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Stefanie Beniek, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, MaOM

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Stefanie  is founder of Family Tree Acupuncture, a licensed Acupuncturist and practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine who specializes in fertility, pregnancy, labor and delivery and postpartum care. In addition to her private practice, she is an Acupuncturist with Allina Health at Mercy Hospital’s MotherBaby Center, where she provides care to inpatients in Labor and Delivery and Postpartum.

She received her Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minnesota and has been specializing in obstetrics and gynecology from the beginning. She is board certified with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Completing advanced training in obstetric acupuncture has truly enriched the depth of her practice. 

One of her passions is teaching both patients and other medical providers to understand the breadth traditional Chinese medicine has to offer in obstetrics and gynecology. She holds classes regularly on acupuncture/acupressure during labor & delivery and postpartum recovery.

Enjoying life near Lake Nokomis in South Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband Tim, their energetic sons Bjorn and Rowan, and dog Chelsea, keeps her days full and happy.

 

Nancy Anderson-Bierma, L.Ac., Dipl. OM

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Nancy Anderson-Bierma is a licensed acupuncturist with a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine from Minnesota Institute of Acupuncture and Herbal Studies and Northwestern Health Sciences University. She graduated in 1998 and and has practiced in the Twin Cities since that time.  Nancy is a teacher and clinical supervisor in the acupuncture college at Northwestern Health Sciences University where she has been employed since 2002.  Her experience as an acupuncture practitioner and herbalist is broad and ranges from work in hospitals and chiropractic clinics to acupuncture and pediatric acupuncture clinics.

Nancy is board certified with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.  

Nancy also has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Drake University and is a professional jazz pianist. 

For many years, she specialized in teaching music and creativity to young children. Nancy is an artist and loves to spend time with her family, which includes 3 young grandchildren and two cats.

 

 
Kristin Blake L.Ac., Dipl. OM
 

Amy DePoint, L.Ac., Dipl. OM

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Amy DePoint L.Ac. has dedicated the last 13 years to develop a diverse holistic acupuncture practice. Since graduating with a Masters of Oriental Medicine in 2005, she has focused on women's health, fertility, pregnancy and post partum care. In addition to the powerful foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, she has studied other ancient healing modalities to create a synergistic and nuanced care plan including sustainable lifestyle and nutritional changes.

In 2014, after 9 years of owning and operating Heal Oriental Medicine, a women’s health and fertility clinic in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Amy went on a sabbatical to California. In 2015, she became a practitioner of the Arvigo Technique of Mayan Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT) and a level II, certified Reiki practitioner. In 2016, she sold her Minnesota practice before welcoming their new son into their family. Spring of 2017, after 2 years of studying, the family of four moved back to Minnesota and are enjoying getting to know their new home in Rochester. Fall of 2017, her integrated clinic, Tradition Fusion, opens in Rochester, MN.

Besides immersing herself, family and patients on this journey for a fulfilling and healthy life, she enjoys spending time foraging and exploring the vast world with her 2 children, homeschooling, and creating healthy food and medicinal concoctions in her kitchen. 

Amy obtained a masters in Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2005; became a licensed acupuncturist by the Minnesota Medical Board and also board certified with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).