Elanita Korian LA.c. Dipl. O.M. is a California Licensed and National Diplomat in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She graduated from California State University Northridge receiving her B.A. in Psychology and minor in Biology. Elanita earned her Master’s of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, one of the nation’s leading schools for acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and integrative medicine.
Elanita chose to become a TCM practitioner because of her desire to bring quality and integrative healthcare to her community. It is her vision to educate and empower her patients and community to make healthy lifestyle choices in order to understand how to heal themselves, prevent illness, and to recognize that health is a daily journey.
She specializes in the styles of acupuncture known as Japanese Meridian Therapy (Kiiko Style and Ikeda methods) and Balance Method theory. Renowned for their gentleness, these styles of acupuncture combine refined palpation and delicate needling techniques to deliver a profoundly effective treatment. It is especially appropriate for those with sensitivity to needles.
Elanita also believes that service is a path to fulfillment and actively supports and volunteers with Essie's Justice Project, Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, Maori Mental Health, Body Positive-Wellington, Arohata Women's Prison, Santa Cruz AIDS project, and Santa Cruz Mental Health Network.
Whether you are trying to improve your health and strengthen immunity, manage acute or chronic pain, improve fertility, manage mental health issues, or are looking for extra care in managing an illnesses you are treating with mainstream medicine, I can help you meet your goals with the use of acupuncture and other Traditional Chinese techniques.
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What's Kia Ora about?
When translated directly, Kia Ora means "be well/in healthy", commonly used as a respectful and informal greeting in the Maori language.
In 2013 my husband and I packed our bags and headed to New Zealand for a year work holiday. We were very fortunate that his job centered around working with indigenous Maori population, allowing us more access to their beautiful culture, language, and traditions.
How Kia Ora was first defined by a Maori woman really stuck with me. She said to her, the phrase went beyond a simple hello but conveyed a sense of caring and openness that can transform a conversation between strangers, into one between friends.
Her meaning of Kia Ora reflects my sentiment in providing acupuncture and health services to the community. Its opening up a dialogue between friends where health and well being are the focus.