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5/20/2016 - Readers’ Choice Award

This week,, the online hub of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, announced the winners of its’ 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. Of the 38 area acupuncturists nominated, Empirical Point Acupuncture was voted as readers’ top choice not only in acupuncture, but the overall winner for the…

3/19/2015 – Chestnut Hill Local
Once a bustling A & P Market across from the Chestnut Hill West train station, the brick building at 40 W. Evergreen Ave. has been recycled into a combination of traditional and shared office space occupied by many green businesses, thanks to the vision of a longtime Chestnut Hiller.
4/25/2012 – Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine are at least 3,000 years old. Last year, the National Institute of Health’s monthly newsletter noted more than three million adults in the United States alone use acupuncture. This student journalism project includes video of Sharon Sherman from Empirical Point Acupuncture. Sharon talks about how acupuncture is beneficial for health and how it works.

11/22/2011 – Chestnut Hill Local

or many patients, families and communities, the impact of October as breast cancer awareness month was seen in washes of pink ribbons and signs, walks, 5Ks, galas and community benefits. There were several here in our neighborhood last month, and they serve to not only raise awareness and much-needed funds for research, but to remind us of the battle that some of our neighbors face against a brutal disease.

10/4/2011 – Philadelphia Acupuncture

Back in the day, prosperous Philadelphians escaped summer heat by heading to Chestnut Hill, a small village set on a hill 10 miles northwest that was far breezier than the low-lying city. The village is now part of Philly, but has managed to keep its small-town charm with cobblestone streets, historic homes and a lively Main Street lined with shops and cafes.

2/3/2011 – Philadelphia Acupuncture

Empirical Point, LLC, a leading 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 Year, with a series of online information and news.

12/1/2010 – Chestnut Hill Local
Empirical Point Acupuncture, an acupuncture and Oriental medicine practice that since 2002 was located in Mt. Airy, is now located a mile up the hill at 40 W. Evergreen Avenue. Since September, its founder, Sharon Sherman, M.S.O.M., D.O.M., L.O.M., has offered the 2,000-year-old medicinal technique practiced in China, Japan and other eastern countries at her new Chestnut Hill location
11/4/2010 -

Nearly two decades ago, Dr. Elizabeth Trattner embarked on a career that most Americans would have found dubious. Though she was fortunate to have Dr. Andrew Weil, a Harvard-educated wellness guru, as a mentor, her decision to become an acupuncturist was off the beaten path for most aspiring health practitioners.

07/27/2010 – Delicious Living

Acne is an external indicator of an internal imbalance that results from what Chinese medicine calls “trapped heat” within the body. The source and appearance of each type of heat varies, with causes including rapid growth during puberty, emotional issues, and nutritional imbalances. Breakouts result from the body’s attempt to expel trapped heat through all available portals, including the skin.

04/11/2010 – Bloomingdale’s

Chinese Medicine is one of the oldest complete medical systems practiced today. This approach to wellness includes acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to successfully treat a wide range of health challenges. Sharon Sherman, the founder of Empirical Point Philadelphia Acupuncture, will be joining us to answer your questions about acupuncture and Chinese medicine. She will also be performing tongue diagnosis and pulse diagnosis for interested participants.

11/19/2009 – Chestnut Hill Local

Eleven years ago, Beth Sutter, 55, of Germantown, began getting acupuncture and other treatments in an effort to gain some relief from her rheumatoid arthritis and congenital spinal spinosis, both of which left her severely disabled and in a great deal of pain. But nine months into the acupuncture treatment, she found she was not getting any relief, and she ended it until, to continue treatments while her regular bodyworker was out of the country for a few months, she met Chestnut Hill acupuncturist Sharon Sherman.

02/13/2007 – Metro Philadelphia

The Chinese medicinal science of acupuncture has been practiced for more than 2,000 years, and, if longevity is any indicator, it’s here to stay.  Concerned primarily with harmonizing the body’s energy flow, or qi (chi), acupuncture has been used to treat every – thing from back pain to infertility by balancing this flow through 14 major meridians of the body, including major organs.  For some in Western culture, where a compound of organic and synthetic materials in pill form usually serves as a cure-all, the thought of bringing about physical and mental harmony while looking like a veritable hedgehog is not appealing.

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