Practitioner Directory

Below are profiles of local businesses that offer complementary and alternative health services. We've created this guide as a community service to assist our customers, many of whom ask us about resources in the Twin Cities area. This guide is provided for informational purposes only. Mastel’s Health Foods does not directly endorse, represent or recommend any particular business featured in this guide.

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Acupuncturists: Acupuncture Health Collective


Acupuncture Health Collective, LLC
Near Snelling Ave. & St. Clair Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
612-564-0548
Jessica Kuhlman, L.Ac.

Specialties:

  • Women’s Health & Menopause
  • Chronic Illness
  • Digestive Health
  • Pain & Aging Needs

Description:

It is our goal to provide you with individualized, holistic care to support you on your path to healing. We utilize Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) modalities including acupuncture, Chinese herbs, dietary therapy, cupping, Tuina massage and moxibustion.

    

Above: Acupuncture Health Collective studio space.

Acupuncturists: Crocus Hill Oriental Medicine


Crocus Hill Oriental Medicine
1032 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
651-227-6865
www.crocushillacupuncture.com
Susan Gillette, L.Ac. Owner

Specialties:

  • Acupuncture/Acupressure/Tui Na
  • Herbal Therapies
  • Dietary Consultation
  • Cupping/Moxibustion

Description:

Chinese medicine seeks to restore and maintain health by balancing Qi, the vital energy of life, in order to promote the body's natural ability to heal itself. In this medicine, we look at everything in context and include every part as interdependent within the whole. Stress can be the cause of many health problems such as headaches, digestive problems, menstrual disorders and depression. This is why we focus on stress reduction as a way to improve your overall health and prevent future illness. We also treat pain conditions, allergies and respiratory conditions, infertility, insomnia and provide supportive care for cancer. Well-being is achieved not by fighting against disease but by cultivating harmony in our lives.

Our practitioners are licensed through the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice with Master's Degrees in Oriental Medicine and are board certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

         

Above: Susan; Andrea; Denise


Acupuncturists: Selby Acupuncture


Selby Acupuncture
400 Selby Ave., Suite G2
Saint Paul, MN 55102
651-224-6678
www.selbyacupuncture.com

Specialties:

  • Acupuncture
  • Shiatsu/Cranio-sacral/Reflexology massage
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine

Description:

Using the wisdom of Traditional Chinese medicine, we provide gentle, natural solutions to modern day health concerns. Our highly trained and experienced providers offer treatment for infertility, women's health, adjunct cancer care, pain, mood disorders and digestive health that support both your physical and emotional well-being. Dedicated to providing a space where you are heard, nurtured and supported, we promise to offer you the best in acupuncture, herbal medicine and shiatsu.

Acupuncture needles are sterile and disposable, made for single-use. Our herbs are tested for toxins, including pesticides and heavy metals, and many of our raw herbs are organic.

We accept insurance from HealthPartners, BlueCross BlueShield, Medica and PreferredOne, as well as auto accident and workers compensation. Call your insurance company to inquire about any acupuncture benefits you may have.

Wondering if our services are right for you? We offer a complementary 15-minute consultation with any of our practitioners, in person or over the phone. Call us or visit our website to learn more or book an appointment.


Acupuncturists: St. Paul Community Acupuncture


St. Paul Community Acupuncture
1619 Dayton Ave. #107
St. Paul, MN 55104
651-207-6865

www.stpaulca.com
Ask for Trish

Specialties:

  • Sliding-Fee-Scale Acupuncture
  • Convenient
  • Simple
  • Affordable

Description:

We are a community acupuncture clinic providing affordable healthcare. We offer acupuncture treatments for 15-$40 sliding scale. You pay what works for you no questions asked. $10 additional new patient fee.

Trish is licensed by the State of Minnesota. She is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN; Idaho State University, School of Pharmacy in Pocatello, ID and Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, LA . She worked at Southpoint Community Acupuncture in Minneapolis before opening SPCA in 2015.


Above: 1619 Dayton Ave.


Ayurvedic Practitioners: Health Through Ayurveda


Health Through Ayurveda
Ivy Building For The Arts
2637 27th Avenue South
Suite 202
Minneapolis, MN 55406
651-503-0471

www.healththruayurveda.com
Marcia Meredith

Specialties:

  • Ayurveda health consultations
  • Ayurvedic massage
  • Netra basti
  • Shirodhara treatments

Description:

Marcia Meredith has been a registered nurse for 35 years and a nurse practitioner since 2002. She is a 2006 graduate of the two-year program at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico and a grateful student of Dr. Vasant Lad. She studied with Maya Tiwari of the Wise Earth School of Ayurveda from 1998 – 2004. She acknowledges Alakananda of the Alandi Ashram in Boulder, Colorado for her wisdom and teachings.

She offers Ayurveda health consultations and Ayurvedic treatments at her private health care practice, Health Through Ayurveda in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Marcia has a deep passion for Ayurveda with its gentle, natural medicine approach.

Above: Marcia Meredith


Ayurvedic Practitioners: Pure Freedom Wellness


Pure Freedom Wellness
690 Cleveland Avenue South
Suite 301
St. Paul, MN 55105
612-554-8024

www.purefreedomwellness.com
Dena Jackson, CAS, PKS, RYT

Specialties:

  • Digestive imbalances
  • Allergies
  • Nervous system imbalances
  • Other general imbalances

Description:

Ayurveda, Sanskrit for the “science of life,” is an ancient holistic preventative and healing science. The goal of Ayurvedic treatment is to provide an optimal environment for healing, as well as health maintenance, to take place. Ayurveda considers health in terms of a person's entire being, not simply the absence of disease.   A program designed for each person's unique needs may include lifestyle and eating adjustments, herbal formulas, body therapies, sound therapies, aromas, yoga and other modalities.

Dena Jackson enthusiastically shares her knowledge of Ayurveda with an added touch of humor. She studied Ayurveda on her own for years before receiving her formal training at the California College of Ayurveda. In addition to her practice, Dena teaches yoga, leads seminars on Ayurveda, yoga and meditation and serves on the Minnesota Ayurveda Association (MAA) Board of Directors. Pure Freedom Wellness Center shares space with the Institute of the Himalayan Tradition Yoga Center.

         

Above: Dena Jackson; Office interior


Chiropractors: Aspire Chiropractic


 

Aspire Chiropractic
333 Grand Ave Ste 102
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-294-2332
www.aspirechiro.com
Dr. Lindsey Tevlin


Specialties:

  • Family chiropractic
  • Injury care
  • Nutrition consulting
  • Rehabilitation

Description:

Our mission at Aspire Chiropractic is to restore and maintain the health and well being of as many people as possible in our lifetime. We wish to create a loving and caring atmosphere where we can serve our community and improve the lives of others through chiropractic care.

At Aspire Chiropractic we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to our patients. We are dedicated to helping you improve your quality of life by getting you get out of pain quickly, and working to correct the underlying problem. We believe that health is among our most valuable possessions, and encourage everyone to take control of their health.

     

Above:  Aspire Chiropractic; Dr. Lindsey Tevlin and family


Chiropractors: Barb Gettel Chiropractic P.A.


Barb Gettel Chiropractic P.A.
1801 St. Clair Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55105
651-414-9962
www.barbgettelchiropractic.com

Specialties:

    • Cranial/TMJ
    • Lactation difficulties/Birth trauma
    • Concussion/Headache
    • Nutrition

      Description:

      I have additional chiropractic training in Sacro-Occipital technique (SOT). This technique analyzes your body to determine spinal, cranial, and organ problems. I adjust specific to an individual's need for spinal and extremity osseous adjustments, low force adjustments, mobilization techniques, physiotherapy modalities, deep tissue therapy, trigger point therapy, neuromuscular rehabilitation, and exercise therapy.

