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About Us

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At Island Life Acupuncture, we believe everyone deserves a vacation from their pain. We are here to help you live healthier and happier lives. 

Island Life Acupuncture is based in Abington, Pennsylvania and is led by Dr. Lisa McCoog, DACM. At Island Life Acupuncture, we have a different perspective: that your care is not separate but integrated with your Western care. We embrace both Eastern and Western medicine to ensure you receive the best outcomes possible. 

Our mission is to provide holistic, yet science-based solutions for our patient's medical conditions that are environmentally friendly and sustainable for the individual, the community and the ecosystem.

Lisa is a very gifted acupuncturist, who provides superior treatment for her patients, in a very caring, attentive, and thoughtful way. Each treatment is carefully customized to target the needs of the patient.


— Wendy B


The Practitioner

Dr. Lisa has been working in the medical field since 2009 and has worked with various pain management clinics in PA and NJ, prior to opening Island Life Acupuncture in 2015. Dr. Lisa has first hand experience in Eastern and Western Medicine and works comfortably with practitioners of all disciplines to help her patients optimize their care to maximize the best possible outcomes.


Dr. Lisa is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM).  Dr. Lisa is board certified and is a nationally certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Dipl. O.M.). Dr. Lisa is currently licensed to practice in the States of Pennsylvania and Florida.


​Dr. Lisa practices Traditional Chinese Medicine, combined with Orthopedic Acupuncture, a form of acupuncture that focuses on the musculoskeletal system in depth to treat pain, heal injuries and restore normal function to the body.​ 


​When not working, Lisa enjoys all things outdoors, especially SCUBA diving with her husband, traveling, hiking, and kayaking.

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Dr. Lisa McCoog


Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Nationally Board Certified in Oriental Medicine

  • Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine,
    American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine,
    San Francisco, CA

  • Certificate in Chinese Herbology,
    The WON Institute of Graduate Studies,
    Glenside, PA

  • Masters in Acupuncture (M.Ac), Valedictorian,
    The WON Institute of Graduate Studies,
    Glenside, PA

Licensing and Certification
  • Practitioner of Oriental Medicine (L.OM.),
    Pennsylvania Board of Medicine

  • Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Dipl.OM.),
    National Certification Commission of
    Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

  • Acupuncture Physician (AP)
    Florida Board of Acupuncture

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  • What does acupunture treat?
    Acupuncture is amazing at treating any type of pain condition and is excellent at treating a wide range of internal conditions. Acupuncture is also helpful for anxiety, allergies, fertility, autoimmune/endocrine problems, GI problems and many more conditions. We also offer cancer supportive care. If you are unsure if we can help, give us a call.
  • Does Acupuncture hurt?
    No. Acupuncture utilizes needles the size of a dog or cat’s whisker and it is very comfortable. Many patients take a nap during their treatment and leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.
  • How many treatments do I need?
    The number of treatments you will need will vary from person to person based on your specific condition, the amount of time you have had it, etc. For complex, long standing conditions, 1-2 treatments per week for several months may be recommended. Typically for acute problems, fewer visits are required. For health maintenance, we recommend monthly tune-ups.
  • What to expect?
    Acupuncture is quick and painless. You will be at the office 45 minutes to 1 hour. You will have an initial consultation with Dr. Lisa to see if you are a candidate for acupuncture. If you are determined to be a candidate for acupuncture, treatment can begin that day. Once you have had your evaluation, you will be given an estimate of the number of treatments likely needed based on evidence-based data. Dr. Lisa will conduct your acupuncture treatment, and you will be left to relax for about 30 minutes on the table. You will have follow ups 1-2 times per week based upon your treatment plan.
  • Is acupuncture safe while I am pregnant?
    Yes! Regular acupuncture is recommended throughout your pregnancy. It can help combat morning sickness, nausea, headaches, sciatica pain and more.
  • Do you take insurance?
    We are in network with Independence and BCBS. We do accept some other policies if you have out of network acupuncture benefits. Please contact us and we will happily verify your coverage. If you have a HSA or FSA account you can use that for your acupuncture visits.

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