Tag Archives: Senia’s Thoughts

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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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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Acupuncture 101 on Kare 11 with Belinda Jensen

March 10, 2015
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During Healing InSight’s recent guest appearance on Kare 11, Senia answers all your questions about acupuncture in 5 minutes or less! Including: What can acupuncture can help you with? (Including its role in weight loss!) Does acupuncture hurt? How many treatments do you need? How long are the needles left in? How will you feel afterward? And the question you didn’t know you had: What has Belinda Jensen’s own husband

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Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

February 18, 2015

  How do you go from being an engineer to an acupuncturist?! Read all about it in the January 30th edition of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal interview with Senia Tuominen.     Read the full article here: Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal    

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Clearing cat allergies with herbal medicine

December 16, 2014

I was lying on the couch last night with my three month old kitten, Lautaret, curled up on my chest, and I decided that I will always, always have a cat with me for the rest of my life. It’s the first time I’ve had kittens (we have two, a brother and sister) and I’ve dreamed about having them since I was four years old. I don’t know what took

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Indulging at the State Fair

August 22, 2014

Ok, I think we have established that my favorite thing of the summer—and maybe of the year—is indulging in State Fair food. I love the State Fair. In fact, my husband and I have been known to do 12-hour bonanzas 10 a.m.-10 p.m. I’m impressed with how many others do that—and surprised at the amount of people who don’t think they could spend that much time at the Fair! The

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State Fair Secrets Week: Prepping for the State Fair

August 18, 2014

Yep, it’s that time of year. People are starting to talk about the State Fair. Many of my appointments start out this way: Patients tentatively ask, “What do you think about the State Fair?” Meaning: is it okay to indulge at the Fair? Answer: I LOVE THE STATE FAIR! I count down to the State Fair. It is right up there with Christmas and my birthday as my favorite times

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My Two Favorite Ways to Relax

July 2, 2014

It’s so common to have trouble unwinding. As we talked about on Monday, this is often because people overwork themselves and overdo it for so long. You may feel guilty. You may need something external to help you relax, from sedatives to cigarettes to food. But maybe, just maybe there’s something else you can do during the day so that you can maintain focus, sit still, fall asleep easily, or

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Best Patio in the Twin Cities

June 20, 2014

People might say Minnesota has two seasons: winter and construction, as the old joke goes. But it could also be Winter and Patio Season, in my mind! After talking this week about celebrating summer as the time of the Heart, doing what you love, and cultivating joy, I had to share a spot that is one of my favorite places in the whole wide world, and I don’t even care

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I’m Not a Big Fan of Cleansing. Here’s Why I Did One Anyway.

January 20, 2014

So, here’s the thing: I’m really not a huge fan of cleansing because it’s a very American way to do things. Essentially, what we’re saying is, “Let’s eat super terribly, and then once or twice a year, we’ll try to reverse what we’ve done.” That doesn’t exactly mesh well with the Eastern philosophy of “Your body is a garden and you want to take care of it.” But, I’ve also

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Fabulous Friday: Your 2013 Year In Review

December 23, 2013

I journal. (Obviously.) Publicly and privately. And one of the things I love to do is write down my year in review. A friend recommended this technique to me many years ago, and I do it every year after the holidays. All you need is to get a few minutes for yourself, and sit down with your journal (or pretty stationery if that gets you motivated). Think about 2013 and

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Happy Thanksgiving from Healing InSight!

November 27, 2013

This week at the clinic we have been reflecting on feelings of gratefulness and, wow, do we have a lot of things to be grateful for! I thought I’d share a few of mine with you to kick off Thanksgiving Eve: I’m grateful for so many things at Thanksgiving time. One of the simple joys is having a huge food selection—I really appreciate that I have access to all sorts

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Riding the Wave

September 11, 2013

First of all, Healing InSight’s Grand Opening was a smashing success! The place was packed for three straight hours! Ahead of time though, you never know how those things are going to go. In fact, the morning of the party I was picking up flowers at A Johnson & Sons and I was fidgeting and nervous.

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It’s Time to Celebrate!

September 11, 2013

I had just graduated from Chinese medicine school and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to meet my expenses practicing acupuncture. To be totally honest I wasn’t really sure I would like working with people–I felt like all my social skills were wrung out of me in both engineering school

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Minnesota Monthly profiles Healing InSight owner, Senia Tuominen

August 1, 2013

  Acupuncturist Senia Tuominen talks about the fine art of getting needled BY KATIE DOHMAN Senia Tuominen says she always feels a little better about life when she bites off a little more than she can chew. Which is probably why she’s just opened a brand-new Chinese medicine clinic on Grand Avenue in St. Paul and simultaneously planned a trip to bike the Alps. Senia treats all manner of disease

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