Amy Kuretsky

Amy Kuretsky

L.Ac., M.OM., Dipl.OM.

Acupuncture, Herbs, Breathwork, Coaching, Tarot, Energy Medicine

Specialties: Digestive disorders, headaches and migraines, anxiety and depression

Amy's life drastically changed when she began incorporating acupuncture, herbs, and mindfulness to her daily life to help manage the symptoms of Crohn's Disease - an autoimmune disease that had been dominating her life for over five years. Within a few short months, she was able to stop her expensive pharmaceutical treatment and has now been living medication-free since 2011. This experience shaped her interest in treating the overlap between digestive and emotional wellness and she looks forward to bringing this knowledge to Constellation Acupuncture & Healing Arts.

Outside of clinical practice, Amy is passionate about helping creative entrepreneurs find their own personal brand of balance in order to stay sane and healthy. She does this through her group coaching workshops, intuitive tarot readings, wellness retreats for creative business owners, and sharing her knowledge and experience on her podcast, Health Fuels Hustle. Her love of working with creative professionals struggling with anxiety stemmed from her own experience keeping her head above water as she built up her previous, bustling, solo acupuncture practice.

Amy 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 2013.  She studied abroad in Tianjin, China in the areas of stroke rehab, pain and pediatrics.  Continuing her studies, Amy has received certifications in Cosmetic Acupuncture, Breathwork, Reiki, Health Coaching, and has done advanced studies for digestive related conditions. 

Kim Christensen

Kim Christensen

L.Ac., M.OM. Dipl.OM.

Acupuncture, Shonishin, Herbs, Cupping, Food Therapy, Energy Medicine

Specialties: Pain, complex/chronic conditions, anxiety and depression, needle-free and pediatric treatments

Growing up with a massage therapist mom, a naturalist dad, and a circle of wise women family friends, Kim has felt drawn to the world of healing arts since her youth. It was a health crisis with Lyme Disease and tick-borne disease in her mid-twenties, however, that drew her in further. Through an integrative combination of therapies, lifestyle changes, and spiritual exploration, Kim found relief, hope, deeper self-intuition, and a path forward — and was inspired to support others in finding the same.

Kim’s personal healing journey and her clinical experience have cemented her belief in the power of integrative medicine to support the whole self — body, mind, and spirit — in achieving long-lasting wellness and deep transformation. She supports patients with a wide range of concerns, including pain, complex/chronic conditions, anxiety and depression, asthma and allergies, digestion, and reproductive and sexual health. Kim strives to help patients of all ages feel affirmed, empowered, and aware of their intrinsic healing potential and intuition. 

Kim 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 2015. Kim completed a 6-month post-graduate Pediatric Integrative Health Fellowship at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, supporting medically complex children, their families, and hospital staff with acupuncture and integrative therapies. In April 2017, she studied in Zhengzhou, China in the areas of pain, oncology, pediatrics, and tuina massage. Kim has received certifications in Reiki and Cosmetic Acupuncture, and has completed advanced study in LGBTQ+ health care, Shonishin (Japanese needle-free pediatric acupuncture), Lyme Disease and tick-borne disease, and the use of hypnotic language to manage physical and emotional conditions.

Laconia Koerner

Laconia Koerner

L.Ac., M.OM. Dipl.OM.

Acupuncture, Herbs, Cupping, Tui Na Massage, Food Therapy, Tarot

Specialties: Back pain and tension, anxiety and depression, life transition support

Laconia is an empathic practitioner with a strong interest in working with clients experiencing chronic pain and illness. She is skilled at using specialized Chinese needling techniques, hands-on Tuina massage, and the archetypal language of Chinese medicine to help clients connect with and release blockages on both the physical and psycho-emotional level. In this process, practitioner and client learn to appreciate how physical and emotional crises are ways in which our being seeks rebalancing, transformation and connection to life force energy.

Laconia’s clinical approach to musculoskeletal use, tension and release, trigger points, pain, and emotional holding patterns derives from her comprehensive understanding of Chinese medicine’s spirit, organ and channel theories, as well as her eclectic experience in various mind-body-spirit disciplines including Alexander Technique, Butoh dance, Song-to-Speech voice training, Stanislavski, Suzuki and Viewpoints actor training, Shotokan karate, Thai kickboxing and yoga. Laconia enjoys working with teens, young adults, women in their menopausal years, anyone in the midst of major life transition, and people experiencing anxiety and depression. She also specializes in treating neck, shoulder, and back pain. Your back is her garden!

Before discovering Chinese medicine, Laconia performed with various theatre companies in San Francisco and earned an MFA in playwriting from the Actors Studio Drama School in New York City. Acting, writing, singing and playing music have been healing outlets, as well as studies in archetypal psychotherapy, the Tarot, I Ching and Celtic runes, psycho-biology of the chakras, and Myers-Briggs and Enneagram typology. At the heart of all these practices is an integral soul wisdom, which Laconia seeks to foster in her work with each client.

Laconia 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 2014. As a staff person at Northwestern, she managed the student community clinic, Pillsbury House, and has worked at the herbal dispensary.  Continuing her studies, Laconia has done advanced studies in Jungian archetypes and the overlap between emotional and physical pain related conditions. 

Leah Fifield

Leah Fifield

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 and has done advanced studies for pain related conditions. 

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.