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Introducing The Founders

Doctor of Acupuncture | D.Ac L.Ac. L.OM Dipl.

Faith Meltzer

Born, raised, and educated in Philadelphia, Dr. Faith Meltzer is deeply rooted in the city she calls home. She holds a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (DAC), and her qualifications extend to being a Licensed Oriental Medicine Physician. This dual expertise allows her to excel as a master acupuncturist, adeptly blending techniques from around the globe.

Faith's passion for lifelong learning is not just evident—it's a fundamental part of who she is. She has ventured to the birthplace of Traditional Chinese Medicine to deepen her understanding, studying at the Shanghai University School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. There, she expanded her repertoire in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, integrating the wisdom of ancient practices with the requirements of contemporary healthcare.

Throughout her journey, Faith has garnered extensive therapeutic experience with a wide range of modalities. Her skill lies in the seamless integration of herbal medicine with acupuncture, providing targeted solutions to alleviate pain, heal injuries, and restore the body to its optimal function.

Faith's innovative approach to healthcare is transforming the dynamic between Complementary and Alternative physicians and their Western Medicine counterparts. By cherry-picking the most effective treatments from both traditions, Faith offers comprehensive care for a variety of health conditions. Whether it's navigating hormonal changes associated with menopause, perimenopause, and PMS, or tackling stress, anxiety, and pain, Faith's holistic approach is a testament to the power of blended medicine.

Her personal journey serves as a testament to the healing power of Chinese Herbal Medicinals. The transformative effects of these potent herbs were so profound that they inspired her to supplement her acupuncture treatments with herbal remedies. In her mid-40s, as Faith grappled with the disruptive symptoms of impending menopause—irregular periods, mood swings, night sweats—she found herself drawing on her extensive knowledge and experience to create a solution.

Teaming up with Shannon, Faith harnessed her resources and decades of study to develop formulas that address symptoms at their root, using the very roots of their education. This endeavor led to the modernization of Ancient Chinese Medicinal Formulas, making them relevant and effective for today's needs.

In her mission to provide holistic healthcare, Faith strives to empower people to reclaim control over their wellness. And she's not just the mastermind behind Releaf Herbal Relief—she's also its biggest advocate, embracing these formulations in her own journey towards health and balance.

Shannon Kellet

Philadelphia-based and globally inspired, Shannon Kellet is a Licensed Acupuncturist renowned for her unique therapeutic style. With her certification from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Shannon brings her extensive experience to bear in every aspect of her practice, specializing in pain management, women’s health, and fertility.

Shannon's path towards holistic healing was paved by personal trials. As a dancer, she found herself constantly wrestling with injuries and imbalances that left her in pain, and with more questions than answers. Dissatisfied with the limited solutions offered by Western medicine, Shannon took it upon herself to delve deeper into the science of the body and healing.

Armed with a Bachelor’s degree from Temple University in Kinesiology and Science, Shannon embarked on an enriching journey to explore medicine from a holistic, global perspective. She attended the Won Institute and later journeyed to Iksan, South Korea, immersing herself in the study of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Her overseas studies unlocked the significant potential of acupuncture and herbal medicine in the recovery process.

Shannon's exploration of holistic healing didn't stop there. Personal health challenges, including debilitating menstrual cramps, hormonal imbalances, and skin breakouts, led her to experiment with herbal medicine, which she found to be a game-changer. She recognized the vast potential of herbal medicine to not only aid athletes in recovery but to also address a variety of health issues.

As she experienced the transformative effects of Permino Releaf and Stress Releaf firsthand, her passion for herbal medicine only grew. Her skin improved, her mood stabilized, and her menstrual cramps were significantly reduced.

Her personal journey of healing solidified her faith in the power of herbal medicine and in Releaf's products, in particular. Now, Shannon is on a mission to help women at all stages of life, from menstruation to menopause. She wishes to share her knowledge and personal experience, empowering others to explore the incredible healing potential of nature.

Better Together

Our founders, Faith and Shannon, are the lifeblood of Releaf Herbal Relief. Their individual journeys, collective knowledge, and unwavering commitment to natural healing form the cornerstone of our philosophy. Join us in our mission to create a healthier, more balanced world, one herbal remedy at a time.

Where it all started...

Relief Acupuncture: Where Healing Begins

The story of Releaf Herbal Relief can't be told without the roots that sprouted it. These roots are nestled in the comforting embrace of Relief Acupuncture, our sister clinic located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Relief Acupuncture is a haven where pain is banished, balance is restored, and the body's innate healing power is reignited. Founded by our very own Dr. Faith Meltzer, and home to the therapeutic skills of Shannon Kellet, Relief Acupuncture is a sanctuary for those seeking relief through a holistic approach.

Specializing in pain management, sports medicine, and general acupuncture, Relief Acupuncture fuses centuries-old techniques with modern medical insights. This enables us to address a wide spectrum of health concerns, with treatments carefully curated to the individual's needs. Our sessions range from 45 minutes to 75 minutes, allowing ample time for our practitioners to work their healing magic.

Relief Acupuncture

Specializes in Pain Management, Sports Medicine, and General Acupuncture.

Understanding the value of holistic treatments, many health insurance providers, including NJ Direct, Independence, Humana, Horizon Blue, Cigna, AETNA Health Partners, BCBS, United, along with Personal Injury and Car Insurance, reimburse for acupuncture treatments. Health Savings and Flexible Spending accounts also typically cover our therapeutic services. We encourage you to check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage.

As part of our commitment to making acupuncture accessible and convenient, online scheduling and health history forms are readily available at

It was within the nurturing environment of Relief Acupuncture that the seeds of Releaf Herbal Relief were sown. Inspired by the transformative power of acupuncture and witnessing the incredible effects of herbal medicine, Faith and Shannon embarked on their journey to bring the healing potency of traditional Chinese medicinal herbs to a wider audience. The creation of Releaf Herbal Relief is a testament to their dedication, heralding a new era in complementary and alternative medicine.

Experience the power of acupuncture at Relief Acupuncture and discover the wonders of herbal healing with Releaf Herbal Relief. It's a journey of healing, and we are with you every step of the way.



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