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About Practitioner

Sarah Piestrup, FNP, EAMP, Dipl OM

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

I am a passionate functional medicine practitioner who has full education and credentials in traditional Eastern and modern Western medicine.  I fully integrate the best of modern science and ancient wisdom to treat the root of the problem and find  the most effective forms of true healing.

I decided at age 15 that the best way to heal the world was to heal people.  I started my medical career at age 16 working as a Vet Tech and training in Sweedish Esalen Massage.  I moved on to become an RN in the year 2000, working in hospitals and emergency departments in California from Mammoth to San Francisco.  Soon I knew that modern Western medicine was not enough. 

I found the deepest strongest root and held on, graduating with a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute in 2004.  I immersed myself in the ancient wisdom and healing practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine for 9 years, but would find that modern science also played a roll and I needed lab work and the ability to adjust medications to get to deep healing. 

I found Functional Medicine in 2010 and attended my first AFMCP.  I was hooked.  This is how I could integrate and the process was well designed with deep scientific roots.  I continued to run my acupuncture and herbal practice while I simultaneously attended classes for Functional Medicine Certification, Masters of Science in Nursing and Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  It was intense but fully integrated and I found all the connections as I navigated focusing on each path as an integrated whole.  

I graduated a Family Nurse Practitioner program with my MSN and was board certified as an FNP in 2013.  I finished my Functional Medicine Certification in 2014 and I am still working on my doctoral dissertation for my DAOM program though classes are complete.  

I now integrate Functional Medicine with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine daily in my practice to find the best options for your healing. 

Sarah licenses/certifications, include:

Sarah education includes

Advanced Studies