Doctors


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Angela Caraza, DC, LAc -

Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Herbalist

Angela is a Chiropractor and Acupuncturist who has been treating patients for 7 years with a number of conditions including acute and chronic pain, headaches, allergies, gastrointestinal upset, emotional disorders, and gynecological disorders.

She attended Southern California University of Health Sciences to study Chiropractic. She was intrigued by the ability to facilitate healing in the nervous system, muscles, and joints in a way that did not require drugs or surgery. Here she became fascinated with alternative and preventative medicine.

While concurrently studying Acupuncture, she went to Taoyuan County, Taiwan for an externship where she studied under medical doctors and Chinese medicine practitioners. Her internship experience, mentors, and clinical experience gave her the knowledge and confidence to practice Traditional Chinese Medicine in a number of different ways.

She has a love of knowledge and will continuously educate herself in order to help her patients and better herself as a practitioner. She believes in the innate potential the body has to heal itself given the right circumstances. She loves teaching patients about health, exercise, nutrition, supplements, and Chinese herbs. She is passionate about helping people achieve their health goals in natural ways and as an effect, minimizing their dependency on pharmaceutical drugs and allowing them to live their best life possible.

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Susan Ha,

DC, LAc -

Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Herbalist

Susan is a Chiropractor and Acupuncturist who graduated from the Southern California University of Health Sciences and practiced Chiropractic for two years in California before moving to Colorado. She then practiced in an integrative setting alongside Physiatrists, Orthopedic Surgeons, and Physical Therapists. She worked mostly in pain management for pre-and post-operations. She enjoyed her rotations with Orthopedic surgeons as they increased her competence in reading diagnostic imaging.

While she was in practice, she saw the need for Acupuncture as she could treat many more conditions with this type of care. She completed her Acupuncture certification and still felt a desire to learn more. She decided to attend the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which she attended for two years before moving back to California. She graduated as Valedictorian at the Southern California University of Health Sciences in 2012.

She loves helping patients with pain, headaches, and digestive issues and also took an interest in women's health. She also loves treating difficult or complex cases.

In her free time, she likes to spend time with her friends and family, visit museums, go to art galleries, and tasting different foods and wines. She also loves to read and enjoy the sunshine.


Massage Therapists


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Nia K. Edwards, LMT, CRM -

Massage Therapist, Reiki Master

Nia considers herself a connoisseur of the holistic lifestyle. She believes that the body is designed to heal itself. Through education, nutrition and supportive therapies, great health and well-being can be achieved for all people.

Massage is a beautiful expression of healthy touch, intuitive connection and physiological healing. She has learned many techniques and has seen measurable improvements in her clients over the last decade.

Nia believes the best part of being a massage therapist has been connecting with so many wonderful people and learning that we all have more in common than we realize. Working with her prenatal clients throughout their 3rd and 4th trimesters has also been amazing. If you are a mom-to-be, an athlete, suffering from migraines or general aches and pains, your session will always be tailored to meet your specific needs.

She looks forward to working with you.

CERTIFICATIONS:

Nia is certified as a massage therapist, meditation guide natural healer, and reiki master. She has additional training and certifications in prenatal and oncology massage.

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Lindsay Adensam, CMT - Massage Therapist


Lindsay is a licensed and certified massage therapist. She has over 15 years of experience, graduated in 2003 from the holistic wellness program at Golden West College, and has extended education in the field. She has worked closely with chiropractors, acupuncturists, and other highly experienced bodyworkers for many years. With her extensive experience she hopes to heal, help, and guide each client to their wellness goals. Lindsay has grown up in Orange County and she is a wife and mother. She loves life and enjoys friends and family. Lindsay is excited to join the team at Elements of Wellness. She will be splitting her time between her business at Seal Beach and here in Costa Mesa. She will be offering more therapeutic bodywork to the office and also CBD massage to help people keep moving, get more range of motion, and get pain relief. The first step in getting better is getting in and booking your appointment. Get in. Get kneaded. Get relief.


Front Office


 
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Victoria Stanec

Victoria is currently a fourth year student enrolled full time at California State University of Long Beach while working part time at a spa and here at the front desk of this wellness office. She was excited to join the team after knowing both doctors for a few years and respecting the work they do along with the help they are able to offer to every patient. Victoria has found that through the treatment of acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and reiki, she is able to better handle pain and stress in her own life. She highly recommends all these services for anyone looking to alleviate their stress and pain.

In her free time she enjoys hiking, watching movies or anything associated with the beach. She also enjoys any time she is able to spend with her friends and family and cherishes the moments she is able take part in with those she loves including animals. Victoria is very optimistic for her future and excited to grow alongside Elements of Wellness and see where the future takes them.