Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth Kominami is a Board Certified Herbalist and Acupuncturist in the State of California, and a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine through the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.) 

Drawing on the time-honored practice of traditional Chinese Medicine, modern functional medicine, and food therapy, Elizabeth offers an integrative approach to healthcare. At the core of this approach is the philosophy that optimal health is best achieved by using supportive measures which encourage the body to heal itself.  

Elizabeth's interest in Eastern medicine began while doing volunteer work at Greenwich Hospital's Center for Integrative Medicine in her hometown of Greenwich, CT. Here, she was able to see the benefits of an integrative health model in which non-invasive interventions, using both Eastern and Western medicine, was the focus of care. 

She went on to earn a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NYC and San Diego. As part of her clinical hours, Elizabeth completed internships with affiliate hospitals including the VA Hospital in New York City, UCSD’s Owen’s Clinic, and Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego. She also completed a training program at Chengdu University in the People’s Republic of China, where she studied under the gastroenterology and dermatology departments.    

Elizabeth treats a broad range of conditions, with a special interest in pain management, women's health, and digestive disorders. She has a passion for working with patients to achieve goal oriented results.  

Locally, Elizabeth practices in Sorrento Valley at Comprehensive Therapy Services. She also works with patients remotely and is available for herbal and nutritional consultation via phone or Skype. Schedule a free 15 minute consultation to see how acupuncture and botanical herbs can help you.  




    •    Licensed Acupuncturist – California Acupuncture Board

    •    Diplomate in Oriental Medicine – National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

    •    Diplomate in Acupuncture – National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

    •    Diplomate in Herbology – National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

    •    Clean Needle Technique – Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 

    •    CPR and First Aid Certified



    •    American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)

    •    California State Oriental Medical Association (CSOMA)