'It appears the Chinese Herbs did their job. I passed what I thought was a blood clot Sunday night as it was black and soft. When the cystoscopy was done, there was no stone. I can only surmise that the herbs softened up the stone allowing it to pass. I still needed a stent for a few days due to the swelling. But now things are good. No more pain and feeling much better.
Thanks so much for everything. Hopefully this is the last stone…'
~GB , September 2021
(Note: This patient (GB) came to the clinic with intense pain caused by a kidney stone. He had been to the ER and was managing his pain with medication and hydration. He was treated in the clinic over three visits with acupuncture and herbal medicine, and was scheduled for laser surgery to break up the stone. He sent this email after the procedure and it is reproduced here with his permission.)
Suraja is fantastic! I previously had no experience with acupuncture and was nervous, but Suraja's calm, friendly presence put me at ease right away. I feel like she really listened to what was bothering me and helped me understand my treatment plan (acupuncture and herbs). Even when I was nervous and jumpy, she helped me calm down and was patient when I couldn't control my twitching. I felt relief from the start, which just built as I continued to go for treatment.
I now have minimal pain and much better digestion, and I feel calmer and happier. I always leave sessions with a feeling of peace, like I have let the stress of the day just go.
Suraja even helped me heal from an issue I didn't even bring up originally. I have always has cold, bluish toes and just assumed it was a quirk, but with acupuncture and herbs, my feet are normal! They have never been normal! I would recommend Suraja to anyone looking to feel better, especially first time acupuncture clients. I really can't sing her praises enough.
~ Lucie Langa, August 2021
"I was having multiple physical issues and had never had acupuncture before. I went to see Dr. Suraja Roychowdhury. She listened very carefully before she started the treatment. In fact before every session she spends some time understanding the symptoms and any progress the patient may have made. She also checked in with me between treatments.
Within a couple weeks I felt so much better. I am very grateful and glad that I went to see her. I highly recommend this practice."
~ Poppy Charnalia, May 2021
"I was experiencing increasing headaches mainly right-sided headaches spreading to bilateral temple areas, being pulsating in nature with visual phenomenon blurriness. I suffered from Covid late last year and afterwards headaches increased significantly, almost non-stop and I was relying on painkillers all the time. I also had to visit the ER on multiple occasions. I was evaluated by neurology and an MRI scan was obtained revealing an incidental sellar mass. But that was ruled out as the cause for headaches. I was at a juncture where I was being offered preventive maintenance medications. A friend recommended that I meet Dr.Suraja Roychowdhury at Crossing Point Acupuncture. In our first meeting Dr.Roychowdhury did an in-depth interview and analysis and I also had my first acupuncture session. The effect was nothing short of magical. I had almost immediate relief. I felt better for the first time in many months. Dr.Roychowdhury recommended that I undergo a few more sessions to complete the full course of treatment. The improvements were lasting longer and I was off the pain medications totally.
Dr.Roychowdhury explains everything very patiently and makes sure you are comfortable. She is also constantly adapting her treatments as per your feedback. For those who are COVID long haulers, a relatively unknown territory at this point, this could be a fantastic opportunity.
I will be happy to talk to anyone who would want to know more about my condition and how Dr.Roychowdhury's acupuncture treatments helped me."
(Please contact Dr.Roychowdhury @ 610-731-5030 to be connected to this patient).
~RM, May 2021
I have been considering acupuncture for the last two years and could not be happier that Dr. Suraja and I crossed paths. After suffering from neck and shoulder pain for over 10 years, I can confidently say that after 1 visit I felt instant relief. She is a miracle worker who I often joke with saying, "It's just like coming to therapy!" Dr. Suraja is kind, thorough, clean and respectful; I highly recommend. Thank you Suraja!
P.s. If you don't get cupping, you're seriously missing out!
~ Camille Cramer, March 2021
I have seen Dr. Suraja over a period of couple months for pelvic pain. Her knowledge and gentle healing touch helped greatly with my recovery. Dr. Suraja's office is comfortable and well appointed and seeing her was like a treat, something to look forward to. This was my first introduction to acupuncture and I can definitely say it was an overwhelmingly positive experience.
