See what our patients are saying about their experiences at the Olympic Center.

I had worked with Dr. Trahan on some medical issues I had quite some time ago. Dr. Trahan is quite knowledgable and takes the time to educate his patients. I would highly recommend anyone to make an appointment with Dr. Trahan should you have medical issues that do not seem to be improving.
— Patricia G. 2/15/14
 
Dr. Trahan is an exceptional doctor. I have been seeing him for several months and in the time that he has treated me I have felt a substantial difference in the way that I feel! This is in part due to his tremendous knowledge in both acupuncture and herbal medicine, but also his generous personality. Dr. Trahan is super easy to talk with, I feel very comfortable discussing any concern that I may be having about my health and my body. As am art teacher, I appreciate the time the time Dr. Trahan has taken to educate me about my therapies, diet and nutrition. I really trust the guy, and I have a very hard time trusting doctors! Sessions with Dr. Trahan are always generous. He always takes ample time putting in the needles, which he does quite swiftly, and never rushes to see the next patient. As of late he has also been doing some bodywork with me, which has been absolutely wonderful! It’s like getting an acupuncture and chiropractic appointment in one, but far better! (This would cost three times as much with any other doctor.) Dr. Trahan’s expertise is wide and he always willing to spend extra time to consider and treat me in the most holistic way. I also appreciate how flexible Dr. Trahan has been with his time. I have had to reschedule my appointments a few times and he has always been accommodating. I have worked with a few acupuncturists in New York and Dr. Trahan is unequivocally the best! If you are thinking of seeing an acupuncturist this is your guy.
— Katherine H. 1/14/14
I have been a patient of Dr. Trahan’s for more than a decade. He has earned my loyalty by being smart, compassionate, and thorough about my treatment, whether using acupuncture, herbal medicine or homeopathic remedies. I was first referred to Dr. Trahan by an osteopathic physician I was seeing for a condition that had been diagnosed as “allergic arthritis” and, over the years, Dr. Trahan has treated me for gout, skin conditions, back and neck pain, allergies and more. At first, I needed a little bit of time to get used to the different rhythms and expectations associated with acupuncture and alternative treatments, but the results spoke, and continue to speak, for themselves. It is important to recognize that Dr. Trahan runs his own office; he does not have an office manager. This means he has to do the scheduling and “talk money” with his patients in ways that doctors who work in medical offices do not. In this regard, I have always found him to be straightforward, polite, understanding and—when it comes to appointments—very, very flexible. If you are interested in trying acupuncture, herbal medicine and/or homeopathy for a specific condition, or for your general health, I can’t recommend Dr. Trahan highly enough.
— Richard N. 1/13/14
 
Dr. Trahan is an amazing doctor and a really great human being in general. I initially went to see him because I was feeling fatigued with digestive complaints, sleep issues, hormonal imbalance, and emotional stress.

During my first appointment it became clear that he is dedicated to making tangible, lasting positive changes in his patients. He is caring and works with you to address the root of a problem, while providing immediate results throughout the process. I feel happy and at ease whenever I leave an acupuncture session and feel increasingly better in my day to day experience as I continue to see him.

He is generous with his time and gets to know you as a person even if you are just going to see him for back problems (which is so very important in holistic medicine!). He is professional and understanding with a sense of humor, which allows for a trusting relationship to develop quickly. With his breadth of knowledge in acupuncture, herbs, and homeopathy I don’t believe that there is any type of condition that couldn’t be improved by working with Dr. Trahan. I have never trusted a doctor, or even a person for that matter, more in my life. The late evening weekday appointments are a huge plus!

The benefits I feel from seeing Dr. Trahan are wide-ranging and pleasantly unexpected. There is absolutely no question that I feel like a different person (or more like “myself”) since I started seeing him.
— Stephanie B. 12/24/13
Nice to visit a professional with a passion for Eastern Medicine and a sincere care for his patients.
— David S. 9/7/12
 
I was diagnosed with polycystic disease in the spring of 2007, having been symptomatic for approximately two years before that. Since 2010, dialysis has been keeping me alive, but I still experienced ongoing problems. Specifically constant fatigue, poor sleep (not long or deep enough), digestive problems, faulty balance, and a constant feeling of being cold. At night, my feet would get so cold, even with socks, that it interrupted my sleep. My doctor could find no medical explanation for my cold feet, so I figured that modern medicine was doing all it could do with me and it was time to try ancient medicine. I’d had some success with mediation and tai chi, and thought to try acupuncture.

I first came to Dr. Christopher Trahan on January 24, 2012. That day, he took a detailed history of my symptoms and sensations, and got to the root of my cold-feet problem in that first session. My feet have not been cold since. From there, he has been treating me with acupuncture for energy, balance, and digestion, all kidney-related problems which are steadily improving, and more recently he has begun to target my body points that correspond to the kidneys themselves. My kidneys press on my bladder, causing it to leak, and Dr. Trahan’s method eases the pressure considerably. I feel taller and stronger after my sessions, and this feelin tends to last the week. Amazingly, on my best days, I feel close to the way I felt before my illness.

