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Shine Acupuncture opens in Medina

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    Shannon Caperton, owner of Shine Acupuncture & Wellness, holds up one of the needles she would use for wrinkles in people’s faces.

    BOB FINNAN / GAZETTE

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MEDINA — For Shannon Caperton, she said she loves making people feel better.

“I love my job every single day,” said Caperton, owner of Shine Acupuncture & Wellness, 805 E. Washington St., Suite 230, during Friday’s grand opening.

Caperton is using holistic methods to treat her patients. She has a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago.

She said she’s seeing about 35 patients a week since opening in June. Previously, she opened up for business in 2016 at Therapeutic Associates of Medina, 315 W. Liberty St., where she rented space.

Caperton said she treats patients with asthma, chronic fatigue, depression, neck pain, hypertension and lower back pain.

In the area of women’s health, she treats menstrual cramps, menopause, morning sickness and fertility issues.

She said she wants to clear up the misconception that acupuncture is “magic.”

“It’s not something that is understood,” she said.

Caperton said she is pretty much a “one-woman show.” She does have an office manager, Ellen Sullivan, who works several days a week. Caperton also sees patients at 20525 Center Ridge Road, Suite 400, Rocky River. She has two treatment rooms at the Medina location, with room to add a third.

Her hours are by appointment only. Her phone number is (330) 242-5633.

She said the name of her business was derived from having your “best health shine through.”

She said she treat patients trying to manage pain without using medicine. Some of her patients have been touched by the opioid epidemic.

“We are trying to help people minimize the side effects (of medicine),” Caperton said.

Caperton said she receives referrals from chiropractors and medical doctors. Many of her patients are veterans. She said she tries to work with insurance companies to help patients get reimbursed. She asks that patients pay at the time of service.

“There are a lot of people in pain that don’t want to take medicine,” Caperton said. “Medicine has side effects. This doesn’t.”

She also deals with wrinkles.

“We use little needles in the face,” Caperton said. “It’s an all natural version of Botox.”

She recommends four to six treatments, once a week, for new patients.

Caperton celebrated her grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

“We’re thankful for your investment in the city,” Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell said Friday.

He read a resolution from Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township. State Rep. Steve Hambley, R-Brunswick, and Katie Semo, from Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office, also attended the grand opening.

“This is my first proclamation,” Caperton said.

For more about Shine Acupuncture & Wellness, search @shineacupuncture on Facebook.

Contact reporter Bob Finnan at (330) 721-4049 or rfinnan@medina-gazette.com.
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