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What can acupuncture do for you?

Kristen's approach to acupuncture through the Five Element Treatment is an experience that feels beyond explanation. The benefits of this system are felt in the physical body, but also reach far into the subtle layers of emotional health, mental wellness, and energetic healing.
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Maybe you haven’t been feeling like yourself. Something feels off but you don’t know what it is. That chronic pain, that grief, that nagging feeling— instead of releasing has gotten stuck. You’ve noticed unexplained symptoms or you’ve been trapped in the same thought cycles. Acupuncture can help.

Five-Element Constitutional Acupuncture will allow your body to guide us through the healing process. Unlike other forms of acupuncture where the needles act like a prescription for your symptoms, this is a method where we walk you and your body, step by step, back into balance. Your specific needs will guide the treatment and your body will tell us the story. Each session will be extremely personalized and each acupuncture point will meet you right where you are.


Five Element Acupuncture is a gentle method of addressing and rebalancing emotions stored in the physical body.


This whole-person approach looks beyond the symptoms and can melt physical tension and bring relief from chronic illness.


Find release from mental patterns, stress, and trauma.

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What to expect at your appointments.

At your first appointment, we will explore your health history and life experiences. I will always ask you how you want to feel. Our initial acupuncture sessions will clear and reset the balance in your physical body, your emotions, and your nervous system. 

You may leave treatment feeling lighter in your body and more spacious in your mind. Some say the sun and the trees outside seem brighter. After a few treatments, most people begin to notice significant shifts in their physical state and day-to-day experiences. At each follow-up we will check in about any observations, arising needs or changes and each session will build on the last. 

I use a combination of acupuncture needles and moxibustion, an herbal heat therapy which adds more energy to the acupuncture points. Some needles will occasionally be retained, but in the Five-Element Acupuncture style, most needles are gently inserted then removed immediately after the sensation is felt. You are invited to engage with the experience as much or as little as you like. I will generally stay in the room with you throughout your session and will give you my full attention and presence. I may use other tools such as Zero Balancing, a touch therapy that works directly with the bones and joints, Gua Sha for releasing tension and stagnation in the muscles, or tuning fork vibrational therapy which can access the body’s deepest reserves.

I am looking forward to working with you.

What does acupuncture treat?

Common Conditions

mental health,

emotional health,




chronic stress,

chronic pain,

chronic illness,

chronic fatigue,

pediatric issues,

behavioral issues,

grief and loss,

neurological disorders,

life transitions,

abuse survivors,

cancer treatment support,




Meet Dr. Kristen Voget, D.Ac. L.Ac.

I am humbled by this medicine and how profoundly it can improve the quality of life for so many people. The goal of truly inhabiting oneself, is a concept I hold at the heart of all of my acupuncture treatments.
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Dr. Kristen Voget, D.Ac. L.Ac.

Dr. Voget is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine and received her Doctor of Acupuncture and Master of Acupuncture degrees from the Won Institute of Graduate Studies. She works as the acupuncture provider on the holistic care team at the Yang Institute of Integrative Medicine where she treats patients with complex psychiatric conditions. She is certified in Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy from The Embody Lab and has found that acupuncture offers an opportunity for change in the emotional self that may not be accessible through other forms of therapy alone. She is passionate about supporting patients as they release the effects of stress, trauma, and chronic illness and specializes in treating adults and children who have experienced difficult life events.

Outside of the office, Dr. Voget is a mom and stepmom and loves yoga, biking and hiking with her dog and family. Her favorite moments are when she gets to eat her almond butter sandwich for lunch at the top of a very tall mountain while taking in the vast scenery and breathing the bright, fresh air.

I cannot express the amount of gratitude and honor to have Kristen guide me on my healing path. Her gifts of infinite compassion, wisdom, and empathy never ceases to surprise me and her intuition has never missed. Each treatment is a collaborative effort that has over time, taught me to hone my own intuition and learn to listen to the language of my own body. Kristen offers a sanctuary both within and without. She is truly talented and I would recommend her to everyone.
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