I wanted to write a testimonial for Sasha. I do not remember the whole experience because I was half way unconscious for some of it, but he literally saved my life on a train in India.
While traveling with Sasha to Kolkata, India, we stopped at the small town to celebrate Diwali with a local family. Due to some language barriers I ended up ingesting something I was highly allergic to - I think wheat gluten - and had a quick and strong reaction of disorientation and swelling of my tongue and throat. By the time this was happening we were already on the overnight train to Kolkata. I was scared but I remember parts of it and I think I was moving in and out of consciousness. I remember Sasha asking me if I could breathe and telling him that my tongue was too big for my mouth. He found my acupuncture needles in my backpack and needled me in the cramped train car. Within moments I could feel myself regaining life force. The Qi sensation was very intense, but I could feel myself settling back to normal almost instantaneously.
The next thing I remembered was waking up pulling into Kolkata. I'm pretty sure Sasha saved my life with his amazing knowledge and quick reaction time. I do not know if I ever properly thanked him, but I would trust him with my life. Sasha's expertise in acupuncture is obvious to anyone who has been lucky enough to be in his healing presence.