Amy Kuretsky acupuncturist

Amy Kuretsky

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

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

Specialties: Digestive disorders including IBD and IBS, headaches and migraines, anxiety and complex emotional conditions

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. 

What started as preventive care for chronic digestive issues has evolved over several years to a complete health and wellness practice, helping me manage stress and anxiety, pregnancy and postpartum, and ongoing inflammation. Amy has become an invaluable resource and support system, changing and empowering me throughout my health journey.
— Tali H
I desperately reached out to Amy a few months back when my chronic symptoms became unmanageable. I was tired of traditional Western doctors who simply wrote off my symptoms and sent me on my way with a lousy prescription. I’m in my 20s and live a healthy and active lifestyle and was eager for someone to evaluate these factors - as well as my symptoms - in a holistic way. My first appointment with Amy was as mentally rewarding as it was physically. It was refreshing to have someone interested in all my symptoms! I went to Constellation thinking I was only signing up for acupuncture but was pleasantly surprised how much the cupping helped in addition to acupuncture. The first time I had cupping done I left more relaxed and calm than I had been in months. It was really something else. Amy has also educated me on supplements, herbs, diet and exercise and how these are all equally important pieces of self-care. I’ve become more in-tune with what my body needs on a given day, knowing that one day is likely different than the next. The mix of Amy’s magic and self-care education has helped reduce my headaches and get my GI back on track. The best part - it wasn’t with any prescriptions!
— Hannah M
Kim Christensen acupuncturist

Kim Christensen

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

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

Specialties: Pain, complex/chronic health conditions, Lyme Disease, menstrual cycle & reproductive system support, anxiety & depression, digestive disorders, queer & trans health

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 illness 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, Lyme Disease, anxiety and depression, 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. In the fall of 2019, Kim will start a two-year Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program through the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, with a focus on chronic and complex illness and women’s health.

Continuing her studies, Kim completed a 6-month post-graduate Pediatric Integrative Health Fellowship at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital in 2016, and in April 2017, she studied in Zhengzhou, China in the areas of pain, oncology, pediatrics, and tui na massage. Kim has received certifications in Health Coaching, Reiki, Pranic Healing, Cosmetic Acupuncture, and has completed advanced study in LGBTQ+ health care, Lyme Disease, and needle-free treatment approaches.

I have worked extensively with Kim Christensen, having received acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, and Chinese herbal therapy, and I cannot recommend her services highly enough. Kim is more than an acupuncturist, and provided a great deal of encouragement and support as I navigated some complex health challenges.
— Gina C
I can’t explain how thankful I am to have found Kim. Living with chronic illness is grueling but seeing Kim has lightened the burden. Not only is she a brilliant practitioner but she is a kind listener, generous healer, and hilarious person. While I may never be cured, I am living with less pain, more hope, and better sleep since I started seeing Kim.
— Britt U
Leah Fifield acupuncturist

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, 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 leah@constellationacu.com for more information

I started acupuncture sort of on a lark, and now can’t imagine not having it. For me, it helps me stay balanced and calm. I’ve been going a few years now, but I moved away and took a 9-month break. I swear, I could feel my stress levels rising that whole time. As soon as I got back to my regular schedule, life was better again. I recommend acupuncture to my friends all the time. And all I can say is – life is better with it. I’m not even quite sure how, but it sure is.
— Virginia B
I began cupping therapy at Constellation after 6 weeks of getting absolutely no where with physical therapy. I was feeling very frustrated with my physical therapist and was getting to the point where I was questioning what my next step would be and trying to decide if maybe I could just live/handle/deal with the constant discomfort and pain I was feeling. It took one cupping treatment with Leah to reduce my pain and discomfort to almost non-existent and to keep my hope of living a relatively pain free life alive. I have continued to receive treatment at Constellation for all my ongoing aches and pains related to a very active lifestyle. I am so thankful that I have found a therapy that works well and is effective and affordable. I have noticed that my hip pain has been greatly improved with cupping club and have seen improvements in other aspects of my life such as my overall mood, menstrual cycle, digestion, back, neck and shoulder pain.
— Holly W
Sarah White massage

Sarah White

CMT, CYT, OM Community Coach in Healing Justice

Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Vinyasa Yoga, Community Organizing, Sister Circles, Food Justice, and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (in training)

Specialties: pain, deep relaxation, emotional liberation through the normalization of body work in communities of color, spirit and body connection, releasing trauma stored in body systems

Sarah White has been holding space and bringing community together with healing and justice as far back as she remembers. What first started as a journey as a musician, lyricist, and photographer soon moved into a deeper focus on body systems themselves when she found out she was to be a mother. This is when herbalism, holistic mothering, natural birth practices and yoga came into her life like a storm. Learning first that breath was such an untapped resource in much of her community, she started to unbirth the expansiveness within her own body. Deep studies of Bikram, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Urban Farming in New York lead her back to Minneapolis to get certified to teach yoga via Radiant Life Yoga (200hr), and another in the deep jungles of Costa Rica via Sacred Brooklyn (200hr).

