Christian Totty (Black/Cusabo) is the founder of LOAM Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine located on the traditional homelands of Kickapoo, Shawnee, and Miami relatives in the NW Ohio region. Christian is known for being the first woman of color to own and operate an acupuncture clinic in the area.
Christian founded LOAM in 2018 as the culmination of her passions for culture, medicine and ecology. In addition to a rigorous four year graduate education at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, she has advanced clinical training in somatics, orthopedics, and sports medicine. Complementary training includes diversity, equity and inclusion, urban farming, and breath work.
When she is not seeing patients in the clinic or facilitating a breathwork session, you can find Christian with her partner and little one cooking a warm meal, spending time in nature, or practicing her photography skills.
Read an interview with Christian on the Acuity Scheduling blog to learn more about her story and journey, here.
CREDENTIALS & EDUCATION
- MAc*M from A*MA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine (Austin, TX)
- Licensed Acupuncturist by the Ohio State Medical Board (License #66.000047)
- Board Certified Diplomate of *riental Medicine (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
- AcuDetox Certified (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association)
- Tuina Certified (American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia)
East Asian Medicine is an indigenous medical practice, and can be traced back to at least 3,000 years ago with farmers, land stewards, cultural workers, healers, early ecologists, and careful observers of nature.
In its vast scope East Asian Medicine utilizes diverse modalities including acupuncture and moxibustion, herbal medicine, bodywork, movement, and nutritional therapy to treat acute and chronic ailments.
After thousands of years of inquiry, exploration, and documentation, it has been instrumental to the field of medicine and medical research, honoring both the art and science of healing and health preservation.
Loam is soil that contains balanced elements of sand, silt, clay, and humus. A loamy soil is an ideal environment for the nourishment plants people, and the planet.
LOAM Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine (LOAM) is a health and wellness space that centers interconnection, environmental stewardship, and health conservation. We believe that East Asian Medicine is a powerful form of activism, and an emerging ally in our movements for liberation.
Through East Asian medical philosophy, and the theories of Intersectionality and Ecofeminism, our work gives careful consideration to the various factors that can influence people over their lifetime, including intergenerational trauma, chronic pain, environmental injustice, chemical exposure, racism, addiction, stress, and anxiety.