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About Elizabeth Eckert


Elizabeth Eckert, PhD, LMT, CNMT, FDN

Elizabeth Eckert, PhD, LMT, CNMT, FDN

Elizabeth Eckert can help you uncover functional and biomechanical challenges that may undermine your best intentions for comfort, ease and optimal vitality. With an emphasis on creating health, she can work with you to restore underlying physical function and refresh your energy.

Elizabeth’s education includes functional diagnostic nutrition®, hair tissue mineral analysis, energy medicine, neuromuscular therapy, and developmental psychology. She has extensive clinical experience working with pain patients in private practice (Detroit, MI and Minot, ND) and research settings (Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI).

Elizabeth lives in a nearly ideal location in spacious North Dakota, where she offers neuromuscular therapy and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® health coaching, writes, gardens, and plays with her four dogs. She is the author of Word Cures: How to Keep Stupid Excuses from Sabotaging Your Health.



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Training Disclosure: Credentials for Elizabeth Eckert

• PhD degree in Energy Medicine granted by Holos University, Springfield, MO (2001).
• MA degree in Psychology: Human Development granted by Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (1991).
• BM degree in Music Education and Composition granted by Bowling Green State University, OH (1980).

Therapeutic Bodywork
• Teaching staff, St. John Neuromuscular Therapy Seminars (1994-2005).
• North Dakota state license to practice massage therapy (beginning 2001).
• Researcher, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI (1999-2000); investigating St. John Therapy and headaches.
• Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (beginning 1994).
• Neuromuscular therapy certificate; St. John Seminars, Pinellas Park, FL (1994).
• Massage therapy certificate (1000 hr); Health Enrichment Center, Lapeer, MI (1990).

Certificate Programs
• Tellington TTouch for Companion Animals Practitioner I (2017).
• Methylation, MTHFR & Biochemistry Master Course, Mastering Functional Lab Test Analysis, Blood Sugar and Insulin Resistance Master Course with Michael McEvoy/Metabolic Healing (2016-17).
• Nutritional Biochemistry with Dr. Bryan Walsh (2016)
• Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis training program with Dr. Rick Malter (2014).
• Functional Diagnostic Nutrition training program with Reed Davis (2014).
• Angel Therapy Practitioner and Mediumship courses with Dr. Doreen Virtue (2002-2003).
• Five courses in medical intuition with Drs. Caroline Myss and C. Norman Shealy  (1996-2001).
• Two certificates in Transformational Breathwork; Transformations, Inc, Milwaukee, WI (1999- 2000).
• Eleven courses in applied philosophy of living with the earth with Tom Brown, Jr.’s Tracker School (1994-2000).
• Shodan rank (1st degree black belt) in Koei-Kan Karate-Do (1998) and 3 additional years of study.

• Michigan Opera Theatre 1980-1990: Production intern, Production administrator, Director of Productions, Director of Artistic Administration