Sarah attended the American Institute of Alternative Medicine in Columbus, Ohio and graduated magna cum laude with a Master’s in Acupuncture. She completed a yearlong clinic internship as well as an external internship learning from her mentor Dr. Shixi Chen L.Ac. Sarah also participated in a four week internship program at The Beijing Integrated Hospital of Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing, China. Sarah is nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as a diplomat in Acupuncture and is licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board. Prior to becoming an acupuncturist Sarah received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with an area of concentration in secondary education from Northern Kentucky University. Sarah became interested in acupuncture when she sought help for pain from carpal tunnel syndrome that developed while renovating her home.
Acupuncture is a 5,000-year-old healing art. The Chinese believe that health is balance both within the body itself and between the body and the external environment. The key to this equilibrium is that the body is internally balanced, meaning the blood and energy are flowing smoothly, and in harmony with the external environment. This energy is referred to as Qi (pronounced “chee”). Qi can be viewed as the animation or life force that differentiates between living and non-living.