This medical acupuncture practice is entirely patient-centered, with an emphasis upon communication and individualized care. Our plan for your acupuncture-based treatment is directed towards:
- a) your goals for healing, and/or regaining and maintaining your health;
- b) supporting your efforts to achieve a desired quality of life.
Care is provided in a non-intrusive manner. The environment is managed to create a calm, gentle experience. Treatment tables are powered to allow ease of positioning and your comfort throughout the session. My schedule is managed to allow everyone to get the time they need without hurry.
Collaboration with your general medical and specialty providers is highly valued, as acupuncture can be a supportive additional therapy when integrated with an established medical plan of care. I welcome opportunities to communicate with your health care providers in any manner that you might find helpful and wish to facilitate.
Referral to additional healing arts professionals is also available, especially for patients seeking herbal, massage or specialty services such as fertility support.
About Dr. Schwartz
Acupuncture has been an aspect of my academic and hospital-based medical practice (pediatrics, pediatric anesthesiology and critical care, and complex pain management) since earning my Master’s Degree from the New England School of Acupuncture (1996). My initial motivation to pursue acupuncture education came in part from a desire to provide additional pain and symptom relief for the many HIV-1 infected and seriously ill children and adult AIDS patients served by what was then Boston City Hospital. That same desire, to better understand and treat especially the neurological complications of HIV-1/AIDS, led to a mid-career research training fellowship at the Bethesda Maryland campus of the National Institutes of Health (2000-2007). I then came to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (2007-2012) to study how HIV-1 and other triggers of neuroinflammation affect special populations of brain and nerve cells.
I established a private practice of acupuncture after leaving academic and hospital-based medicine in 2012. My continuing acupuncture education has included: completing the 300-hour International Structural Acupuncture Course for Physicians sponsored by Harvard Medical School (2015) with advanced training in structural approaches (2015-2016); and a 12-month course in Classical Japanese Acupuncture sponsored by Tri-State College of Acupuncture (2016-2017).
Additional information on my professional background and publications is available by clicking the following link to my curriculum vitae. I am a licensed physician (MD433698) and acupuncturist (PAK000115) in Pennsylvania.