Kelly Sherman L.Ac., CHN
Hi, I’m Kelly - I am an Acupuncturist and Holistic Nutritionist in Richmond, VA and it is my mission to provide access to the wisdom and techniques of Classical Chinese Medicine as a sage remedy for our fast paced lives and a complementary balance to our modern approach to healthcare.
After 5 years of pre-medical undergraduate studies in my home state of Florida and continuing to struggle with a growing list of seemingly unrelated health issues I decided I wanted to be involved with healthcare in a way that took a more holistic approach. So, I packed my bags (and my car) and moved to Portland, Oregon to explore the city's rich natural and alternative medicine presence.
After another 5 years of study I had received my Master of Acupuncture from the National University of Natural Medicine while concurrently completing my certification as a Holistic Nutritionist (heavily focused on the integration of Eastern and Western dietetics and "food as medicine") at the Wellspring School of Healing Arts.
Both by receiving holistic care and learning to provide it to others, the connections and cause/effect relationships between my hormonal and digestive symptoms naturally began to reveal themselves. Through a combination of acupuncture, naturopathy, changes to my diet + exercise routine, and some (majorly needed) stress management techniques I was able to hit the “reset” button and discover a new baseline of balance: physically, mentally, and emotionally. Two things happened during this time: I realized the brilliance and necessity of an integrative, multi-faceted approach in healthcare + I fell in love with Chinese Medicine. Now, as a practitioner, it is my goal to facilitate an environment that encourages integrative care and utilizes the intuitive and relatable art of Classical Chinese Medicine for it’s incredible insights + unique and effective strategies for supporting a well-balanced, cyclically resonant, resilient, and ever-evolving you.
In my practice I incorporate gentle needling with combinations of body work, tuning fork vibrational therapy, moxibustion, aromatherapy, and glass fire cupping + nutrition and supplementation therapy depending on your needs.
From complex auto-immune, digestive disorders, and food sensitivities to stubborn hormonal imbalances and menstrual irregularities. From fatigue and chronic pain to managing anxiety/depression. From combatting the effects of STRESS to building RESILIENCE in the face of it...