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Dr. Janet B. Leidy
D.H.Sc., M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., LMT, BCTMB
Licensed Acupuncturist

Dr. Janet Leidy is a licensed acupuncturist who is a board certified diplomate in acupuncture with the NCCAOM.  She currently serves as the Director of the Doctor of Acupuncture Program at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies as well as Associate Professor.  She also served as the Acupuncture Studies Department Chair at Won from 2012 to 2016 and an adjunct professor of acupuncture from 2016-2019.  In addition to her academic role at the Won Institute, Dr. Leidy also currently serves as a part time adjunct professor at Huntington University of Health Sciences.  

Dr. Leidy has an extensive background in both the teaching and practice of bodywork and the healing sciences.  In 2002, she founded the National Academy of Massage Therapy & Healing Sciences where she served as Executive Director and Director of Massage Therapy Education from 2002-2010.  She later sold the massage therapy school to the Lansdale School of Business, an accredited junior college in North Wales, PA.  Dr. Leidy has a Doctor of Health Science degree from NOVA Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where she completed her capstone research on acupuncture and weight loss.  She has a Masters degree in Acupuncture Studies from the Won Institute of Graduate Studies where she graduated as class valedictorian. Her Bachelor of Arts degree in nutrition is from Rowan University. Dr. Leidy also completed the Chinese Herbal Medicine certification program at the Won Institute and is currently pursuing her National Board Certification in Chinese Herbal Medicine.  Her private acupuncture practice, Acupuncture For Life, is located in Lansdale, PA. 
 

Education  
DOCTOR OF HEALTH SCIENCE
Nova Southeastern University,  Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  

TRADITIONAL KOREAN MEDICINE CERTIFICATION 
Wonkwang University, Jeollabuk-do, Iksan, South Korea 

CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE CERTIFICATION 
Won Institute of Graduate Studies,  Glenside, Pennsylvania.   

MASTER OF ACUPUNCTURE STUDIES                                                                                                 
Won Institute of Graduate Studies, Glenside, Pennsylvania
Traditional Chinese Medicine, 5 Element Acupuncture, Korean Acupuncture, Shiatsu and Tuina.  
Class Valedictorian 
         
ACUPUNCTURE INTERNSHIP 
Won Institute of Graduate Studies, Glenside, Pennsylvania

MASSAGE THERAPY CERTIFICATION DIPLOMA                                                                                                                  
Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy, Quakertown, Pennsylvania  
   
BACHELOR OF ARTS, NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
 
Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey
Graduated with honors, Summa Cum Laude. Permanent President’s List.  
     
ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE, NUTRITION/DIETETIC TECHNICIAN 
Camden County College, Blackwood, New Jersey
Graduated with honors, Summa Cum Laude.  Permanent President’s List.  
    
OTHER TRAINING:
 
Dry Needling / Medical Acupuncture, Master Level (Niel Asher Healthcare), 2019
•Kinesio-taping for Trigger Points (Niel Asher Healthcare), 2019 
Mu-Xing Reflexology (Susan Hanna, CMT, LMT)
Shiatsu For the Table (Shannon Haughey, LMT, CYI) 
Mu-Xing Reflexology (Susan Hanna, CMT, LMT)
Shiatsu For the Table (Shannon Haughey, LMT, CYI)
•Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitated Stretching & Kinesiology Taping Basics, Premier Continuing Education
•Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture (Shellie Goldstein Method, L.Ac.) 
•NAT Anatomy of Pain Trigger Point Therapy, Master Level (Niel Asher, Advanced Trigger Point Therapy)
•NAT Stability, Sport and Performance Movement, Master Level (Niel Asher, Advanced Trigger Point Therapy)
•Oncology Massage (Beth Villante, RN, LMT)
•Gua Sha (Lash Method)
•Dr. Raphael Nogier Auriculotherapy Acupuncture
•Dr. Tan Balance Method Acupuncture for Trauma and Sports Injuries
•Dr. Tan Balance Method Acupuncture 1, 2, 3
•Acupuncturists without Borders
•Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (Virginia Doran)
•Authentic Thai Massage (Noparat Chantarasuwan)
•Aromatherapy Certification (Institute For Integrative Studies)
•Lymphatic Drainage  (Vodder and Chikly Methods)
•Trigger Point Therapy (Travell Method)
•Medical Massage (Turchaninov Method)
•Hot Stone Massage (Nature’s Stones, Inc.)
•Touch for Health Applied Kinesiology Instructor Training
•Touch for Health Applied Kinesiology Levels 1-4 
•Equine Myofascial Release (Barnes Method)
•Active Isolated Stretching (Aaron Mattes Method)

•Cranio Sacral Therapy  (John Upledger Method)
•CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor Training (American Red Cross) 
•Myofascial Release and Unwinding (John Barnes Method)