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.
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! 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
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!!!!
The best health care I have ever received has come from Sarah and her Acupuncture Northwest practice.
This is a a bold statement, but one I believe wholeheartedly. Healthcare at its essence should looked at as a combination of health and care, and both parts of the equation need proper attention. Herein lies the beauty of what Sarah provides; a delicate balance of practice, care, listening and knowledge. She has the ability to understand the intricacies of both the human body and the human emotion that is so difficult to find in typical medicine.
Over the past two years, Sarah has helped me deal with hypertension, stress, allergies, headaches and even sleep deficiencies. Each and every time I enter and leave the quaint North Portland office, I look forward to the appreciable differences that will take place on the acupuncture table or back at home some time later.
I highly recommend Sarah and Acupuncture Northwest, both if you have experienced the tangible benefits of acupuncture before or if you are considering a change to your healthcare regimen. You will not regret your visit. Be prepared to have enjoy both health, and care.
At first the set up of Sarah and Emily's acupuncture clinic seemed a strange. But after becoming accustomed to the layout, it proved the perfect use of the charming Gotham Building in the beginnings of North Portland. I have been treated by Emily for some neglected injuries for over three months now and it has been a fully positive experience. She is compassionate and thoughtful, and her understanding of the human condition extends far beyond her knowledge of needles and meridians. Get out of the doctor's office and into Acupuncture Northwest.
I would HIGHLY recommend Sarah Hayes who is at Acupuncture NW. She has been the first person in a long journey who has been able to give me physical relief and emotional support.
Pros: Amazing personable treatment, emotional support, true healin
I would stop going to the dentist before I would stop going to Sarah and Emily. Whether it's a mood or a muscle... they make me feel better immediately, and the results have changed my life over time. I started going for anxiety and they have treated me for things that I thought were just apart of life. I truly cannot say enough about them... right down to Julia who works at the front desk; I am so grateful for all they do.
Sarah is simply the best acupuncturist I have been to in Portland. I am an athlete with lots of chronic and nagging injuries and she has worked her magic to help me heal on the inside and outside. I love the fact that she respects my desire and need to lead a very active lifestyle and doesn't tell me that I "have to" or "need to" quite doing what I love. I always feel comfortable talking with her, and I feel like she really cares about me as a person. GO SEE SARAH, you'll be happy for it!!!
Pros: Caring and resepectful practitioner
Sarah listens very well, and knows what to do to help her patients. The issues I wanted help with are much improved, along with a side benefit of improving my sleep, digestion and a few other things. Awesome!! The facilities are always meticulously clean, and everyone always has a great, positive attitude. Highly recommended!!
Emily is truly a miracle worker! She is so kind and compassionate and truly cares about her clients. Adults and children alike feel so relaxed and peaceful in her presence.
I have suffered from severe eczema my entire life. In the last 12 years, I have been treated by 10 different dermatologist, with little success. At times the rash was so painful and itchy, I would wake up crying in the middle of the night. After only 2 visits with Emily, my rash went away and I felt amazing. I have been going weekly now for 7 months and the rash has not come back. She has also treated me periodically for asthma, stress, back pain, and menstrual cramps with the same amazing results!
In addition, Emily has been treating my 3 year old daughter for allergies and chronic bronchitis. The results are so phenomenal, that my daughter never has to take cough syrup anymore and rarely has to take any allergy medications. She really looks forward to her acupuncture visits and can't wait to go show "Dr. Emily" her latest dance moves, draw her pictures, or sing her the songs that she has learned in pre-school. She even role-plays being Emily with her friends and pretends to poke them with "prickers and thorns", and "magic stickers." She really LOVES Emily and I believe Emily loves her too!
Even Julia at the front desk is amazing. She is so accommodating in making quick appointments when you need one and is always friendly and welcoming when you get there. She is very sweet and patient with my daughter and has even watched her for me a few times so that I could really relax during my treatment. I am so appreciative of these two great ladies and can't say enough good things about them.
I highly recommend Acupuncture Northwest to anyone suffering from any type of stress, pain, or other or chronic problems. You will feel immediately welcomed, comfortable and cared for, and will leave your first visit feeling much better than you did before you arrived.
If you have been thinking about getting acupuncture you should really give it a try. I have seen both Emily and Sarah for various types of issues. They both made me feel very comfortable and I could tell they really care about helping me. I was treated for back pain, anxiety and poor digestion. I love getting such quick and lasting results without using prescription medication. It's nice to get treatment without having to go to a "doctor's office." I always keep them in mind when I feel just a bit out of balance. I always feel so much better after my acupuncture treatments.
Give it a try! Good luck! Cheers!
Pros: They are open Monday-Saturday, on the Yellow MAX line and always on time. They always find time to fit you into their busy schedules!
Cons: Can be difficult to park in the middle of the day. There is a parking lot around the corner though!
Never have I come across anyone in the health care world that is as caring, compassionate and so willing to go the extra mile. From the moment I walked through the door, Sarah made me feel at ease and was confident she could help me work through my stress. She never wavers in her resolve and her ability to listen is refreshing. There is no doubt in my mind that she has helped me manage my daily stresses and put me back on the right track.
