FunctionSmart – the Athlete’s Wellness Group offers acupuncture services at our Sorrento Valley location.  Acupuncture is provided by Hadar Elbaz, L.Ac, Ms, Dipl.O.M. – a California State Board and National Board Certified Acupuncturist. fullsizerender-2

Originally from Israel, Hadar 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.

Currently attending school to complete a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chines medicine, Hadar continues to work with many triathletes and other athletes with a wide variety of ailments with great success. Aside from treating injuries and alleviating pain by focusing on the root of the problem, Hadar is also 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.

Hadar 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

Hadar 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. Hadar 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. Hadar also ran a successful weight loss program at the hospital, using Auricular Acupuncture along with nutrition. Hadar is also extremely knowledgeable in Endocrine disorders such as Thyroid and Adrenal disorders, as well as balancing hormones.

If you have any questions, and are not sure if anything you might be experiencing can be treated with Acupuncture, please feel free to contact Hadar for a complimentary consultation via email.  Please call 858-232-1179 to schedule your appointment.  Connect with Hadar on Facebook.