Our mission

We believe deeply in
…the dignity of the individual,
…excellence in our standard of care, and
…uncompromising personalized service.

Our Mission

We believe deeply in
…the dignity of the individual,
…excellence in our standard of care, and
…uncompromising personalized service.


Whether you are familiar with Traditional Chinese Medicine or are seeking information and treatment for the first time, you can be confident in the experience and dedication of our healthcare team. Please feel free to contact our office at any time. We will be happy to answer your questions, verify insurance benefits, and schedule an appointment.

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The personal care and attention that both my husband and I have received from Dr. Hu far exceeds anything we’ve encountered in the past. The results have also been amazing. We are much healthier thanks to her efforts and skill.

Margit Anderson

Amazing!!! I was never sure what to think about acupuncture, but I am happy to say it truly works. I am equally surprised after each session by how well I feel. Catherine is great! She really took the time to get to know me and understand my situation. I am so comfortable talking with her in spite of my social anxiety. I struggle with anxiety and other psychological problems, which have affected my physical wellbeing. In the short time receiving acupuncture therapy with Catherine my overall health is considerably better. I and others who know me have really noticed a huge difference, especially with my mental health. I used to have several panic and anxiety attacks a week. In the past few weeks I haven’t had any attacks. My depression has improved as well as my communication skills. Many of my other health issues have also been addressed, I am amazed by the results.

Jen Fremming

My eight month old daughter was about to undergo tear duct surgery when I met Dr Chin at a social function. He advised me that this surgery would leave permanent tear duct scarring and cause life long problems. He told me the problem was not the eye, but the intestine. After five days of herbal treatment, Katherine's eye cleared up and she is a healthy, active five year old today. Thank you Dr. Chin.

Patrick H.

I have stumped the specialists in Western medicine!
I had severe numbness in the back of both calves and the bottom of my feet. I also had Sciatic nerve issues. My regular doctor, three Podiatrists, and a doctor of Neuropathy ran every test they could think of to no avail. A friend suggested Acupuncture. After thorough research on the web, I decided to try Chinese Acupuncture and Herb in Burnsville. I read Ariel's credentials and decided to seek her help. I submitted many pages of health related questions, and at my first appointment, she thoroughly questioned me, before starting her first treatment. I had a three week trip coming up in just a few weeks, and I hoped maybe she could bring some relief before I embarked. We agreed on two sessions a week at first and I could notice improvement after the third session. Since then I have been going once a week with very noticeable improvement.

Ariel literally gave me my life back! Not only is she a master of her craft, but she is a remarkably caring and kind person. Ariel genuinely cares about me as a person and not just a patient. Good example: I lost one of my hearing aids in the clinic's parking lot. Ariel spent about half an hour with me looking for it. We could not find it. A few days later she called me with news that she had found it! What doctor would spend the time to help me with that?

I have continued once a week treatments with significant improvement. I consider Ariel as both a healer and a friend, and it doesn't get any better than that in the world of medicine. A million thank you's Ariel.

William Roleff

I was referred to Dr Hu when western medicine had given up on me. I have multiple diagnoses, but one of the most serious is Occipital Neuralgia as a result of West Nile Encephalitis. I was seeing neurologists or monthly shot so pain killers in the back of my skull, but these, like other treatments, stopped working. I have been very satisfied with Dr Hu's approach, which takes into account the boy as a whole, rather than just looking at individual parts as if they have no relation. She has encouraged me to live a healthier lifestyle, and this, in tandem with her treatments is the first medicine that appears to be working.


This testimonial is in reference to the acupuncture treatment I received from Dr. Xiaoyan Hu, T.C.M.D. at the Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center in Edina, MN.

In 2006 I was diagnosed with RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis). For anyone who suffers with this malady whether it has been recently diagnosed or an ongoing condition and or are considering taking prescription drugs, heed my warning. Listen to the Ads on TV and read the labels on the bottles defining the side effects before you consider using them. You may get some temporary relief but, the longer you take them, the more resistance you will build up against them. Therefore, the dosage’s will need to be increased. The side effects are extremely detrimental and may very possibly, shorten your life, not mention the expense.

My RA was severe and seemed to occur almost overnight. For first few months I required treatment from Dr. Hu several times a week. Eventually, however they became less frequent and now, my RA is under control. Five years have passed since my first visit to the clinic and now I go about every 6 weeks just to make sure there are no flare-ups. The treatment is also very cost effective as opposed the prescription drugs.

Dr. Hu has helped me immensely and I highly recommend her if you are seeking relief from RA. She is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and expert in the field of medicinal herbs. She also is an Associate Professor with the Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Science University in Bloomington, Minnesota.

G. C. Wilson, Eden Prairie, MN

I am so happy with Chinese Acupuncture and Herb center. I had not had a period for 15 years - not since I was 15 years old. I went to medical doctors for years and was told my uterus was poorly functioning and that I would never again have a period or bear children. I decided to try Chinese medicine and saw Dr. Hu and Ingrid twice a week for several months. I now have a regular normal menstrual cycle! I will continue to work with them and hope to become pregnant soon! I highly recommend Chinese medicine and this clinic to anyone told "no" by their Western doctors.


After two years of consistent doctor appointments & procedures with multiple medications, I was at the end of myself when I turned to acupuncture. Andrea came highly recommended by another practitioner who thought would be able to help my complex medical condition, so I went to see her. She asked very good questions, took time listening and tailored the acupuncture treatment to meet my needs. After a few visit, I noticed I was feeling better and even my doctors were pleased with my recovery and eventually I got off 5 of my medications. I moved from being sick and barely making through the day to becoming physically active by running, working out & havings lots of energy.

Now when I feel some of my symptoms coming back (which are few and far between) I just schedule an appointment with her and she puts me back on the right track. Needless to say, I can’t thank Andrea enough. She is very knowledgeable and I highly recommend her!


Feedback from a presentation given by Dr. Hu to a group of health care providers on 6/9/14 at Metropolitan Health Plan in Minneapolis:

"Thank you for setting up the great [talk] today... it was very interesting"

"I too thought that it was a fabulous presentation. Thank you for inviting [Dr. Hu] to talk to us"

"I enjoyed the presentation very much and I am interested in this topic myself at a personal level"

"Dr. Hu is very knowledgeable (and adorable)"

"I would like to contact her regarding treatment for anxiety"

"This service could be very useful for our members dealing with pain"

Metropolitan Health Plan Providers

The power of herbal therapy is remarkable!!!  I have lived with fatigue for years and have tried many over-the-counter supplements with little or no results. I have seen western doctors about my issue with no conclusion or options.  Within days of implementing herbal therapy from Dr. Chin, my energy had increased and I could do activities without feeling fatigue the next day or two.  They have become part of my daily routine.  If you have tried everything without results, I highly encourage you to give herbal therapy an chance to change your life!  You have nothing to lose except the issue(s) you are experiencing.

I have also experienced acupuncture.  I feel the same way about acupuncture as I do about herbal therapy.  If you have exhausted western treatments without the results, I highly encourage you to give acupuncture an opportunity to change your life.

Bob L.

I had been to many doctors, but I did not start to feel better until I was under the care of Dr. Hu.The chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia, which had completely disrupted my life, finally began to ease when I received acupuncture and herbs from Dr. Hu and I live now with renewed hope. I have benefited from Dr. Hu’s treatment, from her compassion and understanding, and from her advice about drawing on the strengths of both Eastern and Western approaches.

Martha Reis

Chinese herbs and acupuncture changed my life. After five years of doctoring and tests, I was told by my internist that my heat exhaustion would never go away and I would have to learn to live with it. Unwilling to stay indoors all summer, I looked elsewhere for help. Dr. Hu’s alternative medicine made it possible for me to enjoy the summer sun and heat without incidence of heat stroke.

Phoebe Ruona

Dr. Hu,
You have given me the gift of life. You have given me back more of my lost spirit and will to live that I thought possible. You have taken away pain. Pain that cripples me and prevents me from living my life.... Your sincere care has given me enough clarity to move forward so I'm not totally consumed by my physical pain.... 'Thank you' will never be enough to acknowledge the incredible impact you've had in my daily life and on my physical healing. The physical healing you give me has allowed me to start healing my spiritual health.

Anonymous and Grateful

Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center definitely deserves a five star rating!

I started coming to Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center a number of years ago seeking help for neck and shoulder pain due to cervical spine issues. I knew the first time I met Dr. Hu that acupuncture would become an important part of my life. She was honest in her evaluation of the problem and what could be done. She has provided me with a way to relieve pain without long term use of medication.

Beyond pain relief, acupuncture helps me deal with stress. It gives me a sense of overall well being. I look forward to my appointments. I am able to completely relax and refocus. When I leave the appointment, I am refreshed and ready for the rest of the day!

I believe everyone can benefit from acupuncture and consider Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center the perfect place to be introduced to Chinese Medicine. Dr. Hu and her entire staff are experienced, caring, and compassionate. I frequently recommend them to family and friends, and intend to continue to do so.


Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center, 2017