SHARON J. LEVY, LAc
● 1996 Graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA).
● Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Bioethics from Goddard College in Plainfield,
● Licensed Acupuncturist through the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine.
● Nationally certified Diplomate in Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission for
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
● Adjunct faculty and clinical preceptor in Acupuncture at NESA/MCPHS University; supervising
a student acupuncture clinic at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) Malden Family Health.
● Co-founded Acupuncture Birthing Associate and has attained additional training through
ALACE (The Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators).
● Maintains a very diverse and full-scope acupuncture practice, her interest in Pre- and Post-Natal
care has led her to specialize in Women’s Health, Pregnancy, and Childbirth.
● Primary treatment method is Chinese style Acupuncture (TCM-Traditional Chinese Medicine).
She’s also trained in Japanese style, Kiiko style, and Orthopedic Acupuncture.
● Integrates Tui Na, a form of Chinese therapeutic massage, Moxibustion, Cupping, and E-Stim
acupuncture into some of her treatments
ChiroCare® is honored to have partnered with Sharon J. Levy, LAc to provide acupuncture as a treatment option in our integrative setting.
Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. It is based on the concept that disease results from a disruption in the flow of qi (energy) and an imbalance in the forces of yin and yang (the two opposing yet complementary forces described in traditional Chinese medicine). Acupuncture aims to aid healing by restoring the yin-yang balance and the flow of qi through the stimulation of specific points on the body. With acupuncture, improving health is accomplished by a variety of techniques, including the insertion of hair-thin sterile needles into the skin to remove blockages in the flow of qi.
Acupuncture became better known in the U.S in 1971 when James Reston, a New York Times reporter who was traveling with President Nixon, wrote about how doctors in China used needles to ease his pain after an emergency appendectomy. Since then, acupuncture has been gaining so much acceptance in the U.S that it is becoming mainstream. In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a landmark study showing proven acupuncture results for specific conditions, and according to a 2007 National Health Interview Survey, it was estimated that over 3.1 million adults and 150,000 children in the U.S had used acupuncture in the previous year.
Today, acupuncture has many uses. It is used to relieve symptoms of a specific disorder; it is used to help reduce complications and recurrence; it is used to help people reduce the need for medication and surgery, and it is used as an effective form of preventative medicine.
Some, but not limited to the many alignment/disorders acupuncture addresses: pain, sleep, stress/anxiety, digestive, menstrual, fertility, respiratory, along with wellness care.