The Short Story

My name is Sharon Gray, and I’m an Eastern medicine practitioner—specializing in digestive health and nourishment.

I stumbled upon this path out of necessity, back in the early nineties. I spent most of my late teens and early twenties in bed with severe nausea and fatigue, unable to function in day-to-day life. Countless doctors couldn’t determine the cause, and prescription drugs just made me feel worse.

I eventually realized that if I wanted to heal, I had to take my health into my own hands. So while most kids my age were exploring college life, I was home teaching myself meditation, fermenting strange food on my counter, and reading every health and nutrition book I could get my hands on.

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I tried many forms of medicine, but some of the deepest healing happened right in my own kitchen. I discovered the healing power of real, whole foods, and I began to listen to what my body was asking for. Most importantly, food became a vehicle for giving myself the love and care that I needed—not only to heal but to create a rich and fulfilling life.

I also discovered Chinese medicine, which dramatically improved my digestion, and changed my perspective on health. I learned the importance of living in balance with the seasons and my environment, and how to recognize my individual needs. Chinese medicine also helped me embrace my superpowers and have compassion for my challenges.

It’s been over twenty-five years since I began this wild healing adventure. I’ve gone from being bedridden in rural Maine, to building a thriving acupuncture practice in bustling Seattle. Now I’m writing a book and working with clients remotely from the mountains of Eastern Washington (where my soul feels most at home).

These days, my focus is sharing simple self-care tools to help you heal your digestion and create a more fulfilling life (no needles required). And even though I’m healthier than I’ve ever been, I’m still practicing right there with you, every step of the way.

My philosophy

I believe we’re all nourished in different ways, and what you need to heal and thrive depends on a variety of factors—your constitution, where you live, and seasonal changes to name a few. My goal is to help you find the path to health and vitality that’s right for you. My work is based on a blend of Chinese medicine, whole food nutrition, and heart-centered practices that will put the power of healing back in your own hands.

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Credentials and Education

  • Licensed Acupuncturist and Eastern Medicine Practitioner
  • M.S. in Acupuncture, Bastyr University, 2006
  • Nationally Board Certified by NCCAOM
  • B.S. Food Science & Human Nutrition, University of Maine
  • Whole Heart Connection Mentorship, Thea Elijah, LAc
  • Whole Heart Connection Teacher Training (current)
  • Certified Chaplain (heart-focused spiritual care provider)