Dr. Elias Lu
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
A new approach to pain, stress, and anxiety
Dr. Elias Lu, DTCM is a respected authority in the field of body-mind medicine. In practice for over 25 years, he has been successfully combining traditional Chinese and modern functional medicine therapies to help patients with various pain and mental health disorders. Dr. Lu is committed to supporting you in living a healthier and happier life.
Graduate of the prestigious South Baylo University, School of Oriental Medicine
Doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Five Branches University
Postgraduate fellowship in primary care psychiatry at the University of California in Irvine
Acupuncture Physician (FL #AP4251)
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM #015170)
Member of the American Association of Integrative Medicine
Co-founder and medical director of the Remedicus clinic
Personal Message from Dr. Lu
Patients sometimes wonder why I have left conventional medicine for acupuncture. Here's my story.
After decades of practicing primary care, I found myself increasingly frustrated with the corporate-driven “assembly-line” medicine. I was being pushed to see more and more patients. Against my own best judgment, I was subtly (and overtly) “encouraged” to prescribe toxic medicines that made little impact on how my patients felt. My weekends were spent in front of a computer, meaninglessly checking off boxes in the electronic health record. All the while … my patients were not getting better. And I myself was developing chronic back pain. I was unhappy. My family worried.
It was becoming clear that I had to exit this rat race. I began researching less toxic and more powerful approaches to healing, envisioning how I could practice thoughtful medicine unhindered by insurance constraints. Dozens of medical seminars, hundreds of hours of reading, and a formal doctorate in Chinese Medicine later, the day had finally arrived when I felt like I was ready. I handed my resignation, took a deep breath, and … never looked back.
Today, reflecting on my journey, I see that I absolutely made the right decision. It has helped me rediscover the joy of healing others … and, in the process, it has healed me. I now see patients at a slower pace, getting to know them as people rather than their medical diagnoses. I get to practice the incredible art of healing touch. My patients are finally getting better. My back hurts less. My kids are happy to spend weekends with me.
While I can’t compete with other practices on size or grandeur, I take pride in helping my patients overcome what other doctors had dismissed as psychosomatic.
I invite you to discover the Point of Cure for yourself and your loved ones.