Archive for the ‘Self-cultivation’ Category

Biological Rhythms from the Lens of Chinese Medicine

Saturday, January 26th, 2019 by Sharon Sherman

Blue light and insomnia How Blue Light Destroys Your Circadian Rhythms and Sleep Quality  The concept of Yin and Yang is deeply rooted in Classical Chinese medicine. Yin and yang are concepts around relationship. They establish a comparative and a continuum for creating a harmonious lifestyle between humans and our natural world. Human rhythms in […]


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 […]


Chinese Year of the Yin Fire Rooster: Predictions and Tips for 2017

Friday, January 27th, 2017 by Sharon Sherman

This January, we welcome in the Chinese Year of the Yin Fire Rooster. If you found the Year of the Fire Monkey (2016) especially taxing, you’re not alone! You can expect 2017 to be a little calmer and less shocking than 2016, but the Yin Fire Rooster is still a key player in the antagonistic […]


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 […]


What’s Your Ikigai? Finding Your Reason for Being

Sunday, June 5th, 2016 by Sharon Sherman

What is your ikigai? In Japanese, the word ikigai means “reason for being” and everyone has one. Finding it and defining it can be illusive and difficult for many. It requires a deep and honest search of self to realize what it is that really gets us out of bed in the morning. Once it […]


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 […]


With Gratitude on the Eve of Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 by Sharon Sherman

Giving Thanks On the Eve of Thanksgiving To my friends: Offering gratitude and appreciation for your unwavering support and guidance. To my clients: My heartfelt thanks for your steadfast confidence and belief. To those that visit these pages that I have not personally met: Wishing peace, happiness and a thoughtful Thanksgiving! Best Regards, Sharon


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? […]


Maintaining Your Health and Personal Infrastructure

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. […]


Getting Back into the Swing After Summer…

Monday, October 7th, 2013 by Sharon Sherman

Traditional Chinese Medicine to Reduce your Stress and Find your Rhythm Moving into Fall Those long, lazy days of summer are waning and crisper fall days are just around the corner. For many of us – parents, students, professionals – this means a return to our “normal” schedules of school, work and daily routines. This […]