ACUPUNCTURE OF POWELL ONCOLOGY SERVICES
***CHEMOTHERAPY SUPPORT ***HOSPICE CARE
Hello, I'm Sarah Studebaker, RN LAc, and the owner of Acupuncture of Powell. I spent my first career as a Registered Nurse for 30 years. During that time I cared for trauma victims as part of a dedicated team, putting my heart and soul into saving a life, comforting the injured with touch, words, and medication. If we failed in our primary goal, I did my best to comfort bereft, shocked and grief-stricken loved ones left behind. After a little less than a decade, I focused my skills on delivering critical care nursing, in both neurosurgery intensive care, and cardiac intensive care.
After many years, it felt as though I was unable to provide all that was necessary for the healing and comfort of my patients, and their loved ones, within the current medical model, so I turned my attention to learning a discipline that allows me to treat mind, body, and spirit of my patients. Providing acupuncture for Chemotherapy Support and Hospice care happened quite randomly. A friend of mine asked me if I would help her cousin through the treatment of a newly diagnosed Stage-three cancer. Following NIH Protocols, we began her treatments. When the woman's oncologist later remarked that he was surprised by her hardy tolerance to the first round of chemotherapy, and also that her recent lab work showed not the typical decrease, but an increase of neutrophils count, she told him she had an acupuncturist friend helping her out. At that time, I was still in the midst of studying and taking the multiple NCCAOM Board exams in pursuit of my license to practice as a professional, and the validation of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine's efficacy made all the hard work and study seem doubly worth while.
Now, 6 years later, I've focused my post-graduate studies, and my practice, on treating physical and emotional pain, digestive problems and neurological disorders. I feel confident that I have the caring heart and the skills to truly improve the comfort, and quality of life for those undergoing Chemotherapy and Hospice Care. It would be my honor to be included as a professional member of your healthcare team. Call me to talk about how I can help you, or another: 740-919-9292