About Practitioner

Sarah Piestrup, EAMP, FNP, Dipl OM

East Asian Medical Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Diplomate of Oriental Medicine

Sarah melds her modalities to create a treatment that is comfortable and beneficial for each individual. She has immersed herself in the medical field for the past 19 years using both Eastern wisdom and Western science to find the most effective forms of true healing. Sarah fully integrates the best of East and West to treat the root of the problem with all that modern science and ancient wisdom have to offer.
Sarah holds a variety of licenses/certifications, including:
•  East Asian Medicine Practitioner (EAMP) / Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc)
•  Diplomat in Oriental Medicine (Dipl. OM) from the NCCAOM which includes certifications in herbal medicine, Asian body work and acupuncture.
•  Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP, ARNP)
•  Certified Functional Medicine practitioner
Sarah has 2 Master’s degrees and is a doctoral candidate
•  Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM) from Five Branches University
•  Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN), Family Nurse PractitionerGraceland University
•  Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM-C), Five Branches University.


Licenses and Credentials

Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Institute of Functional Medicine

East Asian Medical Practitioner (EAMP), aka Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) Washington State Department of Health (Scope of practice)

Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (Dipl. O.M.), inclues acupuncture, herbal medicine, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Registered Nurse (RN, ARNP), Washington State Department of Health

Integrative Sports Medicine Certificate, Five Branches University

Clean Needle Technique, Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Certified Qi Gong Instructor, Pacific Healing Arts

Certificate of Completion, Cranial Sacral Therapy I, Heartwood Institute

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers, American Heart Association

Educational Background

Student, Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM), Five Branches University, San Jose, CA (graduation around 2014)

Student, Functional Medicine Certification Program, Institute for Functional Medicine, Gig Harbor, WA (2010-2014)

Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Graceland University, Independence, MO (2013)

Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Five Branches University, Santa Cruz, CA (2004)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (2000)

Advanced Studies

Certified Qi Gong Instructor, Lee Holden (2004)

Qi Gong & Chi Nei TsangMantak Chia

Jeffrey Yuen

Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture Program

Golden Shield Qi Gong

Facial Rejuvenation with Suzana Shen

Colorado Outward Bound School Summer Wilderness Leadership Semester (1998)

Societies and Memberships

Washington East Asian Medicine Association

American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture Research and Education Foundation

American Acupuncture Council

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of NursingBeta Gamma Chapter

Professional Experience

Private Practice in Traditional Oriental Medicine, Functional Medicine, Cascade Wellness, Leavenworth, WA (since 2004)

Practicum, Family Nurse Practitioner program through Cascade Medical Center, Leavenworth, in Family Practice, Columbia Valley Community Health, Wenatchee, in Family Practice / Pediatrics and The Kids Clinic, Seattle, in Pediatrics with a Functional Medicine focus

Internship / clinical training including theater and rounds, Five Branches University Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Alumni Listings)

Administrative Nurse Supervisor, Seton Medical Center Coastside, Moss Beach, CA (01-04)

Registered Nurse, Emergency Department, San Francisco General Hospital, CA (01)

Registered Nurse, Med Surg/ED Float, Mammoth Hospital, Mammoth, CA (00-01)

Private Practice in Massage & Cranial Sacral Therapy, El Granada, CA (94-04)

Volunteer, Sequoia Hospital Pain Clinic, Redwood City, CA (96-97)

Veterinary Technician, Blue Cross Pet Hospital, Redwood City, CA (94-98)