LiveWell Medicine Staff

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Top Row from Left to Right:  Alana Kirby (Billing Specialist), Lauren Leuschner (Massage Therapist), Aneesa Weinstein (Adviser), Deborah Delgado (Office Manager).

Front Row from Left to Right, Brian Lau (Acupuncturist), Douglas Weinstein (Acupuncturist, Founder).

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J. Douglas Weinstein M.OM, L.OM, Dipl.OM
Master of Oriental Medicine, Nationally Board Certified (NCCAOM), Founder of LiveWell Medicine
Douglas Weinstein is licensed to practice acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Pennsylvania. He works in conjunction with Western-trained medical doctors to give the best all-around care that a patient can receive.

Before Douglas Weinstein was ever a professional acupuncturist, he was a patient. For 10+ years, Douglas has experienced the benefits of acupuncture and Chinese medicine as a patient. In 2001, Douglas had his first encounter with acupuncture, experiencing a drastic improvement in his seasonal allergies and asthma along with a reduction in his stress levels, while undergoing wellness treatments. Since then he has used acupuncture to maintain his health, feel great, and further reduce stress.

In 2004, Douglas graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s degree in Public and Community Health. In 2005, Douglas began his career in the integrative health field, studying acupuncture at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. Douglas received his Master’s degree in Acupuncture in 2008. He furthered his studies in Chinese medicine, by completing a 3-year post-graduate program in Chinese herbal medicine in 2011. After obtaining his certificate in Chinese herbal medicine, Douglas became a teaching assistant for the next class of post-graduate Chinese herbal medicine students. In 2014, Douglas received his second Master’s degree, which was a Master’s of Oriental Medicine. Subsequently, he became Nationally Board Certified in Oriental Medicine by the N.C.C.A.O.M.

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Brian Lau, M.OM, L.OM, Dipl.OM
Master of Oriental Medicine, Nationally Board Certified (NCCAOM)
Brian Lau is licensed to practice Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in Pennsylvania and has a dual Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He has always had a desire to help others, and that is why he started his career in healthcare. In addition to his training in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Brian has a unique blend of Western medical knowledge from working 10+ years as a registered nurse. This training gives Brian a unique position of having considerable knowledge in BOTH Eastern and Western medicine – something which few individuals possess.

Brian began his career in healthcare at Northern Arizona University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He has extensive experience working in the mental health and addiction field, where he has enjoyed working with people of all age groups and backgrounds. It was this work that lead him to discover the field of acupuncture and how effective it can be in healing both the mind and the body. This discovery was thanks to the talented acupuncturists he met and was later mentored and healed by, coupled with his desire to connect to his own Chinese roots.

Brian soon went on to attend the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, where he obtained his Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine, as well as a certification in the Chinese Body work known as Tui Na. Brian later became board certified in Oriental medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

More recently, Brian moved from his home state of Arizona to join our practice, Live Well Medicine, in Hershey, PA, where he shares his knowledge and expertise with his patients.

Albert Einstein once said, “Problems cannot be solved with the same mindset that created them.” Brian does not like the idea of getting stuck as a healer, so that is why he constantly learns and finds new tools and skills to help others with. He strives to help others who are motivated to transform and renew their minds and bodies and not conform to the patterns that cause them to get sick and feel stuck in their lives.

Janessa Benedict M.OM, L.OM, Dipl.OM
Master of Oriental Medicine, Nationally Board Certified (NCCAOM)
Janessa Benedict completed her master’s degree in Oriental Medicine in 2015 from the acclaimed AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas. She is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania through the State Board of Medicine. She is nationally board certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Janessa’s path to acupuncture was not a usual one. After completing her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Biology in 2009 at Suny Purchase, Janessa was at cross-roads determining her future career path. While living in Maryland, she attended a lecture at an acupuncture school where she became fascinated with one of Oriental Medicine's basic philosophies: the body being designed to heal itself. It was after this lecture that Janessa decided she wanted to seriously consider going to acupuncture school, but like most was a bit skeptical.

Janessa decided to try acupuncture before deciding to commit her life to this field.

Janessa's first acupuncture treatment made her a believer. She immediately noticed a reduction in her pain, increased range of motion, and felt completely rejuvenated. This was after a serious car accident five years prior that resulted in chronic neck and back pain.

After completing several years of clinical practice, Janessa is a firm believer that the body is designed to heal itself naturally. She states: “Often with modern ways of living we cause imbalances in the body leading to disease. When we use acupuncture, herbal medicine, exercise, and manual therapies we can rebalance the body.” Janessa's patients love being empowered to take control of their health through long-term solution-driven plans, including dietary and lifestyle recommendations.

Highlights to her training include: tutelage under world-renowned pulse diagnosis master, Dr. William Morris; clinical internships with many of the best acupuncturists recruited from China; rotations in clinical settings where acupuncture was utilized hand-in-hand with Western medicine; special focus areas in: Fertility, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Chronic Pain, Neuropathy, Diabetes, & Degenerative Eye diseases to name a few. Her training beyond acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine extend to exercise, nutrition, and manual therapies.

Helping people and traveling have always been two of Janessa’s passions. She also enjoys spending time outdoors & eating delicious foods when she is not in the clinic.

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Lauren Leuschner, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
With a strong desire to help others using hands-on techniques, Lauren first became interested in massage after being attuned to Reiki energy work in 2009. Lauren is a 2014 graduate of HACC’s 900-hour Massage Therapy program. The program covers a wide range of massage therapies, including trigger point therapy, deep tissue, maternity, Swedish, etc. Through massage therapy, Lauren enjoys helping clients relieve their stress and trauma stored in their muscle tissue. Aside from massage, Lauren loves nature and being outdoors with her three dogs and four ducks. She has many hobbies, including hiking, kayaking, reading, and painting.