Restoring health and balance for a whole, vibrant life
We feel there are many human conditions that are not dealt with adequately by Western medicine. Acupuncture, by nature, is a multi-pronged approach to healing. It simultaneously addresses physical and emotional imbalances making it especially appropriate and effective at treating complex conditions.
We invite you to contact us if you are investigating health treatment options for chronic pain, stress relief, infertility, or any other physical or emotional issue that may be impacting your life.
Learn about some major areas of health that we work within.
Read a few words from our clients, past and present.
“In January of 2013 I started coming for acupuncture and herbal treatment by Rachel Gilman. I have a hand disease called dupuytrens syndrome. My right hand was in a 30% contracture and I had seen surgeons and a radiologist for radiation for possible treatment. I decided to try acupuncture first. In two months of coming to the clinic, many times two times per week, I was able to see my hands begin to release. By four months they were nearly completely released. I now see Rachel regularly for maintenance treatment of the hand problem and other issues that have come into play since then. Rachel is a healer. She is gifted and talented in many ways as a healer. One of the qualities I like best about Rachel is that she will get outside opinions from other practitioners if she feels it necessary.”
“Thank you, Sarah Carter! My back has felt amazing since my last appointment with you and I’ve been running and doing yoga again! You rock!”
“I cannot say enough wonderful things about Sarah Carter! Sarah has helped me work through fertility issues while being not only a health advocate, but my personal cheerleader. She has improved my health and quality of life by taking the time to listen! I do not know how my husband and I could have gone through this past year without Sarah by our side. She is both professional and highly compassionate, which is something that is difficult to find in the world of health care. Sarah has a true desire to help others which is evident from the first time you meet her. Her warm disposition and soothing bedside demeanor create the ideal balance of comfort.
On top of fertility issues, Sarah also helped me with chronic hip pain and bursitis. In one miracle session, she worked magic! For the first time in years, I was pain free!
Sarah is the only acupuncturist I will see. After years of jumping around from treatment room to treatment room, I have found a home and lifelong acupuncturist with Sarah Carter. I send all my friends and family to her – they too, are thrilled.”
“Rachel is an exceptionally knowledgeable acupuncturist with a very professional manner that inspires trust and confidence. Her training, her confidence in the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment, and her genuine interest in the overall well being of her clients are all key aspects of her successful treatments. She is an excellent listener who gives her full attention, and she has the ability to answer questions in a comprehensive and understandable manner that lets you know she has clearly understood your concerns and encourages the type of additional discussion that enhances treatment decisions and effectiveness. Rachel offered numerous recommendations that have assisted me in altering my lifestyle in a positive manner.
Rachel has been a pleasure to work with in so many ways. She is personable, professional and knowledgeable in performing acupuncture treatments for a wide variety of issues. It has been great to work with such a caring person. I whole-heartedly recommend her as an exemplary practitioner.”
“A while back, I injured my back very badly gardening. A subsequent MRI revealed severely compressed disks (I lost over 2 inches of height), two protrusions and stenosis. I tried everything from both traditional medicine to all sorts of alternative health care. While some progress was made I still had significant pain every day for over a year. I was told I was not a good candidate for surgery, which I wanted to avoid. I was referred to Stephanie and acupuncture as I had tried pretty much everything else. Immediately my pain began to lessen. After many sessions, like peeling back the layers of an onion, I became able to start to work on developing my core strength, and have now been pain free for months. Every single time I get treated by Stephanie I feel better than when I walked in. I don’t really understand how she does it . . . it might be magic. I have referred at least a dozen people to see Stephanie for back pain, sprained ankles, arthritis, and more. Every one of the people she treated was thrilled with the process and their success and are now also advocates for acupuncture and for Stephanie. She is really a special person and a true healer.”
“Sarah Carter is an awesome person with a wealth of knowledge in acupuncture treatment and also stretching exercises that complement acupuncture treatment. I find her expertise in acupuncture exceptional and have experienced relief from chronic issues, some that have plagued me for years. One big thing I notice about Sarah is that she listens. Not just to my complaints of aches or pains, but to things that have nothing to do with the physical treatment she provides. She realizes listening is part of the whole treatment process. You can trust her with your physical as well as mental health. She has developed a wonderful treatment style and I highly recommend her.”
