WellPoint was founded in 2005 by wife and husband team Teresa Tat and Adam Schreiber. While we have been in different locations over the years, 2019 marks the tenth year in our space on Fairmount Avenue! Here’s to the next ten!
Teresa TatL.OM, MAOM, Dipl. OM
Teresa is an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine and certified in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Teresa received her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture in Massachusetts where she studied TCM and Japanese styles of acupuncture. Teresa has studied Kiiko Matsumoto, Master Tung and Dr. Tan styles of acupuncture through the years. She also did a 2 year Chinese herbal mentorship with master herbalist Sharon Weizenbaum in Amherst, MA. Teresa has served as an adjunct faculty for the Won Institute’s Chinese herb program since 2011.
Adam is an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist licensed by the PA Board of Medicine and certied in Oriental Medicine by the National Certication Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He graduated with a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture. Adam has completed extensive advanced study in Sports Medicine and Orthopedic acupuncture techniques. He was the chief editor of "Sports Medicine Acupuncture", a landmark text on the acupuncture treatment of orthopedic conditions. He has also worked on four clinical trials at the University of PA, all of which were related to acupuncture and cancer symptoms. Adam has a BA in Psychology from Washington Univ. in St. Louis. You might see him hiking or biking on the trails of the Wissahickon, where he loves to hang out!
Adam SchreiberL.OM, MAOM, Dipl. OM
Jason RinkerL.Ac, MAc
Jason is passionate about health, fitness, and helping people. He brings his clinical insight to his patients by synthesizing over 20 years of studies of acupuncture therapeutics, Western biomedical processes, and Eastern philosophical teachings. Jason specializes in acute and chronic pain patterns, difficult cases such as autoimmune conditions, allergies, gastrointestinal problems, and anxiety/depression. Working with Jason, one can uncover and gain understanding on how to cultivate abundant health, freedom of movement, and a deep sense of peace. Jason holds a bachelors degree of Natural Health Sciences from Bastyr University and a Masters in Acupuncture from Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seattle, Washington. Currently, he is studying advanced functional medicine Dr Dan Kalish. While in Seattle Jason lived in a Zen monastery where he learned the art of meditation and how to be of service to the world. When he's not in the clinic he can be found outside hugging trees communing with nature, playing drums and percussion, and riding his bike with pure abandon.
Maia joined the WellPoint team in 2015. She enjoys getting to know all of our patients and the opportunity to serve them, and considers it a privilege to participate in their experience of healing at WellPoint. Alongside her career as a theater artist, Maia has nurtured a lifelong interest in the wellness arts - including mind-body movement, bodywork, expressive arts, plant medicine, dietary therapies and classical Chinese medicine - and is a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In her work with clients, Maia aims to simplify wellness and healing with a focus on seasonal living and cooking whole foods, and to inspire change through mindfulness and creativity. She loves teaching people about food energetics, using food as medicine and adopting a lifestyle in harmony with the rhythms and cycles of nature.
Janna Meiring, is a movement-based performing artist, writer and teacher, currently based in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA from Naropa University, where she studied Body Mind Centering®, Contemplative Dance Practices, improvisational composition and other performance practices. Janna is also a Reiki practitioner and a lifelong student of many traditions of healing and wellness. She is delighted to be a part of the WellPoint team. See www.embodiedarchive.com or www.jannameiring.com for more information about her work.
Our logo is a stylized trigram from the I Ching, a classical Chinese divination text that became the foundational text for both the Confucian and Daoist philosophical traditions. The eight trigrams of the I Ching were conceived as representations of all the natural processes that occur in the heavens and on earth. They are meant to be dynamic representations that signify a state of continual transition, and thus have been interpreted and applied over thousands of years to help serve as a guide for all aspects of life. The 8 trigrams of the I Ching are combined with one another in 64 combinations of two and hence become hexagrams. The top part of our logo represents the thunder/lightning trigram. Thunder wakes us up, opens our eyes and shakes us out of our current state. Lightning provides the spark for change, enlightens us so that we can see clearly. This awakening and enlightening can provide inspiration, create that “ah ha” moment, as in an idea that came like a bolt of lightning. Lightning also links the heavens and earth and can be seen as a divine spark. We think the ideas represented by this trigram are a perfect metaphor for the process of healing from disease. When saddled with disease, especially long-term health problems, we often need to be awakened, we need to be sparked into action in order to begin the healing process. Traditional Chinese medicine is a profound facilitator of this kind of awakening.