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Acupuncture and Pregnancy: What’s it for? Is it safe?

September 24, 2018

So much of today’s social narrative is fraught with judgement and misinformation about what is “normal” during pregnancy and how a woman ought to approach her health and wellness during this precious and important time. All too often, as one prepares to give birth, much fear and shame surrounds one’s choice of birth plan, what the birthing experience will be like and most certainly fear around what happens after the

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Beyond Beauty: How Cosmetic Acupuncture Helped Kate’s Recovery from Grief

September 13, 2018

Meet Kate, our surprise bonus Twin Cities Live Cosmetic Acupuncture Give-Away contest winner! Kate entered our contest in a bid to get a fresh start on her life after her husband suddenly passed away three and a half years ago, leaving her to raise two young children on her own. Operating in survival mode, she eventually surfaced from the undertow of shock, grief, and the unrelenting rodeo of kid stuff, and

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Women’s Renewal Retreat: An Essential Holistic Health Experience!

April 20, 2018

Calling forth all women whose middle name is multi-tasking! Any and all of you who strive for excellence in your career, seek depth in your relationships, harmony in your home and balance within.  Life has a way of pulling us in so many directions at once it’s no wonder many of us are left at the end of the day feeling depleted, overworked, tired and anxious about the fact that

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Being “In Fertility”: One Practitioner’s Philosophy

March 14, 2018

What happens when things don’t seem to be working quite right? Or you feel as though your body has failed you?More and more women and couples are struggling to conceive. Is it the ever-growing pollutants and toxins in our food, water and environment? Is it because women are waiting longer and longer to begin starting a family? Is it the ever-increasing stress and pressures of our non-stop lifestyle? Whatever the

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Metabolic Acupuncture

March 5, 2018

Trouble losing weight?  Our Metabolic Acupuncture programs can help!  Go beyond diet and exercise to boot your metabolism and repair the underlying imbalances that lead to weight gain in the first place! What Metabolic Acupuncture Helps With Benefits How it Works Program Options Metabolic Acupuncture Q&A Testimonials Whether this is the first time you have struggled to lose weight or you’ve battled it your whole life, the Metabolic Boost and

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What does “healthy” look like?

January 19, 2018

What does “healthy” actually look like?  You can eat right, exercise, stay thin, take no prescription medications, have excellent blood work, never catch colds, and yet you can still feel badly. Most of us live every day with symptoms that decrease our quality of life. A common perception is that if a condition is tolerable, it isn’t really a problem. Unfortunately, that logic leads to seriously depleted bodies which take

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Top 5 Things You Should Know About Acupuncture

May 3, 2017

1. Acupuncture Feels Amazing Acupuncture is very enjoyable. It releases endorphins, that feel-good neurotransmitter associated with the runner’s high. It decreases cortisol, the stress hormone, resulting in relaxation for the whole body. It increases serotonin, the mood-lifter. During an acupuncture treatment most people either fall asleep or drift off into a deeply relaxed mind state similar to meditation. Patients leave their appointment “walking on a cloud” with a goofy relaxed

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Top 5 Skin Care Ingredients (That Actually Work!)

February 22, 2017

If you’ve been shopping for skincare lately then you know it’s a very overwhelming experience. There are so many products that claim mega benefits, some are expensive and some are not, some are packed with chemicals, and others use natural ingredients. It’s exhausting just thinking about it! When you’re buying skincare for aging concerns it’s important to know what ingredients they contain and watch out for false claims. I look

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Tips to Help Cure the Winter Blues

February 22, 2017

February. Even with the recent unseasonably warm temperatures, 1 in 10 in Minnesotans are struggling with winter.  The decreased intensity and hours of the sunlight stay constant regardless of the early thaw. The winter blues and its’ more incapacitating big brother Seasonal Affective Disorder make it feel like the last few months until spring stretch on forever. Common symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder are: Low energy and oversleeping. Irritability, depression, and

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Whitney’s Home Remedy to Boost your Immune System!

January 12, 2017

Starting to feel that winter cold coming on? Whitney’s home remedy for immune boosting tea is just what the doctor (well, the acupuncturist!) ordered! It’s simple to make, tastes delicious, and boosts your immune system. Try it for yourself! Immune Boost Tea ŸIngredients: 1/4 inch fresh ginger root, thinly sliced Fresh lemon juice from a large wedge of lemon 1/4 teaspoon raw honey (we like local Bare Honey!) Dash of cinnamon Directions:

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St. Paul Magazine’s Newest Cover Girl, Senia Mae!

January 3, 2017

We were totally shocked to see that Saint Paul Magazine put me on the cover of their latest issue! They were fascinated by cosmetic acupuncture and all the buzz it’s been getting and wanted to feature it in their New Year issue, but the cover article was a surprise to us all! Our phones have been ringing off the hook with local women AND men coming in for free consultations with us to learn more. Click

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Curing Acid Reflux with Chinese Medicine

December 12, 2016

So many people have trouble with acid reflux. In fact, about a third of Americans are on some type of acid blocker—you might recognize names such as Prilosec, Zantac, or Prevacid. It can range from annoying to uncomfortable to super painful and even though a lot of us struggle with it, it’s not something you want to brush off. It can be a very serious condition and if it’s left

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Acupuncture + Bodywork for all your aches and pains

November 17, 2016

  Book your 50-minute Acupuncture + Bodywork session here or read on for more information!   What is Acupuncture + Bodywork? Acupuncture + Bodywork combines the calm therapeutic effect of human touch with the body-wide glow of acupuncture to create a treatment that has to be experienced to be believed. Either therapy alone is beneficial and enjoyable but mixing both together is like adding caramel to chocolate. Yes, it is

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Top 4 Reasons to Get Cosmetic Acupuncture

October 27, 2016

Still thinking about cosmetic acupuncture, but not sure if it’s right for you? Cosmetic acupuncture can help many areas of concern on the neck and face. Here are my top 4 reasons to try cosmetic acupuncture, along with some before and after photos:   Crow’s Feet: We strategically place the needles to pinch and pull the skin upwards around the eye. This helps to soften fine lines and deep wrinkles

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Getting to Know You! Getting to Know All About…Whitney

August 22, 2016

Welcome Whitney Horstman, Healing InSight’s newest Acupuncturist Extraordinaire! I’m so excited to welcome Whitney Horstman to our phenomenal team of Acupuncturists Extraordinaire! Whitney is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, licensed acupuncturist, certified herbalist, and body worker. She is on a lifelong quest to help others feel better and live happier! Whitney, what inspires you? Almost everything. I am on a constant quest for inspiration. It’s a consistent requirement in order for me

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