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About Us

Dr. Huan Ma

Dr. Huan Ma

TCMD, Phd, L.Ac

Dr. Huan Ma comes from a long family line of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctors.  He completed his Ph.D in acupuncture and internal medicine at Tianjin University of TCM. Dr. Ma served as the supervising physician at the Acupuncture and Chinese Affiliated Outpatient Clinic of Tianjin University in China and was a contributing author to Integration of TCM and Western Medicine Emergency and Practical Internal Medicine. He is a Diplomate of Acupuncture certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Dr. Ma is dedicated to teaching and developing acupuncture in America and served as Associate Dean of Acupuncture Clinical Services and full-time professor at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. Dr. Ma is a renowned acupuncturist focusing on pain management and the treatment of the most difficult and complex of medical cases.
Tao Gong

Tao Gong

TCMD, L.Ac

Tao Gong completed her bachelor’s and Master’s of acupuncture at Tianjin University of TCM. She was a staff physician at the Tianjin Internal Medicine Clinic and is currently serving as a clinical supervisor and assistant professor at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. Dr. Gong has extensive clinical experience in treating gynecological issues and providing cosmetic acupuncture treatments. She is a Diplomate of Acupuncture certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.
Paige Powers

Paige Powers

M.Ac., L.Ac

Paige Powers is an NCCAOM board certified acupuncturist, licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. She graduated valedictorian from Northwestern Health Sciences University with a Master’s degree in acupuncture. Her internships included Bloomington Natural Care Clinic, Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, Woodwinds Hospital, Woodwinds Natural Care Clinic, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Abbott Northwestern Hospital including emergency room and intensive care units, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, UMMC Children’s Hospital, Pillsbury House Integrated Health Clinic, Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, and the Human Performance Center for professional athletes. Paige also received a BFA in dance and BS in anthropology from Florida State University in 2001. She is AFFA certified in personal training and is an instructor in Pilates, GYROKINESIS®, and GYROTONIC®. She has studied Kinesiology, Alexander Technique, Franklin Method Feldenkrais, Laban Movement Analysis, Ortho-Bionomy®, and Neurokinetic Therapy®. Paige is certified in Thai Massage and has worked with the Minnesota Lynx athletes and United States Olympians.
Brittani Word Herbst

Brittani Word Herbst

Brittani received her massage training in 2008 in Mobile, Alabama where she grew up before recently moving to Minnesota. She is adept at both deep tissue and Swedish massages as well as reflexology. Additionally, Brittani is highly skilled at addressing trigger point therapy, TMJ, and sinus issues.

When not working at the Acupuncture Health Center, Brittani is focused on her classwork at Northwestern Health Sciences University as a student in the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine program. She is committed to providing our patients with the highest level of care and is excited to help others achieve their health and wellness goals.

Our welcoming and friendly staff members include Kathy Allen (Office Manager), Rosario Gutierrez,  Christein Neighly and Natalie Richter who work in both the Edina and Minneapolis offices to create a peaceful and relaxing space for your healing experience. They will schedule your appointments, verify your insurance, assist in financial options and answer any of your questions in a safe and caring environment.
Kathy Allen

Kathy Allen

Rosario Gutierrez

Rosario Gutierrez

Christein Neighly

Christein Neighly

Natalie Richter

Natalie Richter