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.

I couldn't have had a better experience here. I have had weekly acupuncture treatments over the last 10 years at many health centers in New York City- and none of them can compete with the incredibly thoughtful and thorough treatment I received here. Not only did I feel immediate relief from my migraines, but I also enjoyed the treatment itself as a relaxing and meditative experience. This center is a wonderful addition to the community! I have had weekly acupuncture treatments over the last 10 years at many health centers in New York City- and none of them can compete with the incredibly thoughtful and thorough treatment I received here.

Audrey E.

They will meet and exceed your acupuncture needs! Sarah was able to effectively address several issues I was having, but she especially helped with my chronic pain issues. I experienced exceptional pain relief under her care. I am forever grateful for her knowledge, professionalism, and her caring and compassionate spirit! Becoming a client, under her care, was one of the best decisions I've ever made!

Lori H.

I have to say that both Sarah and Kevin have provided excellent treatments for me. I have had many issues that they have dealt with. I have CFS and Fibromyalgia which is my main reason for seeking their help. But I also have had other issues including insomnia, joint pain, stomach issues and nervous system problems. I have been amazed at the results I have gotten. Kevin & Sarah are so accurate on how they determine what is needed to help you.

Sandy G.

I cannot thank you enough. You and acupuncture are healers. When I think of all of the medicines I have tried (and their side effects) that didn't work and how soon I felt relief with you, I would have tried acupuncture sooner. Wow!

Jenny A.

Kevin Ferst

Kevin is originally from the Cleveland area. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in Philosophy and a Master’s degree in Library Science. A lifelong interest in natural health and spirituality eventually led him to become an acupuncturist. After Kevin spent a year learning the macrobiotic lifestyle and nutrition at the Kushi Institute and the Omega Institute, he relocated to the Pacific Northwest to train as an acupuncturist. In his spare time, Kevin loves to read, cook, make and decorate furniture and spend time with his young daughters and with his wife.

Sarah Nelson Ferst

Sarah has had a lifelong interest in natural medicine and was trained in acupuncture and herbal medicine under some of the leading acupuncturists in the world with training in China, Japan and Taiwan. She is also an avid yoga practitioner and student of meditation. Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Sarah worked in several health and wellness venues across the country including the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. Sarah holds a B.A. degree from Middlebury College in Vermont. In her spare time Sarah loves to hike, practice yoga, read and spend time with her little girls and her husband.