Faith holds a Doctorate in Acupuncture (DAC) from the Won Institute of Graduate Studies. Additionally, she holds a masters level degree and board certification in Chinese herbal medicine. She is a licensed oriental medicine physician and has passed all board exams and certification criteria by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Acupuncture Licensure in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are regulated by the State Medical Boards and Faith meets all criteria outlined in the Acupuncture Practice Act to become a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac, Diplomat).
Faith’s commitment to her continued education is evident by her studies in China giving her hands-on experience where Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques were originally implemented. Faith spent the summer studying at the Shanghai University School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where Faith was able to expand her knowledge in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Tuina.
In recent years, Faith studied Acupuncture Injection Therapy, as outlined in the Florida state licensing credentials.
Faith has extensive treatment experience with a broad range of conditions. The style of Acupuncture she practices is Chinese mixed with American Physical Medicine and Dry Needle/Trigger Point Therapy, a form of acupuncture that explores the muscular skeletal system in-depth as a way to release areas of pain or tension in the body to heal injuries and restore normal functioning of the body. This blended form of acupuncture is helping redefine the way acupuncturists interact with Western Medical care providers. By borrowing the best treatment modalities from both systems, Faith is able to provide a level of care that may help patients in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions including chronic and acute pain.
Faith has spent time training others in Trigger point/dry needling styles of acupuncture.
In addition to her background as an Acupuncturist, Faith has been a licensed fitness trainer for almost 20 years, working with all types of athletes in sport specific training as well as working with those trying to maintain general fitness. Faith’s extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology, coupled with her interest in pain management and sports medicine has led her to blend acupuncture styles that can best treat chronic and acute pain, and sports injuries.
Alex Brazinski is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac) and movement specialist focusing his practice on sports injuries, pain management, mobility issues, and stress management.
Alex has completed his Master’s degree in acupuncture at the WON Institute in Philadelphia (M.Ac). Alex has passed all board exams and certification criteria by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Alex is an NSCA certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Alex has been a certified yoga instructor (RYT) since 2013. He has completed certifications in Functional Range Conditioning (FRCms), Functional Range Assessment (FRA), Functional Range Release Upper Extremities (FR).
Alex combines an East/West approach to his acupuncture style. Treatments involve a comprehensive assessment and intervention of the musculoskeletal system. Alex assesses posture, range of motion, strength, compensatory issues, and examines muscle tension through palpation. From there a combination of acupuncture, dry needling, e-stim, cupping, and stretching may be implemented based on the client’s needs.
Alex’s love of acupuncture and mobility work began as a Division I cross country and track & field athlete. During his time as a runner, Alex suffered from several running-related injuries that forced him to seek help beyond the athletic training facility. He found that sports acupuncture medicine was the most effective and lasting treatment modality for his injuries. In between treatments, Alex adopted a mobility practice to establish a balance between training and recovery.
Alex moved from his hometown, Ridgway, in Northwest Pennsylvania to Olde Kensington in Philadelphia. In his free time, Alex enjoys movement-based practices such as yoga, running, acrobatics, jiu jitsu, dance, and CrossFit.
Shannon Kellett is a licensed acupuncturist through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). With broad experience in all aspects of treatment, she specializes in pain management, women’s health, and fertility. Blending Eastern and Western influences to create individualized, responsive treatments, Shannon is adept at trigger point acupuncture and dry needling techniques that relax tight musculature and reduce pain. Utilizing ancillary techniques such as tui na, cupping, e-stim and guasha to meet the unique needs of her clients, she offers a full range of skills and service.
While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Shannon began learning more about Chinese medicine as a complete treatment system for women’s health. As she learned, Shannon began to focus on integrative approaches to fertility that blend both Eastern and Western Medicine. Shannon has found that fertility treatment in Chinese medicine truly encompasses the full scope of a woman’s health and wellbeing. Women’s bodies go through many changes and cycles throughout their lifespan. These changes begin in early adolescence, followed by pregnancy, and culminate in menopause. Acupuncture can restore an emotional and hormonal body back to balance.
Shannon’s love for acupuncture and holistic healing began with her own experience as a gymnast, cheerleader, and dancer. Her search for effective recovery from injuries led to a positive personal journey with sports medicine acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. This fueled her interest in future study. Shannon’s background in kinesiology and her deep understanding of the human body serve as a foundation for use of acupuncture as both functional and physical medicine.
In the summer of 2019, Shannon traveled to Wonkwang University in Iksan, South Korea to study Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM). This vigorous program deepened her relationship to Eastern Medicine and introduced her to modern Korean diagnostic techniques. During her stay, Shannon visited numerous hospitals and research centers to broaden her understanding of TKM.
Shannon earned her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from the Won Institute and her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Science from Temple University. She’ll begin the Acupuncture Doctorate Program at the Won Institute in Fall 2022 to continue to advance her education.
In Shannon’s free time, she likes to draw, dance, and travel.