Won Institute of graduate studies Clinics

Student Chinese Herbal Medicine Clinic

About Our Clinic

The Student Chinese Herbal Medicine Clinic is staffed by our second-year interns, the majority of whom are already licensed acupuncturists. They are supervised by licensed faculty members with extensive clinical experience. In this clinic, patients can elect to be treated with herbs alone or with a combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine. Patients receive a custom raw herbal formula that has been created just for them to address their specific health concerns.

Spring 2022 Term Clinic Times

Dates

Times

Thursday: March 10, March 31

Friday: March 11, April 1

Saturday March 12, April 2

2:30pm-8:30 pm

9:00am-2:00 pm

9:00am-2:00 pm

Appointment Costs

Fees

Herbal Consultation: $45.00 + the cost of herbs

Herbal Consultation & Acupuncture: $50 + the cost of herbs

What Is Chinese Herbal Medicine?

Chinese herbal medicine stems from centuries-old practices created in Asia. These practices are still widely used today and have gained acclaim worldwide. The Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine program at Won Institute of Graduate Studies draws on these sacred traditions and teaches them to a new generation so these tools can continue to be a part of one’s healthful life. Our students go on to establish their own practices and share what they’ve learned. 

Many people are hesitant to consider visiting a Chinese herbal medicine clinic as they are unfamiliar with the practice. You can rest assured knowing all our herbal supplements are rigorously tested to ensure no harmful additives are going into your body. We believe in clean, natural medicine, and everything we do at our clinic reflects that. 

At the Won Institute of Graduate Studies, our students learn from our experienced clinical supervisors about how Chinese herbal medicine can be an effective way of treating many common medical problems. They’ll learn to identify and use over 300 Chinese herbs and more than 100 herbal formulas for treating fertility, respiratory diseases, heart disease, digestion and mental illnesses.

Once they’ve shown proficiency in diagnosing, mixing and administering medicines, they’ll join the Chinese herbal medicine clinic. Under careful supervision, students will gain real experience in working with patients while their supervisors assist their progress and ensure every patient receives the formulations that will best help their conditions. 

What Should I Expect at My Appointment?

When you come into our clinic, you’ll meet with one or more student interns, as well as their supervising clinician. During your first appointment, they’ll complete a thorough examination and assessment of the areas where you need the most assistance. Then, they’ll create a unique blend of herbs specifically for you that combats your concerns.

Our student interns are also licensed acupuncturists, and a small extra fee will also cover an acupuncture session during your consultation. Depending on your treatment, this may help you reap the full benefits of your prescribed herbs or simply provide you with another boost of healing through a natural, holistic process.

Your prescription will likely consist of whole dried herbs or concentrated granules. Your provider will give you specific instructions regarding how to use it and how often you should take it. Generally, you put the herbs into boiling water and let them steep or dissolve in the water before you drink it. Every treatment is different based on the person and the ailments they’re treating, but most herbal medicine needs to be taken daily for a few months to see the best results.

Book an Appointment Today

Make your appointment with us today by calling 215-884-9340. One of our interns will answer any questions you have about our Chinese herbal medicine services, including clinical trials our medications have been through and anything else you need to know to feel comfortable at our clinic. 

If you’re seeking a holistic clinic near you in Pennsylvania, your search is over. Start working with our Chinese herbalists today.

Clinic Supervisors

Jacqueline Lacava, L.OM (PA), L.Ac (NJ), MSACN, Chinese Herbal Program Director

Assistant Professor, Herbal Dispensary Manager
Dipl. OM (NCCAOM)
MSAOM, Fingerlakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
MSACN, New York Chiropractic College
B.S. Biology, LeMoyneCollege

Jacqueline serves as the CHP dispensary manager as well as the administrative director of the herbal program. She is a licensed oriental medicine practitioner and is board certified with NCCAOM. Along with expertise in Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine Program 50  acupuncture and oriental medicine, she is also a master’s graduate of the school of applied clinical nutrition at NYCC. Jacqueline currently works as an associate at Tao Integrative Medicine and teaches the herb dispensary practicum aspect of Clinical Skills and Observation.

Elizabeth Liddell, L.OM

Dipl. OM, Dipl. Ac (NCCAOM)
MSOM, Southwest AcupunctureCollege
B.A., Bucknell University

Elizabeth Liddell is a registered acupuncturist, a graduate of Bucknell University (B.A.) and Southwest Acupuncture College (M.S.O.M), with NCCAOM board-certifications in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she did her acupuncture training in Boulder, Colorado, where she had access to a wonderful community of educators. Her training is TCM-based, and she provides TCM-style herbal prescriptions while incorporating TCM, Japanese and meridian based styles into her acupuncture treatments. As an adjunct faculty member at the WON Institute  in Glenside, Elizabeth enjoys teaching the growing numbers of enthusiastic acupuncture and herbal students in PA.

Kate Shally, MA, L.OM (PA), L.Ac (NY)

Kate was educated in England at The London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (LCTA) where she received her BSc (Hons) in acupuncture, and later received a postgraduate degree in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the University of East London. She worked in London as the co-founder of City Life Acupuncture (a multi-bed clinic) and in Amsterdam as a Chinese medicine practitioner (member of Zhong) before moving to Philadelphia.
Kate is licensed by the State Board of Medicine in PA and NY. In addition to private practice she is also working at the Won Institute, continuing her love of learning and teaching.