Welcome to Burlington Acupuncture!

Burlington Acupuncture and Therapeutic Pilates is a vibrant, yet peaceful clinic and studio in the heart of downtown Burlington, VT.

Sharon specializes injury and pain of all types and has advanced training in SPORTS MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE.  We work with athletes to treat injuries when they arise as well as helping them maintain optimum conditioning.  We also work with everyday people who have pain and discomfort due to arthritis, injury, overuse, strains, and sprains. We offer PRIVATE and GROUP PILATES for rehabilitation from injury, and for the development of core strength, healthy postural patterns, overall resiliency and resistance to injury.

We also emphasize WOMEN’S HEALTH in our clinic. Acupuncture is used to optimize fertility, and to provide support for those going through IUI, IVF, and other western medical fertility treatments.  We provide support during pregnancy,  assist with labor induction,  and provide Mother Roasting treatments to speed recovery after birth.  Acupuncture is also very effective at reducing Menopausal symptoms.  We also provide support for women going through chemotherapy, as acupuncture significantly reduces side effects.

Acupuncture is very effective for STRESS RELIEF.  Stress is a major contributor to many health problems.  We take great measures to create a peaceful, nurturing healing environment where clients feel at peace the moment they walk in the door.  Acupuncture is an optimum choice for those dealing with stress and anxiety.

Chinese medicine shines in the treatment of DIGESTIVE DISORDERS. Acupuncture is quickly effective for digestive pain and disfunction. Regulation of the digestive tract is supported by nutritional advice and possible herbal treatment as needed.

Burlington Acupuncture maintains a Chinese Medicinal Herbal pharmacy to support  our clients health and well-being as an alternative to synthetic drugs. Chinese herbal formulas treat the root cause of imbalance, as well as relieve symptoms. Formulas are used for pain, the healing of muscle, tendon and bone, digestive disorders, anxiety and insomnia, and many more health issues.

Experience ultimate acupuncture care with Sharon McIlwaine, a nationally licensed practitioner with over 30 years of experience. 

Extraordinary Vessels – Dai Mai

In addition to the 12 main acupuncture meridians that flow along the surface of the body, there are also deeper channels of energy in the body called the Extraordinary Vessels. You can understand the relationship between the primary acupuncture channels and the Extraordinary Vessels by thinking about what happens when it rains: first, small ditches become full – these

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4 Lifestyle Tweaks to Thrive this Spring

In traditional Chinese medical theory, one of the best ways to stay healthy is to live in balance with the seasons. Balance, in this context, means mindfully crafting your diet and certain aspects of your lifestyle based on what season it is.

An easy way to think about this is with fruits and vegetables: we are lucky these

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Eating Well for Springtime

Traditional Chinese medicine says aligning your diet with the seasons is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Mother Nature provides exactly what we need to be healthy. Paying attention to the fruits, vegetables and herbs that grow during different seasons in the region where you live is a great way to incorporate the philosophies of traditional

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