AN  ANCIENT TRADITION


Traditional Chinese Medicine - Classical Chinese Medicine

Where the art & science of acupuncture, moxibustion and Chinese herbal medicine come alive


My formal education and profession....

       I completed  Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees at East Stroudsburg University with post graduate degree work at Penn State University; awarded Doctor of Oriental Medicine (OMD: Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine) from Eastern Oriental Medical School (Dongeui-Kyung Univ, S. Korea); and graduated the International University for Complementary Medicine receiving Doctor of Medicine (Holistic Medicine:Sri Lanka):MD:MA Medicina Alternativa. I am a graduate of the US Army Management Staff College (Ft Belvoir, Va.) ; Retired US Federal Civil Service-Department of the Army-Health & Welfare (Division Chief).   I serve as a Diplomate for the National Commission for the Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM); National Board Certified and licensed by the Pennsylvania State Medical Board.  I have been engaged in the arts and sciences of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture since 1969.  My international education and travel includes study of Japanese, Chinese, ancient Greek and ancient Egyptian acupuncture/ herbal medicine.


   I am pleased to offer a traditional acupuncture, moxibustion and/or Chinese herbal medicine services to our Cumberland Valley community. Chinese Medicine is holistic approach to your health.

     We offer a preventive health maintenance program as well as treatment for acute and chronic conditions.   While I treat most conditions, I see a great many people for pain management, GERD, diabetes, anxiety and allergies.   Services are provided in a private setting. I am skilled in Chinese, Japanese, Korean needling techniques and moxibustion. I will adjust needling techniques based on your ability to tolerate certain methods.  I have been formally trained in Japanese Seifukujutsu therapy.   Diet, nutrition and exercise are all part of the discussion when appropriate. Appointments are on the hour.  Plan on 45 minutes for the visit.

   I will assess your syndrome or pattern of disharmony using a set of diagnostic tools to include: to include questioning, palpation and visual inspection.  I am pleased to see your physician or healthcare provider's diagnosis, MRI, Xray or Blood chemistry.  All visits and information is, of course, confidential.

       Before proceeding we will agree on a treatment plan based on the nature of your ailment and your need.  As in all medical offices a series of treatments is necessary. I am honored to routinely assist Military Veterans with health matters.


 Remember....All diseases are rooted in the Shen-Spirit.  It all starts with a thought.


  In keeping with the origin of Chinese Medicine and Wu Shu philosophy (martial art), I have remained a student of Judo for five decades.  It was this sport/art form that introduced me to Asian Medicine. I am ranked Shichidan (7th degree Black Belt) in Kodenkan Judo and awarded the internationally recognized title of Professor.   I am also recorded in the Martial Art Hall of Fame for my work in preserving this ancient art form.  This ranking and education positions me well to assist with athletic or mechanical injuries utilizing arts known as Tuina (Chinese Medicine) and Seifukujutsu Danzan-Ryu (Japanese art of Healing).  I bring this great history of ancient healing arts to my practice.  I have written several books that detail ancient medicine and martial art.  Danzan Ryu Seifukujutsu: The Art of Healing is available at Amazon Books (2024).  Seifukujutsu is a form of Japanese Edo Period theurapeutic bodywork that involves various techniques to promote relaxation, alleviate pain and improve mental / physical well being.  I have committed one hundred and thirty-three thousand (133,000) words to five hundred and thirty eight (538) pieces of paper with roughly five hundred (500) photographs/illustrations to offer you a glimpse into an ancient art form.   Open your mind.


 Ask your health insurance company about acupuncture coverage.


