The Short Story
The Short Story
My name is Sharon Gray, and I’m a practitioner of Chinese medicine, specializing in digestive health.
Much of what I share comes from my experience recovering from a chronic illness. 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. Show More »
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.
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 acupuncture and 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, have compassion for my challenges, and create a life that’s in line with my true nature.
From patient to practitioner
It’s been twenty-five years since I began this wild adventure. I’ve gone from being bedridden in rural Maine, to building a thriving acupuncture practice in bustling Seattle. Now I’m writing a self-care themed cookbook, in 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 while I’m grateful to say that I’ve recovered, I still haven’t stopped striving to heal and grow every day. So no matter what I’m teaching, I’ll be practicing right there alongside you, every step of the way.