Acupuncture Practice Continues in Alfred, Olean Times Herald, 3/22/14
This Won't Hurt a Bit: Acupuncturists Feel Good About Move to Alfred, Hornell Evening Tribune, 4/9/14
Alfred Acupuncture Practice Pins Olean For a New Location. Olean Times Herald. 3/15/15
Sarah Nelson Ferst and Kevin Ferst are Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). They have served Western New York for many years, starting in critically underserved rural communities in the Southern Tier of New York where they became adept at treating severe and chronic cases. They were on Staff at Jones Memorial Hospital / University of Rochester in Wellsville NY. They have lectured and been featured presenters across the region at places like Alfred University, the Confucius Institute at Alfred University, the David Howe Public Library, the Mildred Milliman Cancer Treatment Center, Jones Memorial Hospital and spoken to community and service groups such as Rotary Hornell and Beta Sigma Phi Wellsville.
They are graduates of the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine, an apprenticeship training model under top physicians from China, Taiwan, and Japan. As part of their education, they studied an eclectic variety of different treatment modalities which they use in their clinics today. These include both traditional Chinese and Japanese acupuncture, Chinese herbalism, cupping, moxabustion, electrical stimulation, scalp care for neuropathies and stroke rehab, and auriculotherapy for stress and detoxification. They employ a wide variety of specialty palpatory techniques to allow for advanced diagnostics. This allows for great flexibility in the clinic and the delivery of truly individualized care.