Holistic Elements

Holistic Elements is a wholistic healthcare practice specializing in acupuncture, Japanese herbal me Holistic Elements is a wholistic healthcare practice specializing in acupuncture, Japanese herbal medicine, Asian bodywork therapy and wholistic lifestyle and wellness counseling.

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We're proud to support these amazing coaches helping to develop our area's young talent.

We're proud to support these amazing coaches helping to develop our area's young talent.

[04/09/21]   For anyone wanting to get vaccinated, here is an opportunity with NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=4174527565899000&id=150950294923434


To all our patients, your families and friends, we wish you all a happy, safe and healthy new year!


To all our patients, your friends and families, have a safe and happy holiday season!


Mama's Secret Handmade Skincare

Gotta LOVE Mama's Secret! We use it in the clinic, and my family uses a variety of Mama's Secret products at home, too. All natural and very effective :D

Herstory of how Mama's Secret name came about. To see some of our all natural skincare products go to: www.mamassecretskincare.com.

[03/19/20]   Can we have a quick chat?

I know things are getting a bit wild, with kids home from school, work schedules getting crazy, and so on. I hope that you are remaining calm, as best you can. As of now, I am figuring out how to stay open during this outbreak in a sensible way. As of right now, patient visits continue but are being spaced out in order to have more time to clean between patients. If the Wellness Group office is asked to close, we will. Each practitioner will reach out to their patients as appropriate.

For the time being, I am waiving the 24-hour cancellation policy. Please reach out as early as possible with schedule changes.

If you have any symptoms or are immunocompromised please cancel your appointments.

Lastly, I am a small business owner, and I understand the financial worry. If you have been laid off, are losing money or have a financial issue due to the coronavirus and need treatment, please reach out. I will do my best to work out something so you can get the care you need.

Even if all you need to do is vent a bit, reach out. I'm very serious, because we all need to help each other get through this.

There is a quote from the acupuncture classics that some of my teachers made sure we heard: “Acupuncture is an expression of humanity.” At this point in time, that timeless truth is essential, and we need to cherish our shared humanity.

Eat right, stay hydrated, and get a bit of exercise. Be safe, and wash your hands!

cdc.gov 03/15/2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

Thoughts on Covid-19 for all patients, friends and passers-by:
Without going too far down the rabbit hole of hysteria, this pandemic is real. It will likely touch all of us in one way or another, so the best course of action is to prepare early, keep calm and wash your hands!
So, what does that mean in real life? I'm not an epidemiologist (obviously), but it means that we all have to take steps to try to flatten the curve and minimize the load on the healthcare system. Here are some things to consider:
1) Take care of yourself and your family, healthwise. Make sure you are all hydrating, eating nutritious foods and getting sufficient rest. If things like acupuncture and massage are available -- and if you are healthy -- try to take advantage.These things help keep your immune system functioning optimally.
2) HYDRATE. Enough said?
3) Exercise, take walks (by yourself, or with YOUR family... NOT group excursions, please), get out in the fresh air and sunshine as much as you are able. In your yard, on your patio, on your balcony or deck. It's all good.
4) Meditate. Lowers stress, improves immune function
5) Laugh and do things that bring you joy. Lowers stress, improves immune function and if we HAVE to be cooped up for 14 days or more, we should at least have some fun, right?
6) Clean, sanitize, disinfect. You will most likely come into contact with someone who may have Covid-19 -- and they may not even know it! So, assume that you will have brought it home. Go here for detailed information from the CDC (http://bitly.ws/83e3).
7) If you have children: NO PLAYDATES, NO PLAYGROUNDS, NO FAMILY VISITS. You get to hang with the people you live with. That's it. Organize a daily schedule (lots of options being created online), go through the bookcase, find new sheet music for your musicians, find interesting craft projects. Get Creative!
This process WILL NOT be easy, but it IS essential if we are going to flatten this curve and give the roughly 20% of those who get infected and develop serious illness the best possible chance at access to care and survival.

