Sara Rodefeld, a graduate of Indiana University School of Nursing, initiated her nursing career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, following graduation. With a background initially in general nursing, she progressively transitioned to trauma/critical care nursing before assuming an administrative role managing a Level I Trauma Unit. Her experience in both nursing and administration within a teaching hospital setting proved to be challenging, rewarding, and stimulating.
After 17 years at Vanderbilt, Sara recognized the limitations of Western medicine and began exploring alternative approaches to wellness. In 1999, she graduated from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Florida, marking the beginning of her career in acupuncture. Collaborating with established Nashville Diplomate Peggy Watson, Sara co-managed a vibrant Five Element practice in the Music City, addressing a diverse range of health issues.
In 2016, Sara relocated to Indiana to be closer to her extended family and established a new acupuncture practice in Indianapolis. Her current practice, more relaxed and spacious than her previous full-time engagement in Nashville, emphasizes adherence to the Worsley Five Element principles of treatment, utilizing the Causative Factor as the foundation for treatment planning.
Remaining true to the Five Element tradition, Sara believes in continuous growth as a practitioner and in her ability to facilitate nature’s healing of diseases. Her treatment approach focuses on achieving results after a few visits, with clients typically transitioning to monthly or seasonal sessions based on their goals, budget, and time commitment. Sara does not accept or process insurance reimbursement, offering a sliding scale for services tailored to each client’s payment abilities. Her expertise has been featured in national publications, including interviews and articles in Natural Health (October 2006), Total Health and Longevity, and Pulse.