As an educator and clinician, Dr. Christián Jovanovíc has strived to advance the ethical and patient centered practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. With a background in integrative medicine and higher education, he has assisted in advancing the broader dialogue concerning the practice of Chinese Medicine in Minnesota, and ensuring the training of future practitioners is grounded in safety, ethical practice, and professionalism.
He received his doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice as a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac). Dr. Jovanovíc is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He also holds a Masters of Oriental Medicine, and a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology degrees.
In his professional roles, he has the opportunity to interface with future health care providers and health care consumers. Dr. Jovanovíc is an advocate for advancing the broader dialogue on current health care disparities, especially among underserved or represented populations.
His clinical experience has allowed him to be part of traditional practice settings in addition to integrated care models in acute care facilities. Dr. Jovanovíc’s primary clinical specialization has focused on providing holistic care to those with terminal diagnoses and assisting with improving quality of life for the patient and their families.
Dr. Jovanovíc is currently an Associate Professor for the Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine programs at Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) guiding new students in their education to ensure mastery of Chinese medicine principals. Dr. Jovanovíc is an advocate for evidence informed, patient centered care supported by best practice models and policies. He has had the good fortune to be on the front end of policy development as it applies to acupuncture practice for one of the largest integrative medicine programs in Minnesota. Outside of the clinical setting, Dr. Jovanovíc is passionate about patient education and ensuring the safe and ethical practice of his profession.
Very Neat, Clean and Rrofessionally Run
“I have long-standing chronic neck and upper back pain, due to spasms, and acupuncture has helped me control this pain. My first appointment helped with understanding how Eastern and Western medicine differed. Needling was explained well, along with needle disposal. The clinic is very neat, clean and professionally run. I always feel welcomed and very comfortable.
Initially I thought I would go to the clinic, have a treatment, then maybe not want to continue, but I have found the treatments helpful enough that I continue to have acupuncture every 2-3 weeks, at my own expense. Even though my insurance doesn’t cover it, I find them helpful enough that I keep going. I would recommend the Mankato Acupuncture Clinic as another form of therapy that can be used to improve one’s overall states of health and pain control.”