The Clinic of Acupuncture
Practitioners of Oriental Medicine
Meet our Practitioners
Jill S. Neukam M.S. is a MN State Licensed Acupuncturist and Practitioner of Oriental Medicine. Jill completed her Master’s of Science degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2003. Jill is certified by The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as a diplomat in Acupuncture.
Valerie Hanna is a MN state Licensed Acupuncturist that graduated from the Northern School of Chinese Medicine. She is also an RN who has worked in orthopedics, chronic pain rehab, medical/surgical, and mental health. She has studied an array of alternative modalities. Valerie is utilizing this combination of experiences to treat her patients.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a 3000 year old therapy that is used to treat a variety of health concerns.
What type of effect or benefits does acupuncture have on the body?
According to Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture works to regulate the vital energy of the body. Balancing this energy helps the body return to or maintain a state of good health.
Western Medicine likens acupuncture’s positive effects to the stimulation of nerves, muscles and connective tissue. This stimulation is said to boast the activity of certain endorphins that effect brain and body chemistry, and can increase blood flow.
What Types of Conditions can Acupuncture Treat?
Research indicates that acupuncture may alleviate conditions such as pain, headaches, infertility, arthritis, depression, fibromyalgia,and morning sickness to name a few.
The World Health Organization and National Institute of Health recognize Acupuncture as an effective therapy in treating the following conditions:
Addiction, Anxiety, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue, Colitis, Constipation, Depression, Digestive trouble, Facial Palsey, Fatigue, Fertility, Headache, Irritable Bowel, Low Back Pain, Menopause, Menstrual Irregularities, Migraines, Nausea, Pain, PMS, Sciatica, SAD, Sleep disturbances, Stress, Tennis Elbow, Tooth Pain, Trigeminal Neuraliga
Acupuncture is helpful in treating numerous types of gastrointestinal, gynecological, and psychological disorders. Acupuncture is used to treat many diseases of the bones, muscles, joints, and the nervous system. Please feel free to contact us directly if you have questions about how acupuncture can work for you.