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Meet Fr. Konstantine

Rev. Dr. Konstantine Eleftherakis stems from the Philadelphia area. He has had a fruitful yet diverse academic journey. He studied Fine Arts at Tyler School of Art (Temple University), earning a B.F.A. with a concentration in painting and drawing. Fr. Konstantine proceeded to study Theology at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Boston, MA, earning an M.Div, and eventually being ordained an Eastern Orthodox priest.

He has served for over 19 years as an Eastern Orthodox Priest in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and is the current parish priest of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Scranton, PA, where he has served for over 14 years. He and his wife of 23 years are the parents of seven children.

Since childhood, Fr. Konstantine has had a great love and respect for Asian culture, which led to an interest in East Asian medicine during his teenage years. Although his interest waned, it was eventually rekindled during post-graduate studies. During his research, Father came across ancient Chinese medical texts that provided some hope amidst a long struggle with a chronic illness that at the time remained unrelieved and undiagnosed by conventional allopathic medicine. His search for answers and healing eventually led him to successful treatment with East Asian medicine, and more specifically, Chinese herbal treatment. This was an impetus that pushed him to go back to graduate school for a second time to study Chinese Medicine at New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine  in Mineola, New York. After four years, Fr. Konstantine earned a Master of Science in Health Science/Traditional Chinese Medicine, and eventually, also received a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Science.

Fr. Konstantine proceeded to train in Canonical Chinese Medicine® with the Institute of Canonical Chinese Medicine (ICEAM)® under the tutelage of Dr. Arnaud Versluys, and was certified as a Diplomate of Canonical Chinese Medicine (DCCM)®. Canonical Chinese Medicine is the style of Chinese medicine that is wholly based on the canonical writings of the Chinese Han dynasty. As a DCCM, Fr. Konstantine is able to treat his patients using the most authentic and effective herbal medicine system currently available.

Fr. Konstantine is a Pennsylvania licensed and national board certified Practitioner of East Asian Medicine (DACM, DCCM, L.OM., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®) and a member in good standing of the Association for Professional Acupuncture in Pennsylvania. His main clinical interest lies in the use of classical Chinese herbal formulas found in the medical classic, Shanghan Zabing Lun, in the treating of chronic illnesses. He is currently continuing studies in Canonical Chinese medicine as practiced in the Han Dynasty, under the tutelage of Dr. Arnaud Versluys and the senior instructors of ICEAM.

ATHOS Wellness (Acupuncture & Therapeutic Herbology Of Scranton), Fr. Konstantine’s East Asian Medicine practice, serves to assist in the continued physical, emotional, and spiritual health of the local community in North East Pennsylvania.



  • Diplomate of Canonical Chinese Medicine (DCCM)
  •  Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM)
  • Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (N.C.C.A.O.M)
  • Licensed Practicioner of Oriental Medicine (L.OM.)
  • Master of Science in Health Science/Traditional Chinese Medicine (M.S)
  • Master of Divinity (M.Div)

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