Dr. Susanna Satten, D.Ac, L.Ac, Dipl.AC., RYT

With a desire to help others nourish their health and enhance their life, Dr. Susanna Satten, D.Ac., L.Ac. completed her Doctorate and Masters Degrees in Acupuncture, as well as yoga teacher trainings in Vinyasa and Alignment-based yoga. Her East-Asian medical training encompasses several styles including Classical Chinese Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture for Facial Rejuvenation, and Stone Medicine.  

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 disorders, pain management, stress management, pre-natal, labor induction, and women's health. Susanna maintains a private acupuncture practice in the Rittenhouse Square area of Center City and also provides community-style acupuncture at South Philly Community Acupuncture. Her previous 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 banker. While she enjoyed her corporate career, she desired to do more with her life, and wanted to spend her days helping people. She is loves being an acupuncturist and a small business owner.

Credentials

  • Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.): State of Pennsylvania
  • Diplomate of Acupuncture (Dipl.Ac.): National  |  NCCAOM
  • Doctor of Acupuncture (D.Ac.): Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego
  • Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSAc.): Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York, Valedictorian
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts: Washington University in St. Louis, Magna Cum Laude
  • Bachelor of Science and Business Administration: Washington University in St. Louis, Magna Cum Laude

Training & Certifications

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  • Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM):  taught in the traditions of Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th generation priest of the Jade Purity School
  • Certified in Clean Needle Technique:  CCAOM
  • Certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture: Dr. Ping Zhang 
  • Stone Medicine: Jeffrey Yuen
  • Master Tung’s Acupuncture: Dr. Henry McCann
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT): Yoga Alliance
  • 200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher training: Dhyana Yoga
  • 208 Hour Anusara Yoga Teacher training: Dig Yoga

Memberships

  • Member of the Association for Professional Acupuncture in Pennsylvania (AfPA)
  • Member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)
  • Member of the Acupuncture Society of New York (ASNY)
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 experience that changed the course of my life.

After that life-altering treatment, 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 the looking at the wholeness of the human really resonated with me.
— Susanna