Phoenix and Dragon Acupuncture
Sharon Shuppert, Dipl.OM, L.Ac
Acupuncturist & Herbalist located in Austin, TX
Sharon Shuppert, Dipl. OM, L.Ac. has received training from world-renowned acupuncture teacher, Dr. Richard The-Fu Tan. For premium quality oriental medicine treatments, contact The Phoenix & Dragon in Austin, TX.
Acupuncture Q & A
How does acupuncture work?
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture is a technique that allows the practitioner to bring a patient’s energy or life force back into balance. This energy is often referred to as “Qi” or “Chi”. Sharon will insert tiny needles through the skin at specific points on your body. Many Western acupuncturists believe the needles helps stimulate the muscles, nerves, and connective tissues of the body, increasing blood flow and enhancing the body’s natural painkillers.
Your acupuncturist may utilize pressure, heat, and electrical stimulation in addition to inserting needles at certain acupoints. Cupping, moxibustion, manual massage and various other techniques may also be used.
What are the benefits of acupuncture?
Many people commonly assume that acupuncture is only effective at relieving pain. While it’s true that this oriental medicine technique can relieve all types of pain, such as back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines, dental pain, and post-operative pain, acupuncture offers a host of other benefits beyond pain relief.
It can be used to treat:
- Hypertension and hypotension
- Induction of labor
- Morning sickness
- Nausea and vomiting
The conditions listed above are just a few among those that can be minimized or eliminated with acupuncture. Call The Phoenix & Dragon to inquire about the many other illnesses or diseases treated with acupuncture.
What can I expect during my acupuncture session?
Your acupuncture session with Sharon will vary depending on the source of your presenting problem. Sharon will talk with you and ask questions about your symptoms so that she can personalize the session for you.
Sharon uses Dr. Tan’s Balance Method which primarily uses distal points on the arms and legs. Typically, you will remain clothed for acupuncture. (For cupping or massage, you will be asked to undress and be covered with a sheet for your modesty). You will then lie down on a comfortably padded table. Sharon will insert very fine needles in key locations around your body. She might manipulate the needles, or apply heat or mild electrical pulses to enhance the treatment. The needles remain in place for a specified length of time as you lay back and relax. Patients often doze off into a restful sleep. After the prescribed period of time, Sharon will remove the needles and conclude the session. Multiple sessions of acupuncture may be required to give you the best results for your condition.
Words from our patients
"Sharon Shuppert is a professional inside and out! I would recommend her with joy to anyone!"
"I can't say enough of how Sharon made me feel comfortable and showed great concern for my well being. She is a great healer an great person."
"I have been to other acupuncturist over the past 25 years and Dr. Shuppert is the best I have been to."
"Sharon has been so much more than just an acupuncturist to me, she has been such a positive force in my life and genuinely cares about my health."
"Sharon is so knowledgeable and helps to put you at ease from the moment you arrive until you leave. She established trust and care within your first appointment."
"Excellent at personalizing care!"
"This was the most thorough consultation I have ever had. Thank you for your interest in me and for taking the time to listen and take care of me. I feel so much better."