R.T., Richmond, VA - Male 66 years old "My primary care physician has been on my case about my blood pressure. I am borderline hypertensive. If I don't get my blood pressure lower my physician is going to put me on prescription medication. I don't want to be on prescriptions for the rest of my life. I found Satori and after 1 treatment my blood pressure was already 4 points lower. After a week, my blood pressure maintained steady. There weren't any major fluctuations like before. I don't understand how it works but it works. My blood pressure is improved, my energy is better and I've lost about 10 pounds since I began acupuncture."
J.S., Richmond, VA - Female I am a very satisfied patient of Satori Poch and would highly recommend her to anyone interested in optimal health. I originally went to see her out of curiosity and some "small" health complaints and have been under her care for over a year and a half now. I have so much more energy and balance in my life these days. She has successfully guided me through illnesses including colds, flu, bladder infections and yeast infections. She is a true professional, caring and very knowledgeable about all aspects of health. I am now a true believer in acupuncture (thanks to Satori) and plan on continuing to see her for many years to come.
J. V., Midlothian, VA - Female 34 years old "I just went through a divorce and I turned to alcohol to dull the pain. Eventually the alcohol consumed me. I couldn't work properly, my relationships started to suffer and I hated feeling the way I did. Every time I quit, I picked up the habit a week later. I told myself I couldn't continue to do this and that was when I made the appointment to see Satori. Satori helped me to realize that I could overcome this. She gave me some "tough love" because she knew I needed it. After 3 consecutive treatments, I stopped drinking. I had no urge to drink again. Months later, I am still alcohol-free. I won't hesitate to call Satori if I ever relapse. Satori is that kind of person. She never judges you and for that I'm blessed to have her on my speed dial."
D. B. Charles City, VA- Male 63 years old "I suffer from really bad allergies that are worse in the spring and fall. I currently take many prescription strength allergy medicines for prevention and symptomatically. In addition, I have a nasal spray that I use at least 6-7 times a day. My wife had heard of Satori from another co-worker who was treated for allergies and had really great results. After the first treatment, I already noticed improvement in my breathing and my congestion was a lot less. After the second treatment, I only used my nasal spray once that entire week and I haven't had to take my prescription allergy medicine at all. So far, I am extremely pleased with the results."
S.P. - Female 52 years old "No one ever likes to talk about their bowel movements. But after meeting with Satori, you quickly learn that you can't keep anything from her. From feeling my pulses she immediately knew that my digestive system was weak and that I wasn't being completely honest about my daily bowel movements. Needless to say, thanks to her and her amazing talent, my bowel movements are now regular and formed. Dr. Oz would be pleased!"
L.H, Petersburg, VA - Female 41 years old "I compete in marathons and triathlons throughout the year. I was referred to Satori by my trainer who also sees Satori for his plantar fascitis. When my trainer first recommended acupuncture I was skeptical. But since running in marathons is my passion, I couldn't even begin to fathom my life without it. Over the past year, I was noticing my breath becoming more shallow and I didn't have the endurance like I used to. I saw my primary care physician and he prescribed me an inhaler but I still did not understand why I was having this issue now. When I saw Satori, we talked about everything from the things I ate, my sleep, my bowel movements, stress, etc. Never had I encountered a doctor who took so much time into understanding me. After the first few weeks, I immediately began to feel better. The next month I ran in a 5k marathon in the middle of summer and I was fine. Actually, I felt better than fine! I wasn't gasping for air and I didn't even need my inhaler. Satori is the best at what she does!"
M. T., Mechanicsville, VA - Female 37 years old "I learned about Satori after doing an extensive search for reputable acupuncturists. Once I met her I knew that I was meant to meet her. The reason I came to Satori was because I suffered from numerous miscarriages in the past. After all the testing, my fertility specialist could not tell me why I kept having so many miscarriages. It was frustrating. Finally, I decided that maybe I should seek Chinese medicine. Satori immediately knew what was wrong with my body. For a whole month she treated me by strengthening and balancing my body. After one month she gave me the okay to start trying again and immediately I conceived! I didn't think it would happen so quickly but it did and I was terrified. The idea of possibly having another miscarriage frightened me and I began to have doubts. Satori continued to treat me through my first trimester and throughout my entire pregnancy. Her care and reassurance gave me the strength to get through it. I now have a beautiful little girl and I know Satori was a pivotal part of this.
