The Practitioner

Lisa McCoog, L.OM, Dipl.OM, M.Ac


Lisa began her medical career as a Wellness and Patient Care Coordinator in integrative medical practices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  While working as a Care Coordinator, she met several acupuncturists and decided to pursue her passion for the healing arts and become an acupuncturist and herbalist.  Through this experience, Lisa has a unique insight into the realm of both Eastern and Western Medicine and is able to work comfortably with practitioners of all disciplines to help her patients optimize their care to maximize the best possible outcomes.

Lisa is a nationally certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine (Dipl. O.M.).  As a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine, Lisa has the highest qualifications in Chinese Medicine available in the United States. She has passed four national board exams to achieve this qualification. Lisa is currently licensed in the State of Pennsylvania. 

Lisa practices Traditional Chinese Medicine, which includes acupuncture, cupping, gua sha and the prescription of Chinese Herbs, 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.

Lisa specializes in pain management, sports injuries, mental emotional issues, digestive disorders, fertility, prenatal care and many other disharmonies.

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


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


  • 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

  • Bachelors of Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


"Lisa was very caring and knowledgeable. She was very competent and professional. I felt so relaxed in her capable hands." -Sharon D. 

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Lisa McCoog, L.OM, Dipl.OM

"I believe that there is a better way to health and wellness.  I believe that true healing can occur when Alternative Medicine works together with Conventional Medicine to help patients achieve their greatest potential and healing.  My goal is to help my patients achieve their greatest level of health and happiness;

whether that is by reducing pain, addressing stress or mental health issues, allergies and digestive disorders or any myriad of things in between.”

-Lisa McCoog, L.OM, Dipl.OM, M.Ac

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"I came to Island Life with an impressive list of ailments that I did not want to address with drugs, we're we're not responding to medication. Suffice to say that after just a few visits the list has gotten remarkably smaller. I admit to being a bit of a skeptic going in, but no longer. Not only is the process painless, Lisa's caring nature is a delight." -I.L.

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