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Karin Tetlow, R.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist

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Karin Tetlow, R.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist

Karin Tetlow, R.Ac., Dipl. Ac.

Licensed Acupuncturist 

Originally from London, Karin became a US citizen in 1987. Karin is a wise and very caring individual and practitioner. She studied acupuncture  at The Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture in England and The College of Traditional Acupuncture, where she graduated in 1996. Karin has been in practice for over 20 years and specializes in health maintenance, chronic problems, allergy elimination (NAET), pain alleviation, addictions treatment and facial rejuvenation. 

Karin is an avid rower and life long learner. When she is not practicing acupuncture or gliding down the Schuylkill river, she spends her time as a freelance reporter and researcher and sits on the board of the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia. 


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Carey Vickers, M.S., Licensed Acupuncturist

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Carey Vickers, M.S., Licensed Acupuncturist

Carey Vickers, M.S., L.Ac.

Licensed Acupuncturist

I am a Pennsylvania-licensed acupuncturist. I earned my Master of Science degree with honors in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City, where I received extensive training in three styles of acupuncture: Traditional Chinese Medicine; Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM), which integrates classical acupuncture with modern myofascial trigger point therapies; and Kiiko Matsumoto Japanese acupuncture (KM). I am also a trained in the Mei Zen style of cosmetic acupuncture.

My journey to acupuncture has been one of self-discovery. A near-death experience as a child and my family's adoption of my brother, who came from Vietnam with profound injuries from the war, left lasting impressions on my life. Later I had a personal health crisis that caused recurring episodes of neuralgia, leaving me with a deep sympathy for others suffering from intense chronic pain. From my life’s experiences, and coming to the realization that matters of health and wellness have always been present and foremost in my life, I feel it is my life's fulfillment to help others.


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Lei Duan, M.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist

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Lei Duan, M.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist

Lei Duan, M.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac.

Licensed Acupuncturist 

Master of Acupuncture Studies (Won Institute of Graduate Studies), Board Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine),  Licensed Acupuncturist

I graduated as co-valedictorian from Won Institute of Graduated studies with a master’s degree in Acupuncture. During the intensive three-year training, I studied classical Chinese acupuncture, Five Element Acupuncture, modern myofascial trigger-point release, Dr. Tan’s Balancing Method.  I also studied extremely useful adjunctive therapies such as Tuina, Cupping, Gua Sha (Cutaneous friction-massage), and nutrition. I Completed course of study in Master Tung style acupuncture in China and Traditional Korean Medicine training in South Korea.

Growing up in china, I learned to appreciate Chinese herbal medicine and understand the therapeutic application of essentials of herbal medicine to compliment acupuncture treatment. I’m continuing this pursuit as a student at Won Institute’s Herbal Program.

For over 18 years, I have dedicated myself to rigorous self-cultivation practices with Chinese Qi Gong and tai Chi. I seek to apply principles from these studies in my practice of acupuncture and my personal ethics.

I specializes in pain relief, chronic internal problems, women's health,  addictions, emotional issues and general maintenance.  My approach to patient care encompasses acupuncture treatment, Chinese herbal medicine supplements and life style coaching align with Chinese philosophy to live harmoniously with nature. 


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Gabrielle Geib, M.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist

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Gabrielle Geib, M.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist

Gabrielle Geib, M.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac.

Licensed AcupuncturistCommunity Acupuncturist

Master of Acupuncture Studies (Won Institute of Graduate Studies), Board Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine),  Licensed Acupuncturist, Reiki Level II practitioner

I have always loved the life sciences. When I was little, I used to help my mom in the garden, and my dad would talk to me about hematology. Life fascinates me: how it works, and how we work. I particularly love cellular and organismal biology. 

When I was in middle school, I started taking some yoga classes. Then, my mom brought home a flier for a tai chi class. That was my first experience of Chinese Medicine. I was amazed at how right it felt, and how I felt so much calmer and better after doing tai chi. 

In my last semester of high school, I had the opportunity to shadow an acupuncturist after school twice a week. I was amazed. I heard people's stories. I watched their symptoms diminish. So many patients pulled me aside to say, “This stuff really works!” From then on, I have been on the path of learning acupuncture.  

I attended Loyola University Maryland, where I earned a Bachelor's of Science, Summa Cum Laude. I majored in Biology and minored in Asian Studies. I took eight Chinese language classes and spent a semester studying abroad in Beijing, China, where I had the opportunity to witness how Chinese Medicine is practiced there today and to immerse myself in the culture and language that inform it. While at Loyola, I also encountered Community Acupuncture for the first time. Community Acupuncture is a format designed to make acupuncture treatment accessible to all. You can learn more about Community Acupuncture at Village Wellness here. While at Loyola, I also began my study of ju-jitsu, which is an art that, like acupuncture, involves self-knowledge, focus, intention, and a philosophy of redirecting energy. 

I began my journey as a healer by studying Reiki I and II with Usui Reiki Master-Teacher Maryann Marian. I earned a Master's in Acupuncture Studies from the Won Institute of Graduate Studies, where I graduated as a co-valedictorian. At the Won, I had the blessing of learning from many teachers who practice diverse acupuncture traditions. I have studied Traditional Chinese Medicine, Five Element Acupuncture in the lineage of J. R. Worsely, sports medicine acupuncture, and the styles Dr. Tan and Kiiko Matsumoto. 

In my time as a healing practitioner  I have had the honor of helping patients: diminish pain (musculoskeletal, nervous, inflammatory, migraine), improve circulation to extremities, regain sensation in extremities, release chronic tension, reduce stress, process overwhelming emotions, reduce anxiety, lift out of depression, regulate appetite, improve digestion and elimination,  reduce excessive urination, regulate the menstrual cycle, improve breathing after bronchitis, experience more restful sleep, feel refreshed and energized, and regain the sense of moving forward in life and overcoming disease. 

I want you to help you feel better, feel your best, feel healthy and vital and alive. I look forward to working with you. 


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