Charles Patterson completed his Master's of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2008 from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine, a rigorous program that stresses apprentice-style clinical training from a wide variety of renowned practitioners. Years of one-on-one study helped give him a broad base of treatment styles and medical approaches to bring to the treatment room. Upon graduation, he became nationally certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and began his private practice in the Seattle area. During his years in the Northwest, Charles had the great honor of working in a number of multi-disciplinary clinics, establishing a strong network of patient care with practitioners of other modalities. He has furthered his education in the fields of stress/anxiety, digestive health, sports medicine, LGBTQ issues, men's health, pregnancy support, and end of life care. 

After moving to Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood, Charles created Sojourn Health to serve the community with his unique treatment approach and philosophy of healthy living.