The Practitioners of Bucks County Acupuncture Clinic are licensed, board certified, and both graduated top of their class at the nations leading Acupuncture college, the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine(PCOM) in New York City. The training consisted of thousands of hours of Clinical experience at the colleges busy downtown community clinic. The program included advanced needling techniques, five element acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture, and the treatment of orthopedic, pediatric, and modern western diseases.
In addition to completing the Acupuncture program, Erin and Dennis both undertook PCOM’s s rigorous Oriental Medicine Program which consisted of additional training in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Eastern Nutrition therapy, and Tui Na Hand and Structural Techniques. This allowed them the distinction of being licensed as a Oriental Medicine Practitioner (L.OM) under the Pennsylvania board of medicine. Erin and Dennis achieved the highest level of board Certification from the NCCAOM, consisting of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Biomedicine, and Oriental Medicine.
To read more about the individual practitioners, please continue below.
Dr. Dennis Galvin DAOM, LAc
Dennis developed a passion for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine at a young age, through his experience with severe asthma. Despite intense prescription regimens and frequent hospitalizations, his health only began to improve when he was brought to an Oriental Medicine Practitioner.
To greater serve his patients, he returned to Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and earned his Doctoral degree. His focus is treating chronic pain/injuries, and modern western diseases. He has achieved great results in the treatment of the following pain conditions,
- Sports and exercise related injuries
- Back Pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Hip pain
- Knee Pain
- Joint Disorders
- Plantar Fascitis
- Tennis/Golfers Elbow
- Carpal Tunnel
Additionally, he has had great success treating a variety of conditions with Acupuncture and Chinese herbal Medicine , such as
- Post Stroke Recovery
- Skin Conditions
- Frequent Colds
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Fertility Issues
Based on his personal experience with the healing power of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dennis decided to pursue a career as an Acupuncturist and Herbalist. Since then, his mission has been to share Traditional Chinese Medicine with those in need.
Erin Foster LAc, MSTOM
Erin Foster graduated valedictorian. She first experienced acupuncture and herbal medicine as a patient. A life-changing series of acupuncture treatments began a journey of spiritual healing which still continues to this day. The depth of this experience with Chinese Medicine led Erin to change careers, and pursue a degree in Oriental Medicine. During her studies, she discovered a passion for the five element style of acupuncture, which is focused on strengthening the patient’s constitutional element in order to uncover and nurture their deepest self. She has continued to study five element acupuncture by attending the “Whole Heart Acupuncture” Series with renowned — teacher, Thea Elijah, and completing a mentorship series “Medicine Without Form” under her guidance. Five element acupuncture focuses on bringing the spirit back into alignment. It is therefore, very effective way to support people with anxiety and depression.
Before becoming an acupuncturist/herbalist, Erin worked as a special education teacher with children with autism. Her interest in pediatric issues led her to work with a pediatric specialist during her clinical training at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York. Here, she treated children from infancy through adolescence with patience, care and compassion for unique childhood and adolescent issues. Working with children and teens continues to be a joyful and fulfilling experience for Erin. Other areas of interest include treatment for anxiety and depression, women’s health and fertility, digestive disorders and migraines. She is profoundly grateful for the effect of Chinese Medicine on her life and is looking forward to sharing its benefits with you!