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Sweet Fern Studio

120 Brindley St. #1
Ithaca NY , 14850

Great experience

Sadie is so caring and made me feel comfortable from the start. I've had great results with her treatments.

Sadie is a wonderful and healing

Sadie's kind ear, gentle touch, and intuitive nature combined with her vast knowledge of Chinese medicine make her a wonderful practioner. I always leave her office feel cared for and better off than when I came. She is a wonderful acupuncturist!

In good hands

Initial visit was based on a web search and a need to relieve some back pain. I was pleasantly surprised from the moment I communicated with Sadie. She exuded confidence and command of her work and was genuinely interested in finding custom fit care for my problem. To make it even more appealing the work is reasonably priced.

A Place of Peace, Comfort, and Healing

I have tried many alternate modalities in Ithaca for headache relief and healing and I had almost given up on trying something new when I decided to make an appointment with Sadie in the midst of one of my worst migraines. She was both caring and confident. I can honestly say I woke up this morning with relief having both slept amazing for the first time in many many years and feeling an energy returning and the headaches diminishing. Sadie is a gentle soul and she will listen to you and be thorough in seeking to understand your specific needs and what will work for you. I can't say enough great things about Sadie and her kind approach and I have only been to one appointment so far.


Sadie is just the best and we are so fortunate to have her in our community. An appt with her embodies all that I've entitled this review with (& probably more).

Sadie makes magic happen!

I can't say enough about how wonderful my experiences have been with Sadie. She is an extremely gentle, genuine, and most importantly knowledgeable practitioner. I always walk away feeling incredibly better than when I came in. If you've ever wondered about acupuncture but were fearful to give it a try, I promise you that Sadie does not disappoint.

Testimonial #44

I've seen many TCM practitioners throughout my life in Ithaca and around the world, but I've enjoyed working with Sadie the most. She is not only a skilled acupuncturist and herbalist but also a genuinely caring and compassionate healer. I really appreciate that she patiently listens to my concerns and clearly explains her reasoning for my course of treatment. For example, she had us look at a mirror together and explained to me what she sees when she looks at my tongue so that I can understand what is going on in my body. I have already seen improvements in my skin condition since working with Sadie. The studio space is beautiful, calming, and thoughtfully designed. Moreover, her services are very reasonably priced, especially when you purchase a treatment package. I recommend Sadie to all my friends.

Testimonial #43

Sadie has a real knack of listening both to body and heart. I have been seeing Sadie for a couple of years and I believe she and acupuncture have assisted in stabilizing some long term medical conditions, encourage healthier eating in such a fun and caring way, and contributed to my well being.

What a calming place

Sadie Hays does a wonderful job, provides a safe and compassionate place.

Always better afterwards

Sadie is a wonderful, knowledgeable, humble, caring, compassionate professional. I always feel better after an acupuncture session. She helps me get in touch with what’s going on inside my body in several areas: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. She can and will suggest herbs, homeopathic remedies and eastern meds that she can sell or can be purchased from local retailers. I highly recommend her!

good results in calming setting

I am halfway through treatment for facial paralysis from Bell's Palsy. Sadie has definitely boosted the rate of recovery. I only wish my doctor had recommended acupuncture earlier. Very calming setting (many patients are asleep!) and helpful advice.

Goddess Warrior of Healing

I remember during one of my first visits with Sadie I was venting to her about what was wrong with my body and what needed to be fixed. I knew I was in a special place when she responded by saying "why don't we take a moment to appreciate everything that is functioning within your body." No one had EVER brought this perspective to me before. It's that shift from wanting to cure the "problems" of the body to creating daily health with compassionate curiosity that has led me to back to Sweet Fern for over 2 years and counting. Sadie's deep care and knowledge for and about the body is incredible. When she is with you, she's present, she's curious, she's attuned, she's light-hearted and always provides the most detail-oriented work. I am so grateful to her in my life. Thank you for creating such a resilient space at Sweet Fern that fosters healing from within.

5 Stars

So well taken care of!

I love working with Sadie. She takes such great care of your needs and truly engages with a thoughtful and tailored approach of healing. She'd be 6 stars if that were a thing.

Tuned up

After an acupuncture session with Sadie, I always leave feeling deeply listened to ... and breathing more freely! As I move into my eighth decade, I've had treatment for a variety of complaints, from swollen knees to sinus infections. Last spring I came in after a fall, and Sadie diagnosed the exact fractured wrist bone, referring me for more treatment. She had deep knowledge, deft technique, and a bedside manner that is grounded, practical and nurturing.

5 Stars

Energy and Relief

Last week visit to Sweet Fern Studio brought me great relief, bringing back much needed energy. I was confident the treatment would have this positive effect as I have had this experience many times under the care of Dr. Hays. I usually see the doctor every two weeks and she keeps me going. She is very attentive to my needs. And the peaceful space at Sweet Fern makes it the perfect setting for healing body and soul.

Acupuncture at Sweet Fern

I highly recommend Sweet Fern for healing and renewal. I have received acupuncture treatments from Sadie for a few years now with wonderful results on both a physical and emotional level. I always look forward to her caring and compassionate presence.