With a desire to help others nourish their health and enhance their life, Dr. Susanna Satten, D.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., RYT completed her Doctorate and Masters Degrees in Acupuncture, as well as teacher trainings in Vinyasa and Alignment-based yoga.  

Susanna treats the full range of physical and emotional health conditions affecting adults of all ages and genders including gastrointestinal, respiratory, psychological, endocrine, auto-immune, orthopedic, pain management, stress management, pre-natal wellness, labor induction, as well as women's health. 

Susanna has a private acupuncture practice in the Rittenhouse Square area of Center City and also provides community-style acupuncture at South Philly Community Acupuncture. Her East-Asian medical training encompasses several styles, including Classical Chinese Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture for Facial Rejuvenation, and Stone Medicine. Her experience includes internships at the PCOM Wellness Center in New York City, an externship at NYU Langone's Initiative for Women with Disabilities, and an externship abroad at the TCM Hospital of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Beijing, China.  

Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Susanna worked in finance as a corporate banker. While she enjoyed her corporate career, she desired to do more with her life, and wanted to spend her days helping people. She loves being an acupuncturist and a small business owner.

Credentials & Education

  • Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.): State of Pennsylvania Medical Board (2016-present)

  • Diplomate of Acupuncture (Dipl.Ac.): NCCAOM (2016-present)

  • Doctor of Acupuncture (D.Ac.): Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, 2016

  • Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSAc.): Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York, Valedictorian, 2016

  • Bachelor of Professional Studies: Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York, Valedictorian, 2016

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts: Washington University in St. Louis, Magna Cum Laude, 2003

  • Bachelor of Science and Business Administration: Washington University in St. Louis, Magna Cum Laude, 2003

Training & Certifications


  • Association for Professional Acupuncture in Pennsylvania (AfPA)

  • American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)

  • Acupuncture Society of New York (ASNY)

  • Yoga Alliance

I had my first acupuncture treatment while I was on vacation in China as a teenager. During the treatment, I felt “qi” or “prana” move through my body for the first time - and the sensation was unlike anything I had felt before. That profound experience altered the course of my life.

Following that life-altering treatment, I was hooked on acupuncture. It took me 10+ years to begin my study of East-Asian medicine, but as soon as I did, I knew it was the right thing for me. The holistic view of the body, mind, and spirit made so much sense to me... I had never understood why parts of our bodies were looked at as separate from the others, or why medicine treated human like machines, only focusing on fixing a specific part of us at once. This East-Asian philosophy of looking at the wholeness of the human really resonated with me.
— Susanna