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Carisa Testimonial

I'm going to send something next week but wanted to let you know that I've received three or four calls from people who feel like the acupuncture they are receiving is life changing. - Tubman Center for Health & Freedom

Dear amazing Staff of Acupuncture Northwest, I just wanted to write to say thank you again. You all truly are doing amazing work and I’m so thankful for your support and care. You may hear this a lot, but I truly believe you are working miracles in the lives of so many. We certainly are grateful for the precious miracle you helped bring into our world. I know he wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t found you all. Gratefully, K & J

Three words come to mind when thinking of Cindy Lawrence; expertise, warmth and caring. I utilized Cindy as my acupuncturist when I was trying to conceive a baby. I am 1000% convinced that I would not be the parent of a beautiful baby daughter today had I not utilized a top rate physician as well as Cindy. I highly recommend her!

I sincerely believe without your treatment, I would not have my two beautiful babies. My doctors told me I couldn’t have children, and acupuncture made it a reality. I suffer from high FSH - and no doctor would treat me for infertility (I was told donor egg or adoption). Cindy’s calm and holistic treatment approach made all the difference.

I just wanted to tell you it was so nice to meet you on Monday and I felt better than I have in months that day AND slept all night on Monday. Looking forward to seeing you next Friday!

After several failed attempts to achieve a pregnancy through IVF, I sought out acupuncture with Cindy Lawrence. I can happily report my son is now almost 2 years old and my husband and I both feel that acupuncture helped to make our dreams come true. I am now attempting to get pregnant again and can’t wait to start acupuncture treatments with Cindy. She is professional and compassionate and it was a pleasure to work with her on achieving our goals.

Krissy is an outstanding acupuncturist whose care, attention, skill, and professionalism made my time with her both comfortable and productive. I began seeing her on the recommendation of my OB/GYN in the third trimester of my pregnancy to treat my migraine headaches. I have had migraines since I was a child and have always treated them with medication, which I chose to quit during my pregnancy. When my migraines became increasingly frequent and severe in my third trimester, I began seeing her, whose treatments began to lessen the frequency of my migraines almost immediately and resolved them completely within a few weeks. I am now 7 weeks post-partum and still haven’t had a migraine since early in my third trimester, which is by far the longest I have ever gone without one. She also helped to induce me when I was 39 weeks pregnant with a very large baby (on the advice of my OB/GYN), and I went into labor 6 days early, just one day after my induction treatment. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone seeking acupuncture treatment for any condition, but especially for migraine treatment and prenatal care.

Thank you so much for your care and attention [Matt]. My visits have made a huge difference. Wishing you the best, Thanks, C.

I first sought acupuncture as a natural remedy for my infertility, and visited a handful of recommended acupuncturists in Connecticut. Cindy was heads and tails above the rest - in her knowledge, technique, and personal interest in my situation. Unlike other acupuncturists, Cindy strives (and succeeds) in treating the whole person - consulting about diet, exercise, and emotional issues which influence the health and well-being of the patient. Needless to say, I am three weeks away from giving birth to my first child, which I am sure is in part due to Cindy’s meticulous and thoughtful care.

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Acupuncture Northwest and would wholeheartedly recommend this clinic to anyone who is looking for a holistic and welcoming space to find healing. I was being seen for acupuncture to help reduce stress and anxiety and was truly amazed by the results of her work. I couldn’t recommend this place enough!

Thank you so much for all of your help and support, Matt. I’m very glad I found my way to you. – I.

After doing physical therapy, I still had pain in my shoulder and a lack of full functioning. With acupuncture I had more relief than anything else I had done and it happened in a shorter period of time and with less effort. – Libby

I wanted to say how much I appreciate your intuition as well, but I didn’t know exactly how to word it. And that you helped me more than many of my doctors and therapists!
Thank you!!!

Here’s what else she wrote:

“I have been a client of hers for the past 8 years. She has dramatically contributed to my healing after serious injury, as well as healing chronic pain caused by stress, like neck pain and headaches.
My serious injuries included a concussion, a broken leg and a broken ankle. She helped to get things circulating and healing. She also helped my body, mind and spirit cope with the trauma I was experiencing.
I trust her with my healing because of her mastery of the art and the science of Acupuncture. She has a warm, welcoming bedside manner that helps me relax and know that she is listening to everything that I say.
With her broad knowledge of Eastern and Western medicine she reduces my pain and restores my energy. I always leave feeling stronger and with increased energy.”

