Nancy Paine Sherman, L.Ac.

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Nancy Paine Sherman is one of our acupuncturists at Meridian Medicine. Acupuncture can be effective in treating a wide variety of conditions including headaches, migraines, chronic & acute pain, digestive & respiratory disorders, women’s health conditions, psycho-emotional problems and neurological disorders.

Graduating from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies, she later returned to a lifelong interest in Eastern cultures and history to study the healing art of acupuncture, earning her Master of Acupuncture degree from Northwest Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in 2001. She has since divided her practice between traditional acupuncture treatments for common health conditions and community service & public health.

Nancy has a special interest in mental health and has worked in several agencies both as a staff provider and as a volunteer to treat persons suffering from addictions and emotional health issues. Nancy is an avid believer in the physical, mental & spiritual benefits of yoga and practices regularly.  Other personal interests include music, all the performing arts (she likes to treat artists with acupuncture for performance anxiety/stage fright), reading, films and cooking.  She enjoys tennis and walks with her musician husband and standard poodle.

Nancy is credentialed with many insurance companies, call our office for more information or to schedule a visit,  206.525.8015.


“I had reached a plateau on healing several chronic issues when I discovered Nancy Sherman and acupuncture.  Her thoughtful approach, understanding my particular issues, and her careful application of treatment were keys to unlocking positive changes in my body.  She allayed any apprehensions by our first meeting, answered all questions thoroughly, and I found myself so comfortable and trusting in her care, and so thrilled with the results, that I am now disappointed in the fact that I no longer require the same frequency of visits.” -Cat G.

“I am a firm believer in the benefits of Acupuncture. After years of chronic back pain; trying massage, physical therapy, chiropractic care, using prescription pain medication and muscle relaxants, I was finally able to get permanent relief from acupuncture. I noticed significant improvement after only one visit. Acupuncture has helped with the back pain, jaw pain due to stress and grinding, hand pain related to computer use, and a knee injury. I love Nancy Paine Sherman, she is an excellent listener, she listens with empathy and sincerity.” –Lisa

“As a professional musician I have always dealt with stage fright.  After pre-performance acupuncture treatments with Nancy I’m more calm than I’ve ever been while performing.  Instead of a pounding heart and sweaty palms & face, I feel relaxed, confident and focused. Without the distraction of my anxiety symptoms, I am able to fully concentrate on the music and perform optimally.”  — Brad S.