Sage Wellness Reviews & Acupuncture Testimonials


Acupuncture Helped My Migraines

I came to Sage Wellness after suffering debilitating migraines. I would get them up to three times per week and began to lose track of what triggered them. I began to miss work and social events because of my migraines. A friend introduced me to Deb at Sage Wellness. After going to weekly acupuncture session and having herbs, my migraines are down to once a month and completely manageable. The treatments I had at Sage Wellness have truly helped my life and well being. I highly recommend their services!

—Josephina, Consultant

44 Going Through IVF With Frozen Embryo

I am a 44-year-old female who has been trying to get pregnant for the past year. I have gone through two IVF cycles before I got pregnant with a frozen embryo transfer left over from an egg by the second IVF cycle. Prior to the transfer, I went to Debbie Valentin to prepare me for the frozen embryo cycle. I was immediately impressed by how caring and knowledgeable she was. She was sympathetic to my concerns and put me at ease right away with her professional bedside manner. I was elated to find out that I was pregnant under her care. Prior to the acupuncture session, she would take her time out to consult with me about my current condition and adjust her acupuncture services according to my needs. I always leave her place with a sense of calm and relaxation. I would recommend her highly to anyone who has doubts about alternative medicine enhancing a woman’s chance of fertility. Miracles do happen and it happened to me with the help of Debbie. Forever thankful for her service.

– K.K., Teacher

From No Periods to Pregnant!

My husband and I are eternally grateful for Deb’s consummate care and compassionate disposition! I am healthy, fit and in my late 20s and naively assumed I’d have an easy time conceiving. I went off birth control in January 2010. After having my menstrual cycle only once during that year, my OBGYN referred me to acupuncture. I was a skeptic! In January 2011, I interviewed several practitioners before finding Deb. I knew instantly I had connected with the right caregiver – she answered her phone immediately and spent over 15 minutes providing an overview of her practice, treatment options, and answering my questions. Her treatment has been just as thorough since.

I saw Deb weekly for 6 months and then biweekly for an additional 3 months. In addition to acupuncture sessions, she prescribed twice daily herbal teas. She taught me to track my temperature and become in tune to my body’s natural rhythm. Deb’s listening ear, calm demeanor and encouragement were just as critical to my care as the knowledgeable treatment. (My husband refers to Deb as my sanity). I started to see physical changes like my body temperature rising and my skin becoming more nourished. My menstrual cycle returned (albeit a 48 day cycle). In November, we had an early stage miscarriage, and though devastated, tried to remain optimistic about our chances of conceiving again. The very next month, my husband and I successfully conceived! Now through the first trimester, we are overjoyed to welcome our first baby in August. As we anxiously await our little one, not a day goes by that I don’t count my blessings for finding Deb!

– Carolyn, Manhattan

Got Pregnant After Two Failed IVF Cycles

I sought out acupuncture treatment with Stephanie before going in for my next IVF cycle. This was my third round after two cancelled retrievals due to low follicle count. I was beyond frustrated and severely anxious. After getting treated with Stephanie through acupuncture 2 x per week, I retrieved 12 follicles and got pregnant. I can’t thank Stephanie enough.

—Heidi W.

Menstrual Regularity, Decreased Pain and Anxiety, Fertility Success

Concerns about fertility, chronic bladder and kidney discomfort, and general anxiety were what brought me to Deb’s acupuncture practice. What kept me coming back each week was her holistic approach to my mind and body, her cheerful and supportive bedside manner, and her extensive knowledge as a practitioner. I looked forward to each session, knowing that it was time for a restorative check-in with Deb as well as an investment in my health and wellness. Through three short months of acupuncture sessions and only one month of Chinese herbal medicine, I experienced menstrual cycle regularity, increased circulation and decreased pain and anxiety. The real miracle however, was a positive pregnancy test at the end of the third month — without conventional fertility medication! I cannot recommend Deb highly enough.

– E.M., Communications Director

Post Partum Wrist Pain

I started seeing Deb, because I am was past my due date and I did not want to be induced with Pitocin. Deb worked miracles and after two visits I was well on my way to having my baby. Deb’s treatment helped with inducing my labor, though emotionally her work was extremely beneficial, I felt lighter and the most at ease I ever felt during my entire pregnancy… on my 41st week! After I had my baby, I continued to see Deb as she eased the postpartum transitions. At one point, I fell and bruised the tissue in my arm. Deb’s acupuncture healed it. It was truly amazing. I went from one day being unable to twist a bottle cap or hold my baby to not feeling an ounce of pain. Her warmth and openness make her easy to tell just about anything and the work she does as an acupuncturist is a true gift. I am lucky to have had a baby who decided to hang out past her due date or I would never have met Deb. She is a truly remarkable healer.

– Zoe H., MA, LMFT

Pregnant After Miscarriage

I came to Stephanie because I was trying to get pregnant. I was devastated that I got pregnant and had a miscarriage after trying for some time. I came to Stephanie for treatment to rebuild myself and for support. Stephanie treated me with acupuncture and after 2 cycles post miscarriage I conceived naturally during the 3rd cycle! Today she has a beautiful baby boy. I am so grateful for Stephanie’s care and expertise. She is warm and compassionate and very skilled in what she does!

—Chloe, 39 proud mother of a baby boy

Relief from IBS

Before I found Deb, I had been sick for months. I had no energy, no appetite, and the little food that I could get down would send me running to the bathroom. After lots of tests and lab work, I was finally told that I had IBS and that my digestion would probably never return to normal. That was really depressing to hear; I was so sick it was getting to the point where it was difficult for me to leave the house.

Then a friend suggested that I try acupuncture. I had never tried holistic medicine before, but I knew I had to give it a shot. I cannot praise Deb highly enough. She carefully listened to all of my symptoms, and then told me, “Of course you’re going to get better.” And you know what? After two treatments (along with the herbs she prescribed), my digestive system started getting stronger. I had more energy. As time went on, my appetite started coming back.

When I learned that I needed to have my gall bladder removed, Deb was there for me. I continued treatments with her before and after the surgery. I really have not had digestive issues since. No more urgently running to the bathroom. My appetite is back to normal, my energy is great… I feel like myself again! I couldn’t have gotten to this point without Deb. I always left my treatments feeling better than when I went in. I really feel like the acupuncture has helped me to get my life back.

– Emily

Naturally Cured My Pre-Diabetic Condition

I sought out alternative medical treatments after I was diagnosed with “pre-diabetes” and overall low energy. I felt as that I would never feel good again and was very stressed about my diagnosis. Stephanie treated me with weekly acupuncture treatments and she also educated me about diet and lifestyle adjustments which I made incrementally. It was just what I needed to start taking my life back one step at a time. Today her blood sugar is stable and energy is great. I recommend Stephanie to all my friends. I love her treatments but most of all I am happy to feel 100 percent again.

—Devon, 68, Librarian