Infertility - Recurring Miscarriage
S.T., Richmond, VA - Female: 32 years old "After a miscarriage at 10.5 weeks and a year & a bit of trying to conceive again, my friend suggested that I look into acupuncture. She even went as far as to send me some local acupuncturists websites to review, so I did. I made appointments with three facilities, Comfort Acupuncture being one of them and right away I knew Satori was right for me. Satori was extremely kind, gentle and supportive from day one.
Dealing with miscarriage and infertility can be a sensitive and emotional subject and I loved how she treated me and made me feel at ease. She made sure to explain everything and immediately provided suggestions of what to wear, not wear, eat, not eat, be aware of, exercise to avoid, etc. I felt that I was on the path to pregnancy from the moment I met Satori, I knew she was on my side and wanted nothing more than to get us pregnant. I first saw Satori mid August and found out that I was pregnant early November. I couldn’t wait to get in to see Satori and tell her the good news; she was thrilled and we hugged it out then got straight to business to ensure I could maintain the pregnancy. Her motherly instincts kicked in and made sure that we were cautious and we did everything to ensure my body was prepared to maintain the pregnancy even with a two week trip to South Africa thrown in there at 10 weeks. I am in my 3rd trimester now and continue to see Satori and frankly I can’t get enough of her, I love her!!!!!! I will have to think of an excuse to continue to see her after the baby is born."
Infertility - Difficulty Conceiving
S.M., Glen Allen, VA - Female - 34 years old "I was skeptical at first. But after 2 years of trying to conceive, I was desperate. A friend had recommended Satori to me. After taking her herbs for 1.5 months, I became pregnant. I now have a happy and healthy 13 month old. I now send all my friends to her!"
Infertility - Recurring Miscarriage
J.K., Mechanicsville, VA - Female: 42 years old "I came to Satori for fertility support after suffering a miscarriage in December 2010. I was devastated. Already in my early 40's, I was afraid that having another child wasn't realistic. But after speaking with Satori she gave me hope. Satori was very professional and caring. She explained to me what changes I needed to make in my diet and lifestyle, what the treatments would entail and gave me a list of tips that would help increase my chances of conceiving. After getting regular treatments with Satori for 2 months, I found out I was pregnant. I am now in my second trimester and there is no doubt that Satori played a huge role in helping us conceive. Thanks so much!"
Infertility - Low ovarian reserves
A. V., Richmond, VA - Female: 34 years old "My husband and I had been trying to conceive for the past 2.5 years. It was extremely disappointing to know that all of our friends had children except us. My gynecologist told me that my ovulation levels were low but could not explain to me why we could not conceive. After much research, I decided to try acupuncture before we proceeded with any ART treatments.
I was very afraid of needles but Satori was very sweet and patient with me. She calmed all of my fears and 2 months later we conceived! I was shocked and amazed that we finally did it! Thank you so much Satori for everything!"
Infertility - Low ovarian reserve
M.T., Midlothian, VA - Female 39 years old "I was diagnosed with low ovarian reserve. My FSH was high and the fertility specialist was worried I would not be able to produce enough eggs naturally to conceive. I was devastated with the diagnosis but we began the Western Fertility Drugs as recommended. Each time I only produced about 2-3 follicles. After about 7 unsuccessful IUI's my doctor recommended we try IVF as our last resort. Financially, we could not afford it. A friend suggested we come to Satori and try acupuncture. She alleviated so much of my anxiety and fear when she first walked in. And at that moment I knew that pregnancy for me was a possibility. After 3 months of acupuncture and herbs, we conceived! I didn't believe it at first but 5 pregnancy tests later it confirmed it. Satori helped me and guided me safely through the first trimester and now we have a healthy and beautiful little boy. My son is a miracle and I know God sent me an angel named Satori."