I started seeing Andrea in 2011 after our health fair. I was going to see her for stress but then we started talking about fertility and decided that she could really help out in that area also. We got pregnant in 2012 and I saw Andrea thru the entire pregnancy. NO MORNING SICKNESS and such a great help with relaxation and just helping me out emotionally. Our girl was born in December and I know that Andrea helped with that whole process.
Second child update…We decided we wanted to try for one more before I was “too old” and we started seeing Andrea again in June of 2014 and by end of July we had a positive test. Since the due date is stating we got pregnant in June I know Andrea helped with that … We are at 15 weeks and since our first came early, she is seeing me a bit more to help keep the pre-eclampsia away. She is such a blessing and I would highly recommend her for either relaxation or ESPECIALLY fertility. She will always be my acupuncturist and I am so blessed for having met her!

I feel that acupuncture definitely made a huge difference for me. Two RE’s told me that I would never be able to have children, and to look into other ways to build a family. I kept doing the acupuncture, and ate a careful diet. Six months later, I got pregnant without the help of fertility treatments, and was finally able to carry a baby to term. We are now the very happy parents of a 13 month old boy. I really believe that acupuncture helped me get pregnant and stay pregnant. - Tara

“So, your girl (Andrea) was a miracle worker.  I did everything she told me to do on Saturday, I took it easy, did the ice, upped my electrolytes and on Sunday morning the pain was gone.   She is a miracle worker…”

Thanks for all of your treatments, support, and guidance through this process. We are so happy and blessed!

When I had my shoulder injury, she would treat me right after PT and my range of motion would increase by 20-30% in about a minute and a half. My physical therapist was so amazed and told me to always get acupuncture right after I had PT with her. Without acupuncture, it would have taken me much longer to heal my shoulder. Thank you!  – Stephanie

Just a quick note to say thank you for seeing me during my last 2 weeks of pregnancy. Your care and attention did wonders in helping my back pain and swelling. Thank you again for such wonderful care. I look forward to seeing you in the near future!

After several years of invasive fertility treatments, coupled with drugs that altered my mood and body, I gave up on “science.” I was a believer in statistics and data, but science failed me. I opened my mind to the idea of acupuncture as a means of getting my sense of self back. If a pregnancy came along, that would be an unexpected gift. When I met with Cindy, she was warm, compassionate, and asked questions about my body and overall health that made sense. She recognized my initial worries about acupuncture and put them at rest. I never once felt unsure, uncomfortable, or unclear when Cindy treated me, as I had with Western doctors. Acupuncture relaxed me and ultimately (coupled with Cindy’s dietary advice), allowed my body to become pregnant! I saw Cindy until my 8th month of pregnancy and I truly believe she is a monumental reason why my son James is here. My husband and I do not have enough words to thank her.

"I have been going to her off and on for many years since 2003 and she is my “miracle worker.”

I was suffering from excruciating headaches and was prescribed these huge pills by a Neurologist. When I read the “side effects” of those meds, I decided not to take those prescribed meds and instead opted for a non-invasive alternative treatment. Fortunately, I discovered Krissy. She helped get rid of my headaches completely.

So now, every time I have pain issues with my neck or elbows or sciatica pain on my legs, I go to her for acupuncture treatments. With every treatment, she helps me relax and release all my stress and anxiety with her acupuncture and maintains my energy balance with acupuncture.

I highly recommend Acupuncture Northwest for acupuncture treatment.

Thank you, Andrea for being such an amazing practitioner! Your treatments have really helped me get through the last 2 years. Tacoma is lucky to have such a great acupuncturist.

Two years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I started going to Cindy for acupuncture immediately and have done it in conjunction with my other treatments. After my surgery it became my life line to regaining my strength and energy. I still go regularly because I love it and it helps to strengthen my immune system. Cindy is an excellent acupuncturist, always taking the time to listen to how I am feeling and what my specific needs are for each visit. - Susan

“I slept 7 hours straight last night! Thank you, Stephanie.” From C.M. via email

I have been seeing Andrea for 3 years. Whether I am suffering from anxiety, neck /shoulder tension or an old fashion cold I know that she will take great care of me. After my visit I always feel refreshed, centered and like myself again.

