Dr. Elizabeth Collins

Dr. Elizabeth Collins

Doctor of Acupuncture (Licensed Acupuncturist), Functional Medicine Practitioner

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As an integrative practitioner, I'm passionate about creating a deep, fluid connection between the body, mind and spirit.

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About Me

I was a full time Emergency Medical Technician prior to obtaining my Masters degree from the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine in Seneca Falls, New York, and my Functional Medicine training from the Kresser Institute. I have trained in both Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture and completed an internship at the world renowned Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, P.R. China. Additionally, I have comprehensive training in Zheng Gu Tui Na bodywork from Tom Bisio, L.Ac. in New York City. I had the good fortune to study the tr...

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What inspired me to become a wellness professional?

As an EMT, I spent my career addressing the health issues of people who needed urgent care, sometimes from injury but most often as a result of chronic disease patterns that they'd struggled with for years. When I decided it was time for me to pursue a higher level of care, I chose both Eastern and Functional medicines because they aim to address the root cause of disease instead of just the symptoms. This provides patients with an option for true health as opposed to disease management.

How my clients describe their first visit?

More often than not, my patients are surprised but delighted by the thorough intake process. Both functional medicine and acupuncture initial visits usually involve a chat that takes about 60 minutes, in which we thoroughly review your medical history together. Plus, my office has been described as, "calm," "relaxing," and "blissful."

What I say to someone who has never tried Functional Medicine or Acupuncture?

I like to describe functional medicine "as if biomedicine and Eastern medicine had a baby." Functional medicine utilizes lab testing, but instead of just looking at which individual markers are high or low, we look at the relationship between those markers. This allows us to zero in on the root cause of illness and disease. From there, we're able to make diet and lifestyle changes, and if needed use a short course of supplements tailored specifically to your biochemical needs to bring your health back into alignment.

With acupuncture, everybody wants to know "if it hurts" and "if it rea...

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Location & Appointment Details

Pricing

  • Initial Appointment: $$300 Functional Med, $120 Acupuncture

  • Appointment: $$300 Functional Med, $85-225 Acupuncture

  • Accepting new clients

  • By appointment only

  • Virtual visit available

Payment Methods

  • Cash

  • Credit Card

  • Check

  • Debit Card

Insurance Accepted

  • United HealthCare

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Cigna