Sharon Sherman – Founder, Practitioner of Oriental Medicine
Sharon Sherman is the founder of the Empirical Point Acupuncture practice in Philadelphia. She has been licensed to practice acupuncture and Oriental Medicine since 2001. Sharon is a Pennsylvania Licensed Practitioner of Oriental Medicine (L.OM.) and a Board-appointed member of the Consulting Staff at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, part of the Jefferson Health System.Specializing in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal medicine and Oriental medicine, Sharon holds the highest credential available from both the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. This distinction places her amongst only 8% of her peer practitioners across the state. Sharon has logged more extensive education with experts in the field and continuing education hours than the vast majority of other practitioners and continues to do so today, adding new areas of care and expertise to the practice. Sharon is also licensed in New Mexico, which has one of the most arduous licensure processes in the U.S.
Sharon’s approach to treatment and patient care is educational and collaborative. She spends an extensive amount of time getting to know her patients and talking with them about their conditions and long-term health goals. Sharon is also committed to educating patients in order to create awareness about their current habits and how changing their lifestyle, integrating customized Oriental medicine, acupuncture and herbal therapeutics and limiting unhealthy activities can have a lifelong impact on their health. Sharon’s style is open and accessible and she takes the time to explain and build patients’ understanding around both the etiology and the necessary steps to reduce or relieve their condition. She treats a wide range of conditions with a clinical specialty in chronic pain management.
Sharon earned a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine with honors from Tri-State College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2001. She completed this coursework while also working a full-time schedule and commuting to New York City three days per week for classes. Additionally, she has graduated from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, located in Philadelphia, and received a full scholarship for her graduate studies in Kent State University’s Master of Fine Arts program. She is a former acupuncture faculty member at the Won Institute, where she developed and implemented the highest level Oriental Medicine theory classes for third year students – these curriculum are still in use today – and developed the school’s first online learning tools as part of the Institute’s efforts to expand learning programs. Additionally, Sharon is a member of several Philadelphia business associations that promote excellence in both ethical and green business practices. She is a member of the Sustainable Business Network (SBN), the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the Chestnut Hill Business Association (CHBA).
Prior to honing her skills and joining the acupuncture and Oriental Medicine field, Sharon was an entrepreneur running her own graphic design business for almost two decades. Her work focused on Fortune 100 companies largely in the insurance, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors and delivered graphics for print, video and onsite conference and presentation support. A native of Philadelphia, she now lives just outside of the city in Montgomery County.
Sharon shares her expertise in acupuncture and Chinese medicine on the Empirical Point Acupuncture Blog.