Dr. Sharleen earned her master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine in 2014. Her path to helping people achieve wellness began in 2005 while practicing the Japanese art of Seifukujutsu massage. During her massage training, she learned about Asian Medicine and Acupuncture, and it resonated so powerfully, she knew she had found her calling. Dr. Sharleen also has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and Information Systems. After a short career in both financial analysis and database programming within the Nevada gaming industry, Dr. Sharleen attended the prestigious Emperor's College in Santa Monica, CA where she graduated magna cum laude. Dr. Sharleen has a broad range of clinical experience, which includes treating addiction, supporting mental health, digestive disorders, thyroid health, other autoimmune conditions, and fertility.
Since 2018, Dr. Sharleen has been training with Master Tung style practitioner, Dr. Robert Chu. Dr. Chu is a second-generation disciple of Master Tung who’s family’s acupuncture lineage dates back 700 years. Master Tung was the private acupuncturist to the President of Cambodia, and it is said that he was able to successfully treat any disease with only one needle. Dr. Chu is training Dr. Sharleen to become this level of acupuncturist, picking as few points as possible to be the most effective in treating the patient’s condition.
Dr. Sharleen had the rewarding opportunity of being mentored by the respected Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald. During her tenure with Dr. Fitzgerald, Dr. Sharleen learned and fell in love with the use of functional medicine for treating patients in the modern world. Functional medicine is a holistic approach to treating the underlying cause of disease by using lab data, dietary changes, and supplements to correct the negative influence of genetics, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Dr. Sharleen continues her extensive, postgraduate training in Functional Medicine and uses the highest quality supplements that can only be distributed by qualified practitioners. Dr. Sharleen completed her Doctorate of Traditional Chinese Medicine in August of 2022 with a focus in functional and integrative medicine.
In 2018, Dr. Dr. Sharleen developed the HypnoPuncture Method, which combines her training in hypnotherapy with acupuncture. This is a tool that gives patients an even greater chance at healing by tapping into the power of their minds.
In her spare time, Dr. Sharleen enjoys focusing on fitness and tapping into nature: hiking and camping. Dr. Sharleen has been a long-distance runner since 2008 and enjoys pushing the limits of her body with fitness. Her other passions include reading, camping, and spending as much time as she can with her husband and two dogs at their home in California.
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