About Acupuncture Northwest & Associates

Acupuncture in Seattle and Tacoma


Longstanding Practice with Experienced Acupuncturists in Seattle and Tacoma

Acupuncture Northwest & Associates was founded in 2000 in downtown Seattle by Stephanie Gianarelli, LAc, MS, FABORM with the desire to be where the people are. Stephanie was thinking big when she rented a clinic space in the historic Medical Dental Building with 5 treatment rooms! Over 18 years later, Acupuncture Northwest & Associates now has 2 locations, 7 acupuncturists, 2 massage therapists and 2 psychologists. Who knew?! Dedication to the medicine and working with the allopathic medical community provides a base for Acupuncture Northwest & Associates to continue to thrive and serve our patients. Several of our acupuncturists have even been awarded Seattle Met's prestigious Top Doc award in both 2017 and 2018.

Fertility Acupuncture and Fame

Starting in 2004, Acupuncture Northwest & Associates has been in the news. They were first featured in the Seattle Times when acupuncture for fertility was just beginning to be covered. Directly after that first newspaper article, King 5 TV called to see if they too could do a piece for their TV show, Evening Magazine. Next, the late and really great, Kathi Goertzen did a series of pieces (both written, live in studio and filmed TV) for KOMO 4 News. Then in 2015 and again in 2017, the wonderful Kaci Aitchison of Q13 Fox did several pieces for the local news and even had us in studio! That was fun!

We have also done many radioshows and podcasts such as: Inspirational Women with Kate Daniels on Warm 106.9, Beat Infertility podcast, and the Egg Whisperer's weekly Facebook Live Show. We have also been featured in most of the local magazines like Seattle Magazine, South Sound Magazine and Alternative Medicine Magazine for our work with fertility enhancement.

Stephanie has written the book, Planting the Seeds of Pregnancy, an Integrative Approach to Fertility, along with reproductive endocrinologist, Lora Shahine, MD, to help guide couples in maximizing their chances for conception. Articles written by our acupuncturists have also been published by RESOLVE’s national publication, Family Building Magazine. We have presented widely around the Puget Sound and across the United States, including RESOLVE’s yearly Family Building Conference and for the Seattle OB/GYN Society.

Our offices have most of Washington State’s nationally certified fertility acupuncturists (ABORM). We continue to learn and grow in this ever progressing field of fertility enhancement. We also work closely with the local fertility clinics. They all know Acupuncture Northwest & Associates and if you are trying to have a baby, you should too.

To learn about acupuncture and fertility, this is the page.

Seattle Group

Tacoma Group


Leaders and Teachers in the Community

Acupuncture Northwest & Associates is proud to be a Bastyr University preceptor site. Many acupuncture students have studied at our clinic over the years because of our high quality fertility acupuncture and effective acupuncture for pain. Matt Ferguson has been faculty at Bastyr for over a decade.

Locations and Insurance

Our acupuncture clinics are located in Seattle and Tacoma. We accept many insurance plans, including Regence, Premera, Kaiser, First Choice, and Aetna. Contact your insurance plan for your acupuncture benefits.

Not Just Fertility!

We do help make a lot of babies, but we do other things as well! Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treats a myriad of other health complaints, such as:

     Pain Acupuncture:             

Several of our acupuncturists have additional specialty training in sports medicine acupuncture. To learn about acupuncture for back pain and how it treats other types of pain, go here.

     And acupuncture for so much more:

All of our practitioners are adept at treating headaches, allergies, anxiety, stress related issues and digestive complaints. Because TCM has a model of health (instead of just a differentiation of disease), we always have a place we are headed with our patients – back to health!

To learn more about acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, click here.

For more information about pregnancy acupuncture, click here