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.

Fall 2021 term clinic hours starting on August 23rd






12:30 pm - 6:00 pm

2:30 pm - 8:00 pm

2:30 pm - 8:00 pm

9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Appointment Costs


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
[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 acupuncture medicine in the state and allowed for schools of acupuncture medicine to open in Pennsylvania.

Rachel Kriger, M.Ac., L.Ac. (PA), Dipl.Ac.

Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
M.Ac., Maryland University of Integrative Health (TAI Sophia)

Rachel has been in private practice since 2009 treating children and adults with Five Element and other styles of acupuncture. Prior to attending Tai Sophia Acupuncture School, she was an organic farmer. She is highly attuned to the ways in which humans are part of nature’s cycles and seasons. She specializes in treating people who experience anxiety and helps them learn from nature and their body’s wisdom.

Lester Rolf, Dipl.Ac., LMT

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

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

MSOM, Southwest Acupuncture College
Scott R. Smith, L. OM received a Master of Science in OM 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.

Julie A. Moore, M.Ac., Dipl.Ac., L.Ac., MBA

Julie Moore is a NCCAOM Board Certified licensed Acupuncturist and holds Masters degrees in both Acupuncture Studies and Business Administration. Through the use of Acupuncture and Asian Medicine therapies, she has enabled patients to overcome physical and emotional barriers to achieve wellness and balance in their lives. Julie’s practice is influenced by her studies both in the US and in South Korea. She integrates multiple styles including TCM, Five Element, Korean, Sports/Myofascial acupuncture along with Asian Therapeutic Massage techniques including Tuina and Shiatsu.

Sheila Papa, D.Ac, L.OM, Dipl. OM

Sheila is a NCCAOM certified diplomate in Oriental Medicine, and is licensed in the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. She received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Certificate from the Won Institute and her Masters of Acupuncture from the Maryland University for Integrative Health located in Laurel, MD. Sheila is a NADA trained Acudetox Specialist (ADS). In addition, she studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New
York City where she received her Holistic Health Counselor Certification. Sheila’s clinical experience includes extensive work in various community health settings as well as humanitarian acupuncture mission work abroad.

Adam Schreiber, L.Ac.

Adam is an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist licensed by the PA Board of Medicine and certified in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He graduated with a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture. Adam has completed extensive advanced study in Sports Medicine and Orthopedic acupuncture techniques. He was the chief editor of “Sports Medicine Acupuncture”, a landmark text on the acupuncture treatment of orthopedic conditions. He has also worked on four clinical trials at the University of PA, all of which were related to acupuncture and cancer symptoms. Adam has a BA in Psychology from Washington Univ. in St. Louis. You might see him hiking or biking on the trails of the Wissahickon, where he loves to hang out!

Charles B Illingworth IV, MA, MAc, LAc, Dipl. Ac

M.Ac., Won Institute of Graduate Studies

Charles B Illingworth IV, obtained his Master of Acupuncture from the Won Institute of Graduate Studies. He then went on to complete the Herbal Program. He is now working toward his doctorate in the Doctor of Acupuncture Program. Charles is the current Vice President of the Association for Professional Acupuncturists, as well as the Chair of the Membership Committee. He has served with the Board of Directors since 2017, when he started as the Student Representative to the Board. Charles has a passion for the profession of acupuncture, how it is taught and subsequently learned, and how it is represented in society as a whole.