Meet Kirsten

Kirsten is a certified acupuncturist who has a Master's degree in Acupuncture from the Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Bloomington, MN.  She is nationally certified with the National Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is credentialed at The Penny George Institute of Health and Healing of Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN.  She is certified in Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal.  Kirsten holds a B.A. in English from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN.

Kirsten has experience treating many conditions, ranging from musculoskeletal and orthopedic pain, to digestive issues, emotional imbalances, women's health issues, and general health and wellness concerns.  Her interest lies in treating women's health, primarily issues associated with reproductive health, fertility, pregnancy, post-partem, and menopause. She utilizes a combination of acupuncture, cupping, tui na (Chinese massage), auricular therapy, acupressure, food therapy and dietary recommendations, energy healing,  and lifestyle coaching as tools in treating these issues.  Kirsten’s compassionate understanding and kind heart, together with her skill and education, make for a valuable, effective and enjoyable healing experience.

Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it, I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings, I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others, I am going to benefit others as much as I can.
— H.H. XIV Dalai Lama