CorPoints Acupuncture | About Us
Our mission at CorPoints Acupuncture is to provide patients with high quality care in a professional, safe, and tranquil environment. The practice is centrally located in Bankers Hill near Balboa Park within the Herbin Acupuncture building. The founder of CorPoints Acupuncture, Dr. Elizabeth Novak, has her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and has been California board licensed since 2009. She also holds a Masters of Science in Nursing and has been involved in western medicine since 1992. This comprehensive experience in both scopes of medicine gives her the ability to individualize your treatments utilizing an integrative approach.
When you receive care from Dr. Novak, you are seeing a practitioner who is an expert in her field. She possesses a deep understanding for the needs of her patients and always has an outlook that encompasses the patient as a whole: mind, body and spirit. There are several techniques that may be used in your care: acupuncture, cupping, massage, comprehensive lab testing, herbal prescriptions/supplementation, PNF stretching, gua sha, postural alignment and corrective exercises, kinesio taping, and nutritional counseling are a few examples depending on your condition.
It is with much gratitude that Dr. Novak is able to fulfill her passion for helping others through her experience and education. She considers it an honor to be a part of your healthcare needs.
About Elizabeth A. Novak DAOM, MSN, L.Ac.
Dr. Elizabeth Novak started her medical career as a Registered Nurse in 1994 and obtained her Masters in Nursing in 1999 from the University of Michigan. She has experience in a wide range of nursing from the emergency room and critical care to anesthesia.
Acupuncture came into her scope of practice through an organization called NADA. (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) As a registered nurse she was trained and certified to implement what is now called the NADA protocol. This NADA protocol is used for a variety of aliments from addiction management to PTSD. Her experience was at an outpatient addiction clinic funded by Cook County Hospital in Chicago.
From that experience, Elizabeth gained respect for the efficacy of eastern medicine. She returned to school and completed her Masters of Oriental Medicine in 2009 and Doctorate in 2015.
Dr. Novak is also a two time IRONMAN finisher and avid athlete. Through her own training and experience she has gained vast amounts of knowledge in nutrition for fitness and sport, the psychology (mindset) it takes to reach personal goals, and all aspects around injury prevention and recovery. Elizabeth is extremely passionate about helping her patients meet their personal goals. Her complimentary experience in both eastern medicine and western medicine allows her to provide patients with the best possible care.
Education and Certifications
Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Masters of Science in Nursing
- Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification
- NADA(National Acupuncture Detoxification Association)
- Primal Doctors Association
- American Acupuncture Council (AAC)
CorPoints Acupuncture(Located within the Herbin Acupuncture & Wellness Building)
2801 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 438-4274