Fertility & Pregnancy Wellness
At Tennessee Center for Reproductive Acupuncture, we focus on fertility and pregnancy wellness.
We are passionate about fertility and pregnancy wellness.
Our evidence-based treatment protocols are designed to work with your cycle whether you are trying to conceive naturally or using some type of ART like IVF, IUI, or medicated cycle. We work closely with your doctor's plans and use acupuncture to support your cycle, reduce side effects, and improve your chances of pregnancy.
During pregnancy acupuncture supports your body, mind and spirit. We can help treat many common pregnancy symptoms, such as morning sickness, fatigue, swelling, and pain. We even work with women after to address issues like milk production and postpartum depression.
Our approach is simple. We use natural, evidence-based treatment protocols to improve your reproductive health.
Sarah Prater, L.Ac. Founder and Acupuncturist
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 has been practicing acupuncture since 2008 and relocated to Tennessee in 2015. She lives in Maryville with her husband and two children. She is an avid cyclist and spends as much time as she can in the mountains.
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 furthered her education in fertility and prenatal acupuncture and has specialized in infertility since 2011. She has published research in the American Acupuncturist, written for Meridians: The Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and worked with the Patient Centered Research Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
Sarah is the President of the Tennessee Acupuncture Council and serves at Tennessee’s representative to the American Society of Acupuncturists.
Appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. You can schedule via phone, email,
or schedule online.
Treatments around embryo transfers are available by appointment. Please call 865-315-3845 or email us 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.