A first-class listener, Dr. Trahan follows up on my symptoms and results at each session, and fine-tunes treatment according to any improvements or setbacks I’m having. He is well-versed in a wide range of healing arts and sciences, including herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrition counseling, and massage, and makes suggestions from across this palette. (He has prescribed a homeopathic remedy for my insomnia; so far, it is helping.) As a physically nervous person, I find his warm, low-key manner welcome and comforting. I wish more doctors in traditional medicine were more like him.
— Susan W. 5/21/12
 
Dr. Trahan has treated for multiple conditions, such as digestive issues, bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, cold/flu, viruses, etc. I did not have to take anti-biotics for any of the infections - it is pretty remarkable. He is also versed in pretty much everything, it seems. So, when I go to him i know he is thinking of solutions that span herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture, etc. And he doesn’t just treat mild conditions either!
— Adam N. 8/31/09
 
I have known Dr Christopher Trahan for over twenty years, both as a colleague as well as a patient.. He has helped me tremendously with several health issues, between his acupuncture, chinese herbs and homeopathy.. He is a kind and caring provider. I highly recommend him.
— Elizabeth G. 6/16/11
 
I found Dr. Trahan through a Groupon promotion back in March, intending to go to him for a general tune-up. Having had acupuncture before, I knew generally what to expect, but I was really pleased with Dr. Trahan’s manner. He’s very warm, welcoming, and friendly. He’s also very much master of his subject, and I am completely comfortable with him when receiving acupuncture. I was energized and felt lighter after the Groupon treatment.

Since that first appointment, Dr. Trahan has helped me greatly with intense pain in my leg from a hip injury. I would not have successfully gotten through massage school finals without his series of treatments that got me on my feet again.

I also really appreciate the scheduling flexibility, when I have been forced to make a change in an appointment time. Dr. Trahan is always very accommodating, and obviously always does his utmost to help his patients.

I’m impressed at the big bag of tricks that Dr. Trahan pulls from, including homeopathy, nutrition, herbal medicine, and acupuncture, and I will definitely go to him with any health concerns in the future!
— E. Levene 8/15/10
 
I have been going to Dr. Trahan for the past 4 years, originally for back problems but learned quick how helpful he was with a wide range of body issues. He helped me clear up a prostate infection which western medicine(antibiotics) could not deal with. He taught me a lot about herbal medicine and relaxation. He spends a great deal of time with getting to the root of the problem rather than put a “band aid” on it. He is kind and patient and very understanding to my personal problems.
— David H. 10/7/08
 
Dr. Christopher Trahan is my homeopath and accupuncturist who has been trained in traditional Chinese medicine. I went to him for help with my plantar fasciitis. After my treatment with Dr. Trahan, it went from being so painful to walk to being able to walk all around the city again. I never had accupuncture before and now I am a huge fan. I also experienced back pain and after one treatment, the pain was gone. Another aspect of his practice that sets him apart from other doctors is that he spends a tremendous amount of time getting to know who you are so he can help you become healthy again. He is a gem!
— Katherine C. 8/26/09
 
I’m just so damn pleased. Dr. Trahan (I think he pronounced it in a single syllable”Tran”) was super flexible about my wanting to book a same-day appointment and I felt totally comfortable with him. Sweet guy.

Admittedly, I was a mess when I arrived and a mess when I left, but after a day or two, everything was fantastic. Life, the universe, everything. No more pain, no more foggy head, and tons of energy. My Qi is in good shape, oh yeah.

The way he puts the needles in, well it’s not painless, but you can’t argue with the results...if you live in NY, you can probably handle the intensity. Also, check out his credentials. If you’re looking for someone with more experience, you might have to book a ticket to CHINA.
— Shira K. 9/30/2008
 
I started seeing Dr. Chris Trahan for stress-related complications due to moving to the end of the earth, aka Jersey City. My hair started falling out, my periods basically stopped, and I felt tense and irritable. Within one week of beginning acupuncture and herbal medicine with Dr. Trahan, I felt better.

Dr. Trahan has a background in American and Chinese herbology, acupuncture, and other bodywork modalities that work in concert with the acupuncture/herbs. He’s a very warm, caring, and patient person who welcomes questions about TCM (traditional chinese medicine) from his clients. His lobby is littered with books and magazines on alternative medicine and healing and he displays a sincere interest in your health and well-being.

He’s friendly and easy to talk to, and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone interested in acupuncture or herbal medicine treatments for a variety of conditions.
— Dolores R. 12/21/07
 
Dr. Trahan is a fantastic acupuncturist and herbalist with over 20 years experience. He listens well and asks the right questions about the whole person, and has successfully treated me for a variety of health issues from asthma to back pain. I have relied on his expertise since 1998. Dr. Trahan has been able to not only successfully treat my chronic asthma and breathing problems, where “Western” medicine has either failed or worsened my condition, he has given me a comprehensive education in how to listen to my body and monitor my overall health. He has helped me to breathe without inhalers or antibiotics for the first time in my life, for close to 2 years! He has also been able to effectively treat other “minor” ailments. The end result is that I am happier and healthier than I have ever been.
— Constance M. 7/22/07
 
Dr. Trahan has successfully treated me for chronic headaches and female problems that I had been affected by for 3+ years. I began seeing him when I became exasperated with the poor results and side effects of the perscription drugs given by my MD. After a thorough consultation with Dr Trahan, he advised a combination of herbs and acupuncture treatments, which I responded so well to, that I feel better than I have in years.

Dr. Trahan’s vast knowledge of herbal medicine and kind demeanor make for an informative and pleasant experience. I would highly recommend Dr. Trahan to anyone who has been disappointed in traditional medicine, wants results, and is seeking a natural approach for optimal health.
— Lisa M. 7/8/04