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

Planning, desire and drive to open an affordable acupuncture nonprofit began in 2015. In 2017 we opened our doors to provide affordable and accessible acupuncture. Acupuncture is a wonderful healing modality that treats a myriad of conditions; making it affordable is paramount to assisting in the overall wellbeing of the areas we serve. We serve Anthem, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Glendale, Maryvale, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Surprise. We offer educational support as well for individuals seeking optimal health for mind and body.

Our Goal: To provide affordable acupuncture to North Phoenix and surrounding areas.

Acupuncture is a treatment modality that has existed for thousands of years. It helps millions of people worldwide with just about any health issue. It does this by way of the insertion of very fine, single-use, filiform (solid) sterile needles into specified points of the body thereby providing the push for 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, Executive Director, & Board President

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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.

Roberta Patterson

Reiki Master, Deputy Director, & Board Vice President

While you will likely see Roberta taking care of the front desk operations during clinic hours, as Deputy Director she takes care of much of the day to day running of Rooted. In addition to this she is a birth and postpartum doula, Usui Reiki Master Teacher, Mind Body Spirit Practitioner, Intuitive, and Ordained Minister. Trained with enriching, healing and extensive courses under Sunny Dawn Johnston. Roberta has been practicing her healing gifts for 10 years. You can schedule a Reiki session with her on our scheduling page!

A mother of 3, Roberta, together with her husband, is also dedicated to the enrichment of her children’s lives, through developing and implementing their education; preparing healthy meals, and loving them every second. She plays many valuable roles and we are lucky to have Rooted among them.  

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On the Board

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Andhra Norman-Fairbanks
Board Secretary

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 Treasurer

Between owning and running Geek Girl Financial Services, being a full-time student, and parent with two young sons & a husband, she serves Rooted as treasurer on the Board of Directors. Kat is an instrumental part of our team, making certain our financial accounting is top notch. She loves the paperwork. 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.

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Sarah Lewis

Board Member

Sarah is a long-time patient of Rooted. Originally a skeptic of acupuncture, she tried community acupuncture in 2014 and is now a total convert! Not only is it the ultimate in relaxation, it’s the only type of treatment that consistently helps her manage chronic pain, fatigue, and digestive issues. She is so thankful to be a part of the Rooted Community and to help foster its continued growth. When Sarah isn’t taking acunaps, she enjoys snuggling her dogs (and any other dogs she can find), hiking, training in Krav Maga, and checking out new coffee shops and restaurants with her fiancé.