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. If you have been searching for acupuncture near Minneapolis, MN 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.

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

This place is an oasis for healing. It is a cozy niche in the corner of a large building. Very quiet and relaxing, (no cnn, fox, or sports highlights bombarding you) The staff at the front desk are very friendly and happy to see you. I've worked with most of the practitioners, and each one will take the time to sit down and listen to your health concerns. Founder Dr. Hu is passionate about transforming others' lives through the healing arts of Chinese medicine, and the same can be said of all the practitioners. I really appreciate the different healing arts they offer: Acupuncture, cupping, Gua Sha and massage. Whether you have a chronic condition, or want to improve your overall health this place is a gold mine of a find!

John Paul II

Lauren is seriously MAGIC. She has the touch of an angel! I originally began seeing Lauren due to stress and anxiety that was affecting my daily life and also my health. Right away she made me feel so welcome; she really listened to my questions and concerns and with a smiling face gave an answer that I think anyone with unresolved issues needs to hear- “I think I can help you.” I felt so amazing after my treatment, I ended up going back to see her every week. Something that I wasn’t expecting was to begin getting a “regular” menstrual cycle as well as my skin clearing up drastically!! I have been struggling with very abnormal periods since a teen and have had terrible hormonal acne since I had my child (5 years ago). With consistent treatments by Lauren- my periods are regular, my skin is flawless and my stress/anxiety is at bay. I have seen many acupuncturists throughout the years but none have met my expectations like Lauren has. I cannot speak highly enough! Each treatment is like a mini vacation, drifting into a deep relaxation and waking with pure bliss. I recommended anyone to treat with Lauren and experience her AMAZINGNESS. 

Melanie L.

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

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.

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 I knew 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.


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.


Excellent care! Love the extra attention after the end of acupuncture with oil & massage. Very nice.


Acupuncture really does help skin problems. Last fall my psoriasis was really bad and my dermatologist had no new treatments to help me. I was desperate. So I decided to try acupuncture. After just two treatments I could tell that it was going to make a difference. Within two months of treatments from Dr. Hu my skin was better than it has been in a decade. I am glad to recommend Dr. Hu and acupuncture for people with psoriasis.


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

Cathrine, the care you have put into my treatments has given me a better way of life. I spent sixteen months looking for relief of my horrific spasms and pain; some of my doctors and physical therapists said there was nothing they could do to help me. They were wrong! I was fortunate to have you as my therapist. The soreness and spasms got less and less intense through your treatments, and now I am not afraid to get the steroid injections that I need. You have helped turn around my whole health situation! I am grateful for your help!


I highly recommend Chinese Acupuncture and Herb Center! I've been doing treatments with Lauren Peabody since the end of December 2018 due to some issues with fertility; in fact, my OB/GYN recommended IVF. After doing some research and reading some reviews, I decided to give Chinese Acupuncture and Herb Center a try. Fast-forward March 2019, I am healthily pregnant. Lauren is very caring, a good listener, and is attentive to her clients' needs. She has been positive from the first day. Thank you, Lauren, for all the care you treated me with! You are very talented, and I am very grateful for the treatments you have provided thus far.

Virginia M

Calming, personable, comfortable. Never had acupuncture done before but it was a great experience. Felt very relaxed after my session.

Ju M.

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


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.


I sought out acupuncture at the Chinese Acupuncture and Herb Center to help with a cardiac arrhythmia after reading a paper that showed positive results in reducing cardiac arrhythmias compared to the cohort with traditional medications. I had surgery for my cardiac arrhythmia and it failed. After six weeks of acupuncture, I had another holter monitor placed to assess the frequency of my arrhythmias. My arrhythmias were reduced by half! My chest started feeling better and I have had more energy from my acupuncture sessions. My acupuncture specialist has been wonderful in listening to my symptoms and working weekly to improve them.


I learned more about how my body functions in one session than what I've learned from my family physician over the past three years! I will definitely be a repeat customer and have already referred this place to friends and family.

Christine H.

Great place to come and find relaxation. Cassie Siler is the person to see. She's phenomenal!

Paj Y.

We started going to Lauren for acupuncture and cupping several months ago. My son has a neurological condition that has seen improvement as a result of receiving this treatment. Lauren has a tremendous ability to make you feel comfortable and cared for. Lauren has been a blessing to our family and we would recommend her to anyone.

Kelly K.

Rebecca is the best. She is knowledgeable and sweet. She made my neck pain feel so much better!


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

Highly recommend Rebecca, she took her time and was very caring! Staff was very nice and professional. Will be coming back again 10/10


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

Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center, 2017