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Patient Stories

I am honored and thrilled to work with my patients, and to watch as they feel healthier, look better, experience less pain and more vitality, and sleep more soundly. Here you'll find a sampling of the reviews and testimonials that I've been lucky enough to get throughout my years in practice. To find more, please check out our social media pages as well as Yelp and Google.


In December of 2010, I had my first experience with Karly and her treatments. Having suffered from a frozen shoulder for 10 months and having already gone the traditional route of MRI, therapy, etc., Karly treated me with amazing results. I left her facility with total movement in my shoulder and arm, and it has been that way ever since!

Now, every time I am in the Portland area, I schedule a session with her. (I live out of state). Repeatedly, I receive amazing results after her treatments. I highly recommend her to anyone willing to experience “alternative” methods to reach fantastic results. I am giving Karly permission to share my phone number with anyone who would like to have a verbal recommendation. Thank you, Karly!

Constance Angus

Karly is a beautiful person inside and out. I can tell a difference in the lines on my face already. I truly appreciate her and her work. She is an inspiration and renewed my interest in acupuncture, especially for my face and neck.

– Martha Hedgewick


Karly has changed my life by using her excellent skills and knowledge of acupuncture! I have suffered with restless legs, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid & osteoarthritis, and migraine headaches for years and I am now so much relieved from pain in my entire body! This is such a great relief!! It is so exciting to know that Karly will continue to follow my treatment for the herbs and helping my condition through the process of finding an acupuncturist near where we live. We will keep in contact through email and if necessary, I will have to travel wherever she is. My whole life will be without pain from now on because of Karly. Thank you for relieving me from pain!

– Judy Holm

Karly is a personable and capable acupuncturist. She proved to be thoughtful, knowledgeable and thorough in diagnosing the origins of my recently developed hip pain and recommending a multifaceted approach to treatment-particularly acupuncture, herbal remedies and stretching exercise. She clearly feels a personal commitment to helping and caring for patients-she spent more time with me than her obligation. I recommend her to anyone seeking help via acupuncture.

– A. I.

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Thank you Karly for my treatment! I have never had acupuncture before and you made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. I am also not a needle person and am very much a fainter, but acupuncture is not like that. They are more like wires than needles, and there is little to no pain. Karly helped my arthritic knee, muscle cramping and lower back pain all in my first visit. I can’t wait to go back for more! Karly is very professional and personable. I highly recommend Karly Bannister LAc for anyone seeking acupuncture treatments!

– Corrie Angus

Karly has been great! I had never had acupuncture before and hated needles. She put me at ease and has really helped me with many issues that I have been dealing with. I would recommend at least one session to try it. You will be back again! Thanks Karly!

– Hazel Hertsch


Karly Bannister treated me and was very professional, extremely skilled and brought me great relief and confidence in her methods and profession. It was a privilege to get to know her and experience her professionalism.

– Kent Smith

Having had acupuncture on land I was very happy to see that I could continue whilst on vacation. My experiences with Karly have been most positive. Karly, you are a delightful person and a very caring practitioner. I feel that my treatments have been most successful and extremely helpful. Thank you Karly!

– Margaret Wilson

[Karly] did a wonderful job answering all my questions and addressing all of my concerns. Each session was comfortable and relaxing, leaving me feeling better than before. Friendly service and my pain is a thing of the past!

– Nathan Gillespie


I was skeptical about acupuncture but Karly’s demeanor and methodology quickly won me over. There is no magic bullet treatment, but for me, acupuncture was predictable, effective, and comfortable.

– James Javert


Karly Bannister has been a great help to me – she did an excellent job and took the fear of acupuncture “away” from me! I will try it again at home and on future cruises! Keep up the good work – you are gifted!

– Helga Struse

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