~Martina M., Jan 2021
I found Suraja after getting an intense pain in my shoulder with radiating numbness to my fingers. She took a very thorough history of the situation, and remembered my particular ailments and details at every visit. I'm 6 sessions in and have seen improvements with my shoulder pain as well as more chronic issues in my lower back, using acupuncture and cupping.
I can't say that I love when the needles are inserted, but Suraja's personal nature and great sense of humor make it really easy. I truly look forward to these visits for both the interactions with the doctor as well as how great I feel after.
~ Chad Sears, Jan 2021
After suffering 3 months of excruciating pain due to plantar fasciitis, I decided to give acupuncture a try. Dr. Suraja Roychowdhury at Crossing Point Acupuncture took very good care of me. After just a couple of sessions, the foot pain had considerably decreased and I was able to walk again! It was truly remarkable! Dr. Roychowdhury was very caring and made each session comfortable and relaxing. I was very happy with the outcome of my treatment, and I would highly recommend Crossing Point Acupuncture!
~ Kavitha Rajavel, November 2020
I am extremely grateful to Dr.Suraja. She is an amazing and a very caring person. I have been treated by her with acupuncture and herbal medicine for my chemotherapy related issues. She is extremely knowledgeable and I would highly recommend Cross Point Acupuncture.
~ Alpana Harisinghani, October 2020
I have suffered from IBS and GI issues for many year. The past 2 years I had a severe chronic pain episode in my abdomen and rectal area. I went to numerous doctors, had countless tests, and even had a surgery to help stop the pain. Nothing helped. I gave up and was taking 600mg of ibuprofen a day and now I was being recommended electro therapy for my pelvic floor muscles. Before doing that, I came and saw Suraja 2x a week along with a herb regiment and I am completely pain free. I was apprehensive but after my third session I was better than I had been in months and there was no denying that. I now see her weekly and feeling completely renewed. I highly suggest Suraja as she takes her time to cater to your needs and has changed the quality of my life immensely.
~ Roya Zarrin, October 2020
I would highly recommend Cross Point Acupuncture. Can't believe what a difference her acupuncture made in my overall health and for the issue for which I initially came to her. I Haven't felt this good in 2 years.
~ Jacqy Fiore, March 2020
I would like to thank Suraja at Crossing Point Accupuncture for helping my son who was suffering from an intense bronchial cough. He was very anxious about the use of needles and cupping and after an initial conversation with Suraja she put his worries at ease and talked him thru the entire process.
She has such a calm and relaxed approach and my son actually relaxed and enjoyed the process and after just 2 visits felt much relief. We are very thankful for meeting Suraja and her help during this trying time and we look forward to future visits and good health.
~ C Smith, January 2020
I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Roychowdhury on a couple of my ailments - including stress, anxiety, and pinched nerve on my back. She used acupuncture and cupping therapy for these issues, and I felt much better.
Most notably, I was diagnosed with a kidney stone and was advised to go for surgery. Dr. Roychowdhury treated me for it with both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. In two weeks, when I went back for an ultrasound, there was no sign of kidney stone. This was a massive relief because it helped me avoid invasive surgery. Overall, I feel much more centered after my treatments with Dr. RoyChowdhury.
~ R. Sinha, November 2019
This was my first time having acupuncture. I can't say enough wonderful things about Dr Suraja. She is a very caring person and skilled professional. I saw her for bloating and pain in the right side of my abdomen. She treated not only the causes of my pain but the cold symptoms I was suffering from after starting my acupuncture treatment there as well. My symptoms improved right after just my first visit and I’ve had really successful results since then. I am so glad I found her . I would highly recommend Dr. Suraja Roychowdhury to anyone.
