Sarah is committed to providing Launceston’s highest quality acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and health services in a supportive environment so that you feel safe, comfortable and well.
She is dedicated to providing highly skilled and experienced care for women’s health (including symptoms of endometriosis, PCOS and menstrual disorders), fertility (female and male), IVF support and pregnancy (including pre-birth).
Dr Sarah George (Acupuncture)
- Master of Health Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine) with Distinction – Western Sydney University (2015)
- Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) – Endeavour College of Natural Health (2008)
- Bachelor of Business (Management) – University of Queensland (2000)
- Advanced Diploma of Acupuncture – Australian College of Natural Medicine (2007)
- Certificate IV in Traditional Chinese Remedial Massage – Australian College of Natural Medicine (2006)
- Acupuncture and Moxibustion certificate – hospital internship – Guangxi TCM University, China (2008)
- Qigong Teacher Training Program Level 1 – QiFit (2021)
Dr Sarah George (Acupuncture) is a Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine practitioner and Clinical Director of Sarah George Acupuncture & Natural Health located in Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania.
Sarah holds a Masters Degree in Health Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Bachelor Degree qualifications in Health Science (Acupuncture) and Business Management (Marketing) with further study completed in herbal medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine remedial massage (tui na), Qigong (Chinese exercise therapy) cosmetic acupuncture (facial rejuvenation) and acupuncture point injection therapy. Her studies have been extensive, both in Australia and abroad, including an internship in several Chinese hospitals. Sarah continues to update her knoweldge of women’s health, fertility and pregnancy regularly through continuing professional education with worldwide experts in the field.
Supporting the future of acupuncture in Australia is important to Sarah. She is the chair of the profession’s not-for-profit organisation, Acupuncture Now Australia (ANA). Sarah has held permanent lecturing roles (including Senior Lecturer) for many years and is currently a contract academic within the Chinese Medicine department at the Endeavour College of Natural Health (Brisbane and Gold Coast campuses), has been a contract academic at the University of Tasmania and was a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) Queensland state committee. She also provides contributions on acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to the media, support groups and workplaces. She has presented at several Chinese Medicine and midwifery conferences and at the Woodford Folk Festival.
Sarah George is committed to being Launceston’s women’s health acupuncturist. She is strongly committed to assisting all of her patients in improving their overall wellbeing and resolving or managing the symptoms of various health disorders. She has many years experience in women’s health including supporting her patients to manage the symptoms of menstrual disorders, pregnancy (including pre-birth care), fertility disorders and IVF (including previously working in very close proximity to three IVF clinics in Brisbane). She also provides cosmetic acupuncture for facial rejuvenation.
Additionally, Sarah places great importance on optimising the mental and physical health of her patients in conjunction with an integrative team of health professionals as necessary (whether they suffer from a diagnosed condition or just feel less than their happy selves).
Sarah is also experienced in assisting patients to manage musculoskeletal and neurological disorders, sports injuries and other pain symptoms, amongst many other internal medicine conditions including chronic illnesses. Sarah’s clients have included professional musicians and athletes including the Queensland Orchestra and the Brisbane Broncos.
Sarah prides herself on being a good listener and offering a comprehensive consultation and treatment provided with compassion.
Sarah has been drawn to natural medicine and East Asian culture for as long as she can remember. She recalls regularly visiting Chinese supermarkets as a small child and being fascinated by the colours, shapes, aromas, and even the taste, of raw and liquid herbs.
Her journey into martial arts began when she was only eight years old, and since then she has been committed to pursuing several traditional karate styles for the meditative, grounding and fitness aspects of the art. Sarah has trained in Goju Ryu karate in Japan and was a sempai at her local dojo. She is a qualified Qigong teacher.
Sarah began her first natural medicine study focusing on aromatherapy in high school. She still employs essential oils in her work and personal life for their medicinal benefits and delightful natural aromas.
A passion for growing, cooking and eating good food has allowed Sarah plenty of time to have fun in the kitchen and garden experimenting with dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarian dishes. As a Permaculture Design Course graduate, Sarah is passionate about improving sustainability at the clinic, in her home and the community. When she’s not in clinic, learning more about health and Chinese Medicine, or cooking, you’ll find Sarah spending her spare time appreciating the natural environment, bushwalking, scuba diving, cycling, gardening, enjoying live music/art, exploring meditation/mindfulness and practicing qigong.