Benjamin W. Griffith II DAc, LAc, Dipl. Ac
DAc, Won Institute of Graduate Studies
MAc, Maryland University of Integrative Health
BA, Gettysburg College
Certificate in Traditional Korean Medicine, WonKwang University, Iksan, South Korea
After earning a B.A. from Gettysburg College, an M.Ac. (Masters of Acupuncture) from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel, MD., and also being both state and nationally board certified, I began practicing in 1997 in Media and the Philadelphia area. In my over 25 years of experience, I have intimately learned and observed the rhythm of healing as well as suffering; thus giving me a valuable perspective in helping my clientele through their quest for wellness and health. Also, as a strong advocate for greater public access to acupuncture in the state of Pennsylvania, I served as Director of Legislative Affairs, President, and Government Liaison for the Association for Professional Acupuncture in Pennsylvania between 1997 and 2016. From 2001 until 2020, I have been treating in the Crozer-Keystone Health System; first running a program treating individuals with HIV and AIDS and since 2017 treating in their detox and inpatient rehab program, First Steps Treatment Center. After having been a faculty member at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies since 2007, I was named Acupuncture Department Chair in August 2016 and completed my Doctor of Acupuncture in 2022. In March 2022 I was appointed to the Executive Committee of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in the United States.
Nutrition and Skin Care
Born and raised in the Philadelphia area by Asian immigrant parents, I have the privilege of experiencing both Eastern and Western cultures. With my large multi ethnic family, formal education in Nutrition and Dietetics (BSN) and Community Nutrition (MSCN) from West Chester University, and training in aesthetics from The Beauty Institute, as well as a member of the Association of Holistic Skincare Practitioners, I have cultivated a holistic approach in nutrition counseling; as well as, an effective and non-invasive skin therapy.
Listening to my clients' thoughts, feelings, and discovering barriers; together with evidence based approaches, we build a unique plan for what's best for their body and mind. We should always allow space for flexibility, personal journey, discovery, and evolution.
I approach each facial and/or treatment with a customized plan. The goal is to meet the needs of any skin type and specific skin distress of any age group through relationship, education, proper cleansing, healing, beautifying, as well as, preserving the skin born with. We work together to encourage your skin, the largest organ of your body, to function at its best and age gracefully.