By integrating both Naturopathic and Chinese medicine Sarah strives for excellence in providing the best care possible to each patient, acting as a partner on the path to optimal health while honoring the basic principles of natural medicine. Sarah takes time to listen to the whole story, answer questions and educate. She helps to uncover the underlying causes of imbalance and offers safe and effective individualized, natural treatments including clinical nutrition, homeopathy, botanical medicine, acupuncture, and lifestyle counseling.
Sarah Giardenelli, ND, MSOM, LAc Naturopathic Doctor & Licensed Acupuncturist Sarah Giardenelli, ND, MSOM, LAc was born and raised in upstate New York. She completed her undergraduate studies in pre-medicine and psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Knowing from an early age that she wanted to help people achieve optimal health naturally, she found her calling at the National College of Natural Medicine, in Portland, OR. After six years of study, Sarah earned both a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine with Honors in Research and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. She then completed her naturopathic residency at Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic, outside of Rochester, NY. Sarah integrates both Naturopathic and Chinese medicine in her practice. She has special interest in integrative medicine, nutrition, environmental medicine/toxicity, pain and chronic disease management, Chinese and Western herbs, community health, women's health, gastrointestinal health, and geriatric health. Sarah also has additional training in the prescription of Chinese formulas and in bio-therapeutic drainage, an individualized, whole systems approach to wellness through detoxification. Sarah sees her service in the healthcare profession as an honor; part of the change to provide a better healthcare system for the community. Her passion for integrative and natural medicine stems from both her own personal expereince of relief of years of digestive and intestial chaos and family experiences of healing with natural medicine. Sarah is nationally certified in naturopathic medicine by the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges and in acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is a licensed acupuncturist in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Other interests include rowing, hiking, gardening, and consuming (and cooking) delicious foods.