Sarah Prater, L.Ac. Founder and Acupuncturist

Hours & Cancellation Policy

At Tennessee Center for Reproductive Acupuncture, we focus on fertility and pregnancy wellness.


B.S. Biology: Indiana University-Bloomington 2005

M.S. Oriental Medicine: Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe, NM 2008



Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM): DIplomate of Oriental Medicine


Licensed Acupuncturist: Tennessee, Indiana.



After graduation, she continued her education in fertility and prenatal acupuncture and has since gained much experience in the field of integrative fertility. She has published fertility research in the American Acupuncturist,written for Meridians: The Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and worked for Patient Centered Research Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), through the NIH.


Sarah is the Vice President of the Tennessee Acupuncture Council (TAC) and previously served as the President of the Indiana Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (IAAOM).

Office Hours:

Monday: 9:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am- 5:00pm

Friday: 9am-12:00pm


Treatments around embryo transfers are available by appointment. Please call 865-315-3845 for more information.


Cancellation Policy: We take special care in finding the best appointment time for your cycle and schedule. If you need to cancel for any reason, please kindly give 24 hours notice. If you are unable to give us this notice, you may be charged a $50 cancellation fee to be paid before your next appointment.

Many of our patients are undergoing IVF, IUI or other assisted reproductive treatment, but we also see couples trying to conceive naturally. We work to help treat common causes of infertility such as endometriosis, polycycstic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), luteal phase defect, and others.


Once you get pregnant, or if you already are pregnant, we support your body as it undergoes the complex and beautiful changes during pregnancy. We can help treat many common symptoms and complaints such as morning sickness, fatigue swelling, pain and even work with women after delivery on things like milk production issues, postpartum depression and other concerns.


Many of our patients have never been to an acupuncturist, so we take the time to make sure all of your questions are answered and that you are comfortable with the treatment plan.


Our approach is simple: we use natural, straightforward treatment protocols to improve your overall health and reproductive function.


Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

Sarah has had the honor of helping many women give birth to happy, healthy babies and has a diverse background that enables her to fully support you through your journey. Her passion for helping her patients expand their families shows in every aspect of her work. She takes the time to get to know you and find the treatment plan that is best for you.

Sarah strives to stay up to date with current research in her field and is constantly updating her protocols to offer the maximum benefit. Her wide breadth of experience allows her to work cooperatively with reproductive endocrinologists and OB/GYN’s to provide the best care for her patients.


Sarah recently relocated to Tennessee after practicing in Indiana for 8 years. She lives in Maryville with her husband and son. She is an avid cyclist and spends many hours in the hills of East Tennessee.

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