“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.” From B.B. via Facebook.

Acupuncture Northwest has helped me so much with my overall energy level as well as with more punctual treatments. Andrea’s help to get rid of a bad pneumonia last year was huge. She has been continuously improving my overall health and has helped me stay in balance through the recent challenging times of my busy life. I don’t take any other sort of medication and the treatments I receive from her are just exactly what I need. On top of that, Andrea really takes the time to listen to my needs and makes me really comfortable during every visit. The staff at acupuncture Northwest is super helpful. They always go above and beyond to accommodate me and find a way to get me in when it is the most convenient for me. I always look forward to my next visit! – Guillaume W. via Yelp

Many thanks for the great appointment yesterday – last night I actually had my first uninterrupted 7.5-hour sleep in a very long time! Amazing.

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. – Judy K. via Yelp

Just wanted you to know my back feels so much better after my session with you!
Thank you! via email.

I was very impressed with Acupuncture NW & Associates.  They really listened and had genuine interest in helping me with my health and pregnancy goals.
They were very knowledgeable and have helped 1000?s of other women like myself.
I also felt great after my treatment and feel that they have helped me put a good plan together to reach my goals.
I highly recommend them! Abby A. via Yelp

Seriously, those herbs are magic and the ONLY thing that works for my digestive issues.

Emily B.
One visit to Andrea Iwi’ula changed my whole outlook on what was possible for my health and vitality. In just a couple words about metaphors used in acupuncture for weak pulse rates like mine, she helped me analyze how fear was affecting my life and health. Her treatment was perfect – I finally felt that my fatigue and joint pain was alleviated and I had the perfect amount of energy that kicked off a busy summer. Treatments from her are truly transformative. -Via Yelp.

Natalie, you are the best!…amazing treatment…felt 100% better right after my treatment….continues today. Got up without my stiffness and pain! -G.G.

kate F.
I have been seeing Stephanie at Acupuncture Northwest & Assoc. for nearly five years, with good results. The treatments I have received have been mainly for the memory loss, and joint pain usually associated with the aging process.
The health practitioners at Acupuncture NW are professional, passionate, and care deeply for the people they serve. – via Yelp.

annie p.
The staff at Acupuncture Northwest & Associates is top notch. They are professional, friendly and compassionate.
I have been seeing Stephanie for the past 5 months and have had great results. Her positivity is contagious and I always feel better after meeting with her. I value her skill and knowledge.
If you are looking for a group of people who care about you and your health, make an appointment at Acupuncture Northwest & Associates. – via Yelp

I’ve been receiving treatments at Acupuncture NW for over 10 years for various injuries, aches and pains. They are very professional and all the acupuncturists are masters in their profession.
Most importantly, as a result of being treated there, my need for a long-acting asthma inhaler has been reduced from 4 applications per day to just 1 application every 3 to 4 days. Tom B. via Yelp

Highly Recommend! 
I was diagnosed with an over-active thyroid. Over six months, the thyroid levels continued to worsen to a critical level and I was prescribed thyroid medication. Having experienced the negative effects of pharmaceutical thyroid medication in the past I wanted to seek alternative therapies. My family physician was not happy with my decision although she agreed to six weeks for me to try something other than drugs.
I went to see Stephanie Gianarelli at Acupuncture Northwest with my timeline of six weeks. Stephanie listened with such loving compassion to my worries about my thyroid, and to the depression I was feeling over the debilitating pain I was experiencing in my neck, in my back and in my arms and legs. Although concerned with the limited time of six weeks to work on my thyroid Stephanie was so encouraging and so positive! We started on a series of weekly treatments for my thyroid and for the pain.
Only four weeks later, with a follow-up blood test, my thyroid levels were back to normal! And, I am no longer suffering from the intense pain in my body. I can now manage my daily activities and enjoy my life! I am so happy with the results of the acupuncture sessions at Acupuncture Northwest. Thank you, Stephanie!
~ pauline  (–associates-seattle)

Treatment yesterday was super successful! No pain meds last night. Thank you!

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! Heather E. via Yelp

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. – via Yelp Christopher B.

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. – via Yelp Curt D.

