Credentials & Declarations
To all prospective patients,
Thank you for your interest in my online clinical practice. I’m looking forward to working with you as a primary medical provider in the state of California. Acupuncture license AC5048. In other states, I am not a primary medical provider by law, but have many resources to support you in your healing process.
I was licensed in 1995 after training at Five Branches Institute and at the Tierra Clinic, both in Santa Cruz, California. After passing the state board exam I followed up with training under Dr. Chen and others at the Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China. After these invaluable hands-on experience I spent 10 years as a science undergraduate student, including 7 years at UC Berkeley for a doctorate degree.
After 30 years in the dietary supplement Industry as a researcher and consultant for a number of dietary supplement and herb companies for sourcing, extraction, and the uses and formulation of medicinal herbs, I have gained an extensive knowledge of the latest scientific studies including clinical trials on herbs and many dietary supplement ingredients as wide-ranging as vitamins, minerals, special ingredients, and of course herbs used in many cultures around the world or healing.
This experience and training helps with my recommendations of the most effective herbal, nutritional, and other dietary supplements for disease and symptom prevention and for healing and maintaining health.
I’m offering this brief summary of my background and experience so you can make an informed decision to work with me. I don’t tend to focus on treating disease, but rather promote working with the body’s healthy processes for helping you to create a state of balance and health in your body to prevent/remove symptoms and disease, and to maintain a state of optimum health.
Sincerely, Dr. Christopher Hobbs, Ph.D.
The California State Law Covering the Practice of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Dietary and Health Counseling, and Nutritional Medicine states:
It is improper advertising to disseminate any advertising which represents in any manner that the acupuncturist can cure any type of disease, condition or symptom.
*I make no claims that the herbal, nutritional, healthy habits, that I incorporate in my practice can cure any disease or symptom. It is only the body itself that heals, and herbal, dietary, functional medicines, and other holistic methods help support and work with the body’s natural processes and healing powers to ease symptoms and illness, creating wellness.
The use of the title “Doctor” or the abbreviation “Dr.” by an acupuncturist as authorized above without further indicating the type of license, certificate or degree which authorizes such use, constitutes unprofessional conduct.
*My professional credentials are as follows:
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in the biological sciences, conferring the title of “Doctor,” used in conjunction with Ph.D.
- Licensed Acupuncturist (California, AC5048); primary health care provider in CA
- Registered Professional Herbalist (founding professional member of the American Herbalists Guild, the only national professional and peer-reviewed herbal organization for practitioners)
- 26 years experience as a licensed acupuncturist/herbalist (licensed in 1995)
An acupuncturist licensee shall post his or her license in a conspicuous location in his or her place of practice at all times.