Sarah Coles McKeown
Sarah Coles McKeown, MS, LAc, LMT is licensed to practice acupuncture and massage therapy in New York State, and certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbology by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
As a practitioner of Chinese medicine, Sarah has a holistic approach to healthcare – caring for every person as a whole – body, mind and spirit. She provides treatment for a wide variety of conditions, with a particular focus on emotional and psychological disorders, women’s health, and cosmetic acupuncture.
Sarah graduated valedictorian of her class from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City (PCOM) with a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM), and an Associate’s degree in Massage Therapy. She was awarded both the Baron Gold Award for Academic Excellence and the Kamwo Herbs Award for Academic Achievement in Traditional Chinese Medical Herbology for her studies at PCOM.
As part of her clinical education, Sarah had the unique opportunity to practice at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn where she gained experience providing acupuncture to women during childbirth, for pain reduction during labor, and to facilitate delivery. She also practiced at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, Initiative for Women with Disabilities, a program providing medical care to women who suffer from physical disabilities and chronic illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Before beginning her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sarah graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (BA) from Barnard College, Columbia University. She then joined the Peace Corps and lived in Mali, West Africa for two-and-a-half years.
It was in the Peace Corps that Sarah’s interest and experience in healthcare began. The focus of much of her work in Mali was improving the health and wellbeing of women and children. She headed a child and infant health project and held regular health education workshops for women.
Sarah integrates a variety of modalities, including: acupuncture, massage therapy, Chinese herbs, aromatherapy, and both Eastern and Western Nutrition into her treatments. She strongly supports the integration of Eastern and Western medicine in treating illness and maintaining the best health possible.
Eliza Grimes is a nationally board certified and licensed acupuncturist and is board certified in Chinese herbology through the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and the state of New York. Eliza received her four-year Master’s Degree in Science and Traditional Oriental Medicine from one of the oldest and most respected colleges in the United States, The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
Eliza obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont where she studied Human Development and Family Studies. It is her passion for supporting healthy development that brought her to her interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
As a practitioner, Eliza places great emphasis on the patient/practitioner relationship, ensuring a comfortable, safe space for healing and encompassing the ability to make a patient feel heard and understood. She uses Chinese medicine to treat a wide variety of conditions, with specific areas of specialty.
Eliza uses a comprehensive approach in treating her patients, including acupuncture, chinese herbs, Eastern nutirition, tui na, cupping and gua sha. She believes an integrative approach to health is most beneficial in staying healthy and living life optimally.