Sara Sas – M.S., L.Ac., RYT.
Sara Sas has been a Licensed Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner since 2002. Prior to her Eastern studies she received her Associates Degree of Paramedic Science from Austin Community College in 1993. In 1996 Sara entered the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin, Texas and then transferred to Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. During this time she also received training in Therapeutic Massage and Holistic Healing. In 2002 Sara graduated with a Masters in Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She continued her Traditional Chinese Medicine studies at Xiamen University in Xiamen, China in 2002 and a Post Graduate course in Classical Five Element Acupuncture was completed in 2004. In 2009 Sara became certified in the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System and in 2011 accredited in Esoteric Acupuncture.
She is licensed by the California Acupuncture Board and nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. The treatment of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Moxibustion, Electro-Acupuncture, Massage, Nutrition and Life Style Counseling are included under this license. Sara’s specialties are Internal Medicine, Preventative Medicine, Pain Control, Stress, Anxiety, Facial Rejuvenation, Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture and Esoteric Acupuncture.
Sara’s experiences as a paramedic in an Austin emergency room that specialized in cardiac, neurological, orthopedic and internal medicine gave her an excellent background as she dealt with a wide range of medical conditions, injuries, trauma and patient interaction. She has a nurturing, straight forward approach to treatment with an emphasis on education, emotional insight and guidance regarding specific health issues. Sara promotes physical and mental health wellness and encourages her patients to create a balanced lifestyle.
In addition to her career as a health professional, Sara is and has been teaching group fitness for over 22 years. She is certified by the Kenneth Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research, Keiser Power Pacing Program for Indoor Cycling and Yoga Fit. Sara is currently a registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She is regularly upgrading her Mind-Body fitness education for better understanding and communication with her clients both in the clinic and classroom. Her teaching style incorporates Mind- Body awareness with a physical challenge. Dedication to her own yoga practice combined with her fitness background and personal healthy lifestyle provide a foundation for Sara’s ability to restore health in others. She is honored to be part of the healing process by sharing her knowledge and experience in the treatment of her patients.
Sara has always had a passion for caring for others while promoting health and wellness. As a young person Sara worked or volunteered in healthcare settings including nursing homes, doctor’s offices and pharmacies. It was during this time that she began to explore alternative modalities for health. Because of her personal philosophy about staying healthy, her very positive experience with acupuncture opened the door to new possibilities. After several years of receiving acupuncture as a patient and studying Chinese Philosophy, Sara felt there was definitely a connection between this approach to medicine and her personal convictions about good health. It was then that she decided to study Chinese Medicine and become a practitioner herself.
Sara owns Holistic Traditions Acupuncture and Healing Arts Clinic in La Jolla. She gives educational talks as an acupuncturist and herbalist at their office and locally to educate the public on specific health related topics. She has also operated a holistic health booth at the La Jolla Farmer’s Market since it opened, providing chair massage and health information. She takes great pride in being a part of the La Jolla Open Aire Market and as an integral part of the La Jolla community.
Sara attends numerous educational seminars about acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, yoga, and Eastern Philosophy. This keeps her current and inspired in her practice. She is a concerned, caring and compassionate practitioner who wants to know as much as she can about treating her patients in the best way possible. Being a business owner, a mother and having years of experience in the health care field, Sara is highly regarded in her profession.