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Meet Sharon and the 10 Reasons to try Acupuncture

March 23, 2009


Name: Sharon Gordon, L.Ac., M.Ac. Licensed Acupuncturist
Star sign: Aries/ Scorpio Rising/ Gemini Moon
Birthplace: Brooklyn
How did you get involved with Sangha? A dream and an email
Favorite post-practice treat: Wasabi snacks

How did you get into Acupuncture?
The short story…..At 30 years of age I broke off an engagement, found myself unemployed for the 3rd time and had an existential “what if” moment that put me on this path. I would have never thought I’d be so suited to practicing Acupuncture – but here I am – proof that you can always find your path.

Are their different types of Acupuncture?  Which do you practice?

Classical 5 Element Acupuncture . . . In Chinese medicine, all of nature can be explored through the model of the five elements: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal. These five elements function according to natural laws and also govern the human body, the energy or “Qi” pathways in the body called meridians and all aspects of the cycle of birth, life and death.

At the heart of Classical Five element Acupuncture is the belief that many physical ailments which people suffer from today are the product of emotional distress as much as any physical cause. The aim of Classical Five Element Acupuncture is to isolate the cause of disease. Energetic blocks that are causing physical and/or emotional level distress are made and treated. By working with the elemental root of imbalance, the acupuncture practitioner guides a person’s energy back towards its healthiest potential, energizing the self-healing and regenerating capacity of the body, mind and spirit.

10 Reasons To Try Acupuncture
1. Acupuncturists view each person as a dynamic and holistic being. Every atom, cell tissue and organ is interrelated and interconnected, functioning as an integrated whole.

2. Acupuncture helps to energize the self-healing capacity of the body.

3. Acupuncture can be used as preventative medicine.

4. Acupuncture can help support and strengthen your immune system.

5. Acupuncture can assist with drug recovery, alcohol addiction and quitting smoking.

6. Acupuncture can treat over 50 western medical diseases, disorders and symptoms, including pain, arthritis, infertility, headaches and allergies.

7. Acupuncture is an effective alternative to drugs for treatment of depression.

8. Acupuncture provides a natural approach for asthma.

9. Acupuncture improves the chances of becoming pregnant when used with other reproductive techniques.

10. Acupuncture Works!

If you want to get to the root of the problem and understand how this ancient and effective medical modality can help you, give us a call. We’re here to help.

Sharon will be available for appointments at Sangha Yoga Shala on Mondays beginning April 13th.  On a tight budget or can’t get out of work for an appointment?  Drop in to our Monday evening Acupuncture Happy Hour from 5-6pm starting April 13th.


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