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Traditional chinese medicine consult

Traditional Chinese medicine focuses on restoring your body to help it heal itself. This age-old practice uses herbs, acupuncture or acupressure, massage, food therapy, and/or mind-body exercise to stimulate healing.


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What it is

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help support your best health and well-being. It is a complex and broad healing system that has been practiced for more than 2,000 years. In this visit you, will learn more about Traditional Chinese Medicine and how it can help you.

What to expect

Your first visit is usually 60 to 90 minutes. The provider will ask many questions about your past and present health. You will be examined to try to find the pattern of imbalance that is causing your illness. You will also learn about the different components of Traditional Chinese Medicine, such as:

  • acupuncture,
  • Chinese herbal medicine,
  • tui na massage,
  • dietary therapy
  • mind-body techniques such as tai chi and qi gong.

The provider will talk with you about a treatment plan, individualized to your needs, to help correct your imbalance.

Good to know

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment.
  • Acupuncturists at Allina Health are certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. They have completed at least 3,000 hours of training.

Good for treating

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic health challenges
  • Depression
  • Sleep conditions
  • Pain management
  • Fatigue
  • Menