Sara Bublitz is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Instructor of Medicine within the Integrative Medicine and Health Department at Mayo Clinic. 

From a young age, Sara knew she wanted to go into medicine and she has always felt a strong connection with helping people feel better. She received her biology degree with an emphasis on human behavior at the University of Minnesota.  She then moved to Portland, Oregon to complete her acupuncture and oriental medicine master’s degree at the number one school in the country, the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.  After completing her master’s degree in 2009, she traveled to Nanjing, China for two months for further intensive studies.   Sara then moved back to Minnesota where she had a successful private practice.  In private practice, she specialized in fertility and pain management as well as treating NFL players.   In addition, she also worked at the acupuncture school in Bloomington as a clinic supervisor.  Sara has been working at Mayo Clinic for five years within the Mayo integrative medicine outpatient clinic and Mayo Rejuvenate Spa specializing in acupuncture for oncology, pain management, fibromyalgia, digestive issues, anxiety and complex cases.   In 2016, Sara spent a month of intensive training in South Korea where she learned a specialized technique to treat back pain. She is very passionate about helping patients feel better by integrating acupuncture and mindfulness techniques in conjunction with western medicine for a well-rounded approach to medical care. In her spare time, you can find Sara traveling the world, doing photography, cuddling with her cats or catching up on Game of Thrones. 

I loved talking with Sara & as I mention in the episode I could have talked with her all day long, she is so interesting and has a ton of great information to share! In this episode we talk about what is acupuncture, the training it takes to become a Licensed Acupuncturist, conditions helped by acupuncture including fertility and pain, and how she used to treat NFL players (plus so much more)!

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