Aug 102016

Cupping Therapy is a tool I use almost daily in my office along with acupuncture treatments. I primarily use it on certain types of pain, or for post-stroke syndrome (i.e., paralysis), but it can be used to ‘release the exterior’ (as we say in TCM) for an upper respiratory infection, for COPD (especially phlegm in the lungs), and many other health conditions. Research on Cupping Therapy:
Effectiveness of Cupping Therapy on Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain

Photo Credit: Sheryl Sanchez, L.Ac., in Chengdu, China, 2000.
P.S. Don’t let the photo frighten you, it is a completely painless technique – it just looks a bit odd at first glance! Most patients love the procedure and especially the results – pain reduction!!

Aug 102016

This is a very good article about the benefits of Cupping Therapy:
Have a Stubborn Injury? Cupping Therapy May Help

This is another article about Cupping Therapy by a teacher and scholar in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) published in the August 2016 of Mayway Corporation’s Newsletter. (Mayway Corporation is the manufacturer of the Plum Flower brand, a premier traditional Chinese herbal line of formulas, which I use in my office). This article is geared towards the TCM professional, but may be of interest to the public:
Ancient Art of Cupping

Photo Credit: Sheryl Sanchez, L.Ac., in Chengdu, China, 2000.

Jun 212012

An article co-written by Dr. Oz about the benefits of acupuncture such as musculoskeletal and arthritis pain management, insomnia and reducing side effects of radiation and chemotherapy:

The You Docs: Why we still like ancient acupuncture, by
Michael Roizen, M.D. AND Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Jun 212012

To Whom it concerns: This letter is in regards to my belief in acupuncture, and Sheryl Sanchez, LAc, of the Acupuncture clinic: Heavenly Herbs

Many years ago, about twenty, I fell over a rug where I worked. It wasn’t put down correctly and it was up against the edge of a refrigerator. I twisted as I fell and ruptured a disc. Needless to say I had surgery on my spine. I did try relief with many appointments of traction, and therapy before surgery. It was my last hope. I did well for about a year but my pain continued to get worse. It actually caused me to drag one leg and my upper back always felt like there was a sharp pain right in the center. My doctor suggested Acupuncture. He confessed to not knowing much about it, but thought I should try everything if I didn’t want to take drugs for the pain. However, he made me promise I would go for at least five appointments.

Needless to say, I was scared, but wanted to try it. Not much happened in the way of relief until the third visit, I woke up and the pain in the center of my upper back was gone. As I continued the visits, the limp got better. I have been doing acupuncture ever since. It’s continued to be my way of daily having less pain, thus allowing me to continue my days in a more efficient manner.

I feel very blessed to having found Sheryl Sanchez, L.Ac., here in Paradise, Ca. While she is now my good friend, she is also very knowledgeable in herbs and acupuncture. When I am suffering, I am able to go, get acupuncture, and after two or three sessions, I am able to face the day again. Sheryl is a very professional, friendly and good person. She knows what she is doing and continues to be a part of my life. She is a welcome relief to a soul that’s hurting, for all pain, affects you in one way or another.

Jo Ann Cantrell

Jun 212012

I came to Sheryl after I’d been to 2 other acupuncture practitioners. She is by far the best. I came with tendonitis in my thumb. She really helped me. Then I had sciatica and it was gone in one treatment. Also, I’ve been helped with the Traumeel she recommended for my arthritis pain. Also, the sinus nasal spray she sold me is great. My doctor prescribed some that I can’t tell anything has changed. So I use only the spray Sheryl sold me.

Thanks Sheryl!!!
Frances Westra

May 242012
Traumeel Creme

This natural, analgesic, anti-inflammatory homeopathic remedy can help ease most musculoskeletal pain due to trauma/injury (including surgery). This includes most arthritis pain and nerve pain such as sciatica and neuropathy (also includes nervines – herbs to calm nerves). Although I have many strong Chinese herbal formulas for pain in my clinic, I often initially recommend this product since it very often (I estimate 90% effectiveness) gives immediate relief with regular use. I have seen this ‘cure’ severe cholicky gallbladder pain, ulcerative colitis pain, etc.

This product comes in a topical creme (with no odor – no menthol or camphor), or internal use drops. (alcohol-based) or tabs (sublingual).

It is a very safe replacement for over-the-counter NSAIDS (non-steriodal anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen, tylenol, naproxen, etc.) and can even replace presription pain medications such as Vicodin, Norco) without the side effects plus it actually helps heal tissues whereas NSAIDS do not!

May 2012: Newly introduced Traumeel Combo Pack – great deal!