Dr. Eliana Combes earned her Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2018. She earned her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and her Bachelor of Science in Professional Health Studies from Florida College of Integrative Medicine in 2010. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Boston University in 1994. All degrees were conferred with the honor of summa cum laude. Her graduate studies in Eastern Medicine consist of a combined 3,442 hours of education and 1,057 hours of supervised clinical practice. She has been board certified as a Diplomate in Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Chinese Herbology by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) since 2013.
Dr. Combes’ training, in addition to acupuncture, includes the adjunctive therapies of herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion, tui na (Chinese medical massage), gua sha, acupressure, auriculotherapy (ear acupuncture), Acupoint Injection Therapy, electroacupuncture (e-stim), nutritional supplementation, dietary therapy, lifestyle advisement and homeopathy.
Additional continuing education certifications earned by Dr. Combes include: Acupoint Injection Therapy, Acupuncture for Infertility, Acupuncture for Joint and Back Pain, Advanced Integrative Diagnosis, Auricular Medicine, Battling Depression, Battling Sciatica, Clean Needle Technique, Ethics, Evidence-Informed Practice, Functional Medicine: Systems Approach to Reversing the Epidemic of Chronic Disease, Functional Nutrition: Clinical Solutions for Addressing the Underlying Causes of Disease, Healthcare Systems, Herbal Safety, and Reiki 1.
Dr. Combes is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado (AAC), the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM), and the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA). She is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Colorado, and was previously a licensed Acupuncture Physician in Florida.
Her passion is providing patient-focused, results-oriented, gentle and compassionate care for each person who comes to see her. Whether you are looking to maintain your healthy lifestyle, or seeking to regain your health due to an illness or injury, she’ll ensure you receive the time, attention and treatment that will help support your wellness goals.
Regarding her needling technique, Dr. Combes has a gentle, light touch that puts a high priority on ensuring your experience is comfortable and relaxing, without sacrificing therapeutic results.