L.Ac., M.OM. Dipl.OM.
Acupuncture, Herbs, Cupping, Massage, Food Therapy
Specialties: Pain and tension, menstrual cycle support, digestive disorders, cosmetic acupuncture & massage
Leah first encountered acupuncture on a cultural exchange to Cuba in 2001. Intrigued, she began her study of East Asian medicine including acupressure, massage, shiatsu and herbalism. After several years as a licensed massage therapist in NYC and Massachusetts, she decided to formally study acupuncture and Chinese medicine and returned to her hometown of Minneapolis to do so.
She has found acupuncture and herbs to be a superior combination for dealing with her own chronic pain, and is proud to have provided thousands of successful treatments for pain related conditions. Leah works with her patients to give them the tools they need to get better and stay better, utilizing the gentle yet effective power of acupuncture, herbs, massage, nutrition, movement therapy and lifestyle tweaks. She strives to create a caring healing space, free of judgement and full of hope.
Leah is licensed with the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and is certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She graduated summa cum laude with a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN in 2010. She studied abroad in Tianjin, China in the areas of stroke rehab, pain and pediatrics.
Continuing her studies, Leah has received certifications in Cosmetic Acupuncture, Western Herbalism, Ayurvedic body work and advanced studies for pain related conditions. Relying on the strengths each of these modalities offers, she seamlessly blends each of these tools into a uniquely crafted treatment for each patient. She is currently working towards her practitioner certification in Ayurvedic medicine.
Although she has practiced in an array of healthcare environments, from Woodwinds Hospital to community clinics in the metro area, she is proud to call Constellation Acupuncture and Healing Arts her home.
Leah is active in the reparations movement to lift up, support and strengthen people of Indigenous and African ancestry. She acknowledges that the privileged life she leads is due to the energy and labor of countless Indigenous and African peoples whose bodies, energy, labor and life was and is forcefully taken from them. To begin the work of repairing this imbalance she offers discounted treatments to self-identifying BIPOC. Please contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information