Acupuncturist and Alternative Medicine Doctor in Norfolk, VA

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Susan Sandage, L.Ac, Dipl.O.M., M.S.O.M, RN, BS, BA

Susan Sandage, L.Ac, Dipl.O.M., M.S.O.M, RN, BS, BA photo
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Passionate about awakening humanity to its innate healing possibilities, she feels she has a unique perspective on Traditional Chinese Medicine. “Having worked with Western medicine for many years, I can appreciate the vast improvements in health using acupuncture and Chinese herbs. I want the clients leaving my office to experience improved health and well-being.”
Susan enjoys growing professionally and helping her clients experience health and transformation through Traditional Chinese Medicine. She primarily practices Dr. Tan's balance method and also employs Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture for the face, neck, and abdomen.
Susan Sandage is a graduate of Kent State University (Class of 1977), holding a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She has worked as a registered nurse for more than 25 years, starting her career working in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). She has worked in all areas of nursing including home care, treating elderly patients with diabetes, pulmonary & heart disease, and non-healing surgical wounds. “My nursing experience has enriched me greatly in many ways. I have treated many patients throughout my career for ailments anywhere from a heart attack to a sore throat.”

After being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, Susan was successfully treated using acupuncture, recovering fully in less than three months. Coming from a Western medical perspective as a registered nurse made her more appreciative of the miraculous improvements made by using Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Susan graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College in Albuquerque, NM with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. She is an Oriental Medicine Diplomat by the NCCAOM, Licensed Acupuncturist (VA), and is nationally certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. She has added training in cosmetic, rehabilitative, and mental health acupuncture, as well as extended chronic pain studies.
Practice Areas
 Acupuncture / Alternative Medicine  Dietary Therapy and Nutrition
 Aromatherapy  Dr. Tan's Balance Method
 Auricular Acupuncture  Electro-Acupuncture
 Bodywork  Japanese Style Acupuncture
 Chi-Akra / Facial Acupuncture  Lifestyle Counseling
 Chinese Herbal Medicine  Massage Therapy
 Classical Acupuncture (Five-Element)  Moxibustion
 Classical Acupuncture (Van Nghi)  Online / Video Consultation
 Classical Acupuncture (Yuen)  Shiatsu (Acupressure)
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
 Cosmetic Acupuncture  Tuina
 Acupuncture (NCCAOM)  Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM)
 Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)  Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM)
 Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Other Languages
Some Spainish
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, all major credit cards
Hours:Mon-Thurs, 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Carri Gilchrist. 11/27/2012
This has been a great experience!! I haven't felt this good in a long time! My energy level is a 100% and the aches and pains are gone. Susan is wonderful!!
Kai Bii. 7/3/2012
Very good.
I wouldn't trade Susan for any amount of money in the world!!! I can't believe how much better I feel. For the past 20 years my lower back has ached. Of course sometimes more than others, till the last year and a half the ache became 24/7. I was finally diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and spinal arthritis by an Ortho-Dr. he started me on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Rx. The NSAIDs left me with insomnia. So I stopped that treatment pretty fast. A friend of mine gave me Susan phone number, and I of course was a naysayer. I really didn't think it would work. But, after a really bad week at work I made an appointment. I figured it was worth a try because I wasn't going start on real Rx pain meds. (I still have to go to work and be able to function to pay for health insurance and Flex Benefits). Anyhow, I started seeing Susan in Feb 2012 and within a months time my 24/7 ache was gone. I fell better than ever!
Jod Luken. 6/27/2012
After having three children I just didn't feel like myself. I was tied, wasn't sleeping properly and in general felt very unbalanced. I visited my gp who ran numerous tests and bloodwork; only to one told that everything was "normal". I didn't feel normal and felt like I was constantly yelling at my kids. I was a hormonal basket case! After visiting Susan I feel balanced, my sleep returned to healthy pre-pregnancy levels and in general I feel more like my old self. I have used several acupuncturists over the years and find Susan to be not only a wonderful practitioner but also a lovely person who really listens to my concerns. She has also helped my sons with some of their regular colds and tummy bugs.
400 W. Olney Rd., Ste. D
NorfolkVA 23507
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