I went to my first acupuncture appointment with great skepticism and fear. I confess I am a little needle phobic, but after a year of a painful tennis elbow, I was ready to try anything. Stephanie was very kind and gentle and really took the time to listen to me. But, best of all, after 4 treatments she cured my elbow and it has not bothered me since. As a physician, I now refer patients to her on a regular basis and the feedback I get is outstanding. She is a skillful practitioner and a wonderful person. I have also heard many great reports about the other acupuncturists in this office. My patients have had amazing successes from their treatments at Acupuncture Northwest.
Licensed Acupuncturist and Certified Chinese Herbalist
Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Bastyr University
East Asian Medicine 2017
Stephanie Gianarelli (LAc, Dipl.Ac, Dipl.CH) is a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM), a licensed and national board certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. Stephanie received her Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1999. She also completed post-graduate training in acupuncture and Chinese herbology focusing on gynecology at Zhe Jiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hang Zhou, P.R. China. She founded Acupuncture Northwest in 2000 in the same building it is still in today, the Medical Dental Building.
Stephanie began her specialty in fertility enhancement in 2002, early in her career as an acupuncturist. She has written a book, with Dr. Lora Shahine, called Planting the Seeds of Pregnancy as a resource for patients and couples wanting easy access to the most useful advice in the world of fertility enhancement. She, as well as the rest of the practitioners at Acupuncture Northwest, also treat women throughout their pregnancies and into postpartum.
Stephanie and Acupuncture Northwest & Associates have been featured on Q13 Fox, Evening Magazine, on KOMO 4 news, in Seattle Magazine, South Sound Magazine and the Seattle Times. She has also been awarded the designation of Seattle Met Magazine’s Top Doc for 2017 in the East Asian Medicine category. Stephanie and her colleagues have given many lectures to both lay people and the medical community on acupuncture and the treatment of infertility and pregnancy. As time permits, Stephanie mentors students from Bastyr University about using Chinese medicine for fertility enhancement.
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What Patients say?
I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you've done for me on my journeys to becoming a mom (twice!) I can't imagine where I'd be without you. You healed me when I was at my lowest and darkest point and helped me get through 2 complicated pregnancies without completely losing my mind and then helped put me back together AGAIN. Coming to see you is always and joy and your healing abilities are amazing. You are just GOLD, Lady!
Amazing staff whom are all extremely accommodating at meeting patient needs. I have been to multiple acupuncturists all over the country over the last 10 years and Stephanie is by far the best I have seen!! She does a wonderful job explaining the process and purpose for treatment. Since seeing her for a variety of concerns I feel 110% better overall. A combination of acupuncture & yoga have improved my overall chronic pain and stress. She also has been a wonderful guide through my fertility journey.
Stephanie is the best fertility acupuncturist. After seeing Dr. Shahine and reading their book together, I knew I really needed to see her. For the person that complained about price – for fertility treatments this office will not bill insurance. Regardless of whether or not your particular fertility issue is normally covered. Be aware of that going into your appointment. Regardless, it’s worth the money. After having a myriad of fertility issues, and trying for two years, Stephanie helped me get pregnant and stay pregnant – which was my biggest challenge. I am due in June with our baby girl, and I owe it all to Stephanie.
Thanks for all of your treatments, support, and guidance through this process. We are so happy and blessed!
I have seen both Julie and Stephanie for back pain and they both have been very professional, kind, knowledgeable, and caring! They are very thorough and continually investigate to find the root of the problem. I highly recommend Acupuncture NW!
Thanks, Stephanie Gianarelli and Acupuncture Northwest, for making our little bundle of joy possible and for the cute onesie! We owe our happiness to you.
As others have attested, the staff at Acupuncture Northwest & Associates is phenomenal. In 2011, I had the typical over-40 diagnosis of high FSH and low AMH from a reproductive specialist. I also had the same fertility prognosis most women over 40 hear from reproductive clinics. I was basically told not to have much hope in conceiving with my own eggs or having a take-home baby due to my age. Unfortunately, I also learned I had a blocked tube and a tube that was not functioning. As I worked on getting the tube issues corrected through western medical treatment, I saw Stephanie for adjunct, TCM treatment. She walked the trying-to-conceive journey with me every step of the way. Her treatment plan was specifically designed to treat MY issues; it was not a blanket approach. There were a couple times when I needed to take a break and she agreed; and she was there when I started up again. January 2012, I decided I should let go and chose to quit trying. I had one final treatment with Stephanie and said good-bye. Imagine my surprise when I learned 3 weeks later I was pregnant! I saw Stephanie through my first trimester. In November 2012 I delivered a healthy baby boy, at age 42. If you are looking for compassionate, effective health care, I recommend Stephanie and the staff at Acupuncture Northwest & Associates!
