About Dr. Sera Balderston
My name is Sera Balderston. I am a licensed Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine based in beautiful Sarasota, Florida. I provide my patients with effective natural solutions to their health issues as well as holistic wellness and preventive care. My studies in the U.S., Europe, China, Japan, and Africa have enriched my knowledge about Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Therapy, Nutrition, Food Therapy, Homeopathy, Injection Therapy, Aromatherapy, and various energy practices including Qigong and Reiki.
My formal education includes an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Pennsylvania State University and a graduate degree in Oriental Medicine from the East West College of Natural Medicine with an intensive study program at Zhejiang University School of Medicine in Hang Zhou, China. I’ve earned post graduate certifications in Functional Medicine, Acupoint Injection Therapy, Cosmetic Acupuncture, and Nutrition. I’m also a Reiki Master, Matrix Energetics Practitioner, and I’ve studied Brennan Healing Science and Vortex Healing. This last set of experiences has significantly enhanced my knowledge of Energy Medicine.
My mission is to empower my patients to achieve their potential for optimum health and wellness. Each of us has an innate capacity for self-healing with support from skilled clinicians and practitioners. I work with my patients as a wellness partner committed to using natural approaches for treating their conditions and supporting the best available preventive strategies. Education is paramount. I expand my educational outreach through teaching various community education classes as well as teaching part time at East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, FL.
I lost my father to cancer when I was eight-years-old. The experience framed my sense of mission to understand the disease process and to help people live healthier and happier lives. My mother, a metaphysical reverend, teacher, and healer, and my stepfather, a registered nurse, provided me a rich environment for learning about health, wellness and patient care. My mother taught me the power of intention and how the body heals itself. My stepfather showed me both the strengths and limitations of conventional medicine. All of my life experiences, education and training have prepared me to be a respected clinician on the front line of natural, alternative and integrative medicine. I welcome your questions and the opportunity to support your health and wellness goals.