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Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergies: Treat & Prevent Spring Allergies Naturally

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 by Sharon Sherman

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and you – are you blowing your nose? Spring is the time of year for seasonal allergies. As nature starts to bloom and pollen is released into the air, allergy sufferers begin to get the itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose and sinus pressure that makes […]

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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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The Use of Astragalus in Chinese Herbal Medicine

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by Sharon Sherman

Astragalus (huang qi) is a perennial plant native to China, Mongolia, and Korea, and is one of Chinese medicine’s 50 fundamental herbs. It is considered a strong, qi strengthening remedy, and one of its compounds might even be used to treat HIV in the near future. Though it saw a boost in popularity with the publication […]

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Treat Seasonal Allergy Symptoms with Chinese Medicine Naturally

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. Unfortunately for many Philadelphians, the warmth of spring comes with a large helping of seasonal allergy symptoms, brought on by increased levels of dust and pollen in the air. According to the American College […]

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Come See Us at the Philadelphia Science Festival

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by Sharon Sherman

It’s time to get nerdy, Philadelphia. Entering its fifth year, the Philadelphia Science Festival is back, running Friday, April 24th and through May 2nd. Throughout the city there will be opportunities to explore the way things work and a chance to finally get some answers to the things you’ve always wondered about. Like, what makes […]

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Don’t Give in to Holiday Stress: 3 Simple Practices for Beating the Holiday Blues

Friday, December 12th, 2014 by Sharon Sherman

At what point did the holidays’ stop being magical and start being a nerve wracking, demanding, and a hectic collection of weeks of the year? With decorations creeping into stores in October, it seems impossible to escape the end of the year without a being physically, emotionally and spiritually drained. Why do we do it? […]

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The Use of Eucommia Bark (Du Zhong) in Chinese Medicine

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 by Sharon Sherman

Eucommia (du zhong) is the bark from the hardy rubber tree, which originated in the Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, and Hubei provinces of central China. It is grown as an ornamental and shade tree, and can reach heights of up to 60 feet in temperate climates. To obtain the bark, small patches are peeled away from mature […]

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Gardenia (Zhi Zi) Herb: Benefits & Uses in Chinese Medicine

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 by Sharon Sherman

The common gardenia, or Cape Jasmine, is a popular ornamental shrub that will be familiar to many Americans. It is known for its heavily fragrant white flowers and glossy green leaves, and is common across the warmer regions of the U.S. – especially the deep South. Gardenia is native to China, Japan, and Taiwan, but […]

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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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Thanks for Your Support – Empirical Point Acupuncture Makes the Philly Hot List, AGAIN!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 by Sharon Sherman

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Empirical Point Acupuncture has again been named one of Philadelphia’s top acupuncture practices, according to this year’s PHL 17 Hot List.  It’s an honor to be chosen as one of the region’s top practices and we are proud of the achievement. As you know, we strive to offer our patients the […]

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