Posts Tagged ‘headache’

You’re Graduating? Congratulations! (You Must be Stressed)

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 by Sharon Sherman

A cap-and-gown and pomp-and-circumstance can bring great excitement and usher in a new, change-filled and amazing phase in a graduate’s life. It can also bring endless job interviews, the reality of student loans and a move into either an apartment with a monthly rental bill or your parent’s basement. In short, it can mean STRESS. […]


A Pain in the Neck? Why Acupuncture and TCM Could be the Answer…

Monday, April 2nd, 2012 by Sharon Sherman

The vast majority of patients that come to see me are coming in for one reason – chronic pain. Chronic pain is an increasingly common ailment or condition and most often patients are suffering from lower back pain, general joint or arthritis pain or neck pain. It’s estimated that 26% of Americans suffer from chronic […]


Headaches & Migraines — How Chinese Medicine Can Help

Thursday, June 9th, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

Summer is almost here and the bright sunshine and longer days are a welcome treat. For some people, though, that bright light can trigger headaches or, worse, a migraine. For those people that suffer regular headaches or chronic migraines, the pain and discomfort can be debilitating. But, acupuncture has been shown to be an effective […]


Ligusticum: Chinese Medicine for Seasonal Change

Monday, October 25th, 2010 by Sharon Sherman

Ligusticum (chuan xiong) is a popular herb in Chinese medicine.  While the root and rhizomes have therapeutic properties, ligusticum is also used for flavoring and fragrance due to its pungent and warm qualities.  Ligusticum’s properties are well suited for autumn and ailments that typically occur during the change of seasons. Ligusticum is featured is the […]


Acupuncture in the Treatment of Headache

Monday, June 29th, 2009 by Sharon Sherman

Acupuncture has long been endorsed by the National Institutes of Health as an effective treatment for chronic migraines and tension headaches. Recent studies conducted at Duke University show that acupuncture is even more effective than frequently prescribed medication for relief of tension headaches and migraines. Patients often report an increased feeling of well being in […]