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Meet Your Acupuncturists!

Jackie Koenig

L.Ac., MAcOM, Board Certified by NCCAOM and the State of Louisiana

Certified Cupping Therapist by International Cupping Therapy Association

Jackie is a Board-Certified Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist and licensed by the state of Louisiana's Medical Board. She graduated from AOMA School of Integrative Medicine where she completed over 3,000 hours of intense didactic and clinical training. After her internships at the VA Medical Center and the renown Chengdu University of TCM's affiliated Hospital in Chengdu, China, she was awarded her Masters of Oriental Medicine (MAcOM). She also completed additional training with the International Cupping Therapy Association.


Jackie regularly volunteers with the NADA NOLA Collective, providing free ear acupuncture (NADA) treatments to interested members of the community. In fact, the Acu-Detox NADA training, which she completed in 2012 at Maypop Herb Shop, is what sparked her fascination and love for the medicine in the first place! She has also worked with yogis at Wild Lotus Yoga Studio and the clients and staff of the New Orleans Family Justice Center.


Jackie goes above and beyond for her patients and feels honored to be able to share and practice the medicine she loves in the city she has called home since 2011. She is constantly in awe of the often hidden (yet always strong) roots she finds entangled within New Orleans as a community and as a landscape. Jackie is the mother of two boys, whom she welcomed in 2020 and 2022, who keep her very busy when she's not in the clinic.

Photo of Sarah Welch, L.Ac in front of a bush of wild herbs with white flowers
Sarah Welch

L.Ac., Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Board Certified by the State of Louisiana

Sarah is licensed by the state of Louisiana to practice acupuncture and herbal medicine.  She holds a doctoral degree in Chinese medicine from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, Austin, TX.  


Sarah designed her own doctoral curriculum to focus specifically on herbal medicine.  She is a diplomat of the TCM Dermatology course with Mazin Al-Khafaji, and she spent a year studying with JulieAnn and Andrew Nugent-Head as part of a post-graduate “residency”.  She has spent hundreds of hours at The Alternative Clinic, learning first hand how to write herbal formulas and practice acupuncture in ways that get tangible and noticeable results.

Sarah works and practices every day to become a better doctor, and this carries into her clinical practice.  While herbs and acupuncture can work wonders, she knows that it is equally important to empower patients with knowledge.  Sarah takes care to educate her patients and explain medical conditions in common sense ways that everyone can understand.  Patients leave Sarah’s office with a better understanding of their own condition, and a clear view of the path forward toward less pain and better health.

Sarah's herbal practice, Grassroots Herbs, is also housed at Hidden Root Acupuncture! Check out her website for more details on what an herbal consultation is like and how a customized Chinese herbal formula might help you!


Always such a wonderful experience! I always leave feeling relaxed and cared for.

— K.N.

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