If you are infected, or SUSPECT you are:
1) STAY HOME. REALLY. As much as possible, quarantine yourself away from family members who may not yet be infected.
2) Contact your primary care physician or healthcare provider to discuss next steps
3) If you are asked to go get tested, do so. Then go home.
4) Follow your healthcare providers' instructions regarding isolation and quarantine was closely as possible. This is essential to help minimize spreading the infection.
6) Feed yourself small, regular, nutritious meals.
7) Manage your symptoms as best you can. This is a virus and there is no cure. But you CAN take care of yourself.
9) If you develop serious symptoms, call your physician immediately. If you develop EMERGENCY symptoms (shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, bluish lips or face) call 911.
8) Wash bedding linens as often as possible, in hot water, and dry on high. This is just good hygiene, but it seems that this virus (as of now) appears not to do so well when exposed to very high heat. If this only help mitigate transmission, then it is a step worth taking if possible.

We're all in this together, so let's do what we can to help each other. Keep Calm & Wash Your Hands! :-)

cdc.gov Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations


Holistic Elements's cover photo


Holistic Elements's cover photo


Holistic Elements's cover photo

[12/07/19]   We hope everyone had a pleasant and enjoyable Thanksgiving, and we hope that the rest of your holiday season is even better!

[09/02/16]   Thanks so much to all the patients who braved the start of Hermine in our area! Please remember if you have to drive this evening, do not drive through water that's flowing across a roadway, or if you cannot tell how deep it is. Be safe and enjoy the sunshine to come this weekend!

drhyman.com 07/26/2016

Get These Toxins Out of Your House - Dr. Mark Hyman

Getting healthy starts at home, and you can start now! Dr. Hyman has some great tips to get you started, and to avoid the overwhelm that can set in.

drhyman.com “Dr. Hyman, I recently read how endocrine disruptors like environmental toxins can interfere with your hormones,” writes this week’s house call. “I’m really freaked out. I feel like my house is full of toxins. How can I minimize their impact?” Unfortunately, today we’ve become exposed to a greater n...

rodalewellness.com 07/12/2016

Green Household Product Picks for Amazon Prime Day

Happy Prime Day!

Are you an Amazon Prime Member? Are you getting some deals yet? Did you know you could get some great deals on green household products today? No? Well, this might help...

The editors over at Rodale Wellness put together a little list of Prime deals that can help you keep your home healthy, happy, and green. Go check it out!

rodalewellness.com On July 12, stock up on these eco-friendly and natural buys.

[07/11/16]   A bill regarding labelling for products containing GMOs just passed the Senate. Rather than require clear text labelling, it allows for alternate methods, such as web site info or QR codes. This means only those with smart phones, and data plans to support them, will be able to get the information they need about the food they are buying while they are actually buying it!

This bill was heavily promoted by Monsanto, which should give you pause. If you care about the quality of the food you eat, and if you feel like you have the right (or medical need) to know, consider calling your representative in Congress and let them know!

wellandgood.com 07/09/2016

Why Splenda is worse for you than sugar

Are you trying to slim down this summer? Eating lots of salads, skipping the refined sugars, switching to no-calorie sweeteners for your iced tea? You may want to reconsider...

Dr. Frank Lipman talks about a few reasons: http://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/dr-frank-lipman-splenda-bad-for-you-sugar/

wellandgood.com And Splenda's not the only bad guy—our Wellness Council MD, Frank Lipman, says there's no free (sweetened) lunch when it comes to artificial sweeteners.

[07/05/16]   We hope everybody had a pleasant and safe Independence Day! Remember, with the actual temperature in the mid- and upper 90s this week, with heat index temps well over 100, hydration is the name of the game if you're out working or playing. But remember to get enough electrolytes, too! Dilute your favorite Gatorade or Powerade by about half to keep the fluids up and replenish the electrolytes, without spiking your sugar too high. Stay cool!

[06/01/13]   Thank you all for coming out to celebrate Clean Eatz and their grand opening! It was wonderful to see everyone, make new friends and spend a sunny Saturday enjoying good people, good food and good health!