I approached acupuncture with skepticism and apprehension, but I had no choice; I was desperate. I had been in great hip pain for three days (unable to sleep and needed crutches to get around), and my doctor couldn't see me for another day. Pain medication was ineffective. I called Sarah; she had no appointments available, but made time because she could tell the pain I was experiencing. After one session, my pain was relieved by 80%, and I didn't need my crutches. After another session the next day, I was 95% better. She is the finest healthcare provider I have encountered in my 61 years. Great listener, exudes competence, compassion and confidence and provides results, all at a fraction of the cost I would have incurred otherwise. My wife calls her a miracle worker, and I agree.
Sarah is the best. I came to see her barely able to walk and after 1 treatment was off my crutches!! After 2 treatments was 150% better. It was almost like magic. I cant even imagine if I had not gone into see her the process I would have gone through. She knew exactly what was wrong with me. She is so kind and patient. We are now continuing to work on the underlying problem with my muscles to get me into tip top shape so that I don't hurt myself again.
Sarah and Emily are the BEST!!! If you are looking to try acupuncture go see them!! You will not be disappointed!
Pros: caring, easy scheduling, great results
Going to Acupuncture Northwest and working with Sarah has truly changed me. I have had decades of back pain due to lower back surgeries and my job now includes tremendous stress. Sarah has dramatically helped both conditions with a special touch. I was a bit of a skeptic of Eastern medicine at first, but the results have proven to be overwhelming. I would recommend Acupuncture Northwest to anyone needing help to heal themselves.
I went for my first accupuncture appointment in my life and did not know what to expect. The ambiance and practitioners made me feel so comfortable, relaxed and at ease with the process. I have had chronic back pains and felt more relief than I had in years after just two appointments.
I was concerned about finding a top-notch acupuncturist in the Portland metro because we are new to the area. Honestly, I need to look no more! You really feel cared about by the practitioners at Accupuncture NW, and you really are. They are really genuine people and value their work and patients. Seriously, they are a duo of healing power and energy, wisdom and kindness. Whatever ails you I am sure they will help you a great deal! DMV
Pros: Great pokes by kind, knowledgable practitioners AND the ambiance sets the tone for a great time-out.
I started seeing Emily at Acupuncture Northwest for a variety of issues - among them too much worrying, insomnia, and hip pain. I have found that acupuncture has reduced all of these symptons without any side effects. If you take pain pills or sleeping pills, it seems like there's always some "blowback" to worry about. I guess that doesn't happen with acupuncture because it's all about restoring balance.
Emily is also really knowledgeable and it's interesting to learn about Chinese medicine from her.
Also, toward the end of the school year, my 7-year-old son started pulling his hair out - so much so he was developing a bald spot and getting teased about it at school. Emily said, "Hey, I can help with that," and so I brought my son in.
He wasn't so into the idea of needles, so Emily used acupressure and gave us a routine at home to do every night too. We saw her for several weeks in a row and the effect was amazing. Did he stop pulling out his hair the first week? Yes? Did he backslide? Hardly at all. And now, five or six months later, his hair looks almost normal and he sees Emily a couple times a month.
My son looks forward to his acupressure sessions with Emily and when he leaves, he's always laughing and relaxed - back to himself. The hair pulling is over, at least for now, and if it were to recur, I would bump our appointments back up to once a week....but so far, he's doing really well and I am eternally grateful to Emily and Acupuncture Northwest.
I have suffered chronic lower back and hip pain for the past 5 years. I had
to stop doing the activities I loved such as jogging, hiking and playing
tennis. Sleeping and walking became difficult and painful.
Over the past five years I have been examined and treated by many
health care practitioners. On advice from a chiropractor, and in
desperation, I tried acupuncture.
I am very grateful to have found Acupuncture Northwest and Emily. Emily is
a gifted healer. With each session my condition improved. This therapy far
exceeded my expectations. I can now jog and play tennis pain free, when all
I dared to hope for was to be able to sleep and walk pain free again.
Emily's listening skills, her professionalism, and caring manner, along with
her obvious knowledge and talent, make her the perfect health care
practitioner. She has helped me understand the process of healing from
chronic pain and injury and gave me hope for continued improvement all along
Emily at Acu NW is the best healer that I have seen. I have been recovering from a traumatic accident for the last 3 1/2 years and have seen at least 20 specialist including many acupuncturists. In the 2 months that I have been seeing Emily at Acupuncture NW, I have healed more than in the total 3 1/2 years. I highly recommend her to anyone with chronic pain or just in need of an acupuncturist. She is nice, caring and completely focused on doing everything that she can to help you heal!
Pros: Effective treatment, value, attention to detail
I was skeptical about acupuncture, but went to Sarah when I developed several medical conditions that seemed to be pushing me towards the more and more medication scenario, which I dreaded. Sarah immediately put me at ease, and I was impressed by the extensive history she took before our session. I felt that she listened intently to everything I said, and the care she felt was very evident. She helped me through the first needles, and was very careful that I be comfortable. It was painless, and very relaxing. The great news is that after 4 sessions, when I went back to my MD for bloodwork, my pre diabetic numbers had dropped way down into the normal range, and my anemia was gone! I had been working on both issues for months with diet and iron, to no avail. Besides that, my acid reflux is gone, and I had taken Prilosec for that for 5 years! I can't say enough about how pleased I am with Sarah's treatment! My MD was happy, too!
Pros: prompt, professional, friendly service, effective treatment, relaxing atmosphere,
Sarah is an amazing person who is very caring, passionate and so understanding. She makes sure she gets to know you and understands your need and will treat you very adequately. I went to see her for my hip pain (bone necrosis) and ever since, I can walk again without my walking can. I then was hoping to have another child (I have a toddler) before I get to do this inevitable hip replacement and Sarah gave me that hope: I am now expecting and am carrying the baby wonderfully ?til after giving birth, it?ll be time for my surgery? I highly recommend her to everyone. You won?t regret it. She?s simply the best!
Pros: her personality, her email reliability, availability, office hours, calming and relaxing environment.
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.
Pros: Sarah, Calming Environment, Sarah, Office Hours, Sarah
Sarah is an angel. The thing I admire and appreciate the most about her is that she truly listens to you AND cares. I've had pretty severe digestive issues for years now and was led from one MD to another, each of them eventually giving up on me and prescribing more pills. When I finally tried acupuncture with Sarah, I realized what a healer should be. Not only has my digestion calmed down, but also the stress and anxiety that comes with not knowing why you're sick. I look forward to each visit with her and the atmosphere couldn't be anymore welcoming!
Pros: ambience, excellent treatment, scheduling flexibility, friendly
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!
Pros: Comfortable, effective, great atmosphere, wonderful staff!
I have been to many 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 for the practitioner. 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.
Pros: Free, easy parking; quiet, calming treatment rooms
I have suffered from chronic hip pain for the last 10 years and have gone through every modality available (rolfing, PT, cortisone) except for acupuncture or surgery. Three days ago my pain went from a standard 5-6 to an 8-9 and I was desparate for help. When I called Sarah she was able to get me in with one day's notice. She has a very soft disposition that eases your mind if you have never experienced acupuncture. With one treatment my pain was reduced by 25%, it was the coolest thing to actually feel the muscle reengage again. I never thought I would fall asleep with needles in me - but miracles do happen. Without hesitation I recommend Sarah. If you are in pain - don't just go and see her - RUN and see her. Run Forrest Run! ....
Pros: Ambiance, warm, excellent treatement
I'm 8 months pregnant and have been seeing Sarah twice a month for most of my pregnancy. She's a wonderful contrast to my more traditional careproviders at OHSU who simply accept that discomfort and pain are an inextricable part of being pregnant. I go to my doctor appointments with tales of aches + pains and they mostly shrug and say: just make sure to get plenty of rest and eat right. When I have appointments with Sarah, she seems to preempt whatever problems I may be having at the specific stage of pregnancy I'm in and she works them out: fatigue, nausea, headaches, back pain, high bloodpressure, crankiness, stress. And somehow she makes getting stuck with needles fun and relaxing. I always look forward to my time with her. She is highly intuitive and treats you in a subtle, yet extremely effective manner. Sarah's acupuncture has been well worth the time and money for the relaxation and relief from symptoms during my pregnancy!
Pros: convenience, flexibility with scheduling, kindness
Sarah came highly recommended to me and just after spending an hour with her, I couldn't schedule my next appointment fast enough. She listens with an open and caring heart, she is gentle and fun-spirited with children and her passion for healing and working with others shines through.
Sarah has a gift and we are fortunate she has decided to share this gift
with us. Whether you have a specific ailment, are low in energy or want
to open yourself and your children to a wonderful experience, I highly
recommend you spend some time with her.
Pros: flexible schedule, puts the care back in healthcare
Sarah is unbelievable! I had only gone to an acupunturist once and had great success.
I have never seen anyone so committed to helping others and have such a passion for seeing success. I cannot recomend her highly enough. If you have any issue that the medical community isn't addressing to your satisfaction, you must give Sarah a try. Miracle worker might be over the top, but she's as close as I have found. I will continue to see her for any issues I might incur or simply for stress management.
Pros: Atmosphere is great, Sarah so compassionate
Sarah is amazing. Making that first appointment, I was tentative at best. Now I 'm a total advocate. She has successfully treated me for physical symptoms from shoulder pain to a digestive disrorder that my doctor had given up on. In addition, my energy level is higher than it's been in a long time. The treatments themselves are relaxing and peaceful, the results more than I had thought were possible. I've been back a lot.
Pros: Sarah is insightful, friendly, and compassionate
Sarah took such good care of me. She asked all the right questions and really took the time to listen to me. She was very thorough, extrememly professional, and knowledgeable. I felt so relaxed walking out of her office. I highly recommend her services.
Pros: good parking, evening appointments