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Brendan C Cook, MA, MS, LAc / Holistic Elements

Brendan is a licensed acupuncturist, practicing at Holistic Elements in Wilmington, NC. He is nationally board-certified and is licensed to practice by the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board, as well as by the state of New York. Brendan practices primarily Japanese-style acupuncture, with training in the styles of both Shudo Denmei and Kiiko Matsumoto. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of New Hampshire, a Bachelor of Health Sciences and then a Master of Science at The New York College of Health Professions, and a Master of Arts at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In addition, Brendan completed a post-graduate internship in Kampo Japanese herbal medicine with Nigel Dawes, in New York City, as well as significant course work on functional nutrition and functional medicine.


Brendan utilizes acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, in conjunction with modern and traditional dietary therapy and other holistic modalities to help patients deal with chronic and acute health conditions. He has worked extensively to address musculoskeletal conditions, issues with digestion, degenerative conditions, reproductive issues, neurological symptoms and chronic pain.


Brendan came to acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the martial arts, having studied Shotokan, Goju Ryu, Aikido and Kempo. His introduction to the world of healthcare came as a ski patrolman at Sunday River, in Maine. After helping several relatives struggle through the treatment of life-threatening health concerns, Brendan became convinced that there had to be a better way. Since that time, he has been dedicated to exploring that wholistic path.