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About Sahara

Aloha and Welcome,

I've been dedicated to learning various healing modalities since a child. My background and training encompasses Traditional Five Element Acupuncture, Eastern and Western Medicine, Functional Medicine, Naturopathy, Herbs, and Spiritual and Energy Healing.


What makes me unique in being able to help the deeper seated issues is my journey to healing from extreme life circumstances and illnesses. The lessons learned along the way have been my greatest growth opportunities. 

Check out some of my story below. 

With love and gratitude, 


Sahara Sun

Areas of Focus:

  • Chronic Illness and Pain

  • PTSD and Trauma

  • Hormonal and Reproductive Issues

  • Detox, Nutritional and Herbal Support

  • Immune Disorders

  • Skin Disorders

  • Digestive Issues

  • Musculoskeletal Problems

  • Emotional Issues, Death and Dying

  • Anxiety, Depression

  • Spiritual Support

  • Shiatsu Massage and Lymphatics

  • Cranial Sacral

  • Shamanic Spiritual Healing


Acupuncturist and East Asian Medicine in the state of Hawaii (legal name: Jennifer H. Vires, LAC #1005) 

National Certificate Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Jennifer H. Vires, NCCAOM #136978) since 2011

NPI 1033407960

My own personal journey also shaped how I help others heal.


Career Timeline

M.S. Plant and Soil Science

M.S. East Asian Medicine and Jung Psychology

See Career Timeline



National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine



East Asian Medical Practitioner


Licensed Traditional Five Element Acupuncturist



Board of Acupuncture License


We All Have Something to Express. 
Have You Discovered Yours?
Most of us are on a quest to either discover or embrace the gift we are meant to express to the world.


I now see this connection as a gift and understand that we all have the same internal capacity to reawaken that sparkling light our eyes once held when we were children. That sparkling light emits the beauty and power of the soul and harbors the alchemy necessary for healing transformation. This alchemy is enmeshed in the earth cycles, bird songs, synchronicity, and love. If we can tap into this light, love, and awareness anything is possible!

I discovered that my greatest teacher was my own heart, showing me where I needed to learn how to love myself before I could fully heal…. 

I had to learn to trust my connection to the spirit world, my intuition, my dreams, and the messages in nature. After many years in school with my B.S. in Biology, M.S. in Horticulture and Medicinal Plant Research, two years at Bastyr University for Naturopathic Medical School, an M.S. in East Asian Medicine, and over twenty years of training in Shamanic Spiritual Healing, Craniosacral, Herbal and Energy Medicine I have still learned more by listening to my own heart and observing nature than I ever did in a classroom. Not to mention my own 27-year journey with a mysterious illness, finally diagnosed as Lyme disease. I understand the level of suffering, sacrifice, perseverance, patience, grief, and courage it takes to navigate an illness that can devastate your entire life.  


I am a Nationally Licensed ( NCCAOM #136978) acupuncturist in Traditional 5 Element Acupuncture from Wu Hsing Tao in Seattle, WA. I am also licensed in Hawaii (LAc # 1005) and am a Nationally Certified Acupuncture Detox Specialist. I hold a ministers license from the Circle of the Sacred Earth and have years of training in Shamanic Spiritual Healing. (See Career Timeline Infographic HERE).


I became inspired to share my own story to heal and be in service to helping others with my first book, Heart Broke Open.  

I am also a teacher and guide offering the ancient teachings of the Five Elements to help us reimagine our futures with the online Masterclass, New Earth Pioneer. (Check it out)

I am also excited to be building a healing sanctuary for you on beautiful Maui, Hawaii.   


Near or far, I can’t wait to get to know you and help you on your healing journey!


Until that time comes, I will continue to stay connected to spirit, allow the journey to unfold and serve the greater good of this Earth.


I am here to help you listen to your soul and bring about deep healing and change to propel you into the light and love of this magnificent universe. And a most magnificent YOU!! You are the journey you’ve been waiting for….I’m honored to show you the way.


My own journey of the soul began at birth because I never lost the connection to the spirit world. My first ingrained memory is seeing the energy body of my uncle when I was three years old and the spirits of my ancestors walking around the room. It took years of exploring how other cultures and teachers around the world explain and depict psychic premonitions for me to understand the extrasensory experiences of my childhood. 


Overwhelmed with the isolation of not fitting into the world, I tried to close the veil to the spirit world out of fear, but somehow I didn’t have the capacity. Along with memories of playing with cabbage patch dolls and my pretty ponies, I also silently harbored memories of ghosts visiting me in the night and psychic premonitions with hemorrhagic nosebleeds that auspiciously happened at the same time. I have always had an extrasensory perception of the world. I kept my intuitive connection secret well into adulthood.


My Story
with Lyme

Navigating Lyme Disease as an Intuitive taught me what it means to completely change the vibrational frequency in the body to transform. 

I also understand what it means to lose everything you once knew when unforeseen circumstances come your way. 

When we can say, "Thank you for the opportunity.", that is when we have discovered the alchemy to transform ourselves.


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