About Dan

"I am amazed and delighted after such a circuitous route to find myself back in the Philadelphia area. During the last five years I was the acupuncturist on eight separate cruise ships, sailing the world while introducing thousands to Oriental Medicine. It is with great pleasure that I return home to open my practice again and I hope you will visit me at my new beautiful treatment space.”
Daniel Nemer began his work study in Oriental Medicine at a private Acupuncture and Chinese herbal practice from1996 through 2000. He enrolled at the TAI Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts in 2001 and graduated with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture in 2004. In June 2006 he left Philadelphia to become a member of a new team of practicing acupuncturists at sea. Over the next 5 years on some of the largest floating cities he treated people in the ports and seas of nearly every continent. He honed his skills with an ever-changing international patient base that demanded results with only days not months to deliver them. He gave regular lectures on Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, and performed thousands of consultations and treatments. “Acupuncture at sea” has become a major force for the promotion of acupuncture world-wide, something he is very proud to have been a part of and hopes to continue for many years to come, promoting and practicing acupuncture, here “on land.”

  • TAI Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts; Laurel, MD
    • Masters of Acupuncture
  • Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, Hallandale, FL
    • Certificate Program in Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, TCM Department; Guangzhou, China; 
  • Private Study and Observation with Dr. Qin Jian
  • Certified Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Practitioner; Virginia Doran
  • Additional Studies with Kiiko Matsumoto, Japanese Style Pain Management
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine; classroom and private studies with Cara Frank, R. Ac.
  • Heartwood Institute, Garberville, CA; classes in massage and nutrition, Paul Pitchford
  • Philadelphia Community College, Phila., PA; Chinese Language Studies
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY; Bachelor’s Degree in Music and English
Licenses and Credentials

  • Diplomat of Oriental Medicine; National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
  • Licensed Osteopathic Acupuncturist by the Commonwealth of PA
  • Department of State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
  • Certified in Clean Needle Technique by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)
  • Red Cross First Aid Certified

Professional Experience

  • Acupuncture Clinic Faculty at the Won Institute for Graduate Studies
  • International Acupuncture Practice at Sea
    • Steiner Trans-Ocean Limited, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    • On Royal Caribbean, Princess, and Holland America Lines
  • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Practices:
    • Washington Square Chiropractic Center, Philadelphia, PA
    • Pilates and More, Wayne, PA
    • Point of Well-Being, Pain Management Clinic, Germantown, PA
    • TAI Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts; Student Acupuncture Clinic
  • Chinese Herb Dispensary Manager:
    • TAI Sophia Institute, Laurel, MD
    • Maryland Institute of TCM, Bethesda, MD
    • China Herb Company, Philadelphia, PA

Societies and Memberships

  • Association for Professional Acupuncturists
  • American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine