Elizabeth specializes in women’s health, weight management, allergies, autoimmune diseases and environmental illnesses.
Since 1991 she has been advancing the concepts of Integrative Medicine, combining her expertise in acupuncture and oriental medicine with nutritional counseling and women’s health.
By drawing on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 17 years of training under Andrew Weil, MD and other natural modalities, she helps patients improve and take control of their health and maintain their optimal weight.
In the spring of 2008, Elizabeth was invited to participate in a prestigious medical rotation at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine founded by Dr. Weil. She is the only acupuncture physician in the country with this distinction.
Elizabeth's practice offers a variety of medical disciplines through a group of highly skilled professionals including Dr. Nancy Scheinman PhD in Psychology, who was the former head of Integrative Medicine at Miami Heart Institute, and Dr. Dan McGee D.O., a Fellow of Integrative Medicine, also trained by Andrew Weil M.D.
Early in her career while working with the former President of the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Elizabeth pioneered healing protocols for pre and post plastic surgery to speed up healing times and reduce side effects. She is noted for effectively treating several well known athletes.
Elizabeth is a contributing author for several medical publications and websites on Alternative Medicine including:
- Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice by Dr. Leslie Baumann, Director of Cosmetic Dermatology at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami
- Ask Dr. Weil at www.drweil.com
- CSS Association.org
She’s also has been featured in national publications such as Natural Health Magazine, Elle Magazine, and First Magazine for Women, The Beauty Prescription by Debra Luftman, M.D. and Eva Ritvo, M.D.and Diabetes on Your Own Terms, by Diabetes Educator of the year; Janis Roszler R.D.,CDE, LD/N as well as appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Show alongside her mentor, Dr. Andrew Weil.
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 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 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.
Ancient Wisdom for Modern Women TM
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 in 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. She 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 her patients.