Sharon Lockhart, growing up for the most part in the Midwest, was not at all exposed to acupuncture and oriental medicine. After her own experience with acupuncture, that healed serious ailments within weeks, she changed her major completely. 
Sharon has a B.S. Management from Pepperdine University and a M.S.T.O.M (Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine) from Emperor's College in Santa Monica, California.