Posts Tagged ‘pain’

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. […]


Finding Relief with TCM: Acupuncture for Pain

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 by Sharon Sherman

When I think about the most common ailments my patients are battling, pain is definitely at the top of the list. Whether it’s migraines, neck pain, joint stiffness, arthritis or lower back pain, dealing with pain is an everyday occurrence for many. Pain is – unfortunately – extremely common. In fact, a national NIH survey […]


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! […]


Holiday Stress and Acupuncture

Monday, November 28th, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

Let’s face it, while they are indeed “merry & bright”, the holidays can also be a stressful time of the year. Big spending, big eating and big chunks of time with family, work colleagues and friends can be a volatile mix and can wreak havoc on your ability to keep cool, calm and collected. With […]


Acupuncture Helps Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Monday, November 21st, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

Though it is relatively rare, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) expect that there will be over 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2016. While doctors and researchers are constantly developing new treatments, the American Cancer Society estimates that more than half of those diagnosed will die from the disease this year. That number has […]


Be Your Own Best Health Advocate: 5 Halloween Tips to Stay Healthy

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

With All Hallows’ Eve right around the corner, it’s a good time to look at frightening things…you know, ghouls, goblins, ghosts…and your health and wellness routines. There really is nothing more important than your health, so here are some tips to keep you feeling BOO-tiful and SPOOK-tacular: 1. You are what you eat – so […]


Acupuncture For Breast Cancer Treatment: Reduce Side Effects from Chemotherapy

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

As you all probably know, October is breast cancer awareness month. What you may not know is that according to the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) latest statistics, Pennsylvania women have a slightly higher chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer than the U.S. average and more than 1,100 Philadelphia women are diagnosed with the disease […]


Acupuncture for Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain: An Effective Alternative Approach

Friday, April 15th, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

Did you know that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis? Researchers believe that, in 2016, nearly 1.5 million Americans will be affected by this painful autoimmune condition. And, women are two to three times more likely than men to have RA. RA is not just joint stiffness and pain, as any of […]


Acupuncture for Immune System Disorders: Boost Your Immune System Naturally

Thursday, March 31st, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

As you may know, acupuncture has been used for more than 2,000 years – and over a decade here at Empirical Point in Philadelphia. As our medical understanding of acupuncture’s benefits continues to grow, it is increasingly employed to treat common ailments, like stress, pain,and – perhaps most promisingly – immune system disorders. When you think of […]


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 […]