[06/01/13]   Holistic Elements is at the Clean Eatz Open House on Racine Drive until 2:00 p.m. Stop by, get some information on our services and register for a great prize!

[06/01/13]   Holistic Elements is joining the celebration!! Which celebration, you ask? The Grand Opening celebration at Clean Eatz, at the Blue Moon Gift Shops on Racine Drive. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, local fitness and health food enthusiasts will be celebrating the latest edition to Wilmington healthy food scene. If you haven't been to Clean Eatz yet, stop by today, join the fun, and sample some excellent food!!

[05/25/13]   Holistic Elements is kicking off summer this Memorial Day weekend with a giveaway. Relax and de-stress with a three-pack of 20-minute stress reduction treatments. Like our page and be entered into the drawing for the three-pack. And tell your friends! Once we hit 200 likes we'll choose a winner. Good luck, enter now and spread the word!

[01/01/13]   As we head into 2013, think about your wellness goals and how you can make acupuncture a regular part of your health routine. We have some exciting new offers coming in the new year to help you meet all your resolutions. We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year's Eve.

menink.com 11/28/2012

Look East Young Man | Men, Ink.

Holistic Elements' own Brendan C. Cook is featured in the latest edition of Men, Ink. - southeastern North Carolina’s first and only magazine for men. Check out the article here: http://www.menink.com/fit/look-east-young-man/.

menink.com When I tell people what I do, I usually get one or more of these questions thrown my way: Does acupuncture hurt? I have Y, can you treat that? ...

[11/23/12]   We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. As we move deeper into the holiday season, why not treat yourself to a little stress relief? Holistic Elements is offering a $20, 20-minute stress reduction treatment. Call now to make your appointment to recharge.

[11/19/12]   Growing season has begun!!

Every year, Holistic Elements participates in Mustaches for Kids' (M-4-K) annual fundraiser for children's' charities. This year, Wilmington NC chapter is looking to raise over $35,000.

Brendan is growing an amazing upper lip warmer in honor of his cousin Cian Smith who passed away at the age of 12 from a brainstem glioma. Before he passed, however, he was granted a wish by the Make A Wish Foundation.

Make A Wish is one of the four charities supported through the growers' careful 'stache cultivation. Why not make a donation to Brendan's 'stache (The Irish Connection...yes, they all get named) to help kids in need?

[10/20/12]   Thanks to all who came out to the Healthy Lifestyle Fair today. We had a great time talking to everyone and doing demos. Check back on Monday for a special offer from Holistic Elements.


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Holistic Elements invites you to the Greater Porters Neck Area Foundation Healthy Lifestyle Fair being held tomorrow from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Lutheran Church of Reconciliation. Brendan Cook, LAc., will be speaking from 12:25-12:45 p.m. Come out for a demo and see how acupuncture can help you live your optimum life.

[10/09/12]   Holistic Elements is on baby watch this week. Appointments are available on a limited basis. Please call if you need to schedule.

[10/01/12]   Holistic Elements is excited to be participating in the Greater Porters Neck Area Foundation "2012 Healthy Fair" on Saturday, October 20. Come out between 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and speak to Brendan about how acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can help you.

[07/14/12]   The new clinic is open! Holistic Elements is now located at 219 Racine Drive, Suite C. Our office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. All hours are by appointment and some Saturday and later appointments may be available. Call 910-367-5195 for your appointment today.

[07/08/11]   Ok, so Holistic Elements is now on Twitter! Follow us @HEAcupunctureNC

[03/14/11]   Spring has sprung and allergy season has hit us early this year. If you're suffering from symptoms and need some help, call us today for an appointment. And remember, spring weather means more sunshine, so please don't forget to use your sunscreen!

[02/07/11]   We are now accepting appointments for new patients on Monday-Saturday afternoons. Call now to set up your initial consultation and ask us about our wholistic wellness services.

[01/12/11]   UNCW classes start today. Make your appointment now and get the semester started off right. Call us to find out about our student rates.





4020 Oleander Dr., Suite 203
Wilmington, NC

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5pm
Friday 9:30am - 5pm
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