About Avalon Acupuncture

Sara Vaccariello, M.S., L.Ac. - Board Certified and Licensed Acupuncturist


Originally from Colorado, I am a health and movement enthusiast. As a former competitive athlete, I have a deep understanding of what is required of the physical and mental body for peak performance and execution. I earned my Master of Science from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, the only acupuncture college in North America, to specialize in trigger point therapy and Japanese-based technique. I'm currently on staff as a faculty member at Tri-State, teaching advanced trigger point therapy technique and myofascial referral patterns to graduate students.

I specialize in musculoskeletal dysfunction, injury rehabilitation and trigger point therapy (dry needling). The technique involves releasing myofascial pain patterns in the body, and activating weak muscle groups, which results in a higher blood-oxygen level in the muscles, balance to opposing muscle groups, and an increase in range of motion. I also treat a myriad of symptoms and disorders, including allergies, anxiety, insomnia, fertility, GI issues, and stress. Current clients include the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and other athletes ranging from the NHL to weekend warriors along with many stressed corporate employees, film and TV crew / staff, new moms / dads, and freelancers.

My goal is to help my client's return to peak performance, function and health. I believe that this medicine is so powerful in its healing capabilities, and honor the opportunity to work with individuals in their goals to achieving optimal well-being.

In my spare time, I can be found sticking my feet in the grass at Prospect Park, playing a pickup soccer game, or hiking my beloved Colorado mountains.

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