~ Elba Carreno, November 2019
My son (now 14 year old) started thinking about the possibility of acupuncture when he was 12 years old. The idea of needles did not sound appealing to him at all but he’s been suffering from environmental allergies for many years. He does a lot of outdoor sports that worsened his allergies. His main motivation to get rid of them was so he could be around one of his best friends’ dogs who sheds a lot. He gathered the courage and started with acupuncture. I won’t say that being poked was a pleasant experience for him but Suraja made it as pleasant as possible with her upbeat personality and calming atmosphere in her office. He completed the treatment and it definitely made a difference. He had been taking one Zyrtec every night and after treatment he is down to half a tablet every other night. That’s a big win in our eyes! We are very happy with the progress and we are so glad he did it. Thanks Suraja!
~Kalyani Seth, August 2019
From the age of 10 I have been short sighted. After my cataract surgery at age 65 and due to my severe myopia I suffered a scar in my left retina with bleeding inside the eye. I also have been diagnosed as having wet macular degeneration. I needed to get a Lucentis injection inside the eye to stop the leak and arrest further deterioration of vision. I had to go to the eye hospital every month for a scan followed by the injection. I have had five such injections so far. Dr. Suraja Roychowdhury has given me two courses of ten sittings of Acupuncture. She had also prescribed some Chinese herb tablets - which I have been regularly having since a year and half.
I went for my check up first week of May ( I had finished a course of Acupuncture with Dr. Suraja- In April). I was over joyed and relieved when the Doctor in the hospital after examining my eye and after a OCT scan told me the bleed in my eye had dried up well and I needed to go only after six months! I attribute my healing to Dr. Suraja Roychowdhury's treatments and the Chinese herbs which I have been having regularly. Kudos to Dr. S and Acupuncture and I am indeed very grateful for the same.
~Surekha Nair, July 2019
Suraja's warm, nurturing nature, combined with her knowledge of acupuncture made for an exceptional experience. Suraja took the time to learn more about me, and what was causing my pain. I've had muscle spasms in my arm for months, which Suraja was able to address. The uncontrollable spasms I experienced are now gone. In addition, Suraja brought me some much needed relief from insomnia and anxiety. What an amazing gift she is!
Dr. Suraja Roychowdhury's care and knowledge helped me with the pain and hardship of my acute graft vs. host disease. Under Suraja’s care and suggested exercises I was able to find relief of my symptoms and I no longer struggle with exhausting pain. I highly recommend Dr. Suraja Roychowdhury.
Amazing - amazing Acupuncturist. Dr. Roychowdhury is incredibly knowledgeable and has helped me and my family immensely. I started seeing Dr. Suraja Roychowdhury for shoulder pain, headaches, sleep and overall wellness. My preteen daughter has gone to her for knee pain, leg injury and stress management. My husband has gone for sleep difficulty, chronic cough and back pain. We all have been extremely happy with our results and have benefited from Acupunture and our individualize treatment plans. Dr. Roychowdhury is extremely knowledgeable and easy to talk to about your symptoms and treatment options. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Roychowdhury to anyone in discomfort to try her out, she is truly the best!!
~Katrina Wright Johnson Jan 2019
Suraja has a warm and professional manner. She did a thorough interview and analysis to discover what my needs were and to determine the appropriate approach. During the treatment, she explained what she was doing and made sure I was comfortable. The help I most needed was with pain, swelling, and stiffness in my knee due to a torn meniscus and arthritis. When I walked out of Suraja's house after the first treatment, there was no pain or stiffness. After each of six treatments, the relief lasted longer and after the 6th treatment the swelling was gone, too. Suraja shared my concern for keeping it affordable; we made a plan for me to see her every quarter for tune-ups.
~ Kathy Bull August 2018
I highly recommend Dr. Roychowdhury for her excellent Acupuncture service! I had a tooth inflammation and the sharp pain spread to multiple teeth and my left jaw. After Dr. Roychowdhury gave me Acupunture on a few points for 30 minutes, the effect was dramatic. My teeth felt not mine at all but the pain was gone. Very amazing and strange! After I came home (maybe 30 minutes), the soft pain came back but only to the surface of my teeth for a few hours and then totally gone after that. I am fine now without any medication, with just one Acupuncture treatment from Dr. Roychowdhury!. She is amazing!
