Meet sayo, the acupuncturist

Born and raised outside Kyoto, Japan, Sayo was exposed to natural ways of healing the body from an early age. She first studied traditional Chinese medicine at Beijing University in 2003, ultimately completing her Master’s in Acupuncture at the New York College of Traditional Medicine.

As a National Board Certified Acupuncturist, Sayo previously treated New York City patients with a wide range of issues, everything from pain management, stress, sleep, and beyond. She has also worked closely with many women who are trying to conceive, suffering painful menstruation, going through menopause, and so on. 

More recently, Sayo and her family moved to Tucson to continue her acupuncture career. In addition to her education and experience in traditional methods, Sayo is also certified in Master Tung Acupuncture, which utilizes uncommon, distal needling points — also called "magic points” because they help to alleviate all sorts of different conditions.

Sayo likes to get to know each patient and also to modify her needling and massage style according to each individual’s needs and preferences. She also cherishes communication with patients and can speak English, Japanese, and Mandarin.

An avid traveler, Sayo has visited over 40 counties, living everywhere from Taiwan and China to England and even Bali. At every stop, she seeks out acupuncture masters to further her craft. 

Sayo has a toddler at home and loves to go on hikes and eat all kinds of different food from all over the world. She also makes time to practice Wim Hof deep breathing and sneak in games of outdoor doubles volleyball with her husband.

Address + Contact information

Located inside Rooted Integrative Wellness
1600 N Tucson Boulevard  Suite #100
Tucson, AZ 85716
(New entrance on Lee Street)