Dr. Elizabeth Trattner

Integrative Medicine

Elizabeth is a graduate of the Acupuncture Institute in Miami, FL, the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine  Integrative Health & Lifestyle program, and is the only acupuncture physician in the country with the distinction of having been invited and completing a prestigious medical rotation at the University of Arizona’s Center of Integrative Medicine.

Elizabeth’s nutritional counseling background stems from her chef’s training certificate earned at the Natural Gourmet Institute in 1991. Early in her career while working with the President of the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, she pioneered integrative protocols for pre- and post-plastic surgery to speed up healing times, reduce side effects and improve outcomes. She is a member of the Global Wellness Institute’s, Beauty Meets Wellness Initiative helping redefine beauty and wellness standards with other health and beauty leaders across the country.

Elizabeth is a contributing author for several medical publications and websites on Integrative and Chinese Medicine including:

  • Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice, by Dr. Leslie Baumann, Director ofCosmetic Dermatology at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami.
  • On the Cutting Edge, published by the American Diabetic Association, “Diabetes and Traditional Chinese Medicine: Managing a Modern Epidemic with Ancient Medicine”
  • Ask Dr. Weil at www.drweil.com
  • CSS Association.org

Elizabeth has also been featured in hundreds of national publications and online magazines as a medical source for health, wellness and green beauty, including Newsweek, Huffington Post, Nylon, Hello Flo, Health Magazine, Natural Health Magazine, Elle Magazine, Stylecaster, and Organic Spa Magazine among others. Her personal journey overcoming several near-death experiences and health obstacles has been featured in national magazines and spotlighted on the Oprah Winfrey Show alongside her friend and mentor Dr. Andrew Weil. She has appeared on numerous television programs as a wellness expert.

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Women

Women tend to be over treated in western medicine with little regard for the psycho-social and emotional environment in which they live. Elizabeth focuses her practice by engaging women on a less conventional path to better health. Women today face challenges vastly different from their mothers and grandmothers in terms of health and wellness. Yet it’s the history and wisdom of women and the traditions of Chinese medicine that coalesce to help heal today’s modern woman.

Elizabeth’s approach to treating her patients is highly individualized and holistic. She starts with a lengthy initial appointment delving deep into the patient’s detailed health history and her physical and emotional circumstances. Elizabeth carefully listens to and builds a strong relationship with her patients in order to develop a clear and detailed picture of their overall health and unique needs.

From this, a comprehensive treatment plan is created that not only addresses the presenting medical complaint, but also accounts for the root causes of the condition. She administers acupuncture, supplemented with a variety of other integrative modalities, such as nutritional counseling and herbs and supplements to effectively treat a wide range of conditions that stem from physical, emotional and spiritual imbalances. She strongly believes in empowering her patients to take an active role in their own health by counseling them in diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes. By doing so, patients achieve effective and lasting results.

Having successfully balanced an active lifestyle, successful careers and motherhood, Elizabeth understands the challenges and stress that a busy schedule can bring. She believes that balance is the key to health, and uses this as a guiding principal in her approach to treating patients.

Education
Elizabeth Trattner, A.P., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., NCCAOM, is a Florida State Licensed Acupuncturist and Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She graduated as Salutatorian from the Southeast College of Oriental Medicine in Miami. She is a member of the Florida State Oriental Medicine Association (FSOMA) and holds a chef’s certificate from the Annemarie Colbin’s Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts in New York City. Elizabeth also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal Communication with an emphasis on Women’s Studies from the Ohio State University. Elizabeth’s continued training encompasses nutrition and facial rejuvenation from some of the top leaders in the industry. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine’s Integrative Health & Lifestyle program and has completed a medical rotation in Integrative Medicine as well. Elizabeth’s practice is further enhanced by her training and initiation from the Shamans of the Andes.