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I am a board certified and licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist in the state of California. As a primary care doctor, my treatment goals are to address the real causes of illness versus merely suppressing symptoms and to stimulate the natural vitality of the body to heal itself.

Born and raised in San Francisco, California, My passion for dance had me pursuing it as a career from a young age. However, the physical demands of daily dance and the stress of the entertainment industry began to take its toll on my health, ultimately making it an unsustainable path for me to continue.

Realizing the importance of balance in my own life led me to create a new paradigm from which to live fully engaged in whole health. Curious how to combine nutrition, acupuncture, massage, and other natural healing modalities, my “Aha!” moment came when I voiced this to a professor. He advised that I would be a great Naturopathic Doctor
- A doctor who comprehensively blends natural therapies.
I decided to dedicate my life to the art and science of healing--- I graduated with a self-designed BA degree in "Holistic Life" from San Francisco State University. I completed my naturopathic medical training at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and opened my own clinic practice in 2005.

“I want to share with others the holistic worldview that helped deepen and change my life. My intention is to provide a supportive environment for my patients so they stay on their path in the world in a sustainable way,"

–Dr.Sarah Murphy.N.D.,L.Ac.
In addition to my strong clinic practice at the Malibu Healing Center, I have a successful concierge/on-call practice keeping me available to patients 24/7.

My passion is about helping people return to a more balanced and healthy life path as they move towards unlimited whole health. The peace and tranquility I found making magical Malibu my home base is a source of great inspiration to me personally and to my work.
National College of Natural Medicine, N.D.
Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, M.A. in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs
San Francisco State University, B.A. in Holistic Life
World School of Massage, Massage Therapy Certification
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Yoga Teacher Training Certification
Member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association (RHC)

Member of American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)


President of Realize A Healthy California (RHC)
Co-Chair of the Public Relations Committee for the CNDA and RHC
Co-Chair of the Donor & Development Committee for the CNDA and RHC
Dr Sarah Murphy

Zuma Wellness:
29575 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265

Telephone: 310 317 4888