Founded in 2019 by long time area acupuncturist Sarah Prater, Maryville Acupuncture was created to give more East Tennesseans holistic, integrated medicine options.
Prater has more than a decade of experience in acupuncture, devoting her career to supporting couples struggling with infertility at her Knoxville practice, The Tennessee Center for Reproductive Acupuncture.
At Maryville Acupuncture, Prater and her staff will strive to work integratively to support the achievement of your health goals, and ensure you have access to the best possible care while we work closely with your team of doctors.
We’re honored to bring acupuncture to our neighbors here in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, and look forward to being a part of your health care team!
Monday, Thursday and Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Cancellation Policy: We take special care in finding the best appointment time for your treatment plan and schedule. If you need to cancel for any reason, please kindly give 24 hours notice. If you are unable to give us this notice, you may be charged a $50 cancellation fee to be paid before your next appointment.
Sarah Prater, L.Ac.: Clinic Owner : Sarah has been practicing acupuncture since 2008 has
devoted her career to supporting couples struggling with infertility at her Knoxville practice, The
Tennessee Center for Reproductive Acupuncture. In addition to practicing, Sarah is the
president of the Tennessee Acupuncture Council and is Tennessee’s representative in the
American Society of Acupuncturists. She lives in Maryville with her husband and 2 children and
spends as much time in the mountains as she can.
B.S. Biology: Indiana University-Bloomington, 2005
M.S. Oriental Medicine: Southwest Acupuncture College-Santa Fe, NM, 2008
NCCAOM Diplomate in Oriental Medicine
Kate Sisson, L.Ac., RN, Acupuncturist
Kate is an acupuncturist and registered nurse in the state of Tennessee. Since beginning
practice in 2014, Kate uses her both her education and life experience - as a personal trainer,
bellydancer, aerialist - to support her patients. She specializes in pain management,
injury/surgery rehab, anxiety and depression, women’s health and cosmetic enhancement. She
lives in Maryville with her daughter, hikes often, creates Spotify playlists, brews chai, and tries to
squeeze in some yoga every day.
B.S., Science Technology and Culture, Ga Tech, 2004
M.Ac.OM, Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine, 2014
Detox Specialist, NADA, 2014
Fellowship, Pain Management and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Seattle Acupuncture
Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture training, Hampton’s Acupuncture, 2017
RN/ADN, Chattanooga State Community College, 2019
Alex currently working her way through acupuncture school at Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine, and is looking forward to becoming an acupuncturist in Tennessee! She has been managing acupuncture clinics since 2015 and enjoys all aspects of supporting and
growing small practices. Alex is an active member of the Tennessee Acupuncture Council and
is on the Student Committee for the American Society of Acupuncturists. She lives in Norris with
her husband and grandparents and enjoys hiking, reading and traveling when possible.
B.S. Psychology, Minor Biology; Summa Cum Laude: Old Dominion University, 2016
Pursuing as of 2017- M.Dip.Ac: Masters Diploma of Acupuncture: Jung Tao School of Classical
Zheng Gui TuiNa Training, Jung Tao School of CCM, 2019
RYT-200, Atma Bodha Yoga, 2016
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Elizabeth began assisting with administration at Maryville Acupuncture in March 2021. She will soon be attending Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine, where she'll build on her passion for holistic healing practices. Elizabeth's professional background is in trauma and crisis work, as well as advocacy and nonprofit development. Strengths-based approaches that honor every individual's experiences and agency, as well as the greater collective, resonate with her.
She and her partner spend the majority of their energy outdoors- mountain biking, camping and attempting novice herbalism and gardening. When inside, she likes to cook, eat and make art. Her cat's name is Bobby, after Bobby Hill.
B.A. Writings / Communications, Magna Cum Laude: Maryville College, 2011