Appointment costs & times

This clinic is staffed by acupuncture interns who are supervised by licensed faculty members. In this setting, the intern devotes an extraordinary amount of time researching and discussing your case. There is a level of tending that will rarely be experienced in any other setting. The clinic operates four days a week with discounts available for veterans and students.

Fee: $40

Students: $25

Veterans: $20

Clinic Times

MondayStudent clinic closed
Tuesday2:30 pm, 4:15 pm, and 6:00pm
WednesdayStudent clinic closed
Thursday2:30 pm, 4:15 pm, and 6:00 pm
Friday12:30 pm, 2:15 pm, and 4:00 pm
Saturday9:30 am, 11:15 am, and 1:00 pm

Call for Appointment: 215-884-9340

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Clinic Supervisors

lisa-baasLisa Baas, B.A., B.S., MPS, L.OM.

MPS, Mercy College

Lisa graduated from Friends World College in 1983 with a B.A. in Environmental Science. She received certification in Shiatsu at International School of Shiatsu in the early 1980’s. Lisa has studied macrobiotics, and became a macrobiotic chef and cooking class instructor. She graduated from Mercy College in 2006 with a B.S. in Health Science and an MPS in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. She currently is practicing Autonomic Response Testing and training with the Klinghardt Academy. Lisa has a practice in Allentown, PA.

rollybrown2Rolly Brown, M.Ac.

Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
M.Ac., Tri-State College of Acupuncture
B.A., Skidmore College

Rolly Brown is senior faculty at Tri-State College in NYC and at Eastern College in New Jersey. He is on the faculty at the International School of Shiatsu. He received his Diplomate in Acupuncture from the Tri-State Institute of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture. Rolly has been practicing acupuncture for 25 years. He also teaches Tai Chi and other martial arts.


Jennifer Coleman, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., MPA

Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
M.Ac., Won Institute of Graduate Studies
MPA, Harvard University

Jennifer holds a Master’s in Acupuncture Studies from the Won Institute and is nationally certified in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has committed to a life of public service through a postgraduate degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She has worked in the fields of foreign affairs, career 36 Acupuncture Studies Program counseling, education, and health care. Jennifer uses Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Five Element Acupuncture, and Korean Four Needle Acupuncture to help her clients achieve both physical and emotional wellness. In addition to treating clients at Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Alternative, a successful practice in Philadelphia, Ms. Coleman also practices at Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy in Philadelphia and volunteers at the Won Institute Veteran’s Clinic.


Scott R. Smith, L.OM, Dipl.OM

MSOM, Southwest Acupuncture College

Scott R. Smith, L. OM received a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College, Albuquerque, NM. 


edcunninghamEd Cunningham, M.Ac., Assistant Professor

R.N. (PA), L.Ac. (PA), Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
M.Ac., Traditional Acupuncture Institute
B.S.N., LaSalle University

Ed Cunningham has worked in Western healthcare since 1974. He has been a nurse for 23 years. Ed has worked for 10 years in a critical care setting in a university hospital. He has extensive experience in psychiatric nursing and group therapy with adults and children.  Ed has taught nurses, medical students, and residents and has been a hospital administrator. He has been a massage therapist for 12 years. Ed studied acupuncture at The Traditional Acupuncture Institute and has been practicing acupuncture since 1999. He is certified as an acupuncture addictions specialist.

Ian A. Cyrus, MS, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., Dipl.ABT (NCCAOM), C.H.

Ian Cyrus is nationally board certified by theNational Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in both Acupuncture and Asian Bodywork Therapy. He is also a certified Chinese Herbalist. He is an honors graduate of theTri-State College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (TSCTCA) New York, NY where he earned a MS in Oriental Medicine (OM). He is the president emeritus of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(AAAOM) and has been instrumental in helping to establish the profession and the practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(AOM) nationally and internationally. The AAAOM is the national professional organization for AOM. He serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Won and as a clinic supervisor. He has appeared in several national publications including Biography and Oprah magazines as well as several television news segments about AOM.

ben-griffithBen Griffith, M.Ac., L.Ac. (PA), Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM)

Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
M.Ac., Traditional Acupuncture Institute (TAI Sophia)
B.A., Gettysburg College

Ben Griffith is the Acupuncture Studies Chair and has been in private practice since 1997 in the Five Element lineage as well as other lineages after receiving his Master’s Degree in Acupuncture. He also has been in clinical practice at Crozer Keystone Community Division’s Alternative Medicine and Prevention Program in Chester, PA since 2001. Ben has been a strong advocate for greater public access to acupuncture in the state of Pennsylvania, serving as Director of Legislative Affairs, President, and now Government Liaison for the Association for Professional Acupuncture in Pennsylvania. In those tenures for the past 14 years, Ben has been a major part of three Pennsylvania state bills becoming state law. These changes have affected the day-to-day practice of Oriental medicine in the state and allowed for schools of Oriental medicine and acupuncture to open in Pennsylvania.