      The cranial adjustments I offer are supportive and gentle techniques suitable for adjusting even the youngest newborns and the oldest seniors. I specialize in cranial/TMJ correction which is closely related to migraines, ADD, headaches, bruxism (teeth clenching/grinding), post concussion syndrome and chronic health issues. I strive to not only correct a person's health problems, but to educate about health and wellness. I also have extensive experience diagnosing and treating the following:

      Torticollis
      Neck Pain
      Headaches
      Post Concussion Syndrome
      Shoulder Pain
      Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      Tennis Elbow
      Extremities
      Acid Reflux
      Hiatal Hernia
      Tendonitis
      Plantar Fasciitis/Foot Problems
      Lower Back Pain
      Sports Injuries
      Chest Pain Due to Rib Subluxations

          

      Above: 1801 St. Clair Ave; Dr. Barb Gettel


      Chiropractors: BodyMind Chiropractic Center


      BodyMind Chiropractic Center
      1150 Montreal Avenue, Suite 101
      St. Paul, MN 55116
      651-293-1497
      www.getwellstpaul.com
      Dr. Candace Salmi, D.C.

      Specialties:

      • Doctor of Chiropractic
      • Certified Clinical Nutritionist
      • Acupuncture
      • Applied Kinesiology

      Description:

      Dr. Candace Salmi is a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Certified Clinical Nutritionist. She seeks to understand and to treat the underlying cause of pain, disease, and dysfunction with natural methods.   She will design treatment options that are specific to your needs, which may include chiropractic, applied kinesiology, acupuncture, and nutritional supplementation. The goal is to promote optimal healing and to restore health and vitality.

          

      Above:  BodyMind Chiropractic; Dr. Candace Salmi


      Chiropractors: Channing McKinley Chiropractic


      Channing McKinley Chiropractic
      1801 St. Clair Ave
      St. Paul, MN 55105
      651-210-8497
      www.channingmckinley.com
      Channing McKinley, DC

      Specialties:

      • Gentle Chiropractic
      • Craniosacral Therapy
      • Visceral & Neural Manipulation
      • Pregnancy, Pediatrics & Cranial Adjusting

      Description:

      I am a mother, chiropractor, craniosacral therapist and doula with advanced training in the care of pregnant women and children. I received my Doctorate from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2006 and am certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. I am also certified in the Webster Technique, a specific protocol used to balance the pelvis and round ligaments during pregnancy.

      My chiropractic techniques are tailored to fit each person's needs and I am happy to use gentle, low-force adjusting methods when requested or appropriate. My treatments integrate craniosacral therapy, visceral & neural manipulation with Sacro-Occipital Technique, cranial adjusting, Thompson Drop, Activator and/or diversified adjustments.

      Above:  Dr. Channing McKinley, D.C.


      Chiropractors: Christianson Chiropractic, PLLC


      Christianson Chiropractic, PLLC
      631 Cleveland Ave S
      St. Paul, MN 55116
      651-698-2321
      www.christiansonchiromn.com
      Dr. Ali Christianson

      Specialties:

      • Chiropractic Care
      • Animal Chiropractic
      • Acupuncture
      • Sports Medicine

      Description:

      Here to serve your healthcare needs and to provide chiropractic care to your pets! The mission of Christianson Chiropractic is to offer quality healthcare at an affordable price, to give you the healthcare you need and deserve. Dr. Ali Christianson graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in April of 2014. She went through additional training to become board certified in both Animal Chiropractic and Acupuncture. She incorporates many elements into her practice including nutritional counseling, Graston Technique and Taping, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, and Sports Medicine.

      Contact us to make an appointment or for more information about our services!  Located in Highland Park: close to Cecil's deli, in the same building as Central Internal Medicine Associates.