After studies in environmental science, a path opened to participate in a cohort with Dr. Joi (Joi Unlimited) and do a 250hr deep study in trauma, both individual and collective, that we hold onto in our physical bodies, relational fields, and even pass on through our bodies to future generations. These studies in the “Orange Method” of Community Coaching in Healing Justice, brought all of the passions and paths together towards healing. Towards seeing each other deeper. Through touch, through food, through visuals, through sound. Deep breath of release for this overlapping affirmation.

Sarah is now certified in Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage (PureLux Yoga) and is studying into our deeper embryonic, fascia, and nervous systems, soon to be certified as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (Body Intelligence).

As a mother of two, activist, lover of plants and water, photographic story teller, songstress, soundscape artist and lover of love, this path is never dull, but always reminding her of gratitude.

All bodies welcome!

Reduced rate options for BIPOC, always.

The body & energy work that Sarah offers feels like an amalgamation of all of her artistry, skills & talents all lending themselves perfectly to her practice as a healer. Her devotion to quality & attention to detail is present like any other art-form or medium she chooses to share with community. She has an amazing intuition of how much attention & focus to give to the areas of your body that need it, whether you knew they did or not. You can feel the positive vibrations within the spaces she works in & her selection of soundscapes & music amplify the experience & add another layer to the appreciation I have for her work. Besides helping me to alleviate physical injuries & release pain, after sessions I’ve experienced increased flexibility & balance, calmness & overall relaxation. Working with Sarah has also inspired me to increase my own inward awareness & helped refresh my focus on my own healing journey.
— Jordan Hamilton - jordanhamiltonart.com
Sarah White has an uncanny sense of a person’s body. I struggle with fibromyalgia, and don’t ever experience true relief from that pain. However, Sarah’s massages have done wonders to my pain management. I doubt I’ll ever go to another massage therapist again, because hers are the best I’ve ever received. That’s not an exaggeration, that’s just the truth. I really love deep-tissue massages, because it helps combat my muscle pain. Sarah was able to reach this using a different method, so I didn’t experience the sore after-pain that usually accompanies deep tissue. Not only that, but Sarah approaches your treatment holistically; I felt that my needs were understood, and that for the time that she was treating me, I was given a three-dimensional experience that helped me release the tension in my body, my mind, and my spirit. I’ve never slept so well in my life. Go see Sarah White- her hands heal.
— Emeline O'Hara
Sarah is truly magical! She brings a unique, intuitive approach into all aspects of her bodywork. I was dealing with a traumatic body injury that affected my muscles, nerves and mindset. She was able to guide my mind and body into a space where I could release my attachment to the pain and begin a process of healing. She works with bodies because she deeply loves people and the vibrational possibility of energetic intention. She has dedicated time, focus and artfulness into cultivating a beautiful, personal healing practice and we’re so fortunate that she is willing to share it.
— Tricia Heuring, Director - Curator at Public Functionary
Tatum Fjerstad yoga craniosacral therapy

Tatum Fjerstad

CST, RYT

Craniosacral Therapist, Yoga, Meditation, Chinese Medicine Student

Tatum Fjerstad is a recovering people pleaser with a great sense of humor. She calls herself “a human being who teaches others how to be okay with being human.” She does this by offering craniosacral therapy and teaching our Yoga + Acupuncture classes at Water Bar & Public Studios. She is also in her second year of at Northwestern Health Science University where she is pursuing her masters degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Tatum has more than 8 years of experience teaching yoga and meditation all over the U.S. and sometimes in Canada. She decided to take on the grueling, life-changing task of becoming an acupuncturist because of the incredible impact it had on managing her anxiety, depression, insomnia and digestion issues. In an effort to get better acquainted with the body and learn how sense the subtle but impactful imbalances in the nervous system, she also decided to dive into Craniosacral Therapy during her first year of school. This incredibly gentle and deeply healing practice has given her a newfound respect for the body’s ability to heal itself.

When she’s not at the clinic, at school, or teaching yoga she’s hanging out with her sweet, handsome boyfriend, his son and their tuxedo cat, Gary, in their cozy apartment in Northeast Minneapolis.

I had always wanted to try craniosacral therapy in an effort to relieve some of my fibromyalgia symptoms. Tatum provided an amazing first experience; she was very knowledgeable about the entire process and was able to answer my many questions. At one point she blew my mind by reading my body’s physiology to determine posture habits I have. Not only was the experience a relaxing time to de-stress, but my body felt great during the entire process and afterwards. I would highly recommend Tatum for a bunch of reasons, among which would be that she’s a genuinely nice and interesting person with an obvious respect and passion for her work.
— Ali Goldberg