Posts Tagged ‘Acupuncture’

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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Chinese Medicine for Seasonal Allergies

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. The longer days and influx of Vitamin D helps to shake off the wintertime blues. Unfortunately for many Philadelphians, with the warmth of spring come the runny nose, sneezing, wheezing, and itchy, watery eyes […]

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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 […]

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Chinese Medicine’s Zhang Zi-He and The School of Attacking and Purging

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 by Sharon Sherman

Like modern practitioners, the great masters of Chinese medicine learned from and were influenced by each other’s work. They were not only coming up with original conclusions but were building and refining the work of previous practitioners to form expanded ideas. Zhang Zi-He, also known as Zhang Cong Zheng, was a military physician who lived […]

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Honored by Your Support – Empirical Point Acupuncture Makes the Philly Hot List!

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 by Sharon Sherman

While we’re not ones to collect trophies (or to aspire to do so), it is WONDERFUL to be recognized by our patients and clients for our work. Thank you to all who nominated, supported and cheered for us in the PHL17 Philly Hot List Top Acupuncturists listing. We were voted the city’s #3 acupuncture practice! […]

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Good Sleep & Acupuncture

Monday, August 5th, 2013 by Sharon Sherman

It’s summer. The days are looooong. And that is a great thing, but did you know that it can affect your sleep patterns and your ability to get a good, restful night’s sleep? In fact, there are so many things that can affect your sleep – stress, diet, work schedule and even computer or smartphone […]

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Acupuncture to Treat Hot Flashes (and NOT the Kind Caused by Summer!)

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 by Sharon Sherman

As women age – gracefully and with awe-inspiring beauty, of course! – two-out-of-three will experience sudden momentary sensations of heat, red, flushed faces and sweating. This is known as the “hot flash” that comes with menopause and it can also bring with it mood swings, rapid heart rate, chills and insomnia. The cause of hot […]

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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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Acupuncture in Cold & Flu Season

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 by Sharon Sherman

Yes, the crisp air is here. Maybe like me, you’ve felt it the past few mornings as you saw your breath in front of you on a chilly walk to your car. Maybe also like me, you are OK with the colder weather as it means no more hurricanes (at least not this year – […]

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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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