~ pison llc May 2018
I went to the Dr.'s place to take the acupuncture after I suffering the severe toothache for around ten days. I have been to two dentist's office. The two dentists both told me that there was no problem on my teeth. The one of the dentists suspected that the pain is Neurogia. Then I took a grain of the pain killer IC OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 5-325，The pain had gone. I went to the Dr. place to take the acupuncture after I took the painkiller for three hours. I felt no pain when I took the acupuncture. I have no pain since then. It has been over five days. I didn't take any more painkiller again. I don't feel pain from the teeth area now. I really appreciate the Dr. She gave me a great help.
I was training for my first marathon and had an ankle injury during the training. Could not run and was stressed that I would not be able to train. Saw Suraja and she did her needle magic on my ankle...frankly was not a believer in alternative therapy but can vouch for it now based on my personal experience. Achieved the personal milestone and finished my first marathon! Surely would recommend both trying Acupuncture and visiting Crossing Point!!!
~Prashant Nikam Jan 2018
Eye doctor checked my eye glasses and my eye sight was 20/400. He tested my eye sight with my glasses and I had
trouble seeing lines He was a bit puzzled. I explained what we have been doing and wanted a fresh eye test. He ( me too) were shocked, I now have 20/40 !!!! I can read the entire line. He was pretty stuned by the changed. I was not able to read the 20/20 lines. I have never been able to do that. We didn't try the 20/30 and I wished we did. When I was younger I was able to see some of the letters. AWSOME !!!!
~ N Chin, Dec 2017
My cardiologist at MGH suggested I consult Suraja before my scheduled back surgery. Four years prior, I’d had a fusion of L3/L4 for herniated discs and stenosis. (I suffer from osteoarthritis). I was scheduled, last Nov, for a full fusion of my lumbar spine due to herniated discs above and below the fusion and another severe stenosis. I was in a good deal of pain and disability. I teased my doctor for suggesting acupuncture as she knows I come from a medical family; my father was a physician in NYC and my mother and sister were nurses. We believe in medication and surgery, not acupuncture! She shrugged, smiled and said that acupuncture has been around for centuries and it worked for her. I was pretty desperate and the thought of such extensive surgery was frightening. So, I went to see Suraja. Her office is private and welcoming. Suraja has studied in India and at the NE School of Acupuncture where she learned techniques from Japan and China. She teaches classes and takes classes to learn new procedures, so she is extremely knowledgeable. She’s also very caring, sensitive, and has a wonderful sense of humor. I was in a lot of pain, couldn’t walk, sit, lie down.. no position was comfortable! I saw Suraja every other week for several months and symptoms completely abated! Subsequently, I canceled surgery! I am not in any pain (a slight twinge now and then if I garden too much). I can walk for miles with my dog without suffering later. I don’t need prescription pain meds anymore, just occasional Tylenol. . Subsequently, I canceled surgery. I keep monthly appointments with Suraja because with osteoarthritis I have pain flare ups in various joints off and on. She treats these with needles and cupping. The results still surprise me. I highly recommend Suraja. I had been told by two orthopedic surgeons that there was no other option other than surgery. There is!
~ Brenda Hedden Nov 2017
Suraja was there for me the same day when I started experiencing excruciating sciatica pain. I could barely function at work and Suraja was there to help alleviate my pain. My main concern was my back pain which Suraja took very seriously but she also wanted to treat me as a whole person. She addressed my wedding stress which wasn't helping the muscle spasms. I felt amazing after one treatment and went back one more time to address the remaining muscle tension. I followed her post treatment instructions including the stretches and I was back to the gym 3 days later. I have already recommended her to my colleagues. I would not hesitate to go back if/when my sciatica acts up. Very professional and very caring individual. Thank you Suraja!
~ Samantha Reilly Sept 2017
I have been suffering from urinary problems for a few years with difficulty initiating a stream, which was poor and could not evacuate the bladder in one go. Lately I was also suffering from pain while urinating. My urologist told me to get a laser surgery of the prostate and take a pill a day that would improve the symptoms but would affect my libido. So I gave acupuncture a try and had Suraja treat me for a few weekly sessions and then get a treatment off and on for maintenance. Like magic all my symptoms have improved and I am almost back to normal. Thank you, Dr. Suraja!
