I was the Director of Clinical Education and Services at The Won Institute, PA's only acupuncture school. I was chosen to design the clinical program and see it through accreditation and reaccreditation. I continue to teach there. Many of the acupuncturists in The Delaware Valley are my students. I have also been a Registered Nurse for may years. I love what I do.
I was a massage therapist before becoming an acupuncturist. I incorporate massage into treatment for neuromuscular problems. I still enjoy giving a great massage as a solo modality for 60 or 90 minutes. Feel free to ask about technique. Some people opt for a few needles during their massage to enhance the experience. Some choose to forgo needles. It is your choice.
I enjoy meeting new people and helping them to feel better. I also still enjoy the people that have been with me for years. There are those who feel a periodic treatment is integral to their health and wellbeing. My practice as a body worker preceeded acupuncture.
I enjoy making massage a part of a treatment or as a stand alone intervention. I like the physicality of it. I specialize in deep tissue and sports massage. I recognize the benefits of a great massage all by it's self.
Ed listens to all my concerns. He has successfully addressed both pain an neurologic deficits after emergency surgery. He has also helped my anxiety quite a bit. I feel like I got my life back
We start out with a conversation about all aspects of your health, not just the problem that brought you to me. Issues that cause stress and problem solving solutions are as important as physical symptoms
I have a Bachelor in Nursing and a Master of Acupuncture Degree. I have been a nurse for years with experience in Critical Care and Behavioral Health Nursing.
After my own phenomenal experience with acupuncture, I decided I wanted a career tha allowed me more undivided time with people than nursing allowed.
Children as young as six. My oldest patient is 91. Besides physical issues, I enjoy working with people who feel stuck in life and would like to move forward.
Look at their experience. Talk with them about what you would like to get out of acupuncture. Don't shop by price alone.
Have you worked with someone with my issues before?
Why do you think you can help me?
Approximately how many visits will it take before I will be feeling better?
What are realistic expectations for long term improvement? For chronic conditions, periodic followup will be necessary. If you have had migraines for 20 years, you may have to return once a month to be headache free.
What other modalities do they use besides needles? Gu Sha, Cupping, electrostim, etc.
What modalities of acupuncture do they practice? Five Element, TCM, Auricular, Japanese, etc.