Educational Background

SHERYL SANCHEZ, L.Ac. , owner of HEAVENLY HERBS & ACUPUNCTURE., has obtained clinical training and credentials in TCM, Nutrition, Western Medicine, and Homotoxicology through:
  • Master's Degree in Oriental Medicine, International Institute of Chinese Medicine, Santa Fe, NM., 2000.
  • California State Licensed Acupuncturist, since 2001. (Scope of Practice gives Primary Physician status; ability to Prescribe Herbal Medications, order laboratory diagnostic tests, and participate in the California Workmen's Compensation Insurance program.)
  • Diplomate in Acupuncture, National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), since 2000.
  • Diplomate in Chinese Herbology, NCCAOM, since 2000.
  • Homotoxicology Certification, Westbrook University, a Naturopathic college, 2005.
  • Herb/Drug Interaction training, John Chen and Bob Flaws, two respected TCM scholars; since 2000.
  • Certified Gluten Practitioner since 2010 through Thomas O'Bryan, D.C., theDr.com.
  • Continued Education: training in an Advanced Western Medicine program, Integrated Internal Medicine, Functional Medicine and Integrative Oncology.

Philosophy

Based on "You alone can help yourself Heal", SHERYL's personal philosophy on obtaining better health includes the patient actively participating in his/her overall health plan, as she facilitates and aids patients to make responsible, healthy decisions. Please feel free to call any time with any questions regarding your health!

Appointments - What to Expect?

A typical initial visit at the HEAVENLY HERBS & ACUPUNCTURE clinic is usually 2 hours. Since it is a holistic or natural medicine "Doctor's appoint-ment", this initial visit encompasses getting familiar with all the details of your life and past health which influence your present condition, along with a reviewing a complete health history questionnaire. Treatment alternatives and a treatment plan will be discussed. Typical follow-up visits are 60 minutes. Intake forms are typically mailed or emailed to patients to fill out beforehand.

Clinic environment - What to Expect?

The clinic environment is designed have a comforting and relaxing ambiance. Calming music is played, tea and water is available, and there is a pleasant waiting room with a holistic health library (magazines and books can be 'checked out'). In the treatment room, the walls are painted a lovely periwinkle color, the sounds of a waterfall is heard, a small fishtank is seen and calming music is also played.

My herbal 'pharmacy' or products are displayed with easy access in my waiting room, so that patients and customers alike can feel free to peruse on their own if desired. I have a comprehensive 'herbal pharmacy' of herbal medicinals and nutritional products for many health conditions:

Pain Management (including Arthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Disc problems)
Cardiovascular Disease, including Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
Dermatology, including Eczema and Psoriasis
Women's and Men's Health
Gastrointestinal conditions, including Ulcerative Colitis, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Celiac Disease
Brain Function and Health
Insomnia and Depression, and other emotional complaints
Pulmonology, including COPD and Asthma
Endocrinology (Diabetes and Thyroid conditions)
Renal or Kidney Disease
Liver and Gallbladder conditions, including Hepatitis and Gallstones
Neurological conditions (such as Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, neuralgias, etc.)