~RC; male; July 2017
"I had never had acupuncture. I decided to try acupuncture for treating Morton's neuroma on my right foot that I was having for 7 months and could not wear any shoes and walk normally with having pain. 2 doctors I visited for the opinion offered me 2 completely different surgeries without 100% warantee. So I was at a loss what needs to be done.Thanks God I found Suraja at Crossing Point Acupuncture. After trying different techniques during several sessions pain went away a little then got back but with less pain. Now I can say that little by little it went away 90%. Tremendous results I have to say. I'm completely satisfied with results and keep in mind that results were achieved and no surgery involved.
Also while receiving treatment from my foot pain I got vertigo ( I'm having it for a decade already that appears out of the sudden and disappears to nowhere). Usually it takes from 3-7 days to recover and be completely disabled. I called Suraja, she immediately accepted me in an hour or so and guess what my vertigo disappeared after 30 min session, I was able to walk, eat and function like a normal person. All neurologists that i visited during all these years were saying that there is no treatment from vertigo, you just need to wait until it disappears. I'm completely shocked how Suraja is professionally using ancient techniques in combination with her med education. As you can imagine, I highly recommend her services at Crossing Point Acupuncture".
~ IB; female, 53 yrs. Dec 2016
"I came to see Suraja at Crossing Point Acupuncture to get treated for severe pain in my left shoulder and upper back. I had never had acupuncture before, but did not want to take medications if possible. Suraja explained the concept of holistic treatment with Chinese Medicine, as well as the treatment process to me. She is very knowledgeable, and was happy to answer my many questions. She then proceeded to treat me with a combination of needles and cupping. Her technique is excellent, and she has a positive, calming and caring personality.
My shoulder pain was reduced by 95% by the second treatment, and was completely gone after the 3rd treatment. I have minimal discomfort now, and am back to exercising and lifting weights. I am a firm believer in the therapeutic effects of acupuncture! I am so glad I came here- I strongly recommend Suraja Roychowdhury and Crossing Point Acupuncture, and will definitely be back in the future."
~Lakshmana Kotapati, Nov 2016
“I, like many was very skeptical about acupuncture. My western brain couldn’t wrap itself around concepts of Chi, meridians, energy fields, and those needles. As we say in our tribe. What is this mishegas? Then I met Suraja Roychowdhury. Her warm and inviting personality convinced me to give acupuncture a try. So I did when I was having discomfort in my right knee. After two sessions, the knee has improved, but there was an additional benefit I didn’t expect. Suraja noticed a great deal of tightness in my shoulders and back. After only ten minutes of a treatment called “cupping” my neck and back flexibility improved exponentially. I’ve never experienced such improvement after all of the deep tissue massages I’ve endured over the years. I now am able to swing my golf clubs without popping Advil or being tortured by masseurs. I look forward to my future sessions. Can’t recommend Suraja highly enough. She’s great.”
~ Gary M. Markoff, Aug 2016
"I’ve suffered with generalized anxiety disorder for years. After a particularly stressful time in my life I found my coping techniques and strategies were no longer working for me. In desperation I began researching acupuncture in search of a non-pharmaceutical way to relieve my symptoms. Thank goodness I found Suraja Roychowdhury! She is thoughtful, kind, patient, AND a master at both traditional acupuncture and needle-free options. My symptoms have almost completely disappeared. I recommend Suraja without hesitation. I wish I’d found her years ago!”