      Above: Dr. Ali Christianson


      Chiropractors: Grand Avenue Chiropractic & Acupuncture



      Grand Avenue Chiropractic & Acupuncture
      976 Grand Avenue
      Saint Paul, MN 55105
      651-222-7381
      www.kristenlemkedc.com
      Dr. Kristen Lemke, D.C.

      Specialties:

      • Chiropractic
      • Acupuncture
      • Massage
      • Sports Therapy

      Description:

      Dr. Kristen Lemke is a 2009 Cum Laude graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University. Prior to enrolling in Chiropractic College, she attended Wartburg College where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Spanish.

      She has gained valuable experience volunteering her time and chiropractic skills to underprivileged communities in Costa Rica, to the Pillsbury House Integrated Health Clinic in South Minneapolis, and high school athletes at St. Agnes High School in St. Paul.

      In her free time, Dr. Kristen enjoys spending time playing recreational soccer, biking, practicing yoga, and enjoying the outdoors. She has completed two ironman distance events and is a 2015 Bronze Ironman All World Athlete, placing in the top 10% in her age group in the world! Her extensive background in sports has provided her with knowledgeable insight into working with athletes. She will be taking courses in Active Release Therapy (ART) starting in the spring of 2015.

      Dr. Kristen’s mission is to help educate all of her patients to understand the definition of health, “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease of infirmity” (World Health Organization-1948). She creates health by treating the individual person and not the illness. By only treating the symptoms, the body may temporarily feel better, but the cause has not been addressed!

          

      Above:  Dr. Kristen Lemke; a 2009 internship in Costa Rica


      Chiropractors: Healing Hands Wellness Center


       

      Healing Hands Wellness Center
      1036 South Cleveland Ave.
      St. Paul, MN 55116
      651-699-3366
      http://www.healinghandschiro.com
      Robert C. Slater, DC

      Specialties:

      • Spinal Adjusting
      • Orthopedics
      • Nutrition

      Description:

      Chiropractic care uses non-invasive techniques to manipulate the spinal column and encourage proper alignment within the musculoskeletal frame.

      A visit to our all-natural clinic starts with a friendly greeting from our staff and a consultation with our chiropractor in St. Paul, Dr. Robert Slater. Depending on your current health and whether you have any existing injuries or subluxations, we will prescribe a chiropractic care plan centered on correction, maintenance or prevention. Our patients span all ages, and we are proud to offer chiropractic care to the entire family, from children to seniors.

          

      Above:  Healing Hands Wellness Center; Dr. Robert Slater


      Chiropractors: Kent Chiropractic Clinic


      Kent Chiropractic Clinic
      1418 Grand Avenue
      St. Paul, MN 55105
      651-696-9110

      www.kentchiropractic.net
      Dr. Susan Kent, D.C.

      Named one of Minnesota Monthly’s Top Chiropractors 2014

      Specialties:

      • Gentle Hands-on Adjusting
      • Attention to the Muscular System
      • Massage/Myofascial Work
      • Acupuncture

      Description:

      Dr. Susan Kent is a chiropractor and owner of Kent Chiropractic Clinic in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She has lived in the Twin Cities most of her life. She attended Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, Minnesota, achieving a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

      In her 25 years as a chiropractor, Dr. Kent has helped thousands of people from all walks of life regain and achieve optimal health. Phenomenal results dealing with acute or chronic pain are commonplace in her clinic. Through chiropractic adjustments and attention to the muscular system, Dr. Kent helps the body achieve its optimal state of health. Her style is marked by a passion for helping patients recover and restore their bodily functions in the most rapid and effective way. Chiropractic promotes the body's ability to heal itself, she maintains.

      Dr. Kent currently resides in Minnetonka with her husband Tim. She has two children. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading and running.


      Chiropractors: Langford Chiropractic


      Langford Chiropractic
      730 Cleveland Ave South
      St Paul MN, 55116
      (651) 699-8610
      www.langfordchiropractic.com
      Dr. Anne Langford, D.C.

