Sandy Root, AP, L.Ac., MSTOM, a FL & NY State Licensed Acupuncturist, graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York with her Master’s in Traditional Oriental Medicine in 2009.
Sandy had clinical experience practicing acupuncture at the Saint Vincent’s Hospital -HIV Clinic, the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases – Initiative for Women with Disabilities, NYU Medical Center, and Pacific College Acupuncture Clinic, and now her own practice in Miami Beach, FL. She is also certified in Constitutional Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.
I’m Sandy Root of Root Acupuncture!
Many think I’ve always been an acupuncturist. I actually originally wanted to be a professional musician/composer. I've played guitar, viola, and now drums. I ended up receiving my undergrad in psychology, and then went on to waitress and bartend for a few years, then tried the corporate world for a few years... which I discovered was not for me at all.
I had always been a lover of natural medicines, healing, herbs and food as medicine. When I was a kid, I told people to pull their headaches out; that’s how I always got rid of any I had. I can probably count the amount of medications I’ve taken in my life on one hand.
After flipping thru a magazine at my fave health food/herbal shop, I picked acupuncture sort of on a whim. Every cell in my body was tingling, and I said yep that’s it, that’s what I’m doing. This was about 16 years ago when I and most had still never heard of acupuncture much. Within 2 months I quit my job and was full time in the program.
I am currently in my 13th year of practicing. I graduated with my Master’s of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College in NYC in 2009. After that, I worked in a no fault clinic, then a holistic center. When neither of those options resonated for me, I decided I didn’t want to work for anyone anymore, and started my own practice. I rented a space in Union Square, and practiced there for a few years, while also dabbling part-time in some other online opportunities.
It wasn’t until I moved to Miami Beach 9 years ago that I finally went full on into building my practice here! I am so grateful to be here today supporting our community with this amazing medicine.