About the Practitioner
Dr. Sarah Faggert Alemi, D.Ac., M.Ac., ADS, Dipl. NCCAOM
Masters of Acupuncture (2016)
Doctorate of Acupuncture (2017)
N.A.D.A. Certified Acupuncture Detox Specialist (ADS)
Originally from Richmond, Sarah moved to Northern Virginia where she graduated from the Maryland University of Integrative Health with a Master's degree in Acupuncture in 2016 and followed with a Doctorate of Acupuncture in 2017. While formally educated in classical 5-Element acupuncture, Sarah learned TCM-style acupuncture during her time as an apprentice at a local Chinese Medicine clinic from 2014-2018.
In 2016, she became licensed in Maryland and a Board member of the Acupuncture Society of Virginia. She also became an acudetox specialist, completing certification with NADA Protocol and trained with a facial rejuvenation specialist to gain certification in facial acupuncture and rejuvenation.
As of 2018, Sarah became a licensed acupuncturist in both Maryland and Virginia, having passed the certifying examinations of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is a certified diplomate of Acupuncture under NCCAOM.
She opened her own clinic, Eastern Roots Wellness, in December 2018, in McLean, Virginia, where she specializes in mental-emotional conditions, such as stress and anxiety, as well as in pain management, gynecological conditions, addictions and dermatology.
Dr. Faggert-Alemi has also published a number of journal & research articles. See some of the most recent listed below:
Arthur Yin Fan, Hui Wei, Haihe Tian, Jane Huang, and Sarah Faggert Alemi.Medical Acupuncture.Jun 2020.136-142.http://doi.org/10.1089/acu.2019.1403
Fan AY, Faggert S. Distribution of licensed acupuncturists and educational institutions in the United States in early 2015. J Integr Med. 2018;16(1):1-5. doi:10.1016/j.joim.2017.12.003
Fan AY, Miller DW, Bolash B, et al. Acupuncture's Role in Solving the Opioid Epidemic: Evidence, Cost-Effectiveness, and Care Availability for Acupuncture as a Primary, Non-Pharmacologic Method for Pain Relief and Management-White Paper 2017. J Integr Med. 2017;15(6):411-425. doi:10.1016/S2095-4964(17)60378-9