Sara Johanna Bayer

Current Roles

  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Clinical Education AEAM Department
  • DAOM Program Director


  • BA English Literature, University of Illinois, 1975
  • MA Chinese Language and Literature, University of Michigan, 1982
  • Structural Integration and Pain Relief in the Bastyr DAOM program
  • Certificate in Acupuncture, California Acupuncture College, San Diego, 1986
  • Rolf Institute of Structural Integration: Certified Rolfer™2004, Certified Advanced Rolfer™2014
  • Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, 2014


 Teaching/Research Interests 

  • Structural Integration
  • Fundamentals of Acupuncture
  • Acupuncture and Fascia
  • Clinical Practice of Acupuncture
  • Acupuncture Orthopedics
  • History of Chinese Medicine


 Teaching/Healing Philosophy

I believe students retain information they discover. I enjoy helping them discover.


 Classes Taught

Structural Integration and Pain Relief in the Bastyr DAOM program

Clinical Interests 

  • Fascial release for pain relief
  • Easing the normal aging process


Clinical Modalities Supervised

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine 

Past Professional Experience

Instructor and clinical supervisor at California Acupuncture Institute, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Middleway Acupuncture Institute spanning the years 1986 to the present. Clinical Associate in Medicine, UW Harborview Medical Center 1994-present.

Books or Articles Authored

February 2015, Journal of Chinese Medicine Issue 107: "A Case of Olfactory Dysfunction

Treated with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine"

Professional Affiliations

  • Washington East Asian Medicine Association
  • International Association of Structural Integrators (past)
  • Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, member


Sara Johanna Bayer
School of Traditional World Medicines
Department of Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine