Sharin Lee Cerniglia AP, Dipl. Ac., DOM, L.Ac. is a:
- Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist (Diplomate of Acupuncture)
- Doctor of Oriential Medicine (DOM)
- Florida licensed Acupuncture Physician (AP2517)
with a Master's of Science in Oriental Medicine from East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota Florida. Sharin also has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Health Sciences.
The Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM) training and competency verification is in sharp contrast to the acupuncture training of other healthcare professionals such as chiropractors or registered nurses or even medical doctors who typically receive 100-300 hours of abbreviated training. These other healthcare professionals only treat a limited number of points. NCCAOM certified acupuncturists are also trained in standard medical history gathering, safety, and ethics, and recognition of when to refer patients to other health care professionals or consult with other medical practitioners.
Sharin was trained in Japanese style acupuncture at the New England School of Acupuncture in Massachusetts. She is certified by the Auriculotherapy Certification Institute in Los Angeles, CA. Sharin practices multiple modalities in her practice that include, but are not limited to: Japanese style acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, shonishin (Japanese non needle pediatric acupuncture), and auriculotherapy (microsystem acupuncture using acupuncture points on the ears).
Sharin specializes in Japanese acupuncture but often incorporates several different techniques and modalities during each session to best treat each patient. Sharin believes that the body and mind must be in balance in order to have health and well being. "Each person has the ability to heal their mind and body; I am simply a facilitator in their journey to wellness".