Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.- Preamble to the Constitution of the World Health Organization
Elissa is a nationally certified, licensed acupuncturist with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Nutrition and Psychology, and a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine. She completed an advanced internship at the Guangzhou Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine in Guangzhou, China. A lifetime struggle with asthma, allergies, and chronic sinusitis led Elissa to become interested in alternative medicine. Acupuncture, dietary and lifestyle changes, as well as Chinese herbal medicine restored Elissa to the state of health that she had longed for since childhood. Elissa treats children and adults with a wide variety of health concerns. She enjoys helping people feel well, and hopes to empower her patients to be healthy in mind, body and spirit.
Elissa is a general practitioner, experienced in treating patients with a wide variety of ailments. Her areas of interest include:
Emotional/Mental Health: Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Stress, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Respiratory Health: Asthma, Allergies, Sinusitis, Frequent Colds, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)
Women’s Health: Menstrual Concerns, Endometriosis, Menopause & Perimenopause, Pelvic Floor Disorders
Chronic Pain/Illness: Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Migraines, Neuropathy, Sciatica & Nerve Pain, Vertigo, Loss of Balance, Edema, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
Trauma Recovery: Cancer Recovery, Stroke Recovery, Recovery from Surgery or Traumatic Injury, Recovery from Bell’s Palsy, Post-concussion Syndrome
Muscolo-skeletal: Tendonitis, Sciatica, Sprains/Strains, Osteoporosis, Sports Injuries, Plantar Fasciitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Spine Pathology, Pain of all kinds
Pediatrics: Emotional Health, Digestive Health, Respiratory Health, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delays
Mind ~ Body Connection
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
A Book Review: “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration” by Weston A. Price, DDS
Forgotten Medicine: Squatting and Floor Sitting
Gentle Natural Skin Care