Benjamin W. Griffith II L.Ac.
After earning a B.A. from Gettysburg College, an M.Ac. (Masters of Acupuncture) from 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 20 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 in 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. Since 2001, 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.
Born and raised in the Philadelphia area by Vietnamese immigrant parents, I have the privilege of experiencing both Eastern and Western cultures. With my large multi ethnic family, both formal and informal education and training in nutrition, a graduate of The Beauty Institute, as well as a member of the Association of Holistic Skincare Practitioners, I have developed and continue to train and specialize in a holistic and non-invasive approach towards skin therapy.
As a licensed esthetician, I listen to my clients' thoughts and feelings and 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.