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Margaret Sheehan, LOM

Margaret Sheehan Acupuncture Healing ArtsMargaret Sheehan brings a depth of experience, in a broad variety of healing modalities, to her patients. Acupuncture Healing Arts (AHA) represents the culmination of her decades of education, training and practice, and her commitment to serving others: to make acupuncture and related therapies more accessible to everyone.

Margaret’s treatment approaches can be effective in treating a wide variety of conditions, including neck, hip and back pain, auto-immune conditions, women’s health issues, allergies, stress related conditions, side effects of medications and surgeries, and lingering effects of trauma. Margaret often uses more than one modality, combining acupuncture with other ancient, time-tested methods such as gua sha, moxibustion, or modern technologies such as auricular therapies TDP lamps, or electrical stimulation. Margaret has been a Pennsylvania Licensed Oriental Medicine Practitioner since 2001, with national board certifications in acupuncture and herbology since 2001. National certifications are given by NCCCAOM, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the highest standard for American practitioners.

As a life-long learner, Margaret is constantly training and practicing to improve her skills so that she can offer her patients the very best, based on traditional techniques and contemporary, rigorously studied approaches. Margaret is a dedicated practitioner of Tai Chi, Qigong, and Daoist meditation, recognizing their benefits as the foundations of her own health. These practices provide calm, centering, and general well-being for Margaret as well as for those she teaches.

Raised by parents who worked in nursing and in the addiction recovery field, she followed their leads into the healing arts. Margaret earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from West Chester University. An interest in vitamin and supplement uses led her to California to work with Great Earth Vitamins, and then to study tai chi and massage therapy at the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing. She trained in and became an expert practitioner of the Touch for Health (TFH) system, traveling with iron man athletes around the world. Margaret returned to school, traveling to NYC two or three times a week, while working as clinical director for massage and shiatsu therapists, acupuncturists and yoga teachers with the Alternative Medicine Network of the Jefferson Health System, Mainline. She received a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine in 2001 from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Manhattan. This school has since been renamed the Pacific School of Health Science and was rated in the top ten among all acupuncture schools in the United States by Acupuncture Continuing Education in 2022.

As an entrepreneur, Margaret has been a founder in the holistic health field since 1987, when she opened High Tech Touch (HTT), offering reiki, shiatsu, tai chi, TFH, and qigong classes as well as massage. The merger of HTT with a rheumatology practice was the precursor of the Main Line Branch of the Alternative Medicine Network of the Jefferson Health System.

In 2002, Margaret and Sue Mustalish formed Chester County Herbs and Acupuncture, offering a variety of treatment and health maintenance modalities, including herbal medicines, acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, therapeutic exercise and manual therapies including TFH and reflexology. The practice grew and added another acupuncturist, they moved to Market Street in West Chester in 2016, as Oriental Medicine of West Chester. It was here that Margaret’s vision of greater accessibility began to manifest. Margaret in Puerto RicoIn the larger space, she could offer community acupuncture, treating 2-3 people at a time, in recliners and fully clothed, in a calm and comfortable setting, at much lower cost than in private appointments. Community acupuncture is not a new idea; it’s been practiced in China for centuries and there are currently community acupuncture offices around the United States. Margaret was the first to offer this lower-cost model to patients in the Delaware Valley.

Margaret has many years of experience as an instructor in a variety of settings, from West Chester University, where she was an adjunct professor from 2003-2006, to Chester County Hospital and as a guest speaker at meditation and Oriental medicine conferences. She is available to present, as an expert in the fields of Oriental medicine, meditation, qigong or tai chi at your next event.

AHA, founded as a non-profit in late 2022, is making acupuncture and the many related therapies that Margaret has experience and expertise with, more accessible to everyone.

When not working, Margaret enjoys caring for her family and pets, walking, traveling, gardening, writing, meditating and doing tai chi.

Our group treatment area is a great place to get an economical treatment in a reclining chair. Treatments last about 45 minutes. We have 3 reclining chairs in our community room.

Acupuncture and infrared heat therapy and brief herbal consultations are offered in the community room:

New Patients: $60
Returning patients: $50

  • Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine New York, NY, 2001
  • Licensed Oriental Medicine Practitioner (L.O.M.) Pennsylvania, 2001
  • NCCAOM* Board Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture, 2001 to present
  • NCCAOM* Board Certified Diplomate of Herbology, 2001 to present
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, West Chester University, 1980

*The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is the highest standard of certification for practitioners of Acupuncture and Herbology in the U.S.



Founder and Clinic Director, Acupuncture Healing Arts, West Chester 2022-present

Co-founder and Practitioner, Oriental Medicine of West Chester, 2015-2022

  • Including acupuncture, herbology, tai chi, qigong and massage therapy,

Co-founder and Practitioner, Chester County Herbs and Acupuncture, 2002-2015

  • Including acupuncture, herbology, tai chi, qigong and massage therapy,

Massage Therapist, private practice, 1999 -2001

Clinic Director ,  Alternative Medicine Network of the Jefferson Health System Mainline, 1997-1999

  • Supervisor of alternative medicine staff, clinical practitioner, and tai chi instructor. Developed tai chi and qigong programs for post-stroke patients and respiratory rehabilitation patients.  Frequent public speaker at Bryn Mawr, Paoli and Lankenau Hospitals.

Clinical Director, Merged High Tech Touch with Rheumatology Consultants, 1994-1997

  • Worked with a staff of 15 practitioners and four support staff, offering massage therapy, homeopathy, acupuncture and medical services in three locations in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Founder and Practitioner, High Tech Touch Incorporated, 1988-1994

  • Developed a viable massage therapy and bodywork practice. High Tech Touch offered services and education to individuals, families and businesses.

Massage Therapist, Touch for Health Fitness Team,  1984-1988

  • Worked and traveled with internationally ranked Triathletes. Represented Touch for Health Foundation at athletic events such as Hawaii Ironman, and Los Angeles Marathon. Hired by race directors in Guatemala to work with athletes and teach them Touch for Health techniques.

Clinic Manager, Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing, San Diego, CA, 1983

Group Counselor, Scripps Memorial Hospital Alcoholism Treatment Center, La Jolla, CA, 1982

Retail Manager, Great Earth Vitamins, Vitamin and Mineral Specialist, La Jolla, CA, 1981

Counselor, Marital Abuse Project, Media, PA, 1979



Adjunct Professor, West Chester University, taught Principles of Chinese Medicine and Health Issues of Women, guest lecturer for body/mind medicine classes, 2003- 2006

Guest Speaker, “Health Issues of Women: An Oriental Medicine Perspective” Women’s Health Alternatives: Oriental Medicine and Meditation Conference, Won Institute of Graduate Studies, 2004

Guest Speaker, Drexel University School of Medicine; Diversity and Bioethical Issues in Patient Care program. 2002

Guest Speaker, “Botanicals and Women’s Health” Complementary and Alternative Medicine Conference, West Chester University, 2001 & 2002

Instructor, “Touch for Health” Chester County Hospital School of Nursing, 1987



Old Yang Long Form with Grandmaster Fu Shu Yun, 1999

Nei Gong and Michuan Study and Practice with Master Wang Yen-Nien, 1988

Yi Ching with Paul Gallagher, 1987

Old Yang Long Form, Tai Chi Qi Gong with Tom Hardy, Broomall PA, 1984

Cheng Man Ching Short Form with Chris Luth, San Diego, CA, 1983

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