Dr. Elain Tong was born in Pasadena, CA. Her interest in medicine began at a young age, after suffering multiple ankle injuries from years of dancing classical ballet. Her injuries were successfully treated by her father (Yee-Wing Tong, MD) with NBE therapy, or Neuro-Bioenergetics treatment, a therapy he developed combining western anesthetic nerve blocks and trigger point injections with acupuncture and the principles of Chinese medicineTraditional Asian medicine based upon Yin-Yang Theory, Five .... This allowed her to continue dancing, performing, and competing with little downtime. When she was 15, her father taught her the NBE technique to help treat his own chronic illnesses. It was these experiences that led her to pursue a career in medicine. Dr. Elain graduated from UCLA with a major in Psychobiology and a minor in Classical Civilization, and then went on to study Chinese MedicineTraditional Asian medicine based upon Yin-Yang Theory, Five ... for two years at Samra University in Los Angeles. She received her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 2005 and completed her Residency in Family Medicine at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach in 2008. She is board certified in family medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and pain management by the American Academy of Procedural Medicine.
During medical school, Dr. Elain helped her father treat his patients through his clinic while finishing her rotations. By the time she began her residency program, she was successfully treating pain, as well as non-pain disorders, with NBE therapy. She joined Dr. Tong in his practice full time in July 2008 and has incorporated herbs, homeopathy, nutrition, fitness, nutraceuticals and stress management to enhance treatment results and maintain good health.
Dr. Elain’s approach to medicine encompasses wellness in all aspects of life, including physical, mental, and emotional health. In addition to family medicine and pain management, Dr. Elain offers a variety of anti-aging treatments spanning from bio-identical hormone replacement and peptide therapy to aesthetic laser treatment, platelet rich plasma injections, and microneedling therapy for skin rejuvenation. She understands that in order to obtain optimal wellness, one must feel healthy on the inside as well as the outside. Finally, she educates her patients on how to maintain health and wellness through practical tips for everyday living on her health and wellness blog.