N.N, Midlothian, VA - Female, 24 years old "I've always had painful periods but I just assumed it was normal. However, when I was 21 years old my cycles became erratic. They would vary from 30-45 days and sometimes skip months before I would have another period. This really disturbed me. I saw my gynecologist and they told me I needed to take birth control pills to regulate my periods. I took the birth control for one month and had terrible reactions to the medications. I decided there had to be another solution. I researched and decided to try acupuncture. I came across Satori's information on google and made an appointment. She was very gentle, comforting and guided me through the entire process. After a month of getting treatments and taking herbs my cycles were no longer painful. After two months, my periods came every 28 days. I was amazed. That was a year ago and I still continue to come see Satori whenever a new issue comes up. She's amazing!"
B.T., Newport News, VA - Male 64 years old "I am a strong believer in acupuncture. When I lived in Cambodia many years ago I had a similar heel pain. I went to see an acupuncturist and after 1 treatment the pain was gone. Thirty years later the heel pain returned. I came to Satori after my son had recommended her to me. After 1 treatment, the heel pain went away. She is a good acupuncturist and I always recommend her to my friends."
Low Back Pain
J.H., Quinton, VA - Male 37 years old "I was suffering from chronic low back pain for many years after playing sports in my high school and college years. I went to multiple specialists and had many different diagnostic tools performed to no avail. No one could help me with my back pain. It wasn't until I saw a Groupon deal for an acupuncturist that I decided to give acupuncture a try. I was hesitant in the beginning, but I figured since I've exhausted all Western medicine tools that I should try Eastern medicine. After one treatment with Satori my chronic back pain went from a 7/10 (10 being the most severe) pain level to a 1/10. It was amazing! After two more treatments with Satori my back pain was gone. I am now a huge believer and advocate for Chinese Medicine!"
Low & Mid Back Pain
A.J., Mechanicsville, VA - 68 years old "Satori is some kind of miracle worker. I know acupuncture works. Before I met Satori I had gotten treatments for my back pain years ago and had much relief. It wasn't until my old acupuncturist moved that I had to find someone new. I am so thankful I found Satori. Not only is she more gentle but she managed to resolve my pain in just 4 treatments! My old acupuncturist had me come in at least 10 times before I had any relief. Satori is the best!"
T.W., Petersburg, VA - Female 38 years old "Before I met Satori I smoked 1.5 packs a day for the past 10 years. I had this pattern where I would quit and 6 months later I would start smoking again. I tried the Nicorette patches. I tried the gum. I tried quitting cold turkey. But nothing really worked. After my first treatment with Satori, I felt rejuvenated and renewed! It was a feeling of euphoria. After that first treatment I knew this was going to work. I felt so great that I raved about Satori at work the next day. I continued the smoking cessation treatments for two more times and it is now 1 year later and I am still smoke-free. All I can say is 'thank you for giving me my life back.'"
Insomnia & Wellness
S.H., Ashland, VA - Female 56 years old "I suffered from insomnia for 20+ years. When I first came to Satori, it was for general wellness. I had my first acupuncture treatment on a cruise and I noticed that it helped my hearing and vision which has plagued me for years. So as soon as I landed, I looked for an acupuncturist I could see regularly. After my first session with Satori, I slept soundly for 3 nights. It had been years since I had a good restful nights sleep. In addition, my energy was higher, my balance was better and my allergy symptoms resolved. Even though she treated me for general wellness, I reaped all these benefits! I am so amazed!"
F. F., Petersburg, VA - Female 70 years old "My daughter is going through a terrible divorce. In just a few weeks our lives were thrown into chaos. She and her three kids moved in with my husband and I. At 70 years old, I now had to take care of three children full-time. I love my daughter and my grandchildren dearly but I always felt overwhelmed. I was on anti-anxiety and anti-depression medicine and I hated it. A friend referred me to Satori and I couldn't have asked for a better person. Unlike other doctors, she takes the time to listen to me and allow me to vent. At the same time, she is professional and good at what she does. After a month of regular treatments with her, I stopped all the anti-anxiety and anti-depression medicine and I already notice a difference in my moods and the way I handle stressful situations. My digestion is a lot better and I have Satori to thank for everything."
Located at Henrico Doctor's Parham - MOB I - 7660 E. Parham Rd. Suite 104-A Richmond, VA 23294
Please call (804) 592-0853 for questions or to schedule an appointment.