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About the Practitioner

Dr. Sarah Faggert Alemi, D.Ac., M.Ac., ADS, Dipl. NCCAOM​​

  • Masters of Acupuncture (2016)

  • Doctorate of Acupuncture (2017)

  • Licensed Acupuncturist

  • 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.

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

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