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Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

What is Acupuncture?
 

Acupuncture is one of the modalities of Oriental Medicine (O.M.). This treatment consists of fine needles placed into the body at points shown to be effective in the treatment of specific health concerns.

 

These points have been mapped out by the Chinese for over two thousand years. There are more than one-thousand actual points which stimulate yuor body's natural Qi or vital energy.

 

Some treatments may include herbal treatment, Guasha, and cupping. Acupuncturists can treat a vast majority of ailments including these common conditions:

 

  • Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders

  • Respiratory Disorders

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Circulatory Disorders

  • Urogenital Disorders

  • Gynecological Disorders

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders

  • Psyhoemotional and Neurological Disorders

Is Acupuncture Safe?

 

Yes! Your provider has been through extensive amounts of schooling and training in the art of Acupuncture. All licensed acupuncturists today use individually packed, sterile, and disposable needles. Your chance of infection or contagion is almost none.

 

Does it hurt?

 

The needles used in Acupuncture are usually not much thicker than a hair, making the insertion of the needle practically painless. Many people do not even know the needles are in place. The vast majority of patients find acupuncture very relaxing and may even fall asleep during treatment. 

 
What can I expect after treatment?
 

Oftentimes, patients will experience results on the first treatment. Remember, however, the longer you have been in the pain, the longer relief may take! Some will experience an immediate, total, or partial relief of their pain or other symptoms. The relief may last, or some of the pain may return. Rarely, there is no immediate relief, only to notice the pain decrease in the following days. Overall, expect to feel better!

 

Questions and Answers were inspired by "Acupuncture: Questions and Answers for Patients." Copyright 2005 Blue Poppy Press.

Meet our Acupuncture Providers:

Jackie Lauer-Glebov, Licensed Acupuncturist and Board Certified in Oriental Medicine

Hours:
Tuesdays  9:30am-6:30pm
Thursdays  9:30am-6:30pm
Fridays  7:30am-5:00pm
 

Jackie received her degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. She is a licensed acupuncturist, and also has her diplomate in Oriental Medicine.

 

Jackie had several years of clinical experience while owning her own practice in Wisconsin before joining the Natural Care Center's team.  She is extremely passionate about providing care for not only acute and chronic pain relief, but fertility and women’s health issues, headaches and migraines, sports injuries, symptoms related to cancer treatment (such as neuropathy and nausea), etc.  Her love of learning helps her to continue to educate herself on new styles and approaches for the benefit of patients.

jlauerglebov@naturalcarewoodbury.com

Copy Of -Jamie Schafer, Licensed Acupuncturist and Board Certified in Oriental Medicine

Hours:
Wednesdays 10:00am-5:00pm
 

Jamie received her master's degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota in 2012. She is a licensed acupuncturist through the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, and is board certified in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Before her career in acupuncture, she was a massage therapist for several years. Her experience as a massage therapist sparked her interest in learning more about acupuncture and Chinese medicine. She wanted to continue helping people feel better naturally by taking it to a deeper level.

 

Currently, she has a particular interest in working with cancer care; helping with the side effects and stress from chemotherapy or radiation, and assisting in strengthening the body after treatment. In November 2014, she attended a joint conference at Harvard Medical School for Acupuncture and Oncology, and she looks forward to learning much more about this field in the future.

 

Until March 2014, Jamie lived and practiced acupuncture and massage in Maui, Hawaii at a community acupuncture clinic and hotel spa. She also completed several internships in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota Medical Center hospital, the Aliveness Project, Pillsbury House Integrated Health clinic, and the Salvation Army.

 

When she's not working, she loves to spend time outdoors, cook with her husband, as well as travel whenever possible. She also thoroughly enjoy practicing and volunteering regularly at a local meditation center in Minneapolis. 

jschafer@naturalcarewoodbury.com

Andy Lininger, Licensed Acupuncturist

Hours:
Wednesdays 10am-6:30pm
 

Andy Lininger is a licensed acupuncturist at the Natural Care Center of Woodbury. He graduated from a mentorship acupuncture program in 1992, earning national certification later that year. Since then he worked continuously providing acupuncture treatment in a variety of clinical settings including Hennepin County Medical Center, Health East Healing Center and the St Croix Regional Medical Center. For the last 15 years Andy worked full time as Clinical Faculty for Northwestern Health Sciences University at the Natural Care Center at Woodwinds in Woodbury, MN. This clinic was purchased and relocated by two of his colleagues in August of 2015. He joined their team at the Natural Care Center of Woodbury where he enjoys working with health professionals offering a variety of treatment options. In this setting Andy continues to treat a broad scope of health complaints with acupuncture and, in addition, train interns from NWHSU.  

 

The use of very fine needles to gently move “qi” to remedy the pain of headaches, stress, muscular skeletal strains from sports, trauma or to improve side effects from cancer treatment is well known. Acupuncture can also improve chronic painful conditions by improving underlying causes such as reflux and IBS. “I enjoy being a witness to the healing potential in each person,” says Lininger, “as they frequently experience relief in the first few minutes of treatment. This improvement encourages them to become more active in supportive self care.”

alininger@naturalcarewoodbury.com

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