Lydia IronsAmherst, MA
Many areas of my health and wellbeing have benefited greatly from her amazing knowledge, skill and talent as an Acupuncturist.
Berit NowickiNorthampton, MA
She was incredibly tuned in to what my body needed that day, and the unique way in which to treat me.
Lee EdelbergLeverett, MA
Susana is very engaged in her work. We are lucky to have her here in the Valley.
Ruth GriggsNorthampton, MA
Susana Byers is a highly professional, yet deeply compassionate and attuned, acupuncturist and body worker.
Dick LarsonNorthampton, MA
I found her needle technique to be gentle and I also sensed a knowingness in her touch.
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I met Susana Byers three years ago when I saw her for a blocked tear duct. I was told by my two different ophthalmologist that the only solution was to have surgery. The surgery would entail breaking open the side of my nose and cutting my tear duct, and running a tube through my nose. The surgeons who gave me this diagnosis explained to me that if the surgery did not work the first time they would break my nose again and repeat the surgery. I later learned that this surgery can be preformed several times breaking the nose each time and having cosmetic surgery afterwards. I only saw Susana for three sessions and she used subcutaneous stimulation and herbs after the three sessions my tear duct was unclogged.
I recommend Susana Byers as she saved me from a near tragedy of having many operations that would not necessarily cure my illness.
I had never received an acupuncture treatment in my life and I was nervous at my first meeting with Susana Byers. I didn’t come to her with any particular aliment, I mostly wanted to try it out and see if it was for me. Susana quickly put me at ease with her kind demeanor, her incredible knowledge of human anatomy and her ability to articulate how the treatment would relate to my body.
As she started putting needles in my back I was surprised how I could barely feel the “pinch” of them but even more surprised at the electric sort of feeling that came from them. When Susana got to my hips(a place where I have had problems in the past) the feeling was large and round and intense but she talked me through it and I was soon asleep on the table. For weeks following that first session my hips felt like they had let go of tension I didn’t even know I was holding.
I have continued to see Susana and I have felt that many areas of my health and wellbeing have benefited greatly from her amazing knowledge, skill and talent as an Acupuncturist.
As a person who is always on the go, I truly appreciate that each session with Susana brought me to a point of absolute relaxation. Every time I walked into her treatment room, she was incredibly tuned in to what my body needed that day, and the unique way in which to treat me.
I scheduled sessions with Susana before, during, and after my recent fertility treatment. I was absolutely thrilled that I went through the entire procedure without extreme side effects! Even the nurses at the clinic were shocked at how responsive my body was to treatment, and how quickly I was able to re-set myself back on to my natural rhythms. Without Susana’s help, I’m sure this process would not have been so easy.
I would recommend Susana to anyone who is interested in mediating any pain or side effects from specific procedures or chronic conditions. She is a lovely person with a vast knowledge base, and she knows just what to do!
Susana Byers is a highly professional, yet deeply compassionate and attuned, acupuncturist and body worker. I have worked with four different acupuncturists in New York over 10 years, and Susana is as effective as I have ever experienced. There are many, many acupuncturists to choose from in the Pioneer Valley, but I have no hesitation in recommending Susana, and consider her my go-to body healer.
This is a testimonial for Susana Byers, Acupuncturist and Herbalist. I have been receiving occasional acupuncture and traditional chinese treatments for over 30 years in New York City, San Francisco and here in the Valley. After two treatments by Susana , I rank her in the top of the list of practitioners I have seen.
She offered comprehensive sessions involving needling, moxabustion, an herbal linament, and a form ofchinese massage. Her needling technique is very light and several times I wasn’t sure if she had inserted a needle or not. She was quick at reading pulses and kept up a commentary on what she was doing. She worked on several specific complaints I had, and was able in one session to alleviate some significant pain in my right shoulder.
Susana is very engaged in her work. We are lucky to have her here in the Valley.
I recently had an appointment with Susana for treatment of some seasonal allergies that were really bothering me. I walked into her office after suffering for several days of itchy eyes, stuffy nose and a dry raspy cough. I was leaving in a couple days for some business training and wanted to make sure I felt the best I could during that time.
I went to Susana and she took the time to listen to me and my complaints about my allergies which allowed her to formulate the proper acupuncture treatments, which included acupuncture, fire cupping and a Chinese herbal tea.
I have had acupuncture treatments in the past, but all of them were a style where no needles were inserted, so this was my first time being treated where needles would be actually inserted into my skin.
I have to say the process was very natural, not painful and actually relaxing. Even better is that I walked out of her office with a completely clear head and very few symptoms of my allergies remaining.
I would definitely recommend Susana Byers for acupuncture treatments and have been back to her more than once myself.”
I want to thank you so much for helping out my mother. My mother had constantly been complaining of severe pain due to arthritis. She was avoiding going out to do errands and seeing friends because she was in so much pain. After seeing you, she has had far less pain. After receiving acupuncture on her knee, she told me that she felt SO much better and also she felt very relaxed. She said her whole body felt better after seeing you. That was the fist time in months that I heard her say that her knee felt better and I don’t know when I have ever heard her say she felt relaxed! It means so much to me that you helped my mother feel better.
In addition to helping my mother, you helped me. I was having severe back spasms and all you did was poke a needle in the right spot. I felt a “pop” and the pain diminished. That was amazing.
So to all you people out there that need help with pain or any condition, I highly recommend Susana Byers. Not only is she a skilled acupuncturist, but she is also a genuinely nice person. She cares about helping her patients feel better and that means a lot!
Shelbourne Falls, MA
I practiced acupuncture for many years in Montana, and I’ve been a recipient for almost thirty years. Yesterday I went to Susana for a session and was so happy to discover that she is well skilled and quite knowledgeable about the art. I found her needle technique to be gentle and I also sensed a knowingness in her touch.
I went in with a complaint of back pain, and Susana used a unique non-needle insertion technique that I’d never seen before. It was amazingly effective, and by the time I got on her table the back pain was gone.
I highly recommend Susana to anyone who could benefit from acupuncture.
My search for the right acupuncturist is finally over. I had been through nearly 15 acupuncturists before finding Susana Byers, and I was resigned to addressing one set of issues with one practitioner before going on to the next. They always say in Asian medicine that everything is related. Susana quickly identified the threads common to all the relevant issues and treated them as a whole. Now, she is keeping me well-toned, and helping me prevent problems before they arise. Susana Byers is a rare find in the vast forest of alternative health care practitioners, especially in New York City.
New York, NY
For the past three months, I was experiencing a great deal of pain in my right heel due to plantar fasciitis. The pain and discomfort caused me to severely restrict my exercise program of running and brisk walking. I have seen a podiatrist in the past and was prescribed orthotics. However, they recently stopped working and the pain was chronic and occasionally severe. I talked to Susana Byers and decided to try acupuncture.
I was skeptical and did not understand how acupuncture could work. However, the pain was more than I was willing to endure and I succumbed. Much to my shock, I was and continue to be amazed at the positive results. I went through one treatment approximately one month ago and have experienced no pain within 24 hours. The treatment was painless and actually enjoyable. I have begun my exercise program once again. I am a true believer and highly recommend Susana Byers.
New York, NY
I would like to thank you. The numb lower extremities that occurred as a consequence of chemotherapy 7 years ago disappeared after your treating me. I had given up and thought I would just have to live with it for the rest of my life. Imagine my surprise when I would feel the earth under my feet once again and knew when my shoes were on my feet without looking down to check. Balance and gait improved also. I was inspired to try acupuncture because I saw the difference it made in my old arthritic Labrador Retriever’s life. And am I ever glad that I did. You will never know how much you helped me.