Sheridan Richardson LAc

Sheridan practices different styles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, including Master Tung's. She incorporates acupuncture, Chinese herbs, cupping, moxibustion and other techniques to balance bodily systems for optimal health. She custom formulates herbal preparations as well as using patent remedies. She also recently completed a cosmetic acupuncture seminar series and will be offering free consultations in the coming year.

Chinese medicine has been used for thousands of years to maintain health and treat illness. Traditional Chinese medicine incorporates acupuncture, massage, herbal medicine, and Qi gong or T'ai Chi. It is based on the theory of yin/yang, where everything is in balance. Chinese medicine focuses on the whole individual and all of the factors that make up one's experience of health.

"I specialize in treating pain, musculoskeletal issues, stress, anxiety, colds/flus/sinus conditions, and women's health. I feel that it is a commonly held misconception that women need to suffer through puberty, monthly cycles, or menopause. Chinese medicine offers many choices and relief for these phases in a woman's life, and offers effective treatment for fertility issues, pregnancy, childbearing, breastfeeding, and beyond."

"I moved to Arcata in 1993. I attended HSU, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Health Psychology. After years of studying Western herbology, I successfully ran a small herbal products business, Fairy Dirt Formulas. I went on to receive my professional training at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR. I have a Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, with extensive training and clinical experience."

"I truly value our unique community and I enjoy working and raising my family here. I hope to bring my knowledge, enthusiasm and vision to help this community thrive with the aid of Chinese medicine. I strive to support people in finding an adaptable balance of health that is affordable and functional for their lifestyle."

I believe that quality of life is an essential component to health. There are many people suffering unnecessarily and many options to enhance daily comfort and well-being. Every patient has a unique health history that I treat accordingly, and work with him or her to find a balance that they can maintain. I believe that it is a process to learn and grow with the body’s changing needs.