Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Satori Poch, Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Dipl. O.M
Satori Poch is nationally certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine. In San Francisco, California she worked in various hospital and clinical settings that included the California Pacific Medical Center for Stroke Rehabilitation Center, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Community Clinic and the local Auricular Community Clinic. She also completed the Advanced Clinical Internship Program at Zhejiang Medical University's hospitals and clinics in Hangzhou, China with rotations in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) internal medicine, dermatology, gynecology, acupuncture and Tui Na (Chinese medical massage) departments. She received her post-graduate degree from the American College of Traditional Medicine and her Bachelor of Science degree from the College of William and Mary.
A native to Richmond, Virginia, Satori lives here with her husband, two sons and loving dog, Mochi. Her passion is helping people, families and communities achieve happy, healthy and balanced lives through Chinese Medicine.
Pat, earned her Masters in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College. She is nationally board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy and is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. Pat has a particular interest in cancer treatment support, mental health issues, chronic disease/autoimmune disorders and pain, though she has also has experience treating internal medicine issues.
Pat's personal experiences with Western medicine often left her baffled and in pain; taking pills, having surgeries and told to adjust to limitations. She had severe migraine headaches for several years which left her debilitated and scared to be without an emergency plan. She also had severe endometriosis which went undiagnosed for many years despite many doctors' and ER visits. She lived in constant pain. Therapy, massage and a regular tai chi practice began to move her toward the acupuncture and Chinese herbs that changed her life. These experiences coupled with her undergraduate education in performing dance, group work and interpersonal relations reinforced her experience about the different ways we express ourselves including suffering; physically, emotionally and spiritually. Learning to listen to the body and the soul, interpreting symptoms and responding in a healing capacity became her life's work.