      Specialties:

      • Doctor of Chiropractic
      • Board Certified in Chiropractic Pediatrics

      Description:

      Dr. Langford is a graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic and is a member of the Minnesota Chiropractic Association, the American Chiropractic Association and the International Chiropractors Association, along with the International Chiropractors Association Council on Pediatrics (ICACP). She serves on the Board of Directors for the Highland Business Association and the Highland District Council. Because of her strong interest in helping women and children optimize their health, Dr. Anne Langford chose to complete extensive post-graduate training and board certification in chiropractic pediatrics through the ICACP. She is one of a few chiropractors in the US to be Board Certified in Chiropractic Pediatrics.   In addition, she also has her certification to provide Acupuncture for her patients.

      Above:  Langford Chiropractic


      Chiropractors: O'Keefe Matz Chiropractic & Functional Health Clinic


      O’Keefe Matz Chiropractic
      1053 Ashland Avenue
      St. Paul, MN 55105
      651-292-8072
      www.improveurhealth.com

       

      Specialties:

      • Functional Medicine
      • Concussion Protocol
      • Frequency Specific Microcurrent

      Description:

      At O’Keefe Matz Chiropractic, our approach to your health is based on the functional medicine model. This philosophy approaches any and all health concerns from the point of view that there is a root cause underlying most presenting symptoms. Through extensive diagnostic testing or imaging and thorough examination and history intake – We are experts at determining exactly what that might be for your situation.

      Our treatment protocols draw from Chiropractic, Physical therapy modalities, Clinical Nutrition, Acupuncture & Acupressure, Ultrasound, Head & Skull Therapy, or Neurofeedback Brain training. Because of our breadth of training and experience – our treatment options are specific to you and unique to anything found elsewhere.

          

      Above: O'Keefe Matz Chiropractic exterior & interior


      Homeopaths: Jennifer Rose Homeopathy


      Jennifer Rose Homeopathy
      196 Sidney St. W.
      St. Paul, MN 55107
      651-587-5636
      www.jenniferrosehomeopathy.com

      Specialties:

      • Digestive & Skin Conditions
      • Pregnancy, Postpartum & Mothering
      • Childhood & Adolescence
      • End of Life Care

      Description:

      I practice classical homeopathy, a complete healing system that focuses on your unique conditions and needs. I attended the 4-year program at Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy and also hold a B.A. in psychology from St. Catherine University. Helping people realize their full potential with homeopathy is truly amazing – it’s what I love doing.

      Above: Jennifer Rose.

      Lifestyle Coaches: Nourish U Well


      Nourish U Well
      516 2nd St. Ste. 210
      Hudson, WI 54016
      715-307-3772
      www.nourishuwell.org
      Jennifer Brathol

      Specialties:

      • Certified Holistic Nutrition, Wellness and Lifestyle Coaching
      • Cleansing & Detoxification
      • Digestive Wellness Goals

      Description:

      Are you ready to make peace with the food you eat and start feeling your very best? Are you ready to orchestrate (together) healthy as your new lifestyle…without it feeling a total drag or complicated? I specialize in walking you through a step-by-step, hand-holding, full-of-love journey towards cleaning up your diet and your digestion through the foods you eat; while nourishing your soul with a life that leads you to your joy!

      Above:  Jennifer Brathol


      Massage Therapists: Carolyn Rush, Licensed Massage Therapist


      Carolyn Rush Licensed Massage Therapist
      Van Buren Ave and Lexington Parkway
      St. Paul, MN 55104
      651-646-1737
      carolynrush.net

      Specialties:

      • Upper and lower back
      • Neck, frozen shoulder
      • Abdominal scar tissue
      • Forearm tightness from typing
      • Sciatica, plantar fasciitis

      Description:

      I specialize in Connective Tissue Massage and Structural Integration (also known as Rolfing). I work primarily with the fascia (connective tissue) to release soft tissue restrictions. This oil-free work is particularly effective for chronic tension patterns (“knots and tight spots”) and uniquely addresses areas that are otherwise neglected in conventional massage, such as the ribcage, shins, iliotibial tract and sides of the hips.

