“My husband and I wanted more than anything to start a family, but we were having difficulty conceiving. The fertility doctors were unable to help and said it just might not happen for me. That’s when I sought help from Susan Shane. Her approach involving acupuncture, herbal supplements, and an improved relationship between my body and food and nutrition created a physical, mental and spiritual state that allowed me to conceive. I am now the mother of two beautiful children.”

- Jaime Mickey, San Luis Obispo, CA

“I first met Susan Shane in 1997, fourteen years ago. I had been battling fibromyalgia, diagnosed eight years earlier, but suddenly I began experiencing constant pain in my right wrist combined with a loss of dexterity in my hand. After running a nine-month gauntlet of doctors’ and chiropractors’ appointments, wrist and thumb braces, and cortisone shots, I was finally referred to Susan for acupuncture treatments. After three weeks of treatments with Susan, the hand and wrist pain was gone, and I could again button my blouses, lift heavier objects, and unscrew jar lids! I have been seeing Susan once a month ever since.

I have learned so much from her, not only about the management of my fibromyalgia, but also about Eastern medicine and how one’s spiritual and mental health affects one’s physical well-being as well. Susan has done more than just administer treatments; she has recommended reading materials; suggested exercises; proposed homework assignments; and just generally offered valuable encouragement and advice in dealing with my problems. Susan and acupuncture have been a Godsend to me. I highly recommend both!”

- Rita McCarthy, Temecula, CA

“Fourteen years ago, I met Susan and had my first acupuncture treatment. At that time in my life, I was accustomed to being bedridden with a bronchitis-like illness on a regular schedule of three times a year. We started the treatment on the day my symptoms became noticeable. During the treatment, I started to feel better and I have never had the same health issue since. From this experience, I began to trust other methods of healing that were different from what I had always known. I have returned to acupuncture treatments for a wide variety of health issues from concerns related to the female experience to emotional issues to bacterial and viral illness. Acupuncture treatments are a central part of the ongoing health maintenance schedule that I keep in order to be ready for whatever life throws at me.”

- Heather Doty, San Diego, CA

“I was trained as a Molecular Biologist and worked on Cancer Research for more than 13 years, so I came from a very rational world, where the brain rules everything. Fortunately, today’s Medicine is not only focused on treating our physical body. So many medical studies have shown the importance of our emotional body. We have to release our negative emotions such as anger, resentment and sadness so our heart can embrace and share love.
Acupuncture is a powerful tool, it helps us to release that negativity so we can connect to our Heart and let go of all the blockages. Being able to let go is difficult, but people like Susan are a real gift. Susan is a wonderful healer; she shares more than her knowledge of acupuncture. Her healing session goes beyond that.
Our physical body communicates to us every moment and it has beautiful lessons to teach us only if we are willing to listen. If we ignore the messages of our physical body and don’t release our negative emotions then serious illness can happen.
I hope that this book will help you to experience this happiness in your heart.”

- Nathalie Bruey-Sedano, Ph.D.