Dr. Elliott is treating patients in the Greater DC area with services that include body acupuncture, Chinese scalp acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, spiritual acupuncture, moxibustion, qi gong healing, cupping and gua sha, with a focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & 5 element techniques.
Laser acupuncture and deep muscle treatment coming soon.
Dr. Elliott is also certified in Mei Zen Cosmetic acupuncture. Initial consultation to determine if this is for you and you are a good candidate is free.
Areas of Treatment and Interest
General energetic balance
PTSD and TBI
Acute and Chronic Pain
Treating cancer therapy side effects
Immune sustem boost
Spiritual health and balance
The National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization have recognized the following as conditions effectively addressed by acupuncture and Chinese Medicine:
Addictions - Allergies - ADHD - Anxiety - Arthritis Asthma - Bronchitis - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Chronic fatigue - Colitis - Common cold - Constipation - Dental pain - Depression - Diarrhea - Digestive trouble - Dizziness - Dysentery - Ear Infections - Eczema - Emotional problems - Facial paralysis - Fatigue - Fibromyalgia - Headache - Hiccough - Incontinence - Indigestion - Infertility - Insomnia - Irritable bowel syndrome - Low back pain - Menopause - Menstrual irregularities - Migraine headaches - Nausea - Pain - PMS - Pneumonia - Rhinitis - Sciatica - Seasonal affective disorders - Shoulder pain - Sinusitis - Smoking cessation- Sore throat - Stress - Tennis elbow - Urinary tract infections - Vomiting - Wrist pain
About Dr. Gavin Elliott
After graduating with a BS in Biology and MS in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Dr. Elliott attended medical school at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
He completed his internship in general surgery at Geisinger Medical Center in 1988 and his residency in anesthesia at the University of Pittsburgh in 1991 with a special focus in pediatric anesthesia, including 15 months’ training with the anesthesia department of Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was certified by the American Board of Anesthesia in 1992 and recertified in 2008. He is licensed to practice medicine in MD, DC, NC, and FL.
Although Dr. Elliott’s professional medical career has been largely in anesthesia, including 14 years on the faculty of Wake Forest University Medical School, he has also devoted considerable time to volunteer work in third-world countries, including general practice care in an integrated care clinic in India. In this role he had an opportunity to witness and experience the benefits of acupuncture and developed an interest in incorporating acupuncture in his practice. He has completed accredited acupuncture course work through the Academy of Pain Research and The Helms Medical Institute. Dr. Elliott was granted Board Certification in medical acupuncture by the American Board of Medical Acupuncture in April 2015.
He is now licensed to practice acupuncture in North Carolina, Florida, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Dr. Elliott has also had extensive training in Qi Gong, primarily with Robert Peng. A personal daily practice helps bring this energy focus to his work and life.
Member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Acupuncture.Dr. Elliott is treating patients in the Greater DC area with services that include body acupuncture, Chinese scalp acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, spiritual acupuncture, moxibustion, qi gong healing, cupping and gua sha, with a focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & 5 element techniques.
Gavin Elliott, MD
Board Certified Acupuncturist