our philosophy

At Spruce Acupuncture, we specialize in blending Traditional Chinese Medicine with holistic therapies to treat not just a symptom, but the underlying root cause as well. We believe in health and overall wellness for everyone and founded this practice to help our patients achieve a state of well-being.

about dr. sharon huppe

Sharon is passionate about helping and healing others through Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and holistic therapies. Patients with complex medical cases often seek out Sharon’s help when other avenues have failed. Sharon is dedicated to supporting her patients to achieve improved health outcomes and see results. She combines TCM and functional medicine approaches with the most current clinical research to serve each individual and unique patient. She is humbled and grateful to have helped patients when other doctors, procedures, and medicines could not.

Sharon is a graduate of The University of Notre Dame and The America College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She specializes in internal medicine, pain management, and reproductive health. She studied both western and eastern medicine and is trained in Chinese, Japanese and Korean styles of acupuncture, incorporating gentler needling techniques. She also utilizes herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, electro acupuncture, cupping, gua sha and food sensitivity testing when appropriate. Sharon has successfully worked with her patients to treat a variety of ailments both in outpatient clinics and inpatient hospital settings, including the California Pacific Medical Center – Sutter Health in San Francisco.

Personal and family health challenges led Sharon to discover the benefits of acupuncture. After contracting Bell’s Palsy, doctors told Sharon there was nothing western medicine could do to resolve it. Turning to alternative treatments, Sharon sought out acupuncture and within two sessions her Bell’s Palsy was gone. A short time later, she found herself providing hospice care for her mother and subsequently lost both parents to health issues. It was at this point that Sharon felt called to dedicate her life to helping and healing others through Chinese Medicine.

Sharon brings immense compassion to her practice and believes in patient education. She is working towards becoming certified as a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. She is also certified in Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture to offer a more holistic approach to skin rejuvenation. 


  • DACM, M.S., L.Ac., California Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist

  • Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, Certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Graduate from The University of Notre Dame
  • Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA

  • Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA

  • Over 4,000 hours in clinical and didactic hours, internship and training


“Living with Crohn’s can be challenging. Sharon has been there to provide support if I splurge and eat the wrong foods and start having symptoms or break out with a rash. Plus after her treatments, I leave feeling less stressed following a long workday.”

“I originally visited Sharon for my chronic knee pain. With weekly treatments, the pain significantly decreased, so much so, I was actually surprised it worked. My mood also significantly improved and I felt ready to tackle new challenges.”

“I am a Type II Diabetic and decided I wanted off of the large dose of Metformin my doctor had me on for years. I saw Sharon and was able to taper down my prescription medicine with her help and coordination with my physician. My husband also told me he noticed I was less irritable and seemed happier since starting acupuncture and herbs. That’s a bonus.”

“I drive a lot for work and my back pain became unbearable. I saw Sharon weekly for acupuncture and eventually, my pain decreased to the point where I only need a touch up on occasion. She also provides practical recommendations that I had not considered before.”

“After witnessing a violent crime, I began suffering from PTSD. Doctors wanted to prescribe psychiatric drugs which I did not want, so I sought Sharon’s help. With acupuncture and herbs, I was able to eliminate the PTSD symptoms and sleep soundly at night.”