Sara Calabro is a licensed acupuncturist and the founder of AcuTake, the first consumer acupuncture publication.
Sara discovered acupuncture by way of journalism. For 10 years she worked as a healthcare business journalist, covering the pharmaceutical and medical-device industries. The experience provided an up-close look at modern medicine’s shortcomings and inspired her to explore other perspectives on health.
Upon graduating from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, Sara practiced privately and in community clinics in New York and Oregon. In addition to her private practice, she founded a low-cost acupuncture clinic in Brooklyn, was on staff at Manhattan’s busiest community clinic, and provided auricular acupuncture in a drug and alcohol treatment center in Eugene, Oregon.
In addition to her clinical practice and work on AcuTake, Sara has written about acupuncture for The Huffington Post, Acupuncture Today, GreenMedInfo, Elephant Journal, and others. The author of Acupuncture Matters, Sara has led acupuncture seminars at the University of Oregon and appeared in acupuncture stories by several publications, including NPR and Redbook.
Sara’s acupuncture treatments combine traditional acupuncture, trigger point acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, cupping, and acupressure. She also offers facial-rejuvenation acupuncture treatments that incorporate full-body needling, facial needling, and gua sha massage.
Sara is big on self-care, so every patient leaves with a prescription for at least one (usually more) technique that they can do at home in between treatments. Her latest book, Heal Your Kids With Acupressure, is the first in a series about the power of acupressure to heal ourselves and our loved ones.