Archive for the ‘Food Therapy’ Category

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 […]

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Battling Eating Disorders: How Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Can Help

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 by Sharon Sherman

Did you know that in ancient China, eating disorders were considered to be the result of a ghost or demon invading the body? While modern science and medicine have ruled out that root cause, treating an eating disorder is still very much a battle for each patient…one that can be long, arduous and require several […]

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The Concept of Qi in Chinese Medicine

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 by Sharon Sherman

The Daoist philosophical approach is a close relationship between humankind and nature. Concepts of qi can be noted by Daoist writers such as Lao Zi, Zhuang Zi and Lao-Zhuang. Qi was used to explain the workings of the entire universe. As a microcosm of the universe, the concept of qi made its way into medical […]

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History of Acupuncture

Friday, October 12th, 2012 by Sharon Sherman

So, you are thinking about trying acupuncture to help improve and maintain your health? Or, perhaps you are a long-time devotee of the approach to balancing your energy and improving your well-being? No?  Maybe you are a skeptic? No matter what your relationship with or thoughts about acupuncture are, I think you may agree that […]

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Empirical Point Acupuncture Named “Philadelphia’s Best in Acupuncture” by Insight Magazine

Friday, February 24th, 2012 by Sharon Sherman

Here at Empirical Point Acupuncture, we are fortunate to get inquiries from patients, researchers, physicians and reporters on a fairly regular basis. We love that people want to know more about acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and we are proud to be a resource, engaging in conversation and providing our thoughts and educational information on health […]

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‘Tis the Season…for Eating! How to Survive the Holidays without Gaining those 5 Pesky Pounds

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 by Sharon Sherman

We all love a good pumpkin pie, sugar cookie or sip of egg nog, but our heart and our waistline are often what suffer this time of year. Too much of many good things cause Americans to gain an average of 3-5 pounds over the holidays (and prompt countless New Year’s resolutions and new gym […]

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10 Healthy Holiday Tips

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

How to find peace and well-being during this festive (and hectic!) time of year It’s the most wonderful time of the year…it’s also the season of heartburn, headaches and hangovers. So, as you enjoy the season, be sure to keep your health in mind. Here are 10 healthy holiday tips that can help keep you […]

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Holiday Stress and Acupuncture

Monday, November 28th, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

Let’s face it, while they are indeed “merry & bright”, the holidays can also be a stressful time of the year. Big spending, big eating and big chunks of time with family, work colleagues and friends can be a volatile mix and can wreak havoc on your ability to keep cool, calm and collected. With […]

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It’s Halloween – Is Your Health & Wellness Routine Spooky or Scary? Here’s 5 Tips…

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

With All Hallows’ Eve right around the corner, it’s a good time to look at frightening things…you know, ghouls, goblins, ghosts…and your health and wellness routines. There really is nothing more important than your health, so here are some tips to keep you feeling BOO-tiful and SPOOK-tacular: 1. You are what you eat – so […]

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Oriental Medicine & Prostate Cancer

Monday, September 26th, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

With more than 2 million survivors of prostate cancer in the U.S., it’s important to recognize that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month. It’s even more important when you realize that 1 out of every 6 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Thankfully, prostate cancer can be successfully treated for […]

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