Sarah practices Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Tui Na (twee nah) massage, and other techniques. Click here to learn more about the many benefits of acupuncture.


TCM is a sophisticated healing art that was developed over a 3,000 year history. Health experts confirm that many common and chronic health disorders are effectively treated by TCM. In Oriental medicine, treatment is centered on the individual rather than the disease. Mental, emotional and physical aspects of the patient are considered interrelated. Sarah has been trained to piece together all of your symptoms to form a complete clinical picture with Eastern diagnostic methods, although she is familiar with Western medical practices and diagnoses. Diagnosis is made through interview and visual inspection, particularly the tongue, palpation of the pulses at the wrist and palpation of the acupuncture points.

Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy

Acupuncture Point Injection is the injection at an acupuncture or trigger point of a small amount of a drug, vitamin, saline or plant extract and is a recent innovation of traditional acupuncture and aims to enhance and prolong the effect of stimulation of acupuncture points. This can help local and systemic effects such as pain relief, reducing inflammation, strengthening immunity, weight loss, treating insomnia, anxiety and much more.

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

People are complicated. Every person is an individual, and each person must find “their equation.” And this personal equation may change over time. Sarah has spent two decades helping patients navigate their way to finding their optimal health. Sarah does this through a personalized protocol that she creates for each individual seeking her help. This can include acupuncture, lifestyle coaching, dietary advice, herbal medicine recommendations and herbal injection therapies.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbs are prescribed as both a complement to acupuncture treatments and a primary form of therapy. Chinese herbs can change the body’s balances and patterns, resulting in decreased symptoms, increased energy, improved digestion, improves sleep and/or regulated menstrual cycle. The herbs are particularly effective with chronic problems as well as the more acute versions of the common cold and flu, which do not respond as readily to Western medicines. During your office visit, you will be asked many questions about your symptoms and lifestyle patterns.

Dry Needling

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Neural Therapy and Scar Remodeling

Neural therapy is a treatment method that involves injecting local anesthetics (mainly procaine) into scars, peripheral nerves, autonomic ganglia, trigger points, glands, and other tissues to cure chronic pain and illness. Procaine acts on the cell wall to allow the ion pumps to resume normal action and restore the membrane potential. This is how Procaine and other agents used in Neural Therapy correct the bioelectric disturbance at a specific site or nerve ganglion. During a neural therapy treatment, an injection of local anesthetic (usually procaine or lidocaine) is inserted into these abnormal cells, which normalizes their electrical charge.

Tui Na Massage

Sarah is trained in Tui Na massage, which is a form of Chinese massage that uses kneading, pressing, rolling, shaking and stretching of the body. Tui Na is thought to regulate Qi (vital energy) and blood flow, and improve the function of tendons, bones and joints.

Additional Techniques

Sarah also includes the use of moxibustion, cupping, tiger warmer, gua sha and dietary therapies in her treatments.