Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Educator and Author, Cara Frank, L.OM. is the founder of Six Fishes Chinese Medicine, with two Philadelphia locations. Deeply committed to the health and wellness of her patients, she leads a team of practitioners who specialize in Herbology, fertility, EENT disorders, pediatrics, and internal medicine.
Cara is a 1983 graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture. She graduated from Empire State College in 1988, where she received a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Chinese Medical Studies. Her herbal training was with Ted Kaptchuk, OMD, Simon Mills and at the Xi Yuan Hospital in Beijing, China. It was in China, that her love affair with Chinese herbs took root, and still flourishes. Recently, Cara has studied Classical Formulas with Dr. Huang Huang of Nanjing.
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In practice since 1983, Cara has been teaching Chinese Herbology since 1996. Cara has been the founder and director of two Chinese Herb Departments, where she designed innovative curriculums, meeting all national accreditation standards. Over the years, she's taught acupuncturists, doctors, nurses, veterinarians, botanists, and researchers with a bright and humorous teaching style.
In 1991, she founded China Herb Company, which was the first mail-order compounding Chinese herbal dispensary in the United States. Cara has developed a line of her own herbal formulas, including formulas for cancer support, respiratory and pediatric health under the brand name "Six Fishes Chinese Herbs."
She is the co-author of "TCM Case Studies: Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders" Published in 2013 by Peoples Medical Publishing House.
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After finishing her Master’s degree in San Diego, she relocated to Philadelphia to be closer to family and has been loving getting to know this fantastic city.
When she’s not treating patients, she is hanging out with her daughter and very spoiled dog and cat in their neighborhood of Fairmount. She warmly welcomes you to her practice.