Six Fishes founder, Cara Frank wants acupuncture treatment to be affordable and accessible to everyone. Many people’s budgets are stretched thin, leaving little extra for self-care. This fact, combined with exciting growth of Philadelphia’s Gray’s Ferry Triangle neighborhood, served as the inspiration to open a friendly, community centered practice: Six Fishes Neighborhood Acupuncture was born! 

Six Fishes Neighborhood Acupuncture provides private acupuncture treatments along with affordable, semi-private and mid-priced acupuncture treatments. Modeled after the hospital clinics in China, semi-private acupuncture treatments will be provided on massage tables separated by drapes to provide full body acupuncture treatments at an affordable rate. 

New to SFNA:Therapeutic Massage. We are delighted to offer this service to the community. Ilia Stranko, LMT brings her strong training in many massage techniques along with her sunny disposition to our office. 

Joining Cara in the practice is an outstanding group of practitioners who are experienced leaders in the field of Chinese Medicine: Dr. Lynnae Schwartz, M.D. M. Ac., Joseph Goldfedder, L.OM. DIPL. OM.,Each practitioner offers a unique and singular specialty, all are committed to treating people in every phase of life.


  • 2308 Grays Ferry Avenue
  • Philadelphia PA 19146
  • Tel (215) 867-5153
  • Fax (267) 928-3042


Monday 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday 12:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday 12:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: By Appointment only
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions

What does semi-private treatment mean?

Treatments are given in a peaceful open room with massage tables that are separated by drapes. Soft music plays, a fish tank bubbles in the background, cell phones are turned off and voices are kept low. Although there are other people near you, everyone is resting or sleeping. It is a very peaceful, sunny and beautiful space. To insure your privacy, we do a short intake in a private consultation room before your treatment.

Can I get custom herb formulas at Six Fishes Neighborhood Acupuncture?

Six Fishes Neighborhood Acupuncture carries a large selection of herbal formulas in pill, liquid and granular form. If a custom formula is the best treatment option for you, then the formula will be filled by China Herb Company located at 750 South 15th Street. From there, you can pick it up, it can be shipped or it can be delivered to Six Fishes Neighborhood Acupuncture the next day.

What if I want private acupuncture treatment?

In addition to the semi-private part of the practice, we offer two private acupuncture treatment rooms for those who prefer complete discretion and privacy.

A distinct advantage of Six Fishes is the flexibility to choose between treatment options. For instance, you might have a complicated condition and prefer private treatment. Then, when your symptoms are stabilized, you can be treated in the semi-private side of the practice for maintenance. We maintain electronic record keeping, making it easy for different practitioners to follow your case history.

I’m not sure if I need private or semi-private treatment. How do I decide?

We are happy to help you make this decision. If you have a complicated medical history, additional privacy insures that we are able to ask sensitive questions and that you are able to answer them without fear of being overheard. We like to provide ample time for careful differential diagnosis and treatment and we want you to have the best care possible. Private acupuncture insures that complex cases receive the appropriate time and attention.

That having been said, many people have routine complaints that work exceptionally well in a group setting. Sprains and strains, acute colds, headaches, and more are easily treated in an affordable group setting. What’s more, there is tremendous healing power in a group setting, where people are resting in a quiet healing space together. Some people prefer it, finding it comforting and meditative.

Are you accessible to handicapped people?

Yes, we are proud that our office is wheelchair accessible.

What does it cost?

Semi- Private Treatments:

$60 for the initial visit and $40 thereafter.

Private Acupunture:

Lynnae Schwartz, M.D. and Cara Frank, L.OM:

$150 for the initial intake and treatment, $95 thereafter

Simply the best – I found Cara four years ago when I was seven months pregnant with twins and looking for a practioner to help me avoid a C-section. No no one would see me—until I called Cara. I see her still, only now I’m recovering from cancer. Now as then, she helps me help myself. She provides truly person-centered care, taking the time to listen and respond. The new office is warm and relaxing and the herbs are awesome. I would follow her anywhere—she is the best.

Marian S.