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Sara Calabro is the founding editor of AcuTake.

A journalist turned acupuncturist, Sara was disheartened by how few resources existed for “regular people” who wanted to learn about acupuncture. She became convinced that this dearth of accurate-but-accessible information about acupuncture must be linked to an even bigger problem—lack of access to acupuncture itself.

In order for people to want acupuncture, thereby driving demand so that access improves, they needed to first understand it. Sara set out to explain it in an approachable, fun-to-read way. With AcuTake, Sara created the first acupuncture publication for the general public.

Sara discovered acupuncture by way of journalism. For 10 years she worked as a healthcare business journalist, covering the pharmaceutical and medical-device industries. Her journalism career took her from healthcare reporter for PRWeek to managing editor for Pharmaceutical Executive to editor-in-chief for Medical Technology Investment Digest. These experiences provided an up-close look at modern medicine’s shortcomings and inspired her to explore other perspectives on health.

Upon graduating from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City, Sara founded a low-cost acupuncture clinic in Brooklyn and was on staff at Manhattan’s busiest community acupuncture clinic. A board-certified acupuncturist, licensed in New York and Oregon, Sara currently runs AcuTake from Portland, Oregon.

In addition to her work on AcuTake, Sara writes about acupuncture for The Huffington Post and Acupuncture Today as well as popular health websites GreenMedInfo, Elephant Journal and All Things Healing. She has been interviewed about acupuncture by NPR and Redbook, and has spoken at the University of Oregon. She is the author of Acupuncture Matters and is currently working on her second book.

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