About Mary Ellen Velahos
The Center For Acupuncture And Traditional Medicine was founded by MaryEllen Velahos, L. Ac. Ms. Velahos envisions a health system where both the western trained allopathic physician and the traditional health practitioner work together to provide the best care for their patients.
MaryEllen Velahos decided to become an acupuncturist after having a success story of her own with acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. “Two months of weekly acupuncture treatments turned a chronic problem completely around for me.” She says that she was surprised to find that the needles were hardly “needles” at all and felt nothing like she had expected. There was virtually no pain and she found herself going to each treatment session wondering “what would happen next” as she saw her condition make a 100 percent improvement. She also discovered that the sessions themselves were very relaxing.
From that time 9 years ago, Velahos studied the concepts of Chinese Medicine first informally and then formally in a graduate program at The Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in Montclair, NJ. She says she was intrigued to find that the concepts and language of Chinese Medicine were not like that of allopathic medicine but more closely follow the language of art—which was her previous profession. Velahos trained as a painter at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and The University of Pennsylvania over 20 years ago. “It seemed to be a continuation of what I had been doing for the past 20 years, only now the canvas was replaced by a human body,” she adds.
After becoming licensed in Pennsylvania, Velahos opened The Center for Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in Bala Cynwyd. She says that what she loves most about Chinese Medicine is that it has a treatment for every condition because “we simply rebalance the body, which when in balance takes over and does the healing all by itself.”
The Center For Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine is located in Bala Cynwyd, PA. Bala Cynwyd borders Philadelphia and is convenient to many locations. The office is centrally located, accessible by public transportation and has convenient parking for patients. We are a handicapped accessible facility.
Office visits are by appointment Tuesday and Thursday from 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Wednesday 10 AM -7 PM and Saturday 9 AM - noon. Please call for a free consultation at 610-668-1338.