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Cupping at the Olympics!

August 11, 2016

Everyone is talking about those strange circular bruises seen on Michael Phelps at the Olympics! And by now most people know they are caused by cupping. But do you know what cupping is and why we use it here at Healing InSight? Following is an introduction to cupping that may help you understand just what it does, and if it could be right for you! Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine that

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Probiotics 101

July 18, 2016

Or, maybe we could call this “When a good bug goes bad. Or disappears. And what we can do about it.” You may have seen a lot about probiotics in the news, on commercials, or recommended in natural-health magazines for a whole host of issues you may be having, but how much do you know about them? It’s a huge topic, so I wanted to bring you a little information

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Top 8 Tips for Younger Skin

June 29, 2016

We’ve treated more patients with cosmetic acupuncture than any other clinic in the Twin Cities. Here are some of our favorite tips that we often tell our patients to keep their skin looking young and fresh: Maintain balanced emotions – long-standing emotions cause deep wrinkles in particular areas of our face. For example: the popular “11” in between the eyebrows may indicate irritation, annoyance, and impatience in ones life. Stubborn

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Patient Profile: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

June 15, 2016

Swimsuit season is upon us, and there’s nothing worse than feeling bloated from irritable bowel syndrome when you’re at the beach. As a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner who specializes in digestive health, I am very excited to write to you about all the things that Chinese medicine can help with when it comes to digestive issues. Western medicine has largely failed on this front, but Chinese medicine has the diagnostic

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The Pollen is Flying! Get Ahead of Allergy Season with Acupuncture

May 5, 2016

The weather is warmer and plants are in bloom, it’s finally spring in Minnesota! Unfortunately, that also means it’s allergy season. Before you reach once again for the Allegra and nasal sprays, consider acupuncture to help reduce your allergies for both this year…AND next! A study in Annals of Internal Medicine showed that 71% of people who received allergy acupuncture had a decrease in symptoms, and many cut back on their allergy medications. And

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Suffering from PCOS? Acupuncture Can Help!

April 20, 2016

I recently treated a woman in her mid-30’s who sought help for her irregular menstrual cycles and her inability to lose weight. She was particularly concerned about her menstrual cycles, which only came every 35-45 days (it always varied), as she and her husband were hoping to start a family in the coming year.   During our detailed intake session, she also shared with me that she was embarrassed over the

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Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles Be Gone! Cosmetic Acupuncture in Action

March 25, 2016

We’ve been getting lots of questions about our anti-aging acupuncture program and, of course, we love the results we see in our patients. But we thought, who would be better to answer your questions than a patient who has gone through our program? Read on below for Kelli Tatum’s results—some of them unexpected!—in her own words. Click here to watch Kelli’s full story on Twin Cities Live! Why did you decide to do

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Cosmetic Acupuncture

March 8, 2016

Want to look younger without surgery or Botox? Yes, it can be done: with Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture! Benefits How it Works Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture Q&A Before and After Pictures Twin Cities Live Interviews Cosmetic acupuncture is the only anti-aging treatment that rejuvenates the face and neck AND treats underlying imbalances in the body that contribute to aging.  By healing from the inside and outside, you’ll get a natural

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Kathi’s Story: Fibromyalgia Relief

March 8, 2016

“When I look back on all the changes it’s amazing. I finally have my life back. Pain relief with no side effects?! It’s a no brainer.”   “I have been dealing with chronic pain for over two years. I couldn’t sit for more than ten minutes at a time without pain. Writing and driving caused constant pain in my hands and arms. The pain meant I stopped being as active, I couldn’t

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Star Tribune: Acupuncture for Baby Boomers

April 1, 2016

Are you tired of being tired? Are you ready to relieve those aches and pains we develop as we age? Read the Star Tribune’s “The Art of Acupuncture” article, featuring Healing InSight’s Senia Mae, to learn how acupuncture can help boost your energy and help you feel young again!   The art of acupuncture Chinese medicine helps seniors optimize their lives. By LAURA FRENCH Special to the Star Tribune FEBRUARY 23,

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Lauri’s Story: Tinnitus Relief

January 28, 2016

“I feel I have not been treating my sickness, but investing in my wellness. I feel like I finally brought my body back into balance.” Before I came to Healing InSight I had been dealing with fullness and ringing in my ear (tinnitus) for almost three years and found little relief after seeing three different doctors. As a musician, being able to hear well is quite central to what I

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Superfoods You Should Eat in 2016

January 21, 2016

Superfoods pack a huge punch in your diet. Here are four superfoods you should be eating in 2016: two that are easy to find, one that’s worth making a special trip to the store for, and one you can make at home. 2 EASY TO FIND SUPERFOODS: GOJI BERRIES Benefits: Goji berries are full of antioxidants, which repair damage to your cells. Plus they help with eye issues like poor

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Twin Cities Live introduces Senia Mae as their new Acupuncture & Holistic Health Expert

January 8, 2016

Boy do we have exciting news for the new year from Healing InSight! Beginning this Friday, tune in to watch our own Senia Mae as Twin Cities Live’s new Holistic Health Expert! She’ll have a regular monthly segment to answer all your questions about acupuncture and holistic health. This week Senia will be doing acupuncture live on the show and offering a new year’s promotion to viewers! Tune in Friday, January 8, 2016 at

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Why Am I So Tired? 8 Tips to Boost Your Energy

December 18, 2015

It’s a hard time of the year to feel tired. You have tons of shopping, baking and wrapping to do, plus you still have to go to work, take care of your family and yourself, and attend all your holiday parties. And with the days so short, you may feel more tired than you’ve been all year. But what if you feel unbearably tired? I’m not talking about just feeling

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5 Tips to Survive the Holidays with Food Sensitivities

November 20, 2015

If you’re sensitive to foods, Thanksgiving and the holiday season can be a time of either temptation or deprivation. Should you eat that cookie? Is it worth it to indulge in some stuffing? What’s in that hot dish exactly? As a Chinese medicine practitioner with food sensitivities, here are my top 5 survival tips for getting through (and maybe even enjoying!) the holiday feasts: Take a good probiotic. Better yet,

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