Meet Our Newest Practitioner: Kelly Scott, L.OM.

Meet Our Newest Practitioner: Kelly Scott, L.OM.

Adding a new acupuncturist to our practice isn’t so easy. I’ve learned to be patient and wait for the right person to come along. We need an acupuncturist who shares our values of supporting the health of community with acupuncture, and who also is passionate about Chinese herbology. Not to mention, a person we enjoy hanging around with! 

We’re thrilled to introduce to you Six Fishes newest practitioner, Kelly Scott, L.OM. We’ve interviewed her so that you can get to know her better. We think you’ll love her too! Interested in scheduling an appointment? You can- right here.

Q: Where did you grow up?

A: Coatesville, PA

Q: How did you find yourself initially interested in acupuncture and TCM?

A: I’ve suffered from knee problems since my teens. At one point, I decided to train for the Philadelphia Marathon and knew I needed to do something different than what I’d tried before so I could finish the race. On a whim, I got an acupuncture treatment from an amazing practitioner in Maryland and the rest is history.

Q: What is your favorite aspect of practicing acupuncture?

A: I have a deep fascination and appreciation for how similar and unique the form of any body can be from the next. I absolutely love that through acupuncture and herbal medicine I can influence and balance the many individual layers of a person to help them achieve optimal health.

Q: What is your mission in this line of work?

A: To make Chinese Medicine as accessible and affordable as possible.

Q: How would you describe the goals you want to achieve with your clients?

A: The goal is to form a truly collaborative health partnership. It’s really important to me that my clients are taking an active role in their healthcare. Together, we’re customizing their treatments so that we can ensure that all of their unique needs are being acknowledged. I’m guiding them towards themselves so they can utilize all the innate wisdom their bodies have to offer.

Q: What are some habits or lifestyle recommendations you feel would benefit people’s health the most?

A: Breathing correctly!

Q: Do you have a spiritual practice? If so, what is it?

A: I meditate daily.

Q: What does your morning routine look like?

A: Meditation (a MUST)

Running

Tea

A few pages of poetry

Q: Are there any books that helped shape your perspective and you enjoy recommending to others?

A: The Captain’s Verses - Pablo Neruda

Q: Do you have a favorite quote?

“Fortune favors the bold”

Q: What are you currently most passionate about?

A: Connecting more underserved communities to Chinese Medicine!

Q: What do you like to do in your free time and for fun?

A: I love collecting vinyl, devouring good books, checking out live shows and spending time with all the good people in my life.

Q: Who do you look up to?

A: Both of my grandmothers and James Baldwin. 

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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.