Bart Beckermann, L.Ac.
After many years of seeking and exploring different paths to healing and transformation, Bart was introduced to Chinese Medicine while attending the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism in northern California. Within moments of the first few needles he received, he felt the effective power and healing potential of acupuncture. Quickly knowing that Chinese Medicine was his calling in life, within a few short months, he enrolled in the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, where he studied Five Element Acupuncture and Medical Qigong, then graduated with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture in 2012. Post graduation, Bart felt the pull to learn Chinese Herbalism and began studying Chinese Herbology at the Maryland Institute of Integrative Health, where he graduated with a Certificate of Chinese Herbology in 2014. Bart also studied Classical Acupuncture and advanced pulse diagnosis in the lineage of the living Daoist master, Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen with Ann Cecil- Sterman, L.Ac. and Evan Rabinowitz, L.Ac.
In 2018, after learning about CBD hemp extract being used to treat non- intractable seizures in children, Parkinson’s, various inflammatory diseases, chronic pain, and insomnia, Bart began using it himself and in his practice with fantastic results. Quickly realizing that no one was approaching Hemp Medicine from the perspective of an herbalist, nor combining hemp extract with Chinese Herbs. Seeing what had to be done, along with fellow acupuncturist, Chloe Weber, Bart founded Radical Roots.
Bart has been in private practice in Manhattan, treating people suffering from insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic or acute pain, autoimmune disease, and more. At this time, Bart is thrilled to join his wife, Jennifer, in stepping into Acupuncture Williamsburg as the next phase of his lifelong path of service through healing.
Jennifer Sawyer, L.Ac.
Jennifer leads a spiritual life in which service is her deepest calling. Jennifer found Buddhism in high school and continued her studies at Cornell and later at Naropa University, where she studied contemplative psychology. Because of this work she believed that acupuncture would be a great way to be in spiritual space and service. After experiencing the depth and richness of 5 Element Acupuncture, Jennifer went on to study 5 Element Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville Florida, graduating with a Master’s in Acupuncture. At the same time, she completed level 6 training in Core Synchronism, which is similar to cranial sacral, but more focused on harmonizing, balancing and synchronizing the whole body’s subtle energies. After graduation she began a mentorship with 5 Element Acupuncture and Sufi master teacher, Thea Elijah, in Whole Heart Connection that continues to this day. Jennifer spent several years working in community acupuncture clinic treating the emotions anxiety trauma stress insomnia physical pain and women’s reproductive health and preventative acupuncture. In private practice, Jennifer enjoys getting to know her patients well through supporting them on their healing journey