’t wait for my next treatment :)”
“Dr. Phillippi is incredibly knowledgeable about diet and lifestyle and gave me valuable insight on what foods might agree with my needs as well as exercises and stretches to do on my own. I am confident that I am in good hands when I am being treated at his office and always feel immediate and lasting results. Dr. Phillippi is a true healer. Highly recommended.”
“Dr. Phillippi, I wanted to thank you for the treatment you have done for me. I have had remarkable response to it and am feeling better both physically and mentally. I am responding well to the herbal tea and have not had any coffee this week. I really appreciate everything you have done thus far and will certainly be recommending you to others.”
“I have been a happy recipient of Lana’s healing touch and look forward to seeing her again for more bodywork. As a professional dancer and performer, I seek massage therapists who practice sports medicine and understand sports injuries. I feel connected to Lana on so many levels and the most obvious being that we both go hard on our bodies through yoga, dance, gymnastics, and outdoor play. I have recommended her to many of my embodied friends and will continue to do so. I love how she integrates the transpersonal component to bodywork.”
“Dr. Chris is essential medicine! I’ve had acupuncture treatments by this kind, sensitive, and extremely knowledgeable professional. I’m in my late 50’s and athletic….I have my “weak spots” . He found them all , and not only did I find the treatment extremely relaxing, I felt rejuvenated afterwards! He is truly gifted!!”
“Dr. Chris performed acupuncture on me prior to hip surgery. His treatment was very effective and he is very caring. I’m 80 years old and would highly reccomend this type of treatment!”
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“I have been receiving body work from Lana for over a year now. She is honestly the best I have ever been to!!!! She evaluates your health holistically and offers advice in all aspects of healing. She is wonderful and I feel blessed to have found her!!!”
Such a wonderful experience! I had recent sciatica pain and chronic injury from the neck and should pain and Dr Phillipe helped with it all. Such a kind , knowledgeable man. He listens to all your concerns and address so many of your needs beyond just your presenting complaints. I know it may sound cliche, but he changed my life for the better! I feel like I have my active , happy life back
Essential médecine is a great place for healing. The space itself is beautiful, light and welcoming. Dr. Phillippi is extremely caring and through. He looks at the root of symptoms rather than trying to cover up the symptoms themselves. I have dealt with an ambiguous back issue and Dr. Phillipi has helped treat my pain with acupuncture as well as helping me figure out long term tools to minimize my pain and maintain better health in general!read more
Chris is truly a "health care provider." I have had chronic low pain for about thirty years and have tried many different forms of therapy, including other acupuncturists. Chris is in a league of his own! His treatments have made a huge difference to my quality of life. My pain level was often a 10+ and I felt pretty hopeless. Now it is at a 4 or 5 most of the time and I am enjoying life again. The combination of acupuncture, cupping, and massage significantly relieves my pain. He has also created a lovely, relaxing clinic conducive to healing. I am so grateful for the work Chris does and his commitment to caring for/about his patients. I would give Essential Medicine 10 stars if I could!read more
I highly recommend making an appointment with Dr. Phillippi if you are looking for a kind and gentle practitioner who will listen and work to help you. I also must mention that the clinic is a beautiful space. I especially love the living plants all throughout.
Compassion, humor, sensitivity and a deep understanding of eastern medicine, the body, soul and mind are what you can expect from the stellar people behind Essential Medicine. Book that appointment because you will not regret it!
I am extremely active running long distance races and surfing, and Chris has been helping maintain my health and treat my various injuries for years with extreme success. He has diagnosed and solved countless injuries that would have otherwise derailed my training plans or prevented my from racing. He’s so insightful about what’s going on with my body and has explained it all to me along the way helping me to understand how to avoid injuries in the future.
I always leave a treatment feeling so relaxed and renewed. Chris has a calming and relaxing personality that is infectious. The new location is beautiful and adds to the whole experience.
Couldn’t recommend this guy enough.read more
Dr. Chris is amazing! I came to him needing help to treat Lyme Disease. He is very knowledgeable and I have learned a lot for him. His recommendations for me have helped me seen a lot of improvement and he has continued to follow up answering any questions I have! I highly recommend him 😊
Both Lana and Dr. Chris are incredible people and practitioners. They work from the heart and have so much knowledge to provide their patients with. Lana's massages always cater to exactly what you need and she does an amazing job. Dr. Chris is super helpful when it comest to acupuncture, allergies, and injuries, and he has helped us both on multiple occasions. We are so grateful to have their care!read more
I'm grateful to Dr. Chris. It was a holiday and I thought I was not going to be able to find help. After reading his amazing reviews I reached out and luckily was able to make an appointment. He helped me ease my back pain. He went above and beyond using accupuncture, hot stones and cupping to ensure I left his office feeling much better than when I arrived. Thank you so much!
Everything about Essential Medicine is incredible! This is really a place of healing. I have had the best experience with Dr. Phillippi, he is dedicated to finding the right solution for your exact issue(s). He goes above and beyond in every treatment. You can tell that he genuinely cares for his patients and wants the best for them. I would recommend a visit to Essential Medicine to anyone and everyone.read more
I had my first massage with Lana last week and her touch is pure magic. My body and mind have been feeling relief since I left her 4 days ago. I’ve sought healing through massage in the past, knowing how integral it is to the body’s overall wellness. However, Lana was the first to really pay attention to my body’s specific tensions- the sources and how it’s manifesting in my daily life. She is extremely knowledgeable as it pertains to the body’s functional anatomy and acknowledges the emotional body’s contribution to where we place and release tension. If you look for connection and someone who truly tunes in while addressing your wellness from the inside-out, Lana is for you! We ask so much of our bodies and while most view massage as a “treat” during spa day 2x a year, we live better on every level with monthly and bi-weekly therapeutic maintenance like the kind Lana offers. The pricing is accessible and designed to give you ongoing support. Do yourself a very necessary favor.read more
I was recently in a motorcycle accident and have had mobility and flexibility issues since. Dr Chris'treatment has helped me with a few of the issues and I know over the course of my treatment plan I will be back to spots and exercise quickly. He had so many techniques and told to help loosen tight tissues, tighten up (loose) joints, and get my blood flowing to areas that were needed. Thanks Dr. Chris! See you next weekread more
Dr Chris is “essential medicine! I’ve had acupuncture treatments by this kind, sensitive, and extremely professional Dr. I’m in my late 50’s and athletic, and I have my “weak spots”He found them all, and not only did I find the treatment extremely relaxing,I felt rejuvenated afterwards! He is truly gifted!! I’ve also had the pleasure, and privilege of having a “Lana”massage . Her gentle, but strong hands seem to be driven buy something divine ! Absolutely the best massage I’ve ever had, and I’ve had plenty… She was able to release so many of the nights I had in my upper back and shoulders . I felt so relieved . Prior to the massage I felt like I was walking around with my head on my shoulders.. no neck! She gave me back my neck! Whatever technique she is using for cupping was so effective as well. I would highly recommend this dynamic duoread more