Archive for the ‘Acupuncture’ Category

Moxibustion Therapy: Uses & Benefits of Moxibustion

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 by Sharon Sherman

If you’ve spent any time researching Chinese medicine, you might have come across a therapy called moxibustion. In general, moxibustion doesn’t get as much press coverage as acupuncture or some Chinese herbal treatments, but this soothing technique has a wealth of health benefits – especially as an adjunct to regular acupuncture sessions. It may be worth […]


Don’t Get Pins and Needles: Common Acupuncture Myths

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 by Sharon Sherman

As Westerners, it’s understandable that we approach acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatments with some skepticism and lots of questions. Better to answer the questions and debunk the myths than to let misconceptions steer us away from a highly effective healing system that has been used to preserve health and promote healing for thousands of years. […]


Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergies: Treat & Prevent Spring Allergies Naturally

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 by Sharon Sherman

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and you – are you blowing your nose? Spring is the time of year for seasonal allergies. As nature starts to bloom and pollen is released into the air, allergy sufferers begin to get the itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose and sinus pressure that makes […]


The Holidays are Here. Don’t let this be you.

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 by Sharon Sherman

With the year winding down, the holiday season has us doing anything but. We’re programmed to spend the next few weeks running around, shopping, wrapping, decorating, cooking, meeting end of year deadlines at work, planning and attending gatherings – leaving our carefully planned routines behind to celebrate the season with friends and family. In December […]


Treat Seasonal Allergy Symptoms with Chinese Medicine Naturally

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 by Sharon Sherman

After a long, bitterly cold winter, one of the best things to do is get outside and breathe in the sunshine. Unfortunately for many Philadelphians, the warmth of spring comes with a large helping of seasonal allergy symptoms, brought on by increased levels of dust and pollen in the air. According to the American College […]


Don’t Give in to Holiday Stress: 3 Simple Practices for Beating the Holiday Blues

Friday, December 12th, 2014 by Sharon Sherman

At what point did the holidays’ stop being magical and start being a nerve wracking, demanding, and a hectic collection of weeks of the year? With decorations creeping into stores in October, it seems impossible to escape the end of the year without a being physically, emotionally and spiritually drained. Why do we do it? […]


It’s Not Just Needles and Herbs: How to choose an Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Practitioner of Oriental Medicine

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 by Sharon Sherman

You’re looking for an acupuncturist. You launch your browser and type Acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine Philadelphia into the search field.  Enter.  Pages and pages of results load as you wonder:  what should I be looking for? How do I know which acupuncturist is best for me? Who has the most extensive education and training? Who can offer a full range of treatment […]


Thanks for Your Support – Empirical Point Acupuncture Makes the Philly Hot List, AGAIN!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 by Sharon Sherman

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Empirical Point Acupuncture has again been named one of Philadelphia’s top acupuncture practices, according to this year’s PHL 17 Hot List.  It’s an honor to be chosen as one of the region’s top practices and we are proud of the achievement. As you know, we strive to offer our patients the […]


Acupuncture for Raynaud’s Disease: Eliminate Blockage & Increase Blood Flow

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 by Sharon Sherman

Women are more likely than men to have Raynaud’s disease and, perhaps not surprisingly, it’s more common in people who live in colder climates. “Treatment” for Raynaud’s disease often consists of activities like layering clothing, wearing gloves and donning extra thick socks. Some patients take medications deigned to open up or widen their blood vessels […]


Getting Back into the Swing After Summer…

Monday, October 7th, 2013 by Sharon Sherman

Traditional Chinese Medicine to Reduce your Stress and Find your Rhythm Moving into Fall Those long, lazy days of summer are waning and crisper fall days are just around the corner. For many of us – parents, students, professionals – this means a return to our “normal” schedules of school, work and daily routines. This […]