December 9, 2017

About Us

Our Mission

Rooted Community Acupuncture is dedicated to the well-being and health of the citizens of Phoenix, Arizona through affordable, accessible acupuncture.


Our History & Future

Bringing Affordable Acupuncture to the masses.
Acupuncture is a wonderful treatment modality that has existed for thousands of years. It helps millions of people worldwide with just about any health issue. The insertion of very fine single-use filiform (solid) sterile needles into specified points of the body effects positive change within, moving the patient in the direction of optimal health.
Acupuncture is a wonderful treatment modality that has existed for thousands of years. It helps millions of people worldwide with just about any health issue. The insertion of very fine single-use filiform (solid) sterile needles into specified points of the body effects positive change within, moving the patient in the direction of optimal health.


What is Community Acupuncture?

The “community” aspect comes in when you tear down the walls (metaphorically and literally) by having a large space where patients are treated individually while sharing space. This brings a sense of togetherness that is often lacking in our society. Many find group treatments work better due to the fullness of healing energy in the space. To ensure this, our space is an all-inclusive, safe space for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity or national origin.
Visit POCA for more information on the Community Acupuncture Movement


Our People

Saja Lynn
Acupuncturist, Managing Director, & Board President

Saja is a graduate of Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture (PIHMA). Before seeking a Masters in Acupuncture, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Business Administration from Stevens-Henager College in Ogden, Utah.
She began her path toward a career in acupuncture in 2004, when she had her first set of acupuncture treatments, and fell in love with the modality. Then, while in school at PIHMA, she learned about Community Acupuncture and felt she had finally found her place in the beautiful medicine she had been studying. She is amazed every day by how much acupuncture can help people. By being a Community Acupuncturist, she is able to see her skills benefit a greater number of people, which allows her heart to sing.
When not poking, Saja enjoys spending time with her Significant Other and two young sons, filling the time with board games, Legos, trains, and dinosaurs—at times simultaneously.

On the Board


Andhra Norman-Fairbanks
Board Vice-President

Andhra has been with Rooted since the idea was first vocalized by Saja in 2015. She loves watching Rooted grow and participating in whatever way she is able. Currently a student and full-time worker bee in Indy, she may be far in distance, but never in spirit.

 

 

 


Kat Bussey
Board Secretary

Between owning and running Geek Girl Financial Services, being a full-time student, and raising two young sons and a husband, she serves Rooted as Secretary on the Board of Directors. As might be expected, she loves all things geeky, but she’s not simply a geek. She loves science and math, so she is also a bit of a nerd.


Rob Nadeau, LMT
 Board Member

Rob serves on the Board of Directors for Rooted Community Acupuncture and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist in San Diego CA since 2013. He also works at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine as the Coordinator of eLearning Production. Rob spends much of his time on providing professional continuing education to massage therapists through the NCBTMB as well as for acupuncturists through the NCCAOM and California Acupuncture Board.

Rob has had over a decade working in healthcare serving mostly in the operating room as an anesthesia technician. It is during his time in the OR he saw the importance and need of alternative health treatments such as Acupuncture and Massage. Rob sees Community Acupuncture as the most accessible and effective way to maintain health through frequent and affordable treatments. Rob hopes that this model of healthcare, as seen at Rooted, will become the standard choice for care for today’s busy families.