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Medical Staff - Complementary and Alternative Medicine


Steven Tan, M.D., M.T.O.M., L.Ac.

Director of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Dr. Steven Tan is one of the country’s most comprehensively trained integrative physicians, and he has the rare distinction of holding medical degrees and board certification in both western and eastern medicine. A graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine and the UCLA Internal Medicine Residency Program, he is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Tan completed his Oriental medical degree and internship at Emperor’s College in Los Angeles. While studying in China, he completed an externship in acupuncture and herbal medicine at the Hong Kong Baptist University Hospital.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Dr. Tan to the California Acupuncture Board, where he was eventually elected Chairman. He previously served as an associate faculty member for the UCLA Center for Integrative Medicine and is on the external board of advisors to the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition and Dietary Supplements Research.

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Christy Koehler, L.Ac., M.S.

Staff Acupuncturist

Christy has been with California Health & Longevity Institute, Inc. since shortly after graduating from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in 2006. In addition to her master’s degree, she earned a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley in International Health with an emphasis in Nutrition. Christy has had special training in the field of women’s health and she uses her knowledge to help women struggling with fertility, gynecological and menopausal issues.

In addition to acupuncture, Christy also uses Chinese herbal medicine in her treatments which can address a variety of health issues including allergies, pain, digestive disorders, insomnia and more.


Barbara E. Savin

Clinical Hypnotherapist and Healing Energy Specialist

Barbara E. Savin is a Certified Clinical and Medical Hypnotherapist and a member of the National Guild for Hypnotherapists. Her credentials include: Certified Energy Healing Specialist, Certified Prana Psychotherapist Practitioner, Certified Reiki Master/Teacher and Certified Guided Imagery Instructor. Barbara’s book, Gentle Energy Touch – A Beginner’s Guide to Hands-On Healing, will be released in March 2016.

Barbara has devoted her life and career to energy healing and helping people transform their personal and professional lives. Barbara guides her clients in healing dysfunctional behavior and relationships, stress and anxiety, insomnia, unhealthy eating, weight loss and much more.

Barbara is also an accomplished inspirational speaker and is available for workshops and seminars, providing personalized individual or group sessions.


Steve Chopyak, D.C.


Dr. Steve Chopyak brings 30 years of chiropractic clinical experience to California Health & Longevity Institute, Inc. Inspired by the restoration of his own health with chiropractic techniques, he uses gentle and natural methods that worked for his own back pain. Focusing on whole person balance and health, Dr. Chopyak is experienced in many advanced techniques including low force Vector Point cranial treatment. When asked about his philosophy of chiropractic treatment, Dr. Chopyak says, “Because I had experience with a severe chronic condition myself, I am familiar with the experience of pain, physical limitations caused by pain, and its effect on lifestyle. When I treat patients, I work with the whole person so that the body’s different parts are all playing in natural rhythm and harmony with each other.”

He completed his chiropractic education at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, MN. While he is currently practicing in California, he has in the past practiced in Montana, Minnesota and Missouri, and is a former member of the teaching staff of the Cranio-Facial Pain Clinic at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles. Dr. Chopyak is also two-term past president of the Santa Monica Chapter of the California Chiropractic Association.