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In practice for more than 30 years, Six Fishes has treated thousands of patients with a wide range of complex disorders and illnesses. The practitioners Six Fishes are highly trained in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Our team has a combined 80 years of clinical experience. We feel strongly that Chinese Medicine is one of the most pragmatic and effective options to treat disease and alleviate suffering.

Acupuncture originated in China over 2,500 years ago and continues to be used today by much of the world’s population. Additionally, it is estimated that 80% of the world’s population relies on herbal medicine as part of their health care. It is for this reason that continued learning and discovery in this ancient healing practice is ongoing among all members of the Six Fishes team.

Cara Frank is the founder of Six Fishes. In addition to her patient practice, she is the Director of Chinese Herbology at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies. Her passion about herbal medicine led her to establish the very first herbal dispensary in the United States. She recently completed a book of commentary on ear, nose and throat disorders for publication in early 2014. Because of the dual expertise of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Six Fishes practitioners are often sought out for consultations by other acupuncturists. The team welcomes the opportunity to not only learn, but to share the learning with others in the community.


Recommend strongly for fertility treatments!!! – I have been seeing Cara for 9 months now. When I first saw Cara, I had six pregnancies of which five miscarried. I had been going to fertility doctors for 4 years after the second miscarriage. It did result in 1 live birth which I am very happy about. I went through numerous treatments with fertility drugs and IUI in hopes of having a second baby. Eventually, I gave up - the drugs were affecting me emotionally and physically and I was also advised by my fertility doctor that it would not be prudent to subject me to more drugs. I had heard that acupuncture was effective at treating fertility. My visits to another acupuncturist did not yield results. I moved back to Philadelphia and my previous acupuncturist recommended strongly for me to see Cara. Cara, from our initial meeting, provided a comforting and compassionate environment for me. She understood all the emotional and physical issues I was experiencing. Soon after seeing her, I became pregnant. She provided a holistic approach to keeping my pregnancy with a diet to make sure the baby “sticks” and herbs to keep the pregnancy strong. She was always available for my needs through visits, email and phone calls. I really felt she was personally invested in making sure the baby made it. I am now on my 39th week and happily anticipating the birth of my baby. This has been the most supportive and productive healthcare I have had and opened my eyes to a more balanced, healthier lifestyle with the use of Chinese medicine. She definitely does not take a cookie cutter approach to treating her patients, and customizes care based on a person’s needs and lifestyle!

Arwen