Acupuncturist and Alternative Medicine Doctor in Philadelphia, PA

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Cara Frank, L.OM.

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Healing with Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs for Over 27 Years!
Six Fishes Chinese Medicine and Healing Arts is a trusted authority on acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Cara Frank is the founder and head practitioner of Six Fishes. In practice for over 27 years, Cara has treated thousands of patients with a wide variety of health concerns.

Acupuncture originated in China over 3,000 years ago and is presently used as a primary health care modality throughout the world. Traditional Chinese medicine views disease as the result of an imbalance or blockage in the body's natural energy flow. Chinese Medicine treats the whole person by viewing the body, mind and spirit as being on a continuum. Patients feel relief from their symptoms and a renewed sense of vitality and peace.

While our practitioners work with a multitude of health problems, we have a special focus on internal medicine. Among the varied problems that our patients seek relief from are: allergies, muscular-skeletal disorders, digestive problems, headaches, pediatric complaints, PMS, menopause, hormonal imbalance, infertility and side effects of cancer treatments. Treatments integrate Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, massage and Nutritional Counseling.
Cara Frank has been a practitioner and teacher of Acupuncture and Chinese herbology for more than 25 years. She is a popular lecturer, known especially for her clear and irreverent teaching style. Cara has demystified Chinese Herbology for acupuncturists, doctors, nurses, veterinarians, botanists and researchers. Currently she is the Director of the Department of Chinese Herbology at the Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts, located in Laurel MD.

Cara’s initial training was at the New England School of Acupuncture. Her herbal training was done with Ted Kaptchuk, OMD, Simon Mills and at the Xi Yuan Hospital in Beijing, China. It was there, in China, that her love affair with Chinese herbs took root, and still flourishes.

While Cara works with a multitude of health problems, she has a special focus on internal medicine. Click here to view her CV. Among the varied problems that Cara’s patients seek relief from are: allergies, musculo-skeletal disorders, digestive problems, headaches, pediatric complaints, PMS, menopause, hormonal imbalance, infertility and side effects of cancer treatments. Using acupuncture, herbs, NAET, nutrition, and exercise, Cara ‘s treatments help to relieve the stress and suffering of those who seek her help. She is committed to empowering people to make positive life changes that benefit their health.

In the summer of 2007 Cara relocated to a beautiful treatment space in Center City Philadelphia. In 1991, she, founded the China Herb Company, which has grown to become the premier Chinese herbal pharmacy in the USA.

Mission Statement
I believe that people bring their own experiences and personal responses to life’s challenges. The Chinese Medical system of health care recognizes our unique patterns and works to restore balance and vitality. Inherent in Chinese Medicine is a respect for our individuality.

Whether I am treating a back sprain or depression, I try to nurture people’s connections to themselves. Good health is not contingent on Chinese Medicine necessarily, but rather on an integrated approach of diet, lifestyle and respect for ones constitution. Chinese Medicine provides a vehicle for healing and integration that is stellar. Not only can symptoms be resolved, but also the underling mechanism can be harmonized.
Practice Areas
 Acupuncture / Alternative Medicine  Classical Acupuncture (Yuen)  Lifestyle Counseling
 Auricular Acupuncture  Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Massage Therapy
 Bodywork  Cosmetic Acupuncture  Moxibustion
 Chi-Akra / Facial Acupuncture  Cupping  Shiatsu (Acupressure)
 Chinese Herbal Medicine  Dietary Therapy and Nutrition  Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
 Classical Acupuncture (Five-Element)  Electro-Acupuncture  Tuina
 Classical Acupuncture (Van Nghi)
 National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine  Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
1989- Chinese Herbology, Ted Kaptchuk, Philadelphia, PA.
1988- Empire State College, New York, NY. Bachelor of Professional Studies in Chinese Medical Studies.
1988- Xi Yuan Hospital, Beijing, PRC. Nine-week internship in the following departments: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Cardiology, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Respiratory and Neurology.
1985- Herbology as taught by Simon Mills, TSITCA.
1993- New England School of Acupuncture, Watertown, MA.
Payments Accepted
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License:PA- OM000018