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5/20/2016 – Readers’ Choice Award
2016 Best Acupuncture Practice
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 […]
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4/7/2016 – Philly Happening List
2016 Best of Acupuncture
This week, Philly Happening, Philadelphia’s premier online magazine, announced the winners of the 2016 Philly Happening List with Empirical Point Acupuncture winning Best of Acupuncture. The Happenings List is Philadelphia’s people’s choice competition […]
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3/19/2015 – Chestnut Hill Local
Ex-Hill supermarket recycled into ‘green’ businesses
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.[…]
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4/29/2013 – NBC10 Philadelphia
Acupuncture for Allergies
With allergy season in full force, a local woman is seeking a unique treatment for relief: acupuncture
Acupuncture for Allergies
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5/8/2012 – NewsWorks
Alternative medical treatments popular in Mt. Airy
As human beings, we have our fair share of problems–physical, mental, emotional–we have it all. So what do we most commonly do when something goes awry within ourselves? We head to see a doctor, of course.[…]
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4/25/2012 – Philadelphia Neighborhoods
Mt. Airy: My Day with Acupuncture
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.[…]
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2/3/2012 – Insight Magazine
Empirical Point Acupuncture Selected as Best Acupuncture in Philadelphia
Acupuncture is a healing technique that people are constantly curious over. Though, very few people know where to find quality service. Those interested absolutely must see the masterful Sharon Sherman, owner of Empirical Point acupuncture, our top pick for Philadelphia’s Best in Acupuncture![…]
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11/22/2011 – Chestnut Hill Local
Breast Cancer: today’s integrated treatment works best
For 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.[…]
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10/4/2011 – Philadelphia Acupuncture
A Guide to Chestnut Hill
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.[…]
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2/3/2011 – Philadelphia Acupuncture
Empirical Point Oriental Medicine & Acupuncture Practice Launches “Healthy New Year 2011”
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.[…]
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12/1/2010 – Chestnut Hill Local
Empirical Point – an Acupuncture Expert in Philadelphia
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.[…]
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11/4/2010 –
Does Acupuncture Work?
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.[…]
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10/28/2010 – Philadelphia Acupuncture
Empirical Point Oriental Medicine & Acupuncture Practice Secures Grant from The Merchants Fund to Implement an Electronic, Eco-Friendly Paperless Filing System
Empirical Point, LLC, a leading Oriental Medicine and acupuncture practice, today announced that it has secured a competitive grant from The Merchants Fund to finance its transition to an electronic, paperless filing system. This new system is not only more eco-friendly and adheres to the company’s commitment to green business practices, but enables Empirical Point’s founder, Sharon Sherman, to spend more time working with her established and growing roster of patients and less time maintaining a traditional filing system.[…]
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08/24/2010 – Philadelphia Acupuncture
Empirical Point Moving to Chestnut Hill
The Mount Airy Oriental Medicine office of Empirical Point Acupuncture  is moving to Chestnut Hill! A quick mile and a half from the Mount Airy location.
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07/27/2010 – Delicious Living
What Causes Acne and How Can I Treat It? A Chinese Medicine Perspective
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.[…]
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04/11/2010 – Bloomingdale’s
Empirical Point Acupuncture hosts event on Chinese medicine to celebrate Earth month at 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.[…]
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11/19/2009 – Chestnut Hill Local
Even helping to relieve chemotherapy pain, Acupuncture in Mt. Airy producing powerful results
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.[…]
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02/13/2007 – Metro Philadelphia
Beside the Point: For the open-minded, acupuncture can help heal the body
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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