Acupuncture of Powell

About Me

Meet me, Sarah Studebaker, RN L.Ac. Diplomate NCCAOM                                                            image

Fast facts                                                                                 

Practice type: Private

Specialties: Anxiety, arthritis, addiction, IBS, headaches / migraines, Bell’s Palsy, Ramsey-Hunt Syndrome, musculoskeletal pain (joints, back pain, hips, knees, carpal tunnel etc…) women’s health from fertility to menopause, PMS symptoms, dysmenorrhea (difficult, painful and other periods), and irregular menses.

Styles: Japanese, Master Tung, Dr. Tan’s Balance Method
Why did I become an acupuncturist?
As a critical care and behavioral health RN, I cared for patients for over 25 years. While working closely with patients and family members in acute care hospital settings, I felt unable to fully bridge the gap of caring for the physical needs of my patients and the equally important mental and spiritual care necessary for complete healing to take place. I also wanted to spend more time with my patients. To deliver holistic care, I studied Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I can now provide this service, not an alternative to medical care, but as an effective complement to your healthcare team.
What distinguishes me from other acupuncturists?
Acupuncture of Powell is a small practice. I see one patient at a time—two on rare occasion—so my focus is entirely on you and your care needs. We both have the advantage of my ability to truly understand both the holistic Oriental medicine, and the Western  medicine biophysical and pathology aspects of your health concerns.
What do I enjoy most about my work?
I absolutely love seeing my patients heal! It’s very exciting when someone regains their energy and fully engages in their life again. Continuous stress, chronic insomnia or digestion problems, pain and illness… All these things are very draining. Isolation and a dismal outlook too often follow prolonged pain or long-term illness. When a patient with Bell’s Palsy can smile at me, when I get an email telling me that someone has slept all night for the first time in years, when relief of pain allows another to resume distance cycling—that’s what it’s all about! I feel so fortunate to be a part of this.
What is the biggest misconception I hear about acupuncture?
I suppose the biggest misconception about Acupuncture and Oriental medicine is that we move one’s intangible ethereal energy around. Qi (chee), in a medical context translates to vital air, blood, and body fluids. Acupuncture produces biophysical changes. These changes have been documented with fMRI and PET scans. Actual physiological change is effected when you work collaboratively with your acupuncturist.
How long does acupuncture work and how many treatments do I need?
Acupuncture is cumulative. Some acute conditions are easily taken care of with two to three treatments. If you’re struggling with a long-term problem, it will take more time. Each person isunique, and so are their treatment plans. During your initial exam and treatment consultation, I will discuss your treatment plan with you. To learn more, ask questions  or get in touch, contact me today at (740) 919-9292, or click  s.j.studebaker@gmail.com