BRIANNA EARDLEY-PRYOR, L.OM., Dipl.OM., M.Ac.OM. I’m an acupuncturist and practitioner of East Asian Medicine in Philadelphia, licensed by the Pennsylvania Medical Board, and board certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). I completed my Master's degree at the highly esteemed Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR.
Prior to my medical education, I spent more than a decade working for Planned Parenthood, where I developed a passion for educating women to take charge of their reproductive health and fertility cycles. My specialty is treating women at every stage of the reproductive years and beyond. I have experience treating a wide range of ailments including allergies, acne, eczema, digestive distress, anxiety, migraines, and auto-immune diseases. I'm trained in Tuina massage, a type of East Asian body work that treats musculo-skeletal conditions.
I discovered acupuncture as a way to manage the stress that came from trying to balance home life, a demanding full-time job, and night classes. I was shocked to discover eight acupuncture treatments and a six-week course of Chinese herbs resolved my heartburn and digestive complaints. I was inspired to know more. Though I had been following a carefully laid out plan to return to school to become a nurse practitioner (I love nurses!), I made a decision to follow my heart and change courses to study acupuncture and East Asian medicine.
It might be a leap of faith that brought you to acupuncture or to my website. I don’t know how you landed here, but I'd like to hear your story and find out how I can help support you and your goals for becoming your healthiest self. Finding a health care practitioner should be like finding a home. So if you feel at home, please come on in and stay while.
I believe that to heal is to be made whole, as much as it is possible for each of us.
Healing happens in safe spaces. Nourish Acupuncture strives to be a safe and inclusive space. I warmly welcome persons of all races, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
Health is not just a state of the physical body. It’s about getting our emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical parts in balance.
Health and healing is a dynamic process. Achieving wellness has its ups and downs. It takes practice. Sometimes we hit the target, and other times we miss it over and over. That’s okay, and that’s expected. The key is to keep returning to the practice.
Even with the clearest vision of your whole self, it can be difficult to become it—or even take the steps toward it—without a trusted guide. From my perspective, my job as your practitioner is to help facilitate wellness, and to guide you toward your most lively self. Your body already has the wisdom to heal, and acupuncture and herbal medicine serve as gentle but persistent reminders of that wisdom.
You have a vital role in your own healing. Ultimately, you decide whether you’re ready and committed to take the steps toward health.
We can’t enjoy the sweet taste of success without the wisdom of devastating failure. We cannot know deep joy without deeper pain. I believe that it is through suffering that we are broken open, able to experience the humanity of others and ourselves. And when we are open, we are ready to move toward growth, toward health and healing.
My vow as your practitioner is to truly listen, to recognize your complexity, your individuality, and to honor where you are in your own healing process.
MY EDUCATION I graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Louis University, where I earned my B.A. and studied International Studies, Communication, and Spanish.