WHO I AM

I'm Sharonne O’Shea, an acupuncturist who found my calling after trying out other things in life first (e.g. environmental attorney, cookie-bakin’ stay-home mom). I opened Acorn Acupuncture because I believe in the power of people’s stories and want to facilitate them living those stories to the fullest.

ABOUT

Have you ever tried on a pair of green shoes? You loved them but, really, when are you gonna wear bright green shoes? Still, you couldn't stop thinking about them for the next 10 days straight. You went back to the store, bought the shoes and never looked back. Gradually, your wardrobe changed so that those green shoes looked great with a lot of what you wore. 

Or maybe that's how you knew you were in love with your lover. You met that person and they weren't the best looking, smartest, wittiest, the whatever-est person you had ever met but nonetheless, you could not stop thinking about them. They didn't fit your checklist of what you'd look for in a partner. No matter, you wanted them in your life and, pretty soon, your life had changed because they were in it making you a better person.

That is what acupuncture was like for me. I thought about it for years: a little seed that took root in the cracks of my mind and would not be pulled out (I called it the dandelion in my brain). My first treatment was in 2008. I spent the next 8 years telling myself why it was not a good idea for me to be an acupuncturist. Reasons like "I am not an entrepreneur" or "I don't even know enough people to make a business work." Until finally, in order to just get some peace of mind, I investigated acupuncture school - to REALLY convince myself that it was not for me. And I realized that if I didn't do this, it would top my list of regrets in life.

 

So here I am, changing my life - and that of my family - because of an idea that would not leave my head. Because of one treatment that changed me. Because conceptualizing wellness from a different paradigm allowed me to use all of me instead of just a tiny part. Because sometimes, what you see in the mirror isn’t who you are meant to be. Grow, girlfriend!

 

After more than 3 years of study and training at Bastyr University (where I emphasized oncology, pediatrics, and use of electro-acupuncture to treat depression/anxiety), extensive board exams, and more paperwork than I care to remember, I am now a licensed acupuncturist, helping the South Sound community in Washington State.

WHO I AM

I'm Sharonne O’Shea, an acupuncturist who found my calling after trying out other things in life first (e.g. environmental attorney, cookie-bakin’ stay-home mom). I opened Acorn Acupuncture because I believe in the power of people’s stories and want to facilitate them living those stories to the fullest.

I'm Sharonne O’Shea, an acupuncturist who found my calling after trying out other things in life first (e.g. environmental attorney, cookie-bakin’ stay-home mom). I opened Acorn Acupuncture because I believe in the power of people’s stories and want to facilitate them living those stories to the fullest.

HOW I GOT HERE

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