Sarah trained for three and a half years at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading gaining a BSc(Hons) and Licentiate of Acupuncture (LicAc). In addition Sarah has a postgraduate certificate in Toyohari (Japanese Acupuncture) and is a member of the European Branch of the Toyohari Association (EBTA).
Prior to training in acupuncture Sarah obtained a BSc(Hons) in Psychology and worked with people with substance misuse issues. In 2002 she trained in ear acupuncture with John Tindall which she used in her addiction work. This sparked an interest in Chinese Medicine and led her to train as an acupuncturist. Sarah is passionate about acupuncture and the process by which we heal. Her work is influenced by acupuncturist and psychotherapist Lorie Eve Dechar.
Sarah is a member of the charitable organisation World Medicine. In 2010 she undertook two trips to the Gaza Strip where she worked voluntarily with a team of acupuncturists. Together they treated hundreds of civilians and refugees who had suffered from the physical and emotional effects of trauma and war. Sarah also assisted in the training of local medics in ear acupuncture. This treatment is now used in a clinic in Gaza City to treat patients suffering from Post Traumatic Stress.
Sarah is a British Acupuncture Council supervisor/mentor for acupuncturists and other health professionals having completed a formal training led by Isobel Cosgrove and Sally Blades.
Sarah practices qi gong, having trained with Master Mantak Chia at Tao Gardens in Thailand, Zhixing Wang, the Barefoot Doctor and Tai Chi Nation. She is a Certified Universal Healing Tao Instructor and teaches Women’s Wellness workshops.