|Dr. Elaine Malin, DACM, L.Ac. treats physical and emotional issues in adults, children and infants through the use of acupuncture, Chinese herbs and nutrition, acupressure/therapeutic massage (Tuina), and CranioSacral Therapy, as well as teaching basic Tai Chi and Qi Gong exercises for self-healing.
Elaine is a Licensed Acupuncturist in both Connecticut and California. She is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM-Dipl.O.M.). Elaine practices at Norwalk Hospital as part of their Integrative Medicine Program.
Elaine earned her four-year Masters of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at Five Branches University in California, one of the most highly reputable Chinese medicine schools in the US, founded over 25 years ago. She also completed an externship at Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in Hangzhou, China, working in hospitals where Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western medical disciplines are integrated. Elaine has a B.A. from Dartmouth College. She was a practicing attorney for 11 years before studying Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Elaine is a member of Women of Wellness™, a local network of health professionals for prenatal and early family care (www.wowofct.com). She is also a member of the Connecticut Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CSAOM) and the American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AAAOM).
In her extensive training at a high volume clinic, a community mental health center and in private practice, Elaine has treated a broad range of clients for a wide variety of chronic and acute health issues, learning to be an approachable and reassuring practitioner who engenders confidence in patients. She has specialized training in women's health including pregnancy, fertility, menopause and menstrual issues; pediatrics; cancer; Hepatitis C; facial rejuvenation and Five Element acupuncture. She also provides stress management and treats emotional issues including anxiety and depression; pain management; allergies; digestive and sleep issues.