~ Stephanie (47 yrs) May 2016
I suffer from a severe case of spinal stenosis and affiliated migraine headaches. I also battle arthritis in both shoulders. After a long and very physical military career, I arrived at the point where I can’t remember a day when I wasn’t in significant pain. In order to improve my functionality and quality of life, I pursued research on acupuncture. I finally mustered the courage to try something new while avoiding the use of pain medication. After exploring local acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine options, I chose Suraja because of the depth of her education, certifications, and pristine recommendations. I am blessed for this choice. Suraja is the consummate caring professional. Frankly, she has changed my life. After some initial skepticism, I am now a living testimony to the benefits of acupuncture, provided in a positive and supportive environment. Acupuncture has significantly reduced my shoulder and back pain, improved blood flow, and eliminated my migraines. Suraja Roychowdhury is extremely trustworthy and caring. I cannot express how pleased I am with the services she provides. Crossing Point is fantastic!
~Kirk (48 year old). April 2016
My time spent at Crossing Point Acupuncture was extremely enjoyable and helpful. I came in to see Dr. Roychowdhury because I was suffering from social anxiety, lower back pain and a pelvic floor dysfunction. I chose Crossing Point because the location was private; the cozy setup and the lack of a corporate style waiting room helped to put my mind at ease. Within the first few appointments I noticed I was more relaxed and the tension in my lower back area had decreased significantly. Not only that but my mood was better, I had deeper sleeps and the positive talks I shared with Suraja facilitated my healing and improved my well-being. Thank you Crossing Point Acupuncture!
~ME; male, 27 yrs. March 2016
March 4, 2016
I have had arthritis for about 30 years. I had acupuncture a few years ago, it became much better but still bothers me, especially during winter. Last winter, decided to get treatment. I found Suraja on line and was treated for four times. Her treatment was very effective and unique. I felt better each time after the treatment. She has different treatment each time based on my symptom. Now I can barely feel the discomfort.
I would recommend her for someone with chronical pain. She is excellent at what she does and is very kind, gentle, and easy-going.
~HZ; female, 45 yrs. March 2016
I recently was shoveling (what a winter, eh) my driveway and felt a sharp pain in my left lower back. I hobbled into my garage and had to call my wife to remove my shoes. The pain was THAT bad. I went to my bedroom and lied down on my bed and could not move at all. Could not getup, roll over ..nothing at all!!! The pain was excruciating. Dr. Suraja Roychowdhury came over and administered acupuncture and I was able to sit up by the end of the treatment. Next morning I was able to walk around the house and 2 treatments later (over 10 days) I am back to normal. Ready to go shovel again :)
This sounds like magic AND it felt almost so. And I didn't have to go to the ER... I am a big fan of Crossing Point Acupuncture and would recommend it to anyone.
~RR; male, 49 yrs. April 2015
Suraja is an amazing acupuncturist who I have experienced first hand and can testify to her amazing treatments. When I first met Suraja, there was such a nice demeanor to her in addition to her great personality. She took a history of what my issues were and then came up with a treatment plan that was so effective for me. I injured my back severely 4 years ago, went to Physical Therapy (which was not effective), and then my doctor stated that the next step would be cortisone shots. I was not opened to trying these shots and someone suggested trying acupuncture. I am so glad I listened and tried acupuncture because I am pain free!
When Suraja started treating me, her technique was impeccable and I would leave there with no pain. Imagine no pain! Suraja’s treatment style would be different each week but similar in many ways. My appointments with Suraja are now for maintenance rather than pain. I strongly recommend Suraja wholeheartedly as your acupuncturist.
~ TS; female, 67 yrs. Feb 2015
I was diagnosed with rosacea and my cheeks were flushed and red with acne. Also, my hands and feet were very cold (weather unrelated), and I was under a lot of stress. When I discussed my health concerns with Suraja, she advised that acupuncture might be a good starting point to relieve stress which could be aggravating some of my symptoms. I did acupuncture therapy sessions with Suraja for several weeks(approximately 10 treatment sessions). Each session was about 30 minutes long. Her approach is very patient and accommodating and she takes the time to explain her treatments and answer questions. Her needle insertion technique is very precise and painless. My symptoms of stress and cold hands and feet started resolving by about 6 treatments; the rosacea, for which I had started taking other medication, also improved significantly, possibly as a result of the combined effects of medication and acupuncture. Overall I was very satisfied with the experience and would highly recommend her as an acupuncturist.
~ SJ; female, 50 yrs. Feb 2015