Stephanie Tyiska, L.OM, (PA & NY),

Dipl.Ac. & CHM (NCCAOM), Adjunct Instructor
M.Ac. Tri-State College of Acupuncture M.F.A. Tyler School of Art, Temple University B.F.A. University of Michigan, School of Art

Stephanie Tyiska, L.OM, Dipl.Ac. & CHM is licensed in Pennsylvania and board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). An Honors graduate of Tri-state College of Acupuncture, Stephanie also has a BFA from the University of Michigan and a MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. A specialist in both Japanese acupuncture & Kampo herbal medicine, Stephanie was a moxa assistant in Kiiko Matsumoto’s acupuncture practice in Boston (summer 1994-7). She also completed a postgraduate Internship in Sino-Japanese Herbology/Kampo (2005-6) in NYC and worked as Clinic Supervisor in the Student Kampo Clinic (2006-7). Currently, Stephanie is a Clinical Supervisor in Won Institute’s Student Acupuncture Clinic & Chinese Herbal Medicine Clinic and an Instructor in the Chinese Herb Program and Clinical Skills/Mentor Group. She has a private practice in Center City Philadelphia. 

doreen-headshotDoreen Lafferty, L.Ac., OTR/L, NCTMB (NCBTMB), Clinical Director

M.Ac., Won Institute of Graduate Studies

Doreen Lafferty is a graduate of the Won Institute where she was granted a Master in Acupuncture, and a Certificate of Chinese Herbal Medicine. Doreen is the Clinical Director at The Won Institute and she also practices at the Cancer Treatment Center at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is also a licensed Occupational Therapist and Massage Therapist.

dansfacewchart-1Daniel D. Nemer, M.Ac., L.OM., Dipl.OM.

L. OM. (PA), Dipl. OM. (NCCAOM)
M.Ac., Tai Sophia Institute
B. Mus., Ithaca College

Daniel serves as student clinic supervisor and special guest lecturer. He is also on the faculty of the Chinese Herbal program. For five years he was part of the Acupuncture at Sea program in which he sailed the world and both practiced and lectured on Chinese and Alternative Medicine. Daniel has studied Asian medicine in the US and China, passionately working and exploring the field of Oriental Medicine since 1996.

lespic2016Lester Rolf, Dipl.Ac., LMT

Ph.D., Texas A&M University
D.V.M., Oklahoma State University
M.Ac., Won Institute of Graduate Studies

Les Rolf has been an adjunct faculty member at the Won Institute since August, 2010. Previous overlapping Western medical experiences include 22 years as a Naval Reserve hospital corpsman; 20 years in biomedical research and education and 20 years as a veterinarian. Les is a certified and licensed massage therapist with a focus on deep tissue and sports massage techniques. He has a private practice, Bright Eyes Acupuncture Clinic, LLC, in center city Philadelphia. He complements his acupuncture treatments, as appropriate, with massage and body work.

heather1Heather Shultz, L.Ac., M.Ac., Dipl.Ac.

M.Ac., Won Institute of Graduate Studies

NCCAOM received her Master of Acupuncture in 2010 from the Won Institute for Graduate Studies after studying biomedical science at Drexel University. Heather practices acupuncture in center city Philadelphia at Open City Healing Arts, the East West Clinic at Hahnemann University Hospital and the Veterans Clinic at the Won Institute. She specializes in sports injuries, pain and autoimmune diseases. Her enjoyment of cycling, yoga and backpacking helps her understand the challenges that arise when active people become injured. Heather volunteers her time for the advancement of Acupuncture in Pennsylvania through the Association of Professional Acupuncture in PA. Heather serves as the association secretary, legislative liaison and as a representative to a national council of state acupuncture associations. She looks forward to the day that acupuncture is a basic component of standard treatment and rehabilitation in the United States