Catherine Annie Hollingsworth is a licensed acupuncture physician and owner of Red Sage Acupuncture Center. Following a career in dance and the visual arts, she became fascinated with alternative medicine. She felt Western medicine too often left people dependent on medications, without hope or answers. She was passionate about finding other options for her friends and family members who were suffering.
Her practice is shaped by the sensitivity and awareness she gained in the arts. When treating patients, she looks at the whole person — not just their symptoms but also who they are in health, as well as habits, diet, emotions, and life events to understand why her patients have gotten sick or are feeling bad.
Catherine earned a BA in Visual Arts from Brown University, and a Masters of Oriental Medicine from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, with additional study in Dr. Tan’s Balance Method and trigger point theory. She is board certified by the NCCAOM as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. Her writing on Chinese Medicine has been published in Acupuncture Today.