M.S. L.Ac. Dipl.O.M.
Acupuncturist + Chinese Herbalist
Sarah Swanberg is a board certified diplomate in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology through the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is licensed to practice in CT. She holds a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the acclaimed Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. Her degree encompasses 4 years of classroom and clinical training in both Eastern and Western (conventional/allopathic) medical theory and diagnosis, acupuncture, moxabustion, nutrition, medical massage and herbal medicine.
During her training at Pacific College, Sarah was fortunate to treat patients and learn under some of the top acupuncturists and herbalists in the field at Pacific College's own clinic as well as during specialized externships at Housing Works (an HIV clinic in the West Village), Beth Israel Continuum Cancer Center (an integrative wellness center for patients undergoing chemotherapy) and the Grand Meridian Clinic in Chinatown's Kamwo Herbal Pharmacy.
Sarah believes that the human body has an amazing innate ability to heal itself, and that Chinese medicine's greatest strength is in its ability to be the catalyst for that healing. She is a strong advocate of an integrative healthcare model where M.D.s and “alternative” healthcare providers work together to help patients regain and maintain health and wellness.
In 2017, Sarah enrolled in the New Medicine for Women Institute where she studied Functional and Integrative Medicine under Aviva Romm, MD. This training adds another complimentary facet to her services.
Sarah is passionate about providing healthcare for the whole family—from pediatrics to sports injuries to fertility-- Chinese medicine can treat it all.
When not working, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters at their home in North Stamford, traveling, cooking and discovering all of Fairfield county’s treasures!
M.S. L.Ac. Dipl. O.M.
Acupuncturist + Chinese Herbalist
Nancy Byrne is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, and certified practitioner of Yamuna Body Rolling, Yamuna Breathwork, Yamuna Foot Fitness and Yamuna Face Ball. She earned her Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College, and is nationally accredited by NCCAOM. She is presently working toward earning her Doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
Nancy enjoys using Chinese Medicine hand in hand with diet, mindful movement, bodywork, breathwork and meditation to promote health, limit stress and pain, and prevent disease in her patients’ lives, as well as her own. Educating patients and sharing the wisdom and perspective of both Chinese Medicine and Yamuna’s work is her favorite part of her practice.
When not greeting patients from behind the reception desk with a big smile, Elissa is teaching private yoga throughout Fairfield county, and group classes at BETA Climbing + Fitness in Stamford. She has a BFA in Dance and lived the dream for a time in NYC before moving to Stamford with her hubby. Some of her favorite things include reading, baking and cooking, travel, hiking, cycling, golf, and walks with her tiny dog named Moose. To book private yoga instruction, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.