Sarah F. Alemi, DAc, LAc, Acupuncturist with Eastern Roots Wellness

Get to know Acupuncturist Dr. Sarah F. Alemi, who serves patients in McLean, Virginia.

Dr. Alemi is a licensed acupuncturist, having passed the certifying examinations of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is currently serving patients at her private practice – Eastern Roots Wellness – in McLean, Virginia. Eastern Roots Wellness is a Chinese medicine practice that provides individualized and holistic medical services to help with a variety of conditions. It is there that Dr. Alemi specializes in treating mental-emotional conditions, such as stress and anxiety, as well as addictions and skin. 

Originally from Richmond, Dr. Alemi moved to Northern Virginia where she graduated from the Maryland University of Integrative Health with a Master in Acupuncture degree in 2016, followed by a Doctorate in Acupuncture in 2017. While formally educated in classical 5-Element acupuncture, she learned TCM-style acupuncture during her time as an apprentice at a local Chinese Medicine clinic from 2014 until 2018. 

In 2016, Dr. Alemi 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 training with a facial rejuvenation specialist to gain certification in facial acupuncture and rejuvenation. She offers facial acupuncture treatments in addition to traditional acupuncture treatments. 

Dr. Alemi is a member of the Acupuncture Society of Virginia, the American Society of Acupuncturists, the National Auricular Detoxification Association, and the American Traditional Chinese Medicine Association. Dr. Alemi is recognized as the 2019 TOP Cosmetic Acupuncturist for all of the Northern Virginia region.

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine that is used to prevent and treat disease, relieve pain, balance mood, enhance athletic performance, increase fertility, as well as improve overall health and wellness. As an acupuncturist, Dr. Alemi consults with each patient about their symptoms, diagnoses the issue according to TCM, and treats it using acupuncture needles and other tools. She aims to improve the body’s functions and to promote the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites – commonly referred to as acupuncture points or acupoints.

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