Originally from Israel, Dr. Elbaz finished her military service there and then moved to New York and attended Hunter College to study nursing. There she realized her calling in holistic healing. She then went on to complete her Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego in 2006. Dr. Elbaz has taken her education further, graduating as a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in April 2017.
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Being an Ironman triathlete and a double bronze Olympian in the Jewish olympics herself, she continues working with athletes and Elite athletes, treating not only injuries but also helping with prevention.
Aside from treating injuries and alleviating pain by focusing on the root of the problem, Dr. Elbaz is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about Functional Medicine. This approach focuses on endocrine disorders such as thyroid, adrenals and hormone balance; gastrointestinal issues such as leaky gut, food allergies and sensitivities; the immune system and how all these interact with the environment and our bodies. Dr. Elbaz is also committed to helping others with detoxifying the body from toxicity of heavy metals and chemicals found in food, water, vaccines, and the environment. She utilizes nutrition, herbs, supplements, and acupuncture to help facilitate pathways for effective cleansing and detoxification.
She has recently opened her additional online practice, Using Functional Medicine to create a Vibrant Glow from the inside out. whether that’s through holistic weight loss, detoxification, graceful aging, or immune support.
Unlike her Acupuncture services, this new Functional Medicine practice uses specific lab testing and treatment programs to get rid of the root causes of what’s keeping us not feeling and looking our best.
All appointments are done virtually from the comfort of your home and only require a phone or computer.
Dr Hadar Elbaz on Fox 5 News San Diego
Dr Hadar Elbaz featured on Fox 5 News San Diego. Discussing how to detox after Memorial Day Weekend from too much food and alcohol. She also covers the benefits of acupuncture and other health tips.
Dr. Elbaz also treats other disorders with Acupuncture including but not limited to:
- Respiratory disorders such as asthma, allergies, sinusitis
- Gastrointestinal disorders such as reflux, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome
- Circulatory disorders
- Ear, Nose and Throat disorders
- Musculoskeletal Disorders such as tendonitis, muscle strain, low back or neck pain, acute sprains/strains
- Psycho-emotional and neurological disorders
- Addictions such as smoking, alcohol and eating disorders
Dr. Elbaz has extensive and varied experience with many conditions. While starting her private practice and seeing a variety of cases and patients, she also volunteered at the San Diego Cancer Center in Encinitas, treating cancer patients using Acupuncture, Reiki, and Nutrition to help alleviate pain and side effects from Chemotherapy and Radiation. Dr. Elbaz also worked at the Sharp Coronado Hospital, treating Musculoskeletal Disorders, as well as treating in the Inpatient, Sub-acute department with patients who have been severely injured and comatose. Dr. Elbaz also ran a successful weight loss program at the hospital, using Auricular Acupuncture along with nutrition. Dr. Hadar Elbaz is extremely personable, confident, realistic, nurturing, and professional in her work. She has healing hands and a huge heart. Not only is she a phenomenal acupuncturist, she is also a role model, exemplifying an unmatched drive to succeed in everything she does.
When not at the clinic healing patients, Dr. Elbaz loves outdoor swimming running, cycling, participating in Triathlons, lifting weights, traveling overseas, and spending quality time with her family and friends.