“Thank you so much for your treatments, Rachel. Acupuncture is great for getting customized treatments for detoxification and regeneration. Mechanical problems definitely need to be addressed by mechanical means but I feel like acupuncture was a perfect compliment to what I was working on relieving in my body. I would most definitely recommend Rachel for people seeking alternative methods of treatment for either illness or wellness. She listens well, is personable, is genuinely interested in the problem and does an excellent job at creating a treatment.”
“I went to Acupuncture Northwest in search of relief from my anxiety attacks. Stephanie was not only able to get me off the medication I was taking for anxiety, but she has kept it at bay as well. Stephanie has also greatly improved my allergies to pollens and molds, my digestion as well as helping me improve my diet. Acupuncture Northwest has become first stop in maintaining my health!”
“I have been going to acupuncture with Stephanie Worth for about a year now. It is a constant positive in my life. It has helped control my stress and has eased pain in my hip. Stephanie is very personal in her approach but extremely professional. The session itself is very relaxing and the time goes by quickly. When I leave I have of real sense of well being – physically, mentally, and spiritually. I find that by going on a regular basis I am reminded to do other things for a healthy lifestyle – eating right, drinking enough water, even breathing correctly. Stephanie and Acupuncture Northwest have helped to make it easy to get through a tough year in my life.”
“Thanks to Stephanie, I will soon be celebrating my first year smoke free anniversary after smoking for 50 plus years. I still can’t believe how easy the process was. No terrible cravings or any of the other withdrawal symptoms you hear about. Stephanie has a very special gift. She is understanding, compassionate, your biggest advocate, not judgmental and so knowledgeable in many different areas. And yes, I brag on her acupuncture skills whenever I can. The clinic is spotlessly clean, very comfortable with the most helpful and friendly staff. Stephanie is currently helping me with other issues. Acupuncture with Stephanie’s help has changed my life in so many different ways. I am very grateful.”
“Stephanie is incredible! She is calm, understanding, knowledgeable and so easy to talk to. The first time I met with her she made me feel completely at ease. I originally went to see Stephanie to help alleviate headaches and to regulate my cycle. Not only was she able to regulate it, she taught me that acupuncture can also be relaxing. I always leave her office feeling stress-free and at my best both physically and mentally. Thanks Stephanie!”
“Some people work to live, I work to go to acupuncture. I love most aspects of my job as a second grade teacher, but it requires constant energy. Acupuncture is my opportunity to be refueled physically, emotionally and mentally. Five years ago, I started going to acupuncture for my lower back pain, which resulted from breaking it in a motor vehicle accident over ten years ago. After trying massage therapy, physical therapy and visits to the chiropractor, acupuncture was the first treatment that gave me relief past 24 hours. I’ve consistently continued to go to acupuncture and feel like I am truly able to live a healthier balanced life because of it.”
“I’ve received acupuncture care from Stephanie for two years and she can be highly recommended. I’m 57, male and have a chronic arthritic knee stemming from ligament repair surgery in my 20’s. My symptoms include pain and swelling. With Stephanie’s consistent maintenance treatments, I’m able to keep up my daily workout regimen, which includes stretching, weightlifting and walking over 30 miles per week. I’m amazed with my immediate results and thanks to Stephanie, I no longer have to “tough it out” and live with discomfort. Although it was acupuncture that drew me to Stephanie, I’ve further benefited from her vast knowledge of exercise, Chinese medicine and well-being. I’m immersed from day to day in the practicality of her advice from common cold treatments to diet, and from stretching to strength training, all with natural prescriptions. She has changed my life.”
“I made an appointment with Sarah on the recommendation of my N.D. to see if I would benefit from acupuncture for my feelings of depression, low energy and being stuck. I experienced a profound “lightening” of my mood and an increase in my overall energy level after the very first treatment and the positive effects have continued and made a lasting and noticeable change in my wellbeing. During the course of my treatment other issues came up- one day a migraine, one day hip/lower back pain, tendonitis and heel pain: all effectively treated- amazing! The entire experience has been positive, Kristine who manages the front desk is always cheerful, kind, efficient and professional. I worked with both Sarah and Stephanie and found them to be compassionate, focused and highly skilled. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone- it can change you!”
