Functional Medicine: Needle-Free

Your optimal health is our absolute goal

Functional Medicine determines how an illness occurs and then restores health by addressing the underlying cause of the illness for each individual.

Functional Medicine is the 21st-century scientific articulation of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The goal is to look for missing pieces of the puzzle causing poor health in order to restore optimal function. Using lab tests in conjunction with other diagnostic techniques, Herbal Medicine, and strategies around diet & lifestyle, we provide a holistic approach to total wellness. When we meet with a new patient we develop a treatment plan individually based on the initial diagnosis. Treatment may include using gentle acupuncture, non-needle techniques, and a variety of other Chinese Medicine techniques like cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, injection therapy, ear acupressure, electrotherapy, trigger point therapy, or dry needling.

We identify the root cause of your illness and guide you back to balance

As Functional Medicine doctors, we look at your entire history to identify the root causes of an illness. We like to say we are medical detectives because, unlike conventional medicine, which typically looks at only symptoms, we spend more time with you and look at your lifestyle to determine why your symptoms are occurring.

During your initial appointment we may ask about:

  • A timeline of symptoms
  • Digestive system 
  • Sleep patterns
  • Amount of energy 
  • Exercise habits
  • Nutrition
  • Stressors
  • Personal relationships
  • Emotional wellbeing

Hear from our patients

Jason Slagel
Jason Slagel
As a doctor, I'm very careful and picky who I trust with my own care, and Dr. Corbin has consistently blown my mind and helped me navigate so many changes in my health journey that I needed to make. I've sent her patients of my own and multiple of my own family members and trust her clinical expertise. She's very kind and compassionate and absolutely brilliant! Whenever you have questions she has solid answers grounded in years of experience and her deep understanding of the science and research. I'm currently working through a few issues with her now and feel better than I have in years, although I still have some work to do. Thank you so much Dr. Corbin!
Essential Conversations with Caro Henao
Essential Conversations with Caro Henao
I have seen Dr. Corbin for about 3 years and not because I have to see her but I WANT to see her. She helps me catch any imbalances before they become a bigger issue and I have never felt more healthy, vital and joyful. Her knowledge and calm demeanor are exactly what you want from a professional healer.
Laura De Peña de Campos
Laura De Peña de Campos
Dr Corbin is so knowledgeable and thorough. The clinic is beautiful and super clean. Treatment works. I did several months of treatment and unfortunately had to stop only because I moved out of town. After I started Acupuncture there I felt much better and was also able to sleep a lot better. I encourage you to go for treatment and experience high quality care.
Matthew Dugow
Matthew Dugow
Safe, clean atmosphere with an incredible sense of knowledge and professionalism in acupuncture. Dr. Corbin is fantastic.
Thalia Reitkopf
Thalia Reitkopf
Highly recommend! This is a very special office! Dr. Corbin, Veronica, Manny, and all of the practitioners are incredible, kind, and help heal so many people! If you’re considering acupuncture, massage, or any of their services, try it! Very thankful for the Healing Elephant.
Jairo Reyes
Jairo Reyes
La Dra Corbin y su centro de medicina oriental desde la primera consulta para mi esposa descubrió lo que por más de 5 años los médicos tradicionales y sus exámenes de laborarío jamás pudieron detectar; cuáles eran las causas de su insomnio , desbalance de peso, falta de energía, reflujo gástrico y otras lamentables consecuencias por la falta de balance en su organismo. Estamos muy muy agradecidos por haber devuelto a nuestras vidas y nuestro pequeño negocio el bienestar, la energía, el descanso y todas las bendiciones de vivir en balance y armonía con nuestro cuerpo y mente. Muchas gracias 🙏🏼 Dr. Corbin discover from the first consultation what traditional doctors could not find for more than 5 years, giving my wife the peace of mind of being able to sleep naturally, gain energy, stabilize her digestive system and everything else who depends on it. We are very, very grateful for giving back to our home and small business the well-being, balance, and energy necessary to truly begin reaping all the blessings that can come when a person is in true balance and harmony with their body and life. Congratulations also to her very professional and competent staff. Thank you very much 🙏🏼
Isabel Tassara
Isabel Tassara
Love it. super recommended place
Christina Suarez
Christina Suarez
I received Acupuncture with Dr. Brockmeyer last week. The office is tranquil and spotless. There are several treatment rooms. The one I was in had a very comfortable electric massage table outfitted with the Biomat! If you aren't familiar with Biomat, look it up... it's a brilliant negative ion and amethyst mat with infrared heat. So relaxing! The Acu needles were placed and I was left to rest peacefully. I recommend this office on all levels. Dr. Brockmeyer is so knowledgeable and welcoming. 5 stars!
Gianpaolo Mosconi
Gianpaolo Mosconi
Dr. Brockmeyer is experienced, knowledgeable and natural healer. She took the time to get to know what things were affecting me and throughout the session kept me informed as to what was taking place and what I should do after the treatment. A truly great experience and I will be going back again and again. Will be recommending to all my family and friends! Thank You so much Dr. Brockmeyer!!!
Katie Kipnis
Katie Kipnis
Wonderful and relaxing clinic. Alyssa is experienced, knowledgeable and has a natural healing touch. I was able to express what my issues are and feel like I was truly heard. A truly great experience and I will be going back again and again.