Your presence and your talent have gifted me with so much. I feel like I’m about to break into an extension of life-none of which I’ve experience yet. Thank you for all the time you give me – not only during our sessions- but thought and love as well. Thank you for offering me a sense of wellness I’ve spent a lifetime dreaming about. I hope one gift I can give to you is to see this all come to fruition.—
Thank you for all your help and attention. It is greatly appreciated. Your positive attitude helped me a lot. Thanks again and I’ll keep you updated.—

I feel like there is so much I could say to you in words of thank you, so I think I shall just say “Thank you”. Your treatment is what finally brought my body back to feeling how it did before the accident and some. As well, my gracious thanks for being so understanding about the law settlement, the insurance company offered, I really couldn’t find the energy to go to court over it, thank you.—
I would like to thank you for the great effort to help me with the healing. You are a part of my success. I wish you some relaxing days in the snow and happy holidays.—

Thank you for all your positive support. I am grateful for all you did for me.—
Just wanted to say thank you for all your help, support, and encouragement in getting my hands back in better “gripping order”! You are a very special soul and I feel grateful to know you. Blessings, Jeannie—

I was so excited to read about you in the Seattle Times – As I already know; you are doing so much good for everyone. I was privileged to receive your treatments and will always bless you for the relief I received. Hopefully, you will allow me to return one of these days.—

Thank you so much for all your help and support. I’m very glad I found my way to your practice!—
It was a pleasure meeting you last week. I enjoyed my session with you very much. I will spread the word about Acupuncture Northwest.—

Thanks for all your help and kindness this year. You really are an angel.—

Thank you for providing comfort and peace throughout the year. Our appointments have really kept me going.—

Thank you so much for your care and attention. My visits have made a huge difference. Wishing you the best, Thanks, Carolyn—

Thank you Stephanie for your wonderful supportive loving energy today! You Rock, Jackie—

Thanks for all your great care and help. See you soon, Kristen—

Just a kind noted to thank you for listening and treating my fragile, emotional self on Friday. There’s always a brighter side to everything and on Friday you were it. Thank you for all you do for my health.—

You gave me such insight and new perspectives. You helped me to be even more successful in my pursuit to find myself and grow. I learned so much from our visits, and I’ll always be thankful. – M.K.—

I feel like there is only so much I could say to you in words, so I think I shall just say “Thank You”. Your treatment is what finally brought my body back into feeling how it did before the accident, and then some. – H.B.—

Thank you so much for all of your help and support. I’m very glad I found my way to your practice. – I.V.—

It was a pleasure meeting you last week. I enjoyed my session with you very much. – L.N.—

I think you are a wonderful healer and I’m so glad I’m working with you. I’ll see you soon. – Jen—

The most healing session I’ve ever had. – E. M. —

Acupuncture Northwest & Associates changed my life. You helped me to be better to myself physically and emotionally. – C. N.—

You don’t have to wait until you are sick to get better. Acupuncture gives me more health. Traditional medicine offers only less sickness. It’s a no brainer. – V.P.—

Finding Acupuncture Northwest & Associates was a godsend for me. They are skillful healers who use acupuncture and Chinese herbs with amazing results. I feel great! – K.J.—

I feel so empowered! You’re the greatest. Thanks for being in my life. – C. —

Having had a maddening, debilitating case of eczema for 6 years, and upon the recommendation of a friend I went to Acupuncture Northwest & Associates. My results were immediate, sustained, and beyond my expectations. Moreover, the results were far more effective than any of the many treatments which I had tried – medical, naturopathic, or herbal. I will continue with the acupuncture.

The beneficial effect of acupuncture has gone beyond greatly reducing the eczema. It has eliminated a lower back ailment, reduced the pain from arthritis in both knees, and increased my overall level of energy. There are other subtle psychological benefits – perhaps a result from being freed from the constant aches; perhaps from the “energy realignment” about which I have heard but which I do not pretend to comprehend. I do understand the good results.

I also now understand that part of the role of acupuncture is to unlock one’s internal curative forces. I’m grateful for Acupuncture Northwest & Associates for providing the key. – William N.—

I now have a clearer understanding of mind and body. I urge you to try Acupuncture Northwest & Associates. You won’t be sorry. – Brian B.—

Thank you for everything. From the moment I met you, I had a profound sense that you really cared about me. – S. P.—