Sarah Sanger is an acupuncturist practicing in San Diego, CA. Dr. Sanger evaluates and treats patients based on the concepts of oriental medicine. Acupuncturists complete their evaluations by getting a patient history and looking at and touching the body. Then, they place very fine acupuncture needles into specific points on the body. Stimulating these points and nerves is how Dr. Sanger treats the patients condition. Many of the bodys systems respond to acupuncture, and it can treat physical pain as well as emotional stress.
Education and Training
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine San Diego LAc 2012
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Sarah E Sanger LAC's Expert Contributions
Absolutely. And herbs. READ MORE
Absolutely, you can treat headaches with acupuncture. READ MORE
That depends on your condition, how bad it is and how long you have had it, as well as your health. I have treated patients once and never had to treat the again for that issue. Other patients have to come in once a week. READ MORE
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Absolutely. Especially in combination with herbs and possibly some diet recommendations. READ MORE
Acupuncture is very helpful in treating insomnia along with Chinese Herbs!! READ MORE
Acupuncture can help, alongside herbs and western supplements. READ MORE
Acupuncture can definitely mitigate the effects of depression especially if it is due to deficiencies that occur as we get older. READ MORE
Acupuncture can help but herbs and supplements would be quicker and more effective. Your Acupuncturist can help with selecting the ones right for you. READ MORE
It depends on why your wife's sex drive has dropped off. Acupuncture can help with both physical and stress related issues. However, there may be other issues and you might want to contact a qualified therapist. READ MORE
Because acupuncture can cause your blood pressure to drop, you would want to make sure it was not too low before going in for treatment. Any side-effects would be only temporary though. READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture can help with diabetes a few different ways. One is through life style recommendations. The second is through acupuncture. The third is through herbs. Particularly if you have been diagnosed with diabetes type 2, life style changes can actually reverse the diabetes. Acupuncture can help regulate blood sugar, the physiological process has yet to be discovered but clinical tests have shown that when blood sugar is checked before and after acupuncture, it is lower than before acupuncture. Herbs help regulate the body the same way mediation does, just much more gently. READ MORE
Hi, Absolutely, acupuncture can help with eczema and dry skin. You should find someone locally to treat your mother-in-law, because acupuncture treats the patient, and every disease has different causes and variables. I cannot recommend anything more than finding an acupuncturist locally. READ MORE
Not exactly. Acupressure is done by hand or a tool without penetration of the skin. Acupuncture uses a needle to penetrate the skin. They can be done at the same time and both are effective. The use of needles frees your acupuncturist to do cupping/moxa/estim or to allow you to relax and meditate by yourself. READ MORE
Acupuncture can help with fatigue. How long a patient needs treatment varies with the severity of the problem, the weakness of the patient, and how long they have been struggling with the issue. Generally a deficiency requires longer treatment then an excess and if she is older it is more likely to be deficient. Please contact a local acupuncturist, one that uses herbs will get results quicker. READ MORE
PCOD is a difficult diagnosis to treat. If you are not seeing progress with your current acupuncturist then please see someone else. You will see results quicker if your acupuncturist uses herbs. READ MORE
Absolutely, Acupuncture is great for managing stress and pressure. An acupuncturist can recommend lifestyle changes so you help yourself as well. READ MORE
Yes. Acupuncture can help you get pregnant a variety of ways. It can help through relaxing you by treating stress, the herbs can help strengthen your body and recommendations from your acupuncturist can help you have a more comfortable pregnancy while shortening the recovery period after birth. READ MORE
Absolutely. Acupuncture is great for most varieties of back pain. The Germans did a great study that says acupuncture is effective at a 20% higher rate than conventional medicine. See the study below: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17893311 *note there is no such thing as sham acupuncture READ MORE
Acupuncture can help relieve the pain. READ MORE
Acupuncture and herbs can help address issues that arise due to a thyroid imbalance. READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture can help with restoring the body after a traumatic event like child birth. READ MORE
More so then acupuncture, herbs can be very helpful. READ MORE
Absolutely, acupuncture and herbs can do a lot to relieve migraine pain. READ MORE
Yes, Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in treating pain throughout the body. READ MORE
Absolutely. Acupuncture, diet, and herbs can keep your son healthy. READ MORE
Yes, Chinese Medicine has herbs to help keep your cholesterol down when added to a healthy diet. READ MORE
I am having a lot of stress due to menopause and I am unable to sleep soundly. Should I go for acupuncture treatment?
Yes. Acupuncture and herbs are far superior to treating women's issues when compared to western medicine. READ MORE
Absolutely. A combination of herbs and Acupuncture can relax symptoms of anxiety and get to the root cause. READ MORE
There are some risks to acupuncture, depending on the techniques used by your practitioner. If they are using strictly needles and needling muscles, they can increase soreness and pain for about a week. Remember, anything that can hurt can help. READ MORE
Acupuncture can help with anemia, even more so when done with herbs and diet therapy. READ MORE
Absolutely. I personally have helped many people with headaches and migraines successfully. READ MORE
Absolutely, using herbal therapy, acupuncture and diet therapy, GERD can be managed. READ MORE
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