Dear Stephanie, Saying “thank you” feels completely inadequate. I truly believe that I would not be sitting here holding C. in my arms had it not been for you and your wonderful clinic. I came to see you initially convinced that I had undiagnosed fertility problems and would not be able to conceive. After our first meeting, you set my mind at ease and I immediately felt the benefits of the acupuncture and herbs you prescribed. A few weeks later, I was pregnant! During my pregnancy, you spent more time asking about and understanding my condition than my doctor ever did. You helped me get through the scary period of spotting during my first trimester. Then, when I developed hypertension in my 3rd trimester, the acupuncture and your continuing advice and support made an amazing difference. Your treatments also helped immensely in keeping my blood sugars under control when I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. You are an amazing person and we are so lucky to have you in our community.
I tried Acupuncture NW after having 3 miscarriages and my reproductive medicine doctor couldn’t find a cause. I was skeptical at 1st, but Andrea and Stephanie were my acupuncturists and were fantastic. They coached me to use basal body temperature, increase certain foods in my diet, drink an herbal tea, etc. After 2 months in their care with weekly appointments I was pregnant. I continued weekly appointments through the 1st trimester and now no longer need to see them…with the risk of miscarriage at this point being very rare. I felt very well taken care of by them and I will go back when it’s time to try for our next baby!
When you have no hope left. After being told by a BIG name reproductive clinic in Seattle that “you will never be able to get pregnant, you don’t even qualify for IVF. You could maybe look for a donor egg…”, I found the book “The Infertility Cure”. That was 5 months ago. This reproductive clinic diagnosed me with high FSH, low quality/quantity eggs, and low follicle count. I was 39 and they made it very clear that my hope for having a child on my own was impossible. I read “The Infertility Cure” in two days. It addressed my issues among many many others that women, who so desperately want to have a child, face. I researched and found that Acupuncture NW practiced “The Infertility Cure”‘s methods so I booked an appt.
After an initial consultation, I was immediately put at ease. They explained to me in depth about a woman’s body and hormonal changes. And how they can be put back in balance with diet, herbs, vitamins, and acupuncture. That was in November. I’m less than two months from my 40th birthday and I found out I am pregnant. Less than 4 months of treatment with Acupuncture NW and I am pregnant. And the cost of the herbs and acupuncture treatment was a fraction of the cost of the one visit and evaluation with the reproductive clinic. Nothing fancy, no invasive or expensive treatments. Just some easy to take herbs and relaxing acupuncture sessions. And very positive people who never failed to give me hope.
I have been seeing Stephanie at Acupuncture NW for a year and a half. I have been getting acupuncture treatments for nearly 15 years now in the Seattle area, and I can honestly say she is by far the best practitioner I have ever had. She is extremely empathic and uses a holistic approach to treatment. I started seeing her when I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, and a few months later I needed to have pituitary surgery for a benign tumor. The recovery was a nightmare and without Stephanie’s caring attention and skill as a practitioner, I would not have gotten through it as well as as I did. I so appreciate her and her wonderful staff and cannot recommend them highly enough!
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At Acupuncture Northwest I always went to Stephanie. I went to her with lots of issues and she was able to help me. She is a great listener which is important when one is trying to communicate ailments. She is easy to find downtown in the Medical Dental Bldg.
I went to Stephanie for acupuncture treatment when I was experiencing migraine headaches. The treatment I received was very professional, they accepted my insurance plan, and I was amazed that the pain I was experiencing was dramatically reduced over several acupuncture treatments. I highly recommend Acupuncture Northwest & Associates.
Stephanie has been treating me for sleep issues and allergies for a couple years. I notice the benefits when I get regular treatments, and gradually my symptoms (especially insomnia) have been decreasing.
The Chinese medicine dispensary is well stocked and with attention to detail they always seem to come up with exactly what is needed.