Having already decided to become an acupuncturist, Desiree Sale began her career in healthcare as a First Responder and then EMT at Alfred University in New York's Southern Tier. At Alfred, Desiree earned her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and Biology. Immediately after her undergraduate study, she attended the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City where she earned her Master’s in Acupuncture. Desiree's clinical training was at the Yu Wen Acupuncture Clinic in Manhattan, and at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, in an acupuncture for pain management study.
While a student in acupuncture school, Desiree interned at HealthGuru.com contributing medical research and expertise as well as creating graphics for their educational health videos.
She co-founded and served on the boards of Global Clinic and the Roc City Health Project, not-for-profits that bring acupuncture and other healing modalities to populations with limited access to healthcare. She also helped to organize and host a series of health fairs in the Rochester area, while working at Points of Harmony Acupuncture and at organic spa Blu Water, before moving to her own downtown location. Desiree also served as an interim professor at the Finger Lakes School of Oriental Medicine at New York Chiropractic College.
Desiree specializes in neurological disorders including but not limited to Sciatica, Stroke, Tremor, Neuropathy, and paralysis. She also treats digestive, gynecological, digestive and psycho-emotional disorders. Desiree helps you rewind the clock with facial rejuvenation acupuncture. She practices different styles of acupuncture including Dr. Tan's Balance Method, Master Tung Acupuncture, Classical and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Dr. Shi Xue-Min's XNKQ Stroke Protocol. She practices non-needle techniques including Moxibustion, GuaSha, Cupping, Ear Seeds and works with Essential Oils. She puts a large emphasis on diet and lifestyle and offers counseling in these areas. Desiree is thorough, detail-oriented and determined. Rather than "fighting" your ailment, she uses acupuncture to give you the resources you need to heal.