Acupuncture Alexandria LLC

Sarah Shupe L.Ac.

I believe everyone can enjoy good health of body, mind and spirit.  In my acupuncture practice I focus on the whole person to bring about lasting healing.  I educate patients on changes they can make in their own lives to improve and sustain their health.  In these ways I help them achieve their health goals and restore balance in their bodies and their lives.

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Sarah became interested in acupuncture as a career during high school.  She chose to study physiology at the Lyman Brigg's School of Michigan State University.  After undergrad, Sarah continued her education at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR.  She spent 3 full years learning Chinese Medicine, including anatomy, physiology, Chinese medical theory, western pathology, acupuncture, Chinese herbology, nutrition, shiatsu massage, taichi, and qigong.  She also completed a 1 year internship in her last year of school, where she studied under both Chinese and Western acupuncturists and herbalists.  She completed her qigong training with a certification to teach 1000 Hands Buddha Qigong.  She also completed a 1 month internship in Japanese acupuncture post-graduation.

 

After she became a nationally certified acupuncturist, Sarah moved to Houma, LA.  There she worked in an integrated medical practice for 2 1/2 years.  She also taught introductory shiatsu at a local massage school.  In the Spring of 2007 she began her practice Acupuncture Alexandria LLC in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, VA.  In May of 2010 she expanded her practice into Springfield, VA as well.

 

Sarah has expanded her acupuncture knowledge by taking many continuing education courses.  These include Chinese medical theory, the treatment of stress, anxiety, and pain, women's health, GI disorders and allergies. She has studied balance method with Dr. Tan, the Mei Zen Cosmestic acupuncture system, the Battlefield Acupuncture protocol for pain management and is currently studying Chinese language.  

 

Sarah is on the board of the Acupuncture Society of Virginia (ASVA).  She is also a member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) and the Del Ray Business Association (DRBA).  She is licensed to practice in VA: license #0121000459

 

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