      History/Training: Graduated from the Boulder School of Massage Therapy in 1989, and the Institute For Structural Integration in 2006.

          

      Above:  Carolyn Rush; a Rolfing session in progress


      Massage Therapists: Open Hands Therapeutic Massage


      Open Hands Therapeutic Massage
      1801 St. Clair Avenue
      St. Paul, MN 55105
      651-645-7414
      www.openhandstherapeutic.com
      Anne M. True

      Specialties:

      • Shiatsu / Traditional Chinese Medicine
      • Swedish Massage Therapy
      • Relaxation Techniques
      • Injury-related Therapies

      Description:

      Anne M. True has been practicing professional Shiatsu and Massage Therapy for over 25 years. True graduated from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in Massachusetts in 1989. After moving to Minnesota in 1990, she studied at the MN Center for Shiatsu Study (now CenterPoint) and graduated in 1994. True's treatments combine a variety of techniques with the goal of balancing energy and relaxation. Each session is unique to the individual and their health goals.

      Above: 1801 St. Clair Ave.


      Massage Therapists: The Great Metropolitan Backrub


      The Great Metropolitan Backrub
      Two locations:
      762 Cleveland Avenue S.
      St. Paul, MN 55116
      and
      56 East 6th St Suite 305
      St. Paul, MN 55101
      651-698-3338

      www.greatbackrubs.com
      Annette
      Rondano, CEO

      Specialties:

      • Massage and Shiatsu
      • Injury Repair
      • Auto/Work Comp
      • Prenatal
      • Sports

      Description:

      Since 1995.  Walk-in, by-the-minute massage provided on massage tables is delivered fully-clothed and no appointment is necessary.  Seated massage available on demand. Out-call, corporate and parties also available.


      Naturopaths: Wellspring Naturopathic Clinic


      Wellspring Naturopathic Clinic
      905 Jefferson Avenue Suite 202
      Saint Paul, MN 55102
      651-222-4111
      www.helenhealynd.com
      Dr. Helen C. Healy N.D.

      Specialties:

      • Natural alternatives to conventional treatments, pharmaceuticals and surgery
      • Metabolic and heavy metal detoxification
      • Bio-identical hormone support
      • Childhood illness such as ear/sinus problems, asthma, ADHD, skin disorders
      • Immune support for chronic illness and autoimmune conditions
      • Routine physicals & exams

      Description:

      Wellspring Naturopathic Clinic was founded by Thomas Stowell, N.D. in 1978. The clinic was unique at the time, offering something virtually unheard of in the midwest - a wholistic family practice with services such as homeopathy, acupuncture, botanical medicine, spinal manipulation, natural prenatal care, home birthing, massage therapy, & nutritional counseling.

      Helen Healy, N.D joined Wellspring in 1984, offering insights into the importance of diet and exercise for all of her patients. She was especially concerned about the health advice her female patients were not receiving from their regular health care practitioners. Sadly, Tom passed away in 1994. Helen Healy took over the clinic and caring for Tom's patients. Today, thirty-five years since its inception, Dr. Healy and Wellspring Clinic still offer a myriad of natural health options.

      Dr. Healy received her B.A. in biopsychology in 1977 from Vassar College, and her N.D. degree in 1983 from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and holds qualifications to practice in both Oregon and Minnesota. Helen is a past president of the Minnesota Association of Naturopathic Physicians and former Speaker of the House of Delegates to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She has appeared before both the Minnesota Health Department and the State Legislature as a spokesperson for Natural Medicine.

      Above: Wellspring Naturopathic Clinic