Today, there are four (4) acupuncture disciplines.  The first is adopted by Physical Therapy practitioners and called dry needling.  Requires a 300 hr training program.  This therapy is for muscular conditions only.  The mechanical dysfunction is treated.  There is no National Board  Commission certification. The second is performed by your Primary Care Physician (PCP) as an additional therapy,  It is  conventional medicine (science bias) wth an objective finding and diagnosis. Acupuncture needle only.  The disease is treated along with meds.  Requires a 300 hr training program.  There is no National Board Commission certification.The third is modern day (MCM) acupuncture (mistakenly called TCM).  It is a blend of eastern and western medicine.  This again, is based on conventional western medicine with a bias toward science and objective findings.  It is acupuncture only.  Requires a four or six year College acupuncture program. The disease is treated. National Board (NCCAOM) certification required.  There is a National Board Certification. The fourth is Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM (Classical) which employs acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, exercise, diet and herbal formulas.  The diagnosis is driven by assessment of natural self regulating systems.  There is no bias toward conventional medicine objective findings and science based conclusions.  Through questions/answers and observations,  a disharmony is identified.  The patient is treated and the disease responds.  Requires a four or six year  College acupuncture degree program. National Board (NCCAOM) certification is required.


Acupuncture practice and protocols can be found in the Ancient Chinese, Greek and Egyptian cultures.


Acupuncture or Herbal Dietary Consultation/treatment is $80.00.


We do not retail Japanese or Chinese Herbal formulas.  All herbal/dietary guidance is limited to current patients.


World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies

Japan Society of Acupuncture & Moxibustion

Confederation Francaise de Medecine Traditionelle  Chinoise







 PA Worker's Compensation 







Under the umbrella of Chinese Medicine we find:

Acupuncture, moxibustion, meditation, directed exercises, diet and herbal medicine.






A photo of our herbal preparation room.  Shown are: Chinese Herbal  Medicine cabinet & Japanese, kamakura period, wood (Spruce) carving of Shingon monk performing a martial art exercise. (click)

Office Hours:    Monday-Friday  9 am to 6 pm    717 243 8500























Office Lobby


Pictured is a Japanese, spruce wood, carving of Tengu. Tengu, half man/half bird, creature is found in Japanese mythology.  He had super natural healing talents and extraordinary martial art skills. He was able to transform and travel great distances in a moment.  His fan (tessen) was used to create wind storms.  His sword remains hidden.


This mischievous supernatural being was known for playing tricks on greedy and arrogant individuals.










Dr. Kiehl and Mr. Daisuke exploring Japanese Ishoku Dogen (Food is medicine)


London, United Kingdom

September 2023



Dr. Kiehl and Mr Hasan researching

ancient Persian Medicine remedies.


Istanbul Bazaar (Kundu)

Antalya Lara, Turkiye 

September 2023

Douglas C. Kiehl BA, MA ,OMD (Doctor of Oriental Medicine), L.Ac.(Licensed Acupuncturist), MD:MA (Doctor of Medicine: Medicina Alternativa)

Dr. Kiehl and Chinese Army Major General Kuo Jung Lee (Taiwan) exchanging Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine gifts 2018

Mr Gallimore and Dr. Kiehl discussing ancient Utzi Mummy 3350 BC Acupuncture, Como, Italian Alps, Italy 2022


Dr. Kiehl at British Museum Rosetta Stone discovery 200th Anniversary: Ancient Greek and Egyptian 1500 BC acupuncture  London UK 2022

Dr. Kiehl and Master Sendo, Japanese acupuncture,  Kyoto, Japan

2019  (click)

Dr. Kiehl and Jean Kiehl investigating ancient Greek and Egyptian acupuncture 

Istanbul and Antalya Turkiye 2022

Dr. Kiehl & Dr. David Hwang, 7th Chinese Congress, Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine 1998  (click)

Dr. Kiehl and Master Tachi, Japanese acupuncture, Kyoto, Japan

2019  (click)

In memory of the late Master Seipoong (Ted) Chang, Korean Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine  Dong Eui Medical School Advisor, Seoul, S. Korea.   1988 (click)

Dr. Kiehl & Shingon Buddhist Monk Yamamoto exchanging gifts.  Mountain of Shinto and Esoteric Buddhism, Koyasan, Japan

  2019     (click)

Dr. Kiehl and Jean Kiehl exploring Meso-american medicine Teotihucan Mexico City 2013

 Dr. Kiehl and  Shingon Buddhist Priest  Wada, Mountain of Shinto & Esoteric Buddhism, exchanging gifts, Koyasan, Japan

 2019   (click)

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