Sharon Pruss, L.Ac., is a California Licensed Acupuncturist and a National Diplomate of Acupuncture. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine from Samra University, and did most of her training at Yo San University. Although a General Practitioner, Sharon specializes in women's health, internal medicine, oncology support and pain. Her post-graduate training includes the treatment of chronic eye disease, male and female infertility, nutrition, functional medicine, oncology support and facial rejuvenation. Her work as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Endocrinology/Bone Disease Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute provided Sharon with the experience of working within the western medical model of treating cancer.
Sharon's interest in holistic medicine came from an early experience in her own healing through homeopathy. A later auto accident in which two needles strategically placed by her neighbor (who happened to be an Acupuncturist), restored her miraculously to health. She has been a believer ever since, and she uses acupuncture and Chinese medicine herself on a regular basis.
Sharon uses an integrated, truly holistic approach to treatment, with functional medicine and in-office diagnostic testing and assessments at the heart of her practice strategy. In addition to prescribing Chinese herbal medicine, she also incorporates nutritional supplements, homeopathy, and recommends qi gong, meditation, yoga, pilates and other movement therapies as appropriate. Her personal view is that environment and lifestyle play an integral role in health, and that all illness is rooted in a psycho-spiritual cause.
She is passionate about the results her patients obtain--always happy when a patient is on a journey toward healing. Sharon has a gentle yet intentional touch, using a Japanese-style of needling. Her empathy and listening skills set her apart. She has a special gift for healing -- inspiring patients to participate in the healing process, and developing an immediate trust. Her intention is to provide thoughtful, compassionate care, while empowering her patients throughout the healing process.