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Why, After 20 Years As A Pharmacist, I Stopped Recommending Drugs

After 20 years of spending much of my time in long-term care facilities (nursing homes) recommending medication changes for the elderly, I realized that the residents were not getting better, were degenerating daily, and many were medically toxic from pharmaceutical drugs. "There must be a better way to health for these individuals," I thought.

About that time, I attended a seminar on herbal medicine. I found healing for myself from a simple herbal medicine when previous biomedical therapy failed to resolve my health issue. Natural medicine made so much sense to me since my education involved the pharmacy of plants.

"This is what I have been looking for," I said. "This is the better way to health!"

As a pharmacist, though, my scope of practice didn't involve formulating a diagnosis and treating patients. A friend suggested that I visit a Taiwanese physician practicing Chinese medicine in the area. He was gracious enough to allow me to shadow him in his practice for a day. I had never seen healing like I saw that day.

A patient with chronic back pain walking in with a cane, rising from a treatment table after acupuncture entirely out of pain. A young adult with seizure disorder goes into remission, prompting biomedicine to label it a misdiagnosis—a child with cancer being the only survivor out of her hospital group. I didn't understand that day how this healing had occurred based on my medical knowledge, but I was open to learning how to treat the body in a totally different way, a natural way.

My new career journey had started. I enrolled and was accepted into medical school to learn Chinese medicine, culminating in earning a doctoral degree with residencies in Beijing and Shanghai, China. I now practice an integrated medical model, taking the best from Eastern and Western medicine and recommending my patients' best individualized care.

Consider trying a different, more natural approach to health with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Click here to schedule your complimentary consultation, or simply contact our office at (772) 398-4550.

In good health,

Dr. Stuart Shipe


Board Certified Acupuncture & Herbology, Pharmacist


Ancient Healing for the Modern Woman

Find the health, healing, and vitality you deserve at Women's Traditional Chinese Healing.

Women’s Traditional Chinese Healing supports women in their quest for natural healthcare by integrating the ancient art of traditional Chinese medicine with the latest advances in modern medical technology and education to promote their body’s natural healing and restore full vitality.

Our Story:
Welcome To A Way Of Better Health

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After two decades as a practicing pharmacist, Dr. Shipe realized that many of his patients weren't improving; rather, they were worsening due to medication toxicity. Recognizing the urgent need for change, he shifted his practice to natural medicine, concentrating on women's health as his specialty. This critical choice marked the start of a fascinating journey into holistic medicine, in which Dr. Shipe aimed to revolutionize healthcare by combining ancient wisdom with modern thinking.

Understanding the complexities of women's health and the need for a more individualized, holistic approach, Dr. Shipe curated a selection of Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies aimed at addressing the underlying causes of health imbalances. From acupuncture to herbal medicine, each aspect was carefully chosen to provide balance and restore harmony to his patients' lives. Thus, Women's Traditional Chinese Healing evolved as a safe haven for women to begin their transformation journey toward optimal health and well-being. With Dr. Shipe's vision and expertise, the practice has continued to thrive, empowering women to regain control of their health and embrace a new way of healing that honors their bodies, minds, and spirits.


What Our Clients Are Saying

"Dr. Shipe is truly one of a kind (and I mean that in the best way possible). He is SO knowledgeable and understanding and genuinely cares for his patients. After struggling with Western medicine to treat the same problem I’ve had for decades, I decided to try a more holistic approach and I am so happy that I did. I’m so grateful to have found this practice and I’m going to keep coming back."

- Megan C.

Conditions We Treat With Natural Healing

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Anxiety & Depression

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Insomnia & Sleep Concerns

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Joint, Neck, and Back Pain

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