Posts Tagged ‘neck pain’

Finding Relief with TCM: Acupuncture for Pain

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 by Sharon Sherman

When I think about the most common ailments my patients are battling, pain is definitely at the top of the list. Whether it’s migraines, neck pain, joint stiffness, arthritis or lower back pain, dealing with pain is an everyday occurrence for many. Pain is – unfortunately – extremely common. In fact, a national NIH survey […]


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 […]


Warmer Weather Means Outdoor Activities…It Also Means Strained Muscles, Stiff Necks and Sore Backs — How Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Tackles the Pain

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

Ahhh…glorious weather. Jogs in the park. Strolls through the neighborhood. Gardening in the yard. Summer means outdoor activities. It also means the strained muscles, stiff necks and sore backs that accompany all that moving around. While many people will take two painkillers and call their doctor in the morning if pain persists, studies show that […]


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 […]