Won Institute of graduate studies Clinics

Student Acupuncture Clinic

Our acupuncture Interns devote an extraordinary amount of time researching and discussing your case

About Our Clinic

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 five days a week with discounts available for veterans and students.

Appointment Times

DaysTime

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Appointment Costs

Fees

General Fee: $45

Students: $25

Veterans: $25

Police, Firefighters & EMTs : $40

2nd visit Sunday-Saturday inclusive: $30

Herbal consultation added to acupuncture treatment: $50 plus the cost of herbs

Call 215-884-9340 for Appointments

Clinic Supervisors

Doreen F. Lafferty MAc, Dipl. Ac., LAc, OTR/L, LMT, Director of Clinical Education and Service

M.Ac., Won Institute of Graduate Studies
NCTMB (NCBTMB)
[email protected]

Doreen Lafferty, the Director of Clinical Education and Services, is a graduate of the Won Institute where she received her Master’s in Acupuncture and Certificate of Chinese Herbal Medicine. She is an Acudetox Specialist (ADS), trained by the National Acudetox Association. She is also a licensed Occupational Therapist and Massage Therapist.

Doren Day, LAc, Dipl. Ac.,

Trained under J.R. Worsley’s daughter, Hilary Skellon, at the Institute of Taoist Education in Colorado, in practice since 2004. After completing Teacher Training with the Worsley Institute I joined the faculty at ITEA for 6 years, teaching in the classroom and supervising in the student clinic. I am a certified Zero Balancer and have also trained in other ancient traditions and modalities including acupuncture, Medical Qi Gong, meditation and energy moving exercises like Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Nationally certified Diplomate in Acupuncture (NCCAOM)and licensed by the States of Pennsylvania and Colorado, also a member of the Association for Professional Acupuncture and the Zero Balancing Association.

Lisa Graham M.Ac., CPHPCA

M.Ac., Won Institute of Graduate Studies

Lisa Graham is a recent graduate of the Won Institute. Lisa began her professional career in the U.S. Army as a Biological Assistant and continued in the science field in both academia and biotechnology, moving from the bench top in the laboratory to a regulatory professional working with health authorities taking an investigational drug through clinical trials to a marketed product. Lisa was inspired to become an acupuncturist after experiencing first hand the healing ability of acupuncture. Lisa blends all of her education together to offer the most compassionate and comprehensive care to her patients. Her goal is to make acupuncture an easy, sensible part of her patient’s lives.

Ben Griffith, M.Ac., L.Ac. (PA), Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM)

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

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.

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.

Lester Rolf, Dipl.Ac., LMT

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

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

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

Vito Leva M.S.A. , L.Ac.

Vito is a board licensed acupuncturist with an interest in bridging the practices and theories of Eastern and Western beliefs on health and wellbeing. Vito began his course of study at Temple University with a focus on Kinesiology, and received his Masters of Science from the prestigious Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NYC. With an incredibly patient and kind approach to his treatments, Vito is dedicated to helping people improve their health by applying a wide range of techniques such as Tui Na, which is a form of Chinese medical massage, Cupping, Gua-sha and acupuncture.

Ryan Collins, M.Ac., Dipl.Ac., L.Ac.

Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM)
M.Ac., Won Institute of Graduate Studies

A graduate of the Won Institute, Ryan is nationally certified by the NCCAOM as a diplomate of acupuncture. Utilizing Traditional Chinese Medicine, Five Element Acupuncture, and channel theory, he uses cupping, e-stim, moxibustion, and gua sha to serve clients on their journeys toward wholeness. Ryan practices at Blue Lotus Acupuncture in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where he has a particular focus on resolving trauma in the body.