Q&A Series 1

Everyday our practitioners get so many great questions about how acupuncture works, what types of conditions we treat, and many more. We posted on social media, received phone calls, and asked our regular patients that came into the clinic what questions about acupuncture they would like to have answered by our practitioners. The amount of feedback and questions that we received in reply was astounding!

We are so lucky to be apart of such an active community of patients and followers. So in order to best keep up with your questions we have decided that we are going to turn our Q&A video into a series! Our first video in the series features our practitioner Stephanie Saffer. She answers a few questions about some of the specific conditions that we treat, how we treat them, and how acupuncture can target our patients’ needs.

We would love to hear more of your questions! Feel free to comment on our Facebook post, call our front desk at 503-493-9389, or leave your questions in person. Our practitioners are so excited to have the chance to reach out to a wider audience and answer some of the common questions about acupuncture that we know so many people have! Stay tuned for series 2!

Scared of Needles? Don’t be!

Acupuncture can sometimes be thought of as scary and intimidating when you associate the use of needles with pain relief. Many people simply don’t know what an acupuncture needle looks like or how the process of acupuncture even works. We are here to debunk all of the myths and show the reality of how healing this alternative type of treatment can be.

Acupuncture needles are single use, pre-packaged, medical grade, sterilized needles. At our clinic we use the smallest gauge of stainless steel needle equivalent to two strands of human hair. When inserting the needles our practitioners use a technique to engage the stretch receptors resulting in a pain free insertion.

Regardless of whether you are coming into our clinic for the first time, are a returning patient, or are just curious, we would love to answer your questions! Acupuncture can treat such a wide variety of conditions ranging from stress, sports injuries, infertility, chronic conditions, or even general wellness. Don’t let the fears, myths, stigma, and questions stop you from getting treated!

Call our office at 503-493-9389 or schedule online to talk with one our providers and try a treatment today.

Garden Fresh Salsa

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We whipped up some fresh salsa and wanted to share the recipe!


  • 2 large ripe tomatoes (seeded & diced)
  • 1/2 white onion (diced)
  • 1/2 red onion (diced)
  • 1 fresh jalapeño pepper (seeded)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Dash of cumin
  • Dash of chipotle powder


  1. Place ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse to desired consistency. Taste and add more lime juice/spice, if needed.
  2. 2. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour prior to serving.

Tip: Stir in some extra onion and tomato chunks after your salsa is blended to give it some added texture.

Trigger Point, TCM, and Imaging. Acupuncture Northwest does it all!

Our practitioners use a wide variety of styles of acupuncture to treat many different conditions. Not every person that comes into our clinic comes in for the same reason. Because this is the case we are able to use our unique treatment styles to customize the healing process for each patient that walks through the door. Sarah sits down and talks about three of the main styles that we use at our clinic, how they work, and some of the benefits associated with each of them.

Check out the full youtube video to learn more.

Call our office at 503-493-9389 or schedule online today to find out what customized treatment plan fits you!