Then, we come up with a treatment plan to manage multiple factors that may be contributing to chronic conditions. It may include an individual treatment plan based on what we identify during diagnosis. Treatment may include the use of gentle acupuncture, non-needle techniques, and a variety of other Chinese Medicine techniques like cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, injection therapy, ear acupressure, electrotherapy, trigger point therapy, or dry needling. The effect of the treatment will continue at home with herbal medicine, functional medicine supplements, Chinese Medicine nutrition, lifestyle changes, and mindset shifts. Finally, we will track the progress of treatment and adjust as needed. The functional medicine approach is different for each person since each treatment is tailored to that person’s specific illness.

Your relationship with a Functional Medicine doctor may also be different than with your primary care doctor. You can expect a more collaborative partnership: the doctor considers your input while keeping you responsible for your choices as they relate to your condition and treatment. With functional medicine, the care given is based on the system affected, not the condition diagnosed. For example, a diagnosis of depression may have multiple causes. A functional medicine doctor will research and treat each cause, leading to a personalized treatment approach.

Chronic conditions benefit from functional medicine

Anyone facing a chronic condition can benefit from functional medicine. Usually, those conditions have multiple symptoms and are more complicated to treat with the Western Medicine band-aid approach which is to give one drug per symptom. The myriad of symptoms that many of these conditions have would necessitate too many drugs which in turn cause more symptoms.

Some of the conditions we treat with a Functional Medicine approach:

  • Adrenal disorders
  • Allergies (Environmental and Food)
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Brain fog and Cognitive Impairment
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome and Fatigue of Unknown Origin
  • Chronic Viral Recurrence
  • Detoxification
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders. (IBS, IBD, Crohns, Colitis, Gastritis, GERD, Acid Reflux, Stomach Ulcers, Diverticulitis, Diarrhea, Chronic constipation
  • Fertility (male and female) 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Libido issues
  • Lyme disease
  • Metabolic syndrome, prediabetes and insulin resistance
  • Perimenopause and Menopause
  • Recurrent infections and weak immune system
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Side effects of cancer treatments including chemotherapy and radiation
  • Shingles
  • Skin conditions. (Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Rashes)
  • Sleep or insomnia
  • Women’s health disorders (PMS, menopause and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Your body is intelligent and has the capacity for self-regulation, which expresses itself through a dynamic balance of all your body systems. At Healing Elephant Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic, your Chinese Medicine Physicians are passionate about working with you as a team to lead you back to balance.

Start Your Functional Medicine Plan Today!

We will tailor your plan using our 3-step method:

Lab Tests

Step 1:

  • Deep dive into your current lab work to look for any missing links
  • New lab tests will be performed if necessary

Herbal Medicine

Step 2:

  • Proprietary Herbal Supplements tailored to your unique health care needs
  • Safe to use with existing medications
  • Easy to take

Diet & Lifestyle

Step 3:

  • Learn how to use food as medicine to get you better faster
  • Learn easy lifestyle changes that dramatically impact your health