Posts Tagged ‘chronic pain’

Relieve Neck Pain Naturally with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Monday, April 2nd, 2012 by Sharon Sherman

The vast majority of my patients come to see me for one reason: chronic pain. Neck pain is among the most common ailments I provide treatment for, and the third most prevalent type of chronic pain in the United States, according to the American Osteopathic Association. Nearly 31% of Americans suffer from recurring neck or back pain! […]


Empirical Point Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Practice Launches “Healthy New Year 2011”

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

Empirical Point, LLC, a leading Philadelphia 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 […]


Acupuncture for Cold Weather Joint & Arthritis Pain Relief

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

As the weather turns colder, many people feel not only the chill in the air, but can also suffer from increased joint and arthritis pain.  For many years, this correlation was often noted by patients and pain sufferers – think of anyone you know with a bad back or bad knees and how they can […]


How Does Acupuncture Relieve Pain?

Sunday, June 13th, 2010 by Sharon Sherman

Although it has been practiced for thousands of years, there seems to be a lack of modern scientific language to explain how and why acupuncture works.  While modern day fans of the technique swear by its ability to reduce pain, many are skeptical, attributing the efficacy of acupuncture to placebo effect. A recent study in […]


Acupuncture for Pain Relief: Study Published By IARS

Friday, May 28th, 2010 by Sharon Sherman

A recent study published in the May issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), illustrates the successful use of acupuncture to increase pain tolerance in two dozen patients. Researchers used quantitative sensory testing to explore certain nerve fiber injuries related to chronic pain.  This type of testing measures […]