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Meet our providers


Patrick Patten, LAc., LMT

Licensed Acupuncturist

Pat graduated from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture in 2006. Prior to his study of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, he had been a massage therapist for three years.


Since that time Pat has combined his massage therapy skills with acupuncture techniques to help many patients recover from chronic and acute pain conditions. He sees many people suffering from low back, neck, and shoulder pain, including frozen shoulder and back strain. Patrick believes that good quality sleep is so important to a healthy functioning body, that he uses acupuncture points specifically to improve sleep quality. 


In addition to his study of the healing arts, Patrick has been a long time student and now teacher of kung fu, tai chi, and qi gong. His passion for these movement arts has helped him better understand the mechanics of the body and the ways in which postural imbalances lead to pain. He also likes to teach patients these techniques to improve the quality of movement to assist in long term healing.


Fatima is a licensed Acupuncturist with a Master of science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture ( PIHMA).


Fatima has been in the Healthcare field for over 30 years. She practiced western medicine for almost 20 years in Pakistan as a Medical Doctor where she was always drawn towards holistic natural remedies with great success when caring for her patients . As an Acupuncturist she believes that the body must be in balance physically, mentally and emotionally. She is focusing on balancing the energy in the body that can be thrown off by daily habits such as poor sleep quality, diet and stress level. Fatima has a special interest in treating Acute/chronic pain conditions, GI/Digestion disorders, sleep, anxiety, asthma, women's health and aesthetics.


DR. Fatima Jaffer, LAc.

Licensed Acupuncturist


Nancy A Brem, MS OM, LAc.

Nancy is the founder of North Scottsdale Acupuncture. In 2008 she created this clinic specializing in back pain, neck pain, and sports injury, women’s gynecological issues, tension headaches & migraines, and digestive issues. The clinic is designed to offer customized care encompassing lifestyle, wellness therapies, and prevention as well as treatment of acute issues. The clinic also provides alternative facial rejuvenation therapies including cosmetic acupuncture, micro-needling and micro-current facials.

Nancy is currently designing and building a retreat center in northern CA in order to provide healing retreats with meditation, qigong and healthy living classes in conjunction with intensive acupuncture healing. Sign up for our newsletter to learn more about the retreat center. Nancy is not currently accepting new patients but is available for advisement and online herbal consultations.


Awesome Experience

I had been suffering from a herniated L4 disk for weeks. The pain and discomfort were unbearable. I had been unable to work for almost two months prior to to visiting North Scottsdale Acupuncture. Professionalism, bedside manner, and quality of treatment was amazing. The following day I was able to go back to work. Thank you.

~ John C.

Absolutely Amazing!!

Having suffered headaches daily a friend recommend I give Nancy a try. I had never received an acupuncture treatment before and was not quite sure what to expect. Nancy was so reassuring that I felt comfortable immediately. These days I rarely get headaches and continue to get treatments when needed for sinus infections, allergies, etc.. Nancy is Absolutely Amazing!! My fiance has also sought out Nancy for his chronic pain. Being an avid golfer he now has more mobility in his game, without pain.

~ Robin C.

Concerned and Caring

Before trying acupuncture, I had two cortisone injections in my elbow which gave only temporary relief and were very painful. A friend had recommended that I try acupuncture. I was fortunate to have chosen Nancy. She understood my situation and with concern and a caring attitude she went to work. I am now pain free and grateful for her expertise and patience. I would not hesitate to recommend her to any of my friends.

~ Doug W.

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