Licensed Chinese Medicine Doctor | Acupuncturist | Virginia Beach

Chinese Medicine Doctor | VA Beach

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Be brave and drop in the wave

Learn about us as a leading Chinese Medicine Doctor and Acupuncturist in Virginia Beach. Explore the diverse world of alternative medicine that has been used and trusted for centuries. We offer a vast variety of treatments, such as acupuncture for pain management, sports injury, anxiety, infertility, pregnancy, and digestive issues. We also offer Microneedling, Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion (Moxa), Cosmetic Acupuncture and fitness/nutrition counseling. These treatments will allow us to focus on your exact needs to provide holistic solutions or help you get the relief you’ve been longing for. 

- Meet Dr. Sarah -


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"Dr. Sarah is amazing! She has changed my life with her care and treatments in so many ways"
- Alice S.


Dr. Sarah Pigeon, DACM, LAc is an acupuncturist and herbalist, licensed in the state of Virginia and nationally, practicing primarily in Virginia Beach. A dedicated general practitioner with a special interest in microneedling, pain management, sports injury, peak performance and facial rejuvenation. Dr. Sarah treats a full range of conditions affecting adults and children. She obtained a Doctorate of Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine — San Diego. She also holds a Master’s of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine – San Diego. Dr. Sarah teaches Spin/cycling classes and brings her passion for fitness to her practice by incorporating recommendations for exercise and stretching when necessary.  She published a health and wellness guide, “Feel Awesome Everyday,” to further help people with their wellness journey.

Working with commitment and enthusiasm, Dr. Sarah is an advocate of integrating medical and wellness modalities into her treatments. She believes that all types of medicine are strongest when working together with a focus on prevention and pain management. She works with her patients as well as other healthcare practitioners, and integrates beneficial lifestyle habits (such as yoga, meditation, exercise, stress management, and nutrition) into every treatment plan.


Dr. Sarah earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA before discovering acupuncture. She then obtained a Doctorate of Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine — San Diego. She also holds a Master’s of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine – San Diego.

Dr. Sarah enjoys surfing, yoga, Pilates, snowboarding, triathlons, cycling, running-especially with her dogs, meditation and traveling the world. She brings her love and spiritual connection to the earth to each treatment. Her love of life and passion for feeling great is what makes Dr. Sarah’s treatments extraordinary and she is committed to helping everyone live a happy, healthy, full life. She is dedicated to helping people realize optimal health by providing individualized care in Chinese Medicine and fitness.

Dr. Sarah also does health and wellness talks and workshops throughout the county. Feel free to contact her, as she would love speak at your location.

Feel Awesome Everyday


A Fun Guide to Basic Health and Wellness and Living Your Happiest, Healthiest, Fullest Life from a Bartender Turned Chinese Medicine Doctor. On a daily basis, how would you say you feel? Great? Good? Just okay? Whether you feel amazing everyday, or you’re looking to feel a little better or improve your overall health and wellness, join Dr. Sarah as she easily explains how everyone can benefit from just a few changes to their daily routine. “Feel Awesome Everyday” is a guided tour through our physical, mental and spiritual well-being. If you take a few ideas from it this time, you’ll want to come back and read it again, as this is a book that will continue to speak to you through many phases of life.

You can purchase this book through Amazon.

- Meet Charles -


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"Every time I get treatment from Charles, I always feel better and my symptoms go away."
- Jake Mapes


Charles Martinez, LAc is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. He is a Postural Alignment Specialist certified through the Egoscue Institute. His practice is heavily focused on pain management, sports injury, and peak performance. Charles’ treatment options vary from acupuncture and herbal medicine to postural assessment/exercises, cupping, gua sha, and a specialty in Tui Na sports massage. This method allows the treatments to address the current pain and functional limitations, as well as, address the root causes of the issues for greater efficacy. Charles holds a Master’s of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine as well as an Associates of Applied Science in Holistic Health from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine – San Diego.


Charles is a life long athlete, martial artist and coach. With over 24 years of Martial Arts and fitness experience, Charles is a top MMA and Kickboxing coach at one of the top gyms in America The Arena. Subsequently he has worked with every level of student from beginner to professional fighter. Charles has trained fighters for almost every major fight event in the world including UFC, Bellator, LFA, Glory, Lion Fights and many more. This has led to a very close understanding of sports injury.

His own journey in training is what led him to pursue his knowledge for healing the body. After suffering some rather serious injuries from training and fighting, and subsequent surgery, Charles was left with limited movement, constant pain, and weakness in certain areas. Subsequently, this led to the feeling that the western physical therapy route had provided little in the way of improvement post surgery as well as zero in the way of preventative treatments.  From there, he found Tui Na Massage and Acupuncture, which led to the goal of understanding pain management. After completing almost 10 years in the US Navy, Charles decided to go to school for Acupuncture. His main goal is to provide this information to the next generation of martial artists and fighters. These treatments and self care tools will allow them to perform at their best without destroying their bodies.


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