Education and Experience
Dr. Sarah Murphy received her B.A. in a self-designed, special major entitled "Holistic Life" from San Francisco State University. During this time, eager to begin practical hands-on healing while fulfilling her Pre-Med prerequisites, she also completed a therapeutic massage training program at the World School of Massage in San Francisco. She then finished her medical training at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Murphy has spent over 1500 hours in the teaching clinics at the National College of Natural Medicine and has personally worked with more than 600 patients prior to opening her own practice. Dr. Murphy opened a private naturopathic practice in Portland, Oregon before moving to Florida to complete a clinical internship in acupuncture.
Additionally, Dr. Murphy received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification from the Kripalu Center of Yoga in Berkshire, Massachusetts.
Lastly, Dr. Murphy completed her Masters in acupuncture and Chinese herbs at The Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, Florida.
When she is not on the road, she enjoys treating patients in her local clinical practice in Los Angeles, California.
I was born and raised in San Francisco, California. I grew up with the intentions of becoming a dancer. After spending my teenage years in Los Angeles and getting a taste of the show business world, I decided something was missing. While I will always love at a deep soul level the world of creative arts (music, dance, theatre, etc.), I was jaded by the rest of the business that went with it. In college, I found my solution to a more whole, heartfelt life in the concepts of my holistic health studies (body-mind-spirit electives at the time). I realized that the superficial, sometimes unsustainable ways of show business would never be a place in which I could survive. I decided to drop my theatre/dance major so that I could become a healer. I wanted to share with others the holistic worldview that helped deepen and change my life. I thought I was all done with show business, but now it is my great joy and surprise to find my life purpose to re-enter show business with a new heartfelt aim.
My intention is to provide a supportive environment for musicians and other artists so that they can stay on the path of sharing their creative works with the world in a life sustaining way - free from the burnout, addictions, pain, and so on; which often come with the demands of a life on stage and on the road.