About Us

April Griet is a licensed Acupuncturist in Pennsylvania with a strong background in Traditional Chinese Medicine theory with elements of 5 element acupuncture. She is a graduate of the Won Institute Of Graduate Studies in Glenside, Pennsylvania and a Zen Shiatsu Practitioner out of the International School of Shiatsu in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Essential Acupuncture is a clinic that provides acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatments to patients in the Philadelphia suburban area. With a passion for holistic healing and a commitment to empowering her patients to take charge of their health, Ms. Griet is a respected figure in the field of acupuncture.

Acupuncture is an ancient healing practice that originated in China over 2,500 years ago. It involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body in order to stimulate the flow of energy, or qi, through the body’s meridian channels. By restoring balance and harmony to the body’s systems, acupuncture can help to alleviate pain, reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, and enhance overall well-being.

At Essential Acupuncture, LLC, Ms. Griet offers a wide range of acupuncture and TCM treatments tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Some of the most popular treatments include:

Acupuncture: The use of ultra-thin, sterile needles to stimulate the body’s acupressure points, promoting natural healing and pain relief.

Electric Stimulation: Electric current through the needles is a common practice to promote Qi and Blood flow for healing and pain relief.

Cupping: This ancient Chinese therapy involves placing cups on the skin to create a suction effect, helping to release tension and increase blood flow.

Moxibustion: Moxa is a dried herb that is burned on or near the skin to stimulate circulation and promote healing.

Gua sha: This technique involves using a smooth-edged tool to gently scrape the skin, promoting circulation and relieving pain.

One of the unique aspects of Essential Acupuncture, LLC is Ms. Griet’s focus on patient education and empowerment. Ms. Griet takes the time to listen to each patient’s concerns and goals, and works collaboratively with them to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses both their immediate and long-term health needs. She also provides resources and guidance on lifestyle modifications, dietary changes, and self-care practices that can help patients optimize their health and well-being.

For anyone considering acupuncture, Essential Acupuncture, LLC is a great place to start. With Ms. Griet’s expertise, personalized care, and commitment to holistic healing, patients can feel confident that they are in good hands. Whether you are seeking relief from pain, stress, or chronic health conditions, acupuncture can be a safe, effective, and natural solution that can help you feel your best.

April’s main interest is in establishing balance within each patient: body, mind and spirit. Through a joint effort of Patient and Practitioner, she believes that optimum health potential can be reached.

April’s other interests include: soccer, Martial Arts, running, and Yoga. She enjoys being outside and being active.