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Welcome to "Essence of Acupuncture", your home for alternative health services that include Acupuncture and Reiki.

We offer a comprehensive array of treatments and techniques that will restore and maintain your health and well being at the highest level possible.

You owe it to yourself to join us to elevate your quality of life and your vitality of spirit.

Most Popular Procedures


Relax in our comfortable environment and listen to soft music while receiving an acupuncture treatment.

Reiki Session

Unwind, decompress and de-stress while you receive a gentle, rejuvenating and balancing reiki treatment.

I was feeling very tired, no energy and was trying to avoid catching a cold. I was just overworked and no matter how much I slept, it just wasn't enough. I had an acupuncture session with Eloise and within minutes, I could feel a difference. My energy levels increased and I began to feel better than ever before. When the session was finished, I felt like a "thousand bucks". The next day, I felt like "a million bucks". Remarkable!!! I'm truly grateful that I have Eloise as part of my personal support team. - Jacquilen, Naturopathic Physician

Blog & Links

Acupuncture Effectiveness
The NIH and WHO recognize acupuncture's ability to treat over 43 common disorders.

NY Times Article 
Acupuncture provides true pain relief.

Essence – One of the “Three Treasures”
Essence, Spirit and Qi (Life Force)


Shoden Reiki I Classes: The Original Japanese Art of Reiki

Sundays 1 - 6 PM, Classes for Individuals and Groups

Book Appointments Online

As a convenience to our existing and new clients, you can now book appointments online.


Patient Consent Form

For new clients to acupuncture.

Patient Info Sheet

For all new clients.

I originally began acupuncture for a back injury (disc bulge + posterior annular tear) as a final effort to avoid a steroid epidural and surgery, which was the initial recommendation from the doctor. After a chiropractor, 2 rounds of physical therapy and 2 other acupuncturists, I saw Eloise and in a few months I was 99% pain free. I now see her every few months for maintenance, not for pain. I should also mention that I am super sensitive to pain and discomfort and Eloise couldn't be any sweeter or gentler. I've even trusted her to put needles in my face and my feet, places that were absolutely off limits to the acupuncturists I saw before her. Eloise has also effectively treated my lingering symptoms from an unfortunate carbon monoxide poisoning, helping to decrease my fatigue and increase my mental clarity. She is MAGIC!!! - Kara

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About Your Practitioner

Eloise Prescott has been involved in Alternative Medicine and Complementary Medicine for almost three decades. She has always been interested in helping people to live a healthier lifestyle. Her patients have expressed that she is a gentle practitioner with a competent and effective approach. Her quiet and relaxing manner has enabled her clients to feel at ease with her almost immediately.

Eloise has a Master's Degree in Acupuncture Medicine that she received from the renowned Won Institute of Graduate Studies. The Won Institute provided an excellent education to her where she also studied the practice of both Meditation and Mindfulness that has prepared her to treat the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. She is professionally licensed by the Board of Medicine of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is fully certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

The primary element of Eloise's treatment regimen is her attention to her client's sensitivities, and her instinctive concern for their dignity and peace of mind. Her use of traditional Chinese Medicine, Five Element Acupuncture, Japanese Acupuncture, and Korean Four Needle Acupuncture offers her clients a full array of proven procedures and techniques that are often complemented by combinations of nutritional therapy and lifestyle upgrades.

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Treatment Locations

205 E. Plumstead Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050

3901 B Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127