“I had a persistently sore knee that caused me pain every day, and now it works and feels great. All after only one visit with Sarah Hayes. It was basically stiff, sore and painful to bend all the time. I had to stick my leg out straight when I squatted down to pet my dog, pick a weed or line up a putt. After many bottles of Advil, and repeated visits to doctors who told me there was nothing wrong with my knee, I was lucky enough to find Sarah. I’ve also had her work on my back when it gives me trouble. Body pain is an unfortunate reality from time to time. I’m just glad to have someone to call. Someone who can actually make a difference!”
“Sarah’s ability to listen and get to the root of the problem is amazing. She has treated my back, elbow, and Achilles tendon successfully. My body and back were totally out of alignment due to muscle spasms that stopped after just two treatments. I have been to several acupuncturists, and Sarah is the best by far. You know that she really cares about your wellness and a return to an active lifestyle.”
“On and off over the last few years I have had trouble with a sore muscle in my right arm. Too much use caused a great deal of pain and tenderness. Last summer I hurt it more than usual adjusting the parking brake on a Jeep, and knew it was time to quit ignoring the problem. Sarah diagnosed the cause and treated me with acupuncture. Her explanation of what was wrong and her treatment were so effective I not only thank her, but recommend her highly.”
“My first visit with Sarah was a complete lark. I had absolutely no expectations. Family and friends had visited acupuncturists and I simply wanted to say I had, too. A friend recommended her and so I called, filled out the forms, sat down for an interview, and when she asked me what I would like to have treated that day, I said, Whatever seems right to you. The session was pleasant enough, but other than feeling more relaxed than I had expected, I didn’t notice anything remarkable. Went home, had a normal day and evening and then, bang, woke up the next day at 5 a.m. feeling completely awake and full of energy. Had one of the best and most productive days I’ve experienced in a long time. Called her that day to ask two questions: Who are you? and When can I come back? Since then I have sought her help a lot. Minor injuries to chronic symptoms I had thought I was going to live with the rest of my life. I don’t hold back. So count me among the members of the fan club who will happily share their experiences with anyone who is interested.”
“I had never tried acupuncture until a pinched nerve in my neck last year and decided to try a Chinese acupuncture doctor. One visit and back to normal. Tweaked lower back this year and my previous doctor had retired. A friend at work told me about Sarah. Right off the bat I knew she would be perfect. She’s “into it” to truly help people. Her enthusiasm and insight were unbelievable in just one visit, not to mention her obvious mastery of acupuncture. She did advise me it might take one to four visits. I could barely tie my shoes on Wednesday morning, saw Sarah that afternoon and proceeded to play in a golf tournament the next morning! I will go to Sarah for any and all further treatments and cannot recommend her highly enough.”
“Absolutely a great experience. I was a first timer, and I felt totally comfortable and taken care of. Sarah helped incredibly with back problems and headaches. She works hard to work with you, and cares about each of her patients. I have recommended Sarah to many of my friends, and they have all been impressed. It is a no pressure atmosphere with exemplary personal attention. If you are thinking about acupuncture, you should go here!.”
“I have been to a number of alternative health care practitioners – acupuncturists, naturopaths, homeopaths, herbalists – and Sarah is one of the best I’ve ever been treated by. Because you describe all your symptoms, not just one specific ache or pain, I imagine the amount of information can be overwhelming at times. Sarah has a gift for sorting out what to focus on. She helped me a lot and even followed up with a phone call to check on my progress. I recommend her highly, especially for the kinds of chronic ailments that make M.D.s throw in the towel. She is very patient and dedicated.”
“I started seeing Sarah at the beginning of the year when I could not get out of bed because of intense back pain. In less than a year I am participating in my second triathlon. I would never have been able to do this without Sarah’s fabulous gift. She knows where the pain is and gets results. I highly recommend her to people who have a sports injury. Also worked wonders on my seasonal allergies.”
“Sarah is awesome! She is kind, compassionate and very skilled. Her rooms are very calming and her technique is so gentle and so effective. I’ve been seeing her for anxiety and joint pain, both of which are gone or nearly gone. I would recommend her to anyone.”