Archive for the ‘Acupuncture’ Category

Anxiety Relief with Acupuncture

Saturday, September 30th, 2017 by Sharon Sherman

Summer has come to an end, and fall has arrived. We’ve all got quite a few last-minute plans that we’re still trying to squeeze in before the cold weather ushers in the slower paced life, even though the clock is quickly ticking down. Have to visit family? Want to take one last get-away before the […]

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2017 Philly.com Reader’s Choice: Best Acupuncture in Philadelphia!

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 by Sharon Sherman

Empirical Point Acupuncture has one again been honored with the Philly.com Reader’s Choice Award as the Areas Top Acupuncturist in 2017 – the second year in a row! We appreciate the support of all of those who voted and are truly grateful, especially since it was you – our actual clients – who voted. The […]

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Essential Oils in Chinese Medicine

Monday, June 5th, 2017 by Sharon Sherman

At Empirical Point Acupuncture, essential oils may be used to complement many of our other modalities. Essential oils represent the jing, or essence of plants, and have a long, rich history in Chinese medicine. Because of the foundational nature of oils, these substances can address structural complaints as well as an individual’s mental and spiritual […]

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Acupuncture and Brain Neuroplasticity: Research & Study

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 by Sharon Sherman

New research is showing that practicing acupuncture, at a high level, may result in positive changes in the brain relating to neuroplasticity, and interest in this niche is growing. Most of the time, I use this blog to explore topics that I think will interest people who are curious about trying acupuncture and Chinese herbal […]

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Acupuncture For Sciatica Treatment: Facts & Benefits

Monday, December 12th, 2016 by Sharon Sherman

Sciatica refers to the wide range of symptoms that may result from a herniated disc, spinal compression, or bone spurs on the spine. In typical cases, a person will present with pain along the back of the leg and hip, usually on just one side of the body. This might be an aching, burning, tingling, […]

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Moxibustion Therapy: Uses & Benefits of Moxibustion

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 by Sharon Sherman

If you’ve spent any time researching Chinese medicine, you might have come across a therapy called moxibustion. In general, moxibustion doesn’t get as much press coverage as acupuncture or some Chinese herbal treatments, but this soothing technique has a wealth of health benefits – especially as an adjunct to regular acupuncture sessions. It may be worth […]

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Don’t Get Pins and Needles: Common Acupuncture Myths

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 by Sharon Sherman

As Westerners, it’s understandable that we approach acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatments with some skepticism and lots of questions. Better to answer the questions and debunk the myths than to let misconceptions steer us away from a highly effective healing system that has been used to preserve health and promote healing for thousands of years. […]

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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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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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