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About Endometriosis
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Dr Stephanie Huth Lipnicki, DACM, LAc
Faith Miller, RYT, Ayurvedic Health Counselor
Dr Hootie (and Pals)
Dr Stephanie's Blog
Local Lodging 


Natural Alternatives makes our home in the heart of the Historic Village of Allentown New Jersey. It is a quaint Main Street town with charm and many hidden treasures.

Center Policies

We understand that unanticipated events happen occasionally in everyone’s life. Business meetings, project deadlines, flight delays, car problems, snowstorms, and illness are just a few reasons why one might consider canceling an appointment. In our desire to be effective and fair to all of our patients and clients, and out of consideration for the Acupuncturist and Massage Therapists’ time, we have adopted the following policies:

• 24 hour advance notice is required when cancelling an appointment. This allows the opportunity for someone else to schedule an appointment.

If you are unable to give us 24 hours advance notice you will be charged the FULL amount of your appointment. This amount must be paid PRIOR to your next scheduled appointment.

Anyone who either forgets or consciously chooses to forgo their appointment for whatever reason will be considered a “no-show”. They will be charged for their “missed” appointment and future service will be denied until payment is made.

Appointment times have been arranged specifically for you. If you arrive late your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours. Depending upon how late you arrive, the Acupuncturist or your therapist will then determine if there is enough time remaining to start a treatment. Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible for the “full” session.

Out of respect and consideration to your Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist and other patients and clients, please plan accordingly and be on time.

Dr Stephanie Huth Lipnicki, DACM, LAc

While Dr. Stephanie treats a variety of conditions,  she specializes in women's health issues, focusing on Acupuncture and Herbs for the treatment of endometriosis, fertility through birth, and menarche to menopause. 

Dr. Stephanie began her career with her Massage Therapy education in 1990 while simultaneously finishing her senior year of high school. She graduated from Health Choices Center for the Healing Arts in 1991. After working for a year in a Spa, and starting her College Education, she decided to continue her education at The Garden State Center for Holistic Health Care in order to be eligible to take The National Certification in Massage and Bodywork.  She completed both in 1993.

In 1994, Stephanie formed Natural Alternatives Center for Wellness. Knowing she would continue her education in methods that would continue helping people on their path to wellness, the name fit in that it would encompass additional methods she would train in on her path.

In 1999, Stephanie completed her Bachelor's in Nutritional Science at Rutgers University. 

In 2000 Stephanie added Skin Care to her repertoire, completing Aesthetics at Capri Institute and receiving her NJ Skin Care License. She has been a licensed Aesthetician since 2000. 

In 2001 Stephanie began her training at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, studying Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. She completed her second Bachelor's in Professional Studies and Masters of Traditional Oriental Medicine in 2009.

Dr Stephanie completed her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine through their San Diego campus in the Spring of 2019. 

In the more than 29 years as a practicing Holistic Health Care practitioner,  Dr Stephanie has been committed to continuing her education beyond her degrees as well. The following is a list of some of the classes that Stephanie has taken and or holds certifications in:

Certified Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture Practitioner Face, Neck, and Body

Lucas Pulse Balancing System

La Stone Therapy for the Body

La Stone Therapy for the Skin Care Practitioner

Reiki Levels I, II, and III (Master level)

Sweat Your Prayers (Gabrielle Roth's 5 Rhythms)

Advanced Skin Analysis

Craniosacral Therapy I and II (The Upledger Institute)

Yon-Ka Paris Signature Facial

PCA Skin Biology and Chemical Peel

Acupuncture for Labor and Delivery

Birth Doula Training 

TCM Gynecology

Hypnosis and HypnoSomatic Acupuncture 

Dr Stephanie combines her vast knowledge of Acupuncture and Skin Care to optimize the results of her Mei Zen treatments. In addition to being a Preferred Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture Practitioner, Stephanie has the honor of assisting Dr Martha Lucas, the founder and developer of the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System and the Lucas Pulse Diagnosis Method, in her teachings throughout the country. 

Faith Miller, RYT, Ayurvedic Health Counselor

For more information about Faith check out her website:

Ayurveda With Faith

Dr Hootie (and Pals)

DR HOOTIE (and pals)

Dr Hootie is the office mascot of Natural Alternatives Center and is often used to tell stories - through images and words - about various topics regarding endometriosis, health and wellness, and self care! Sometimes you will see her and her pals telling a story together. Check out her Instagram page at @drhootieandpals