Sarah E. Rivkin, MS, LAc, Dipl. OM
Sarah successfully treats a wide range of conditions, from joint pain to digestive problems, infertility to insomnia. Her treatments go far beyond acupuncture, encompassing Chinese herbology, massage, qigong (Chinese therapeutic exercise), nutrition, and lifestyle counseling.
In addition to her ten years in private practice, Sarah is an experienced teacher, writer, and editor in the field of Chinese medicine. She is currently on the faculty of the Chinese Herbology Certificate Program at Tri-State College of Acupuncture and has taught the integrative gynecology course for master's degree students at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She has served on the advisory board of Easy Eats, a health and wellness magazine and spent four years as an editor for The American Acupuncturist, an academic journal. Other past professional activities include a term on the board of the Acupuncture Society of New York (ASNY), the state professional organization for acupuncture, and providing acupuncture services for labor and delivery patients at Lutheran Medical Center, as part of an ongoing research study. She lectures publicly on a variety of topics, including keeping healthy with Chinese medicine, qi gong, and acupressure for infants.
Sarah holds a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Touro College and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Northwestern University. She is a New York State-licensed acupuncturist and is nationally board certified in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She completed a two-year internship at Lutheran Medical Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, in the obstetrics, oncology, and orthopedic-neurological rehabilitation departments.
Committed to furthering her education and skills, Sarah completed the two-year Graduate Mentorship Program with Sharon Weizenbaum, and Engaging Vitality training, integrating osteopathic palpation and acupuncture, with Dan Bensky and Chip Chase. She is currently pursuing advanced certification in Japanese Acupuncture and is a longtime qigong student of Thomas Droge and Master Zhongxian Wu. Her expertise in movement analysis also stems from many year of training in Iyengar yoga, the Alexander Technique, and Dalcroze Eurythmics.
Sarah lives with her family in Park Slope.