Edina Clinic

Dr. Xiaoyan Hu

Dr. Xiaoyan Hu

T.C.M.D., L.Ac. – Edina Clinic

Dr. Xiaoyan Hu studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for 7 years before receiving a Ph.D. in TCM with a specialty in Gynecology and Internal Medicine. She has practiced acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for over 30 years, 15 of which were spent treating patients in two Chinese hospitals. Dr. Hu previously held a position as the Supervising Doctor of TCM at the Hainan Medical School, and taught TCM theory at Northwestern Health Sciences in Bloomington. Her special areas of expertise include gynecology, nutrition, and pain management.

Dr. Xiaoyan Hu is the founder and owner of the Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center, established in 1999.

I was in a pretty severe car accident 2 years ago. I had seen seven different doctors before I came to see Dr. Hu, and tried even more treatments – many of them painful or invasive. I was in constant pain, had been told I would never run again (which seemed like a death sentence to a lifelong runner) and had frequent panic attacks and very little sleep. Seeing Dr. Hu has not only given me relief from all of those symptoms, but its also given me hope. Getting regular acupuncture treatments with Dr. Hu has impacted my life more than I can explain. I am filled with gratitude.

Mandy

Shari Jeziorski-Maharoof

Shari Jeziorski-Maharoof

M.Om., L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. – Edina Clinic

Shari Jeziorski-Maharoof is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in Minnesota and a nationally board certified herbal medicine practitioner. She earned a Master’s degree in TCM from the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She also has additional training in shiatsu massage. 

Shari focuses on the prevention of disease by examining her patient’s lifestyle and nutrition. She is passionate about providing self-care education, so that health continues to improve outside the treatment room. Shari has experience treating gynecological disorders, infertility, digestive disorders, and improving mental health.

I received acupuncture treatments from Shari for chronic pain due to osteoarthritis. My experience was transformative. Over time, my relationship with pain changed, as well as my overall somatic experience. My life is more integrated and joyful thanks to Shari.

I experienced noticeable physiological changes with significantly less inflammation and muscle spasms: a “new normal” that has endured. I truly would not have believed this could be possible after decades of, at times, debilitating pain. Shari is a born teacher, wise and compassionate, who affirms the wisdom of our own healing processes. I cannot possibly recommend Shari highly enough.

A. Becker

Catherine Polovick

Catherine Polovick

M.Om., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. – Edina Clinic

Catherine Polovick received a Master’s degree in TCM from Northwestern Health Sciences in Bloomington. She is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in Minnesota, and is nationally board certified. Catherine completed her training in massage therapy and Reiki at the Ahern’s Massage Therapy School in Mariposa, California. She is also certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.

Catherine has treated patients for a wide variety of issues, including both acute and chronic pain, sleep disorders, digestive issues, allergies, and anxiety. She is passionate about stress-related issues and improving overall wellness. Catherine uses her many areas of expertise with compassion to benefit her patients.

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

Rebecca Petersen

Rebecca Petersen

M.Om., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. – Edina Clinic

Rebecca Petersen received her Master’s degree from Northwestern Health Science University College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is a board certified and licensed acupuncturist in the state of Minnesota. She has previously worked in the Bloomington Natural Care Center, Salvation Army and Pillsbury House Community Care Clinic.

Rebecca is especially interested in helping others manage stress, anxiety, depression, and pain. ‎She is compassionate and gentle. Rebecca appreciates the holistic approach that acupuncture provides, specifically listening and healing touch.

I saw Rebecca for my stress and insomnia. She is a very kind and compassionate person! She is a skilled acupuncturist as well. I felt I not only received a medical benefit, but I felt emotionally supported as well. I highly recommend Rebecca.

Anne

Cassie Siler

Cassie Siler

M.Om., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. – Edina Clinic

Cassie Siler received a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences in Bloomington. She is a board certified acupuncturist (L.Ac) by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is licensed to practice in the state of Minnesota.

Cassie has experience treating chronic pain from overuse, and acute pain from auto-accident or injury. She enjoys helping people recover from sleep, anxiety, and digestive disorders. Cassie also has experience treating chemical dependency. She provides education to her patients about diet and lifestyle, which improves patient’s health outside of the treatment room.

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Lauren Peabody

Lauren Peabody

M.Om., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. – Edina Clinic

Lauren Peabody received a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences in Bloomington. She graduated with the distinction of Summa Cum Laude. Lauren is nationally board certified and licensed to practice acupuncture in the great state of Minnesota. She had special training in neurological diseases during her internship at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.

Lauren is passionate about restoring the body’s natural state of health. She believes in the idea of living and aging well: no chronic pain and no sleepless nights. Lauren enjoys treating all conditions with acupuncture and takes special interest in neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, post-stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, depression, anxiety, headaches, and pain management. She believes that each person can achieve wellness.

I experienced a stroke with a myriad of resulting motor and sensation issues. Lauren was very thorough as she took the time to listen and get an understanding of my body. She is well versed in various healing arts and has a very compassionate and reassuring manner as she implements treatment ideas and methods specific to my needs – which are changing as my body heals. She is very good at explaining what we are working to achieve. I have experienced some wonderful breakthroughs while under her care and I am excited to continue working with her as we continue my journey of recovery!

Eric A

Burnsville Clinic

Ming Chu Benson

Ming Chu Benson

L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. – Burnsville Clinic

Ming Chu studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at Northwestern Health Sciences University, and has a Master’s degree in Communications. She is nationally board certified and a state licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in Minnesota. She has over 30 years of clinical experience treating a variety of conditions.

Her special areas of expertise include gynecology, infertility, pain management, and sports injury. Ming Chu is an expert in cancer supportive treatments. She has helped many patients overcome their struggle against cancer. She believes TCM can reduce patient’s stress levels, giving the body the energy it needs to heal. Ming Chu’s goal as a practitioner is to bring healing through balance between mind, body, and spirit.

Ming Chu is very gifted. I recently fell and had a traumatic and life-threatening event in which I broke my neck. In search of healing, I found the Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center and met Ming Chu Benson.

Immediately I felt safe with her. She connected with me on so many levels to help me with my healing. She explained things clearly which set me at ease during and after treatments. She has vast knowledge and experience. Ming Chu is not only a good acupuncturist, she is a wonderful healer.

Laurie White, RN

St. Paul Clinic

Beth Kraus

Beth Kraus

M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. – Elk River Clinic

Beth received her Master’s degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. After practicing for 18 years as a licensed acupuncturist, Beth will receive her Traditional Chinese Medical Doctorate degree in 2 months from the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Roseville, MN.

Beth has 18 years of experience treating a wide variety of symptoms and diseases. Her specialties include pain management, sleep disorders, and women’s health. Beth carefully listens to her patients symptoms to help them achieve their health goals. She works with respect and compassion and helps each person achieve lasting health.

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Minneapolis Clinic

Mallory Carlson

Mallory Carlson

M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. – Minneapolis Clinic

Mallory Carlson is a licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac) in the state of Minnesota and is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She received her Masters degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University. She is passionate about treating chronic pain, anxiety, depression, women’s conditions, fertility, and migraines.

Mallory has a great sense of reverence for the body’s ability to heal itself and she is so thankful to have the skill set that allows her to help facilitate that process for her patients. She takes all aspects of the body, mind, and spirit into account when encouraging health. She listens to the needs of her patients and provides gentle, effective treatments using traditional Chinese methods.

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Elk River Clinic

Beth Kraus

Beth Kraus

M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. – Elk River Clinic

Beth received her Master’s degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. After practicing for 18 years as a licensed acupuncturist, Beth will receive her Traditional Chinese Medical Doctorate degree in 2 months from the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Roseville, MN.

Beth has 18 years of experience treating a wide variety of symptoms and diseases. Her specialties include pain management, sleep disorders, and women’s health. Beth carefully listens to her patients symptoms to help them achieve their health goals. She works with respect and compassion and helps each person achieve lasting health.

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