Posts Tagged ‘immune system’

The Use of Astragulus in Chinese Herbal Medicine

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by Sharon Sherman

Huang Qi, also known as Astragalus, is a perennial plant that is native to the northern and eastern parts of China, Mongolia and Korea, and is one of the fifty fundamental herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has been used for thousands of years for its immune boosting properties for protecting the body against […]


Keeping Up Your Health in a Time of Wearing Down

Thursday, November 7th, 2013 by Sharon Sherman

The mind-set, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” has become an ingrained attitude of embracing decay in America. It is played out in our current political arenas, our values and in matters of personal growth and self care. As a result of our quest to tighten fiscal belts, our infrastructure is also experiencing malnourishment and neglect. […]


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 – […]


Ahhhh-choo! Acupuncture and Seasonal Allergies

Friday, April 20th, 2012 by Sharon Sherman

  Ahhh…daffodils, robins and budding trees. It’s spring! We must rejoice…right? Well, most of us will happily greet this warming up and greening of our surroundings, however for the 35 million Americans that suffer from seasonal allergy symptoms like sneezing, runny nose and dry or itchy eyes, the welcome is far more reluctant. And, this […]


Acupuncture & Your Immune System

Thursday, March 31st, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

As you may know, acupuncture has been in use for more than 2,000 years – and over a decade here at Empirical Point in Philadelphia – and is more and more being used for the treatment of common conditions and ailments like stress, pain and immune system disorders. When the immune system is overstimulated, your […]


Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: Treating Your Overstimulated Immune System & Seasonal Environmental Allergies

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

As the seasons change here in Philadelphia, we get to experience the beautiful buds of spring or the gorgeous foliage of the fall…but, many of us also get to experience seasonal allergies. It’s estimated that more than 35 million Americans suffer from sneezing, wheezing, runny nose and itchy, watery and red eyes each year as […]


Alternative Medicine – Not So Alternative Anymore…

Thursday, February 17th, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

While it may be seen as a new or “alternative” medicine in the United States, Chinese Medicine is actually one of the oldest complete medical systems practiced today. In fact, acupuncture – a part of Chinese Medicine – has been in use for over 2,000 years and is one of the most commonly used medical […]


Empirical Point Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Practice Launches “Healthy New Year 2011”

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

Empirical Point, LLC, a leading Philadelphia Chinese Medicine and acupuncture practice, today announced the launch of its “Healthy New Year 2011” campaign, designed to give patients more hands-on information and real-world tips about how to live healthier in the new year. This new program is kicking off today, the first day of the Chinese New […]


Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine during Cold and Flu Season

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 by Sharon Sherman

Cold and Flu is a hot topic in the acupuncture office this time of year.  Western medicine attributes cold and flu symptoms to viral infection, while practitioners of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine take a holistic view.   Instead of blaming cold and flu symptoms solely on rhinovirus and influenza, Traditional Chinese Medicine considers unfriendly environmental […]