Sara discovered acupuncture by way of journalism. For 10 years she worked as a healthcare business journalist, covering the pharmaceutical and medical-device industries. The experience 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 and becoming a licensed acupuncturist in 2010, Sara practiced privately and in community clinics in New York and Oregon. In addition to her private practice, she founded a low-cost acupuncture clinic in Brooklyn, was on staff at Manhattan’s busiest community clinic, and provided auricular acupuncture in an addiction-recovery center in Eugene, Oregon.
Through these experiences, Sara identified a need for resources that discussed acupuncture in an accessible way. She combined her journalism background and immersion in acupuncture to create AcuTake, the first consumer acupuncture publication.
In addition to her work on AcuTake, Sara has written about acupuncture for The Huffington Post, Acupuncture Today, GreenMedInfo, Elephant Journal, and others. The author of Acupuncture Matters, Sara has led acupuncture seminars at the University of Oregon and appeared in acupuncture stories by several publications, including NPR and Redbook. Her latest book, Heal Your Kids With Acupressure, is the first in a series about the power of acupressure to heal ourselves and our loved ones.
Sara currently runs AcuTake and practices acupuncture in New York City.