Amy Kuretsky

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. 

Kim Christensen

Kim Christensen

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

Acupuncture, Herbs, Cupping, Food Therapy, Energy Medicine

Specialties: Pain, complex/chronic conditions, Lyme Disease, anxiety & depression, digestive disorders

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.

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 Reiki, Pranic Healing, Cosmetic Acupuncture, and has completed advanced study in LGBTQ+ health care, Lyme Disease, needle-free treatment approaches, and hypnotic techniques for pain and stress management. Kim is currently completing training in health coaching, and is excited to incorporate integrative coaching into her offerings at the clinic.

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, Ayurveda 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.

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.

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Tatum Fjerstad

 

Office assistant extraordinaire, private yoga, meditation, writing coaching, workshops

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 teaching yoga, meditation and writing throughout Minneapolis. She’s also working on her masters degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University, where she is also a proud Diversity Scholar. 

Acupuncture teaches Tatum what it truly means to slow down and practice mindfulness. She had been teaching yoga and meditation for years before her first treatment in NYC. Tatum was on the verge of an anxiety attack and the practitioner took such good care of her, that she decided she needed to learn everything there was to know about this healing medicine. She’s thrilled to be supporting the team at Constellation and looks forward to helping in any way she can.

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