Portland >Alternative Medicine > Acupuncture Northwest
2256 N Albina Ave Ste 190, Portland, OR | Directions 9722745.539271 -122.674686
Neighborhoods: Eliot, Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
Like all of the other 5 star reviews, I just can't say enough good about Acupuncture NW. After seeking treatment for sciatica through 2 chiropractors with limited results, I was referred to Sarah for treatment. Unfortunately, because she is so good, she books up quickly. Fortunately, her friendly and compassionate staff helped slip me in right away. Sarah factored in everything about my condition (not just the acute and chronic pains and physiology behind it, but all of the realities of my life that affected or were affected by the condition) before recommending a treatment plan. In discussing my situation with her, I felt completely at ease because of Sarah's nurturing energy (and their spa like atmosphere helps too) while we discussed my situation, allowing us to best get at the whole picture before treating. Also, she deciphered all of my imaging reports (including a half-completed MRI) in order to best target the treatments. In addition to acupuncture, Sarah thought I could benefit from treatment with a TENS unit to relax some of the muscles causing pain. The combination of acupuncture and TENS has worked wonders with my sciatica. Previous to finding Sarah, I had pursued a myriad of exercises, workouts, chiropractors appointments, dietary changes, etc. enduring several months of the worst chronic pain I've ever had without finding significant relief with any of the other modalities. Now, with just a month of Sarah's combined acupuncture and TENS unit treatments, I'm 90% better and am confidant that I'm quickly headed towards 100%. I have had a variety and plethora of alternative care treatments in Portland with varying success, so I speak with experience when I say Sarah definitely had an impressive level of success treating me for sciatica. I would very highly recommend her to anyone with acute/chronic pain issues, or just anyone who needs/wants amazing acupuncture (and/or TENS) for whatever ails them.
simply the best – I originally contacted Sarah on the behalf on recommendations by several different friends. When I called Sarah did not have any openings, but managed to squeeze me in anyway. Over the last couple of years she has treated me for a number of different things. She is technically skilled while also being extremely intuitive and compassionate. I literally feel as though she has saved my life and cannot imagine being where I am today without her.
I give her and acupuncture NW my highest recommendation.
The Best Care in Portland! – Stephanie at Acupuncture NW is the most caring practitioner I have come across in Portland. I have been seeing Stephanie for almost 4 months now. She has been treating my migraines, sciatica and terribly bad heartburn; that have all been side effects of my second pregnancy. My migraines have subsided completely; she is keeping the sciatica under control and the heartburn ... Well, the heartburn I have a feeling won't be gone until I give birth and actually have a little more room for my own organs.
The spa-like atmosphere at Acupuncture NW is extremely calming and comforting. Stephanie plays a large part in creating that calming environment. She is always present and in the moment when she is with you and I have never felt rushed or shorted like I often do with other doctors. I wish I could see Stephanie on a weekly basis because every time I leave Acupuncture NW, not only are my symptoms better but I feel more balanced and in touch with my own body. I highly recommend Stephanie and Acupuncture NW for all acupuncture needs but especially if you are pregnant and looking for some relief from the many uncomfortable symptoms that come with pregnancy.
Stephanie Worth At Acupuncture NW Has Helped Me Immensely!!! – Stephanie Worth at Acupuncture NW has helped me immensely! I have been visiting Stephanie for over a year! I used to suffer from horrible migraines and tried everything from medication to diet change and still was having major problems. Since going to Stephanie I no longer get migraines! I never thought I would be able to say that. I am so incredibly happy that by receiving this amazing treatment that I no longer suffer from these debilitating headaches and that I do not have to resort to being on medication with terrible side effects! My body has responded so well to Stephanie’s treatment that I have asked her to be present on the day that I give birth to my son this July! I have now been seeing her to help with the aches and pains of pregnancy and she has really helped me with that. Particularly with the back pain. I know her treatment will provide much relief with the contractions during labor. I give Stephanie 5 stars for her service and the difference she has made in my life!
-Pamela Magill, Portland Oregon
Acupuncture Northwest is fabulous! – I can't say enough good things about Acupuncture Northwest. Sarah is truly amazing at what she does and has helped me tremendously, with all of my ailments. She has taught me so much about my body and is so full of knowledge that I appreciate. I'm not sure where I would be without her weekly treatments. On top of it all, she's kind, gentle and non-judgemental. The treatment rooms are beautiful and relaxing and will make you forget that you are in a medical setting. Her staff is also really great!
Sarah has changed my life! – Seriously! I was missing 2-3 days of work per month due to my migraines. I was skeptical about acupuncture but decided to go for it. I wish I had not waited so long to call her. After just a few treatments I noticed improvements. Now I rarely get a migraine. I don't really have the words to describe how much better my quality of life is because of Acupuncture Northwest.
Sarah is one of the kindest, wisest, coolest people I have met. She has helped me to learn a lot about myself, including the relationship between stress and my health. Sometimes I think about what my life would be like had I never come to see Sarah and it's really not pretty.
If you are considering acupuncture, I would urge you to visit Sarah ASAP. She is truly the best!
The Best of the Best!! – Sarah Hayes and Stephanie Worth at Acupuncture Northwest are a wonderful team!
Acupuncture is absolutely life changing and I am lucky because I go to the best around- Sarah Hayes.She is an amazing, down to earth person that is very honest, hopeful and dedicated to healing. It's the perfect combo!
If you don't feel some amazing transformation, etc the first time give it a few tries. Everyone goes for different reasons and each time you become more comfortable with the whole process.
I can count on one hand how many needles have ever surprised me with a little ping. This usually happens when I muscle is being released. If you ever have a needle that is uncomfortable let her now (I do all the time), and with a tiny twist it will feel a lot better. The key is to let Sarah know if you need anything at all- don't be shy, an extra pillow, a needle adjusted, a cough drop, whatever it is she's done it and doesn't mind doing it for you!
I feel thankful to have acupuncture as a part of my weekly routine and receive overall healing from Sarah!
Sarah is GREAT!!! – I was looking for extreme joint pain relief without medication. My pain was so bad I felt like an 80 year old women. Which I can assure you I am not and far from that. I had given up on modern medicine and quick fixes with drugs. I needed help badly and could hardly move. Thank goodness for Sarah. After some weekly visits with her and a change in my diet, which at first I was skeptical about but was open for anything that would help me with the pain I was having. I can say that I am PAIN FREE! No drugs which is what I wanted. I have my life back and and haven't felt this good in a year. I will continue to see Sarah and maintain my joints with her treatments. I have a new outlook on life and ready for anything now.
Sarah will fix you! – I came to see Sarah after several colleagues from my office started speaking often about how much she had helped them. I was struggling with horrible exhaustion. Lethargy I had never experienced before. After a month of seeing Sarah weekly, and a few small changes to my diet, I feel the best I have in many many months. Sarah is thoughtful and honest, she takes your treatment seriously and is invested in your overall well being. I will continue to be a life long patient and advocate of the care she provides.
Healer of Body, Mind and Soul; The Real Deal – I had chronic neck and back pain and was referred to Sarah by my chiropractor last year. Sarah managed to fix what three other healthcare professionals had not been able to in only three sessions. She has also helped with PMS symptoms, sleep, my skin, and my overall sense of well-being and energy levels. I always leave there feeling refreshed and recharged. She is also a highly skilled and caring listener, which I found to be very comforting when I was going through a divorce. She is absolutely wonderful, caring, efficient and all around fabulous. I recommend Sarah and Emily; they are without question the best in town!!!!
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