Our Practitioners have graduated from an accredited 4 year Masters degree program, passed National Board Examinations and are licensed by the Pennsylvania Medical Board.
Jessica Fritz L.Ac.
Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOMA); Masters of Arts in Anthropology (University of Maryland);Bachelor of Arts (Kalamazoo College); Beijing Language & Cuture University
Jessica Fritz has been studying Oriental Medicine since 2002. She is a graduate of the acclaimed Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin, and is a diplomate of the National Certification Council in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Jessica has additional expertise as an instructor of Tai Chi and studied in China for 2 years. She is committed to the education of each patient, giving them control over their health, and in supporting them in achieving optimal health, in a professional, comfortable and compassionate environment.
Jessica specializes in in fertility; treating both men and women using acupuncture as well as Chinese herbal therapy. She also works with children and enjoys Pediatric Acupuncture and herbal therapy. Other areas of specialty include pain management (both chronic and acute), facial or cosmetic acupuncture as well as respiratory and digestive disorders (e.g. allergies, asthma, IBS, Celiac disease). Jessica has additional training in auricular (ear) acupuncture to assist with weight control, nicotine cessation and other addictions.
Sydnie Bryant, L.Ac.
Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (AOMA); Bachelor of Arts- Asian Studies (University of Colorado)
Sydnie Bryant has been studying Oriental Medicine since 1998, is a graduate of the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin. Sydnie also adds experience in massage, bodywork, and cleansing programs and graduated from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in 1989. Her years of experience and study of health, healing, the body and its complex wisdom contribute to her abilities to affect positive changes and facilitate the healing process with her clients. Her commitment to professionalism combined with her compassion for others are the hallmark of her practice.
Sydnie loves treating everyone and always enjoy the difficult problems and challenges. Sydnie has experience in women’s health, menopause and fertility. She has a lot of experience treating all types and sources of pain (from migraines, fibromylagia, arthritis or lupus to stress, aches or strains). Other areas include disorders of the eyes, insomnia, digestive issues, auto-immune syndromes, herpes, allergies.
When appropriate, Sydnie treats all aspects of the person; body, emotions and soul using meditation techniques, tuning forks, and esoteric acupuncture.
Daniel Johnson, L.Ac.
Daniel Johnson is a State of Pennsylvania Medical Board licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese medicine. He is board certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Daniel attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology. His studies focused on health psychology and the mind-body connection.
In 2008, Daniel graduated from the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin, Texas. He has studied in China at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition, Daniel has received certification and advanced training in three forms of Japanese Medicine. While studying Chinese medicine, Daniel was deeply influenced by the study of Tai Chi Chuan, internal kung fu, and Raja Yoga. These quiet systems of meditation, movement, and healing provide Daniel with a daily practice that brings strength and focus to his Acupuncture treatments. Daniel continues to expand his practice by attending professional development seminars given by world-class practitioners. In October 2010, Daniel earned the title Certified Tea Master.
Oriental Medicine is a practice of health that Daniel lives on a daily basis. He teaches and models a healthy, balanced lifestyle to his patients, inspiring them to be more aware, active, and engaged in restoring and optimizing their health. Daniel incorporates the traditional healing systems of China, Japan, and India into his modern medical practice. Daniel possesses a great degree of empathy for others and a natural talent for listening, teaching, and drinking tea.
Julia Schandelmeier, LMT
Julia Schandelmeier has been practicing massage therapy for 12 years. Julia currently works with a plastic surgeon practicing post operative massage, is the company massage therapist for Dance Alloy, teaches at the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy and maintains a private practice. Julia is thoroughly trained in and may utilize many techniques including Swedish, Hot Stone, Neuromuscular, lymphatic drainage or Myofacial. Julia is certified and experienced in Pregnancy massage. One of Julia’s areas of expertise is working with patients after surgery, especially all types breast surgeries including breast cancer.