Elise Brewka, LAc

Licensed Acupuncturist, UH Connor Integrative Health Network - West, Rocky River

Elise Brewka’s professional history includes board certification in Music Therapy in the 1980s, providing music therapy and adjunctive therapies at the former Saint Luke’s Hospital in Cleveland. Her interest in Eastern philosophy and methods of teaching and healing bridged her professional career to develop a thriving private studio as a Suzuki Piano Method instructor. Since 2006, Elise continued to expand her knowledge and skills in Eastern thought and practice with Chinese medicine theory as a certified Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner, Qi Gong Practitioner, and Reiki Master Teacher. Her continuing passion for ancient healing methods led her to acupuncture school in 2014, and she opened her private practice in 2017 and joined the University Hospitals Connor Integrative Health Network Team in 2018.

With an education background, Elise offers portraits of health through Chinese Medicine theory and practice, and she offers tools for self-care as an integral part of health care. Presently, she provides acupuncture for general health maintenance, pain, musculoskeletal issues, neurological issues, fatigue, respiratory issues and stress reduction. She has an interest in women’s health and pregnancy and is actively working to expand her knowledge in this area. Her passion is Gua Sha, an ancient acupuncture-related technique, which treats pain, musculoskeletal issues and general health issues. Gua Sha continues to be an important element in her treatment plans as she pursues special certification in this technique.


  • Summa cum laude graduate of Professional Master’s Level Acupuncture Program at the American Institute of Alternative Medicine in Columbus, Ohio
  • Ohio Medical Board Licensed Acupuncturist
  • Diplomat of Acupuncture, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

Care Philosophy

Body, mind and spirit in balance is health; compassion is key.


“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~ Lao Tzu.

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