Acupuncture Services in Minneapolis – St Paul

Acupuncture, a pillar of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice, is a safe and gentle option to treat the whole person, not just the condition. Many people who come to the Merriam Park Acupuncture clinic for relief from symptoms of a particular ailment are surprised by the positive effects on every area of their lives. During your first session you and your acupuncturist will develop a treatment plan that works for you.

How does acupuncture work?

People fall ill or become injured for a number of reasons. Stress, poor nutrition, lack of sleep, too much activity, and even your environment can be factors. Disease and injury are usually signs that the body is out of balance.

Acupuncture and related services can help rebalance your body and mind while relieving pain and discomfort. Acupuncture works by enhancing and nurturing natural energy forces in your body.

In recent years, even Western medicine doctors have begun to recognize TCM’s powerful role in treating conditions and disorders that don’t respond well to medications or surgical procedures. Prestigious medical practices, such as the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, now recommend acupuncture and other TCM therapies.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture uses hair-thin needles inserted at specific depths and points on your body. Our practitioners use gentle needling techniques and will guide you through the process calmly and patiently.

Most patients notice minimal pressure or ache and feel their body and mind relax during treatment.

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Acupuncture can help improve your health in body, mind and spirit. Start your healing journey at Merriam Park Acupuncture today!


Electroacupuncture (also known as electro-stimulation) is a therapeutic treatment that uses acupuncture needles connected to a small electrical current.

Electroacupuncture is similar to traditional acupuncture because the same points are stimulated during treatment.

How does electroacupuncture work?

Electroacupuncture is performed with a machine that produces gentle, electric stimulation to the needles. While using the same pressure points as acupuncture, electroacupuncture safely amplifies the effects of acupuncture.

Does electroacupuncture hurt?

Some patients experience a slight tingling sensation at the point of contact, most likely due to the electrical current. However, most will not feel much sensation.

Electroacupuncture can build strength and prevent muscle atrophy. People who suffer from neurological disorders and chronic pain often find immense relief from electroacupuncture. This form of acupuncture can treat disorders such as neuropathy, spasms, and even paralysis.

Our experienced acupuncturists can help rebalance your mind and body and improve your health. Book your consultation appointment today!