Our Acupuncture Practitioners

Our licensed acupuncturists are committed to helping you achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

At Merriam Park Acupuncture, we:

  • take time to understand you as a person
  • provide natural remedies to treat your mind, body and spirit
  • inspire, support and challenge you to make safe, effective life changes
  • help you cultivate personal power to feel your best
Kim Doyle

Kim Doyle

BA, MSOM, DiplAc, LAc

Kim Doyle, Acupuncturist

Kim’s approach to integrative medicine supports the whole self: mind, body, and spirit. Through her training and her own personal journey, she has seen how Traditional Chinese Medicine can give people a new lease on health and life.

Although she enjoys treating all conditions, Kim has special interest in neuropathy, sciatica, back pain, knee pain, Bell’s Palsy, stroke recovery, emotional imbalances such as anxiety and depression, trauma, insomnia, menopausal issues, chronic pain management, stress management, oncology support and fertility for same sex couples.

She has experience practicing in traditional clinics, hospital in-patient, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in-patient and out-patient, as well as community style clinics.

Prior to becoming a health professional, she was a computer programmer in the corporate world. Kim also spent more than a decade working overseas as a humanitarian aid worker in Afghanistan and Pakistan. These life experiences helped her see first-hand how stress and trauma affect health.

Kim is passionate about social justice issues and committed to her faith community. She finds pleasure and refreshment in almost anything outdoors: hanging in a hammock, biking, kayaking, camping, and walking her Goldendoodle dog, to name a few. In addition, yoga and meditation practices help her navigate her own life.

Barry J. Carnahan

Barry J. Carnahan

BA, Psy, MSAOM, Dipl. Ac, L.Ac

Barry J. Carnahan, Acupuncturist

Barry has been studying acupuncture since 1999 when he became apprentice to Dr. Robert L. Thatcher, the first practicing acupuncturist in Minnesota history. Upon graduating from Hamline University, with a bachelor’s in Psychology, he began formal training in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Barry is an NCCAOM board certified diplomate of acupuncture and a licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Minnesota. Barry emphasizes a mind body approach to healing arts, fitness,& wellness. Barry is also certified in medical tui na, and has earned a Master’s degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine from AAAOM, as well as certified by the CCAOM. Barry is well versed in traditional and modern acupuncture theory, and is familiar with treatment protocols for a wide range of patterns. Barry is well trained in martial arts, dance, and enjoys volunteering. 

Andrea Osvold

Andrea Osvold

MAc, DiplAc, LAc

Andrea Osvold, Acupuncturist

Andrea specializes in treating PMS, infertility, Fibroids, PCOS, Endometriosis, digestive disorders, neck pain, back pain, autoimmune diseases, sports injuries, depression, grief, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, and chronic pain.

Andrea became interested in alternative medicine in her early twenties and quickly fell in love with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has a passion for integrating ancient practices such as acupuncture and cupping with functional medicine to provide patients with a truly personalized care plan.

She has experience treating patients in a variety of clinical settings including in-patient hospital, community style, functional medicine and integrative health. Andrea uses a combination of acupuncture, cupping, electrostimulation and diet/lifestyle recommendations to structure a unique treatment plan for each one of her patients. She believes in supporting the body’s natural ability to heal with minimally invasive treatments and lifestyle changes.

When she isn’t treating patients, she enjoys listening to live music, being on the water, hiking and exploring state parks with her husband and two dogs.

Qualifications

Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith

M.S., L.Ac.

Kelly E Smith, Acupuncturist

Kelly’s pronouns are she/her. Kelly holds a Master of Science degree from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City. Kelly has studied under many acupuncture masters including Kiiko Matsumoto, Tom Bisio, and Lori Dechar. She is NCCAOM certified and licensed in MN. Kelly had a private practice in Brooklyn until 2015 where she worked on all manner of patients, both in private sessions and a bustling community acupuncture setting. Kelly has worked in community clinics to treat thousands of patients for a wide range of conditions since 2007, employing acupuncture, myofascial release (trigger points), cupping, and gua sha.

Kelly has a strong background in sports medicine acupuncture, especially for dancers. She has been the acupuncturist for many dancers associated with Trisha Brown, Merce Cunningham, Mark Morris, and Bill T. Jones dance companies in NYC, as well as a multitude of professional musicians (your body is part of your instrument!).

She also has a special interest in working with the LGBTQIA community, scar mobilization, and pregnant people. She is a twin mom and an avid knitter, gluten free baker, and stained glass maker. 

Qualifications

  • Licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
  • Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Certified in Clean Needle Technique, CCAOM
  • MS in Acupuncture with Honors, Tri-State College of Acupuncture, New York, NY, 2008
  • BA in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Oberlin College, Magna Cum Laude, 2001