Testimonials

What are friends, neighbors, and colleagues saying about Hollywood Community Acupuncture?

If you have thoughts about your own experience with us, we’d like to hear them. Please complete a Feedback Card in the clinic, or fill out a Comment Form here online (click on Contact Us). With your permission, we may post it here. Thank you!

PATIENT COMMENTS

“I discovered HCA on my way out of the Trader Joe’s parking lot one day and saw their sign that acupuncture helps with digestive issues. Since I have belly issues, I decided to give acupuncture a try. I made an appointment with their easy, online appointment scheduling system and a few days later got my first experience of HCA and have been coming for several weeks. This is an amazing place. It’s so cozy and comforting. Right when you walk in the door, you’re greeted with the ever so delightful Jeanine at the front desk who will make you feel right at home. Then you get to head to the back to pick out your reclining chair and relax for the next hour or so as Marianne takes wonderful care of you. And needle phobics need not be afraid as Marianne is the gentlest needler I’ve ever encountered. She also is a fabulous listener and you can tell is a true healer at heart. I cannot recommend HCA highly enough. With a sliding scale fee of $15-40, they’ve made sure that acupuncture is available for everybody!”
– Erin L. F.
Portland, OR
(Google review)


“After completing extensive cancer surgery
and chemotherapy, I was led to acupuncture as a complementary therapy for healing and well-being.  I was surprised to find the Hollywood Community Acupuncture house in an area that I already frequented.  When I went in, I was warmly welcomed, and instantly felt at home.  Marianne is professional, friendly and very knowledgeable.  I have been going for treatments weekly for six months now, and am feeling strong and healthy.  Each time I come for a treatment, I rest comfortably with the gentle sounds and blanket that she provides, often enjoying a snooze there in the middle of a busy day.  And I leave, noticeably stronger and with more energy, always a high point of my week.”
– Judith K.
Portland, OR
(Yelp review)

“I’m so grateful that this place exists. Marianne (pronounced “my-en-nuh”… she’s Danish) is a skilled and experienced acupuncturist with deft movements, rarely do I feel more than a tap when she’s placing the needles. Her bedside manner is great, and she seems invested in your health, and genuinely wants to find the best method for healing. The rooms are bright and inviting, with diffuse lighting throughout. Such a wonderful place to relax and heal in. It’s a blessing to be able to have this service at the rate it is offered.”
– Joshua S.
(Google review)


“I love Hollywood Community Acupuncture
.  I am new to Portland and am so glad to have found an affordable clinic to keep my chi flowing while I job search. The women are so kind and personable.  I felt comfortable the moment I entered. The space is calming with its simple decor and peaceful music playing.  The chairs are so comfortable, it is easy to relax and allow the needles to do their thing.  I have had a lot of acupuncture and Marianne is definitely one of the best.  She is gentle, easy to talk to allowing the experience to be very healing … Find a time that works for you and go.  You will not regret it, I promise.”
– Dana D.
Portland, OR
(Yelp review)


“I have been to another community acupuncture before and this one is my favorite!
Marianne is super friendly and takes a lot of time with you for each appointment to understand your problem. The chairs are very comfortable and they have a clean environment that allows for complete relaxation!  The location is great too 🙂 I would recommend this place to anyone!”
– Marie M.
NE Portland, OR
(Yelp review)

“I’m so grateful for the treatment I received last week. I had never tried community acupuncture, but with the warm environment and excellent treatment I received, I will definitely be back! I also admire when practitioners support a model that is affordable to those of us who wouldn’t be able to receive healing otherwise. Great people.”
– Jen W.
N Portland, OR
(Facebook review)

“Hollywood Community Acupuncture is the best!  Friendly staff, experienced practitioner, relaxed “community-style” acupuncture…”
– Tracie M.
SE Portland, OR
(Yelp review)

“What a wonderful place!  I’m new to acupuncture and Marianne made it soooo easy and comfortable for me and my needle phobia.  The atmosphere is simple, relaxing and warm (blankets provided).  I’ve recently had foot surgery and they’ve been checking up on me at home.  Who does that??  I’m so impressed with HCA that I’m smitten.  I am looking forward to being mobile enough again for another treatment.”
– Scott F.
NE Portland, OR
(Yelp review)

“The environment is calm and welcoming and Marianne radiates kindness. During the course of my treatment I felt the stress and tension leaving my body. I had been unsure of community acupuncture before, but found it to be a flexible and comfortable environment to get treatment and healing. I felt like I could really breathe for the first time in a couple days. I will definitely be back to HCA and can’t recommend it highly enough. A lovely place and quality care.”
– Jen W.
N Portland, OR
(Google review)

“My knees haven’t felt so good in decades! What a great experience! I didn’t expect relief to be so quick!”
– Steve M.
SE Portland


“I have seen Marianne over the last four+ years for acupuncture treatments ranging from seasonal change/wellness treatments to treatments for low energy, cold sores, stress & stomach problems, as well as pain management. Marianne is extremely knowledgeable and kind hearted, her chair-side manner is amazing, and she always seems to know what will make me feel better. Her calm demeanor makes it so easy for me to talk to her and very easy to relax, sit back, and just let the treatment start to work. Last, but not least…for many people, seeing a Doctor on a regular basis is out of the question due to the high costs of healthcare, so I am thrilled to see how affordable it will be to get a treatment at Marianne’s new clinic. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to try or continue acupuncture.”
– Lene F.
Sisters, OR


“I’m a big-time gardener. After all these years, I have never learned moderation when it comes to the first nice day of spring. I go out and work like crazy all day…and then my back goes out. Every year. It is excruciating. Sometimes I can’t move for 3 or 4 days. Two years ago, I decided to try acupuncture. Marianne gave me several days of treatments and was able to get me up and back in my garden in HALF the time. Wow. Also, I was a bit nervous about the needles and Marianne put me at ease. She has a very gentle approach. I totally recommend acupuncture in general…and Marianne Banke in particular. I’m so excited she’s starting her own clinic.”
– Jeanine H.
NE Portland, OR

“I was always somewhat leery about trying acupuncture, but my opinion has changed dramatically over the past several years. I’ve now come to se it as a powerful and effective supplement to traditional Western medicine. Marianne has played a large role in changing my mind. From general wellness treatments, to more specific treatments to address stomach issues and migraines, Marianne has helped me find relief. More than that, she somehow has a knack for making an experience that involves needles soothing and relaxing. I even fell asleep during my last session! Looking forward to the next one.”
– James K.
Hermosa Beach, CA

Stay tuned for more comments to come …