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Sharón Bacigalupi, Founder

Sharón Bacigalupi (founder of Turning Leaf Acupuncture) is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and the state of California Acupuncture Board.  Sharón began her studies at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA and graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in Newton, MA where she obtained her Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine.  Prior to attending NESA, she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology/Pre-Medical Studies and a Masters Degree in Public Health in San Diego, CA. Sharón is a Fellow of the Acupuncture Board or Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) and extensively trained in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.  She continues to expand her expertise and has studied Balance Method Acupuncture with Dr Tan and Herbal Medicine with Master Herbalists Dr Tao Xie and Sharon Weizenberg. Her style of acupuncture is known to be very gentle and surprises even those who are initially fearful of the use of needles. Sharón’s wide array of treatment styles allows her to treat each patient in a way that will be most suitable to improving their health.

Having a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Sharón has the unique ability to integrate Traditional Chinese Medicine with her understanding of social and lifestyle implications, which often affect a person’s health. This background allows her to better assist her patients in achieving and maintaining their ultimate health goals.

After 4 years of intensive study, completion of her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine and national licensing exams, Sharón established Turning Leaf Acupuncture, creating a clinic where her patients would receive quality care from compassionate and dedicated practitioners. In order to provide her patients with the best care, she continues to attend seminars on both eastern and western medicine so that she may stay informed of new advances and discoveries which may be of benefit to her patients.

Sharón treats a wide array of health conditions with special interest and expertise in Women’s Health, Fertility, Digestive Disorders and Mental Health.

Sharón sees patients in the Brookline Office and can be reached by phone at 617 274 8754 x1  or by email at

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  • Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine (MAOM), New England School of Acupuncture
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH), San Diego State University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology (BS), San Diego State University


  • Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, Board of Registration in Medicine, Massachusetts and California
  • National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Diplomate (NCCAOM, Dipl.OM)
  • American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine Fellow (ABORM)
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine Member (ASRM)

Chi (“Chee”) Sun, L. Ac., MAOM

Chi (“Chee”) Sun, L. Ac., MAOM, is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist through the Massachusetts Board of  Registry in Medicine and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is a native of Taiwan but has been living in the US for over 23 years and has been a Brookline resident for over 15 years. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin.  She trained as a lawyer in Taiwan and came to the USA to obtain a Master’s in Law and is a licensed attorney in New York. She worked as a lawyer in New York, then later worked in social services for the elderly and in a non-profit. In each job she got great satisfaction from helping people, but wanted to be able to do more. Her great grandfather was an acupuncturist and herbalist, so she is happy to be returning to her family’s roots.

She was introduced to acupuncture first-hand as a patient. With a history or migraines and the use of headache medicines, when she wanted to start a family she sought out alternative treatments. Using acupuncture she was able to come off of all medicines and experience a healthy pregnancy, headache and painkiller free.  She employed acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas throughout her pregnancy for various issues that came up and had a wonderful and healthy daughter, Emily.

She completed her second Master’s Degree in Acupuncture at the New England School of Acupuncture. While at NESA she did extensive clinical work at Boston Medical Center specializing in the treatment of infants and children. She also undertook additional training in employing both acupuncture and herbs for women’s health and to promote fertility. Due to her own experience, she has a particular interest in the treatment of women and children.

She is also the co-founder and vice president of the herbal skincare line Emily Skin Soothers, which formulates soaps and balms for people with sensitive skin and eczema. She is pleased to be able to help people of all ages with both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at Turning Leaf Acupuncture.

Chi sees patients in the Brookline Office and can be reached by by email at



  • Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, Board of Registration in Medicine, Massachusetts
  • National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Diplomate (NCCAOM, Dipl.OM)
  • Co-Founder of Emily’s Skin Soothers, Herbal Skincare Line
  • Licensed Attorney, New York

I started seeing Sharon for acupuncture when I was beginning fertility treatments and wanted additional support from complementary medicine. She has made a huge impact in my life and as a physician myself, she has influenced the way that I practice medicine with my own patients. She was a calm and supportive presence in my life and I looked forward to our appointments each week. She was a smiling face every week when I was going through a very stressful time. I am now 26 weeks pregnant and while many factors likely contributed to my successful story, I think that acupuncture really prepared my body and relaxed my mind so that I could get the beautiful opportunity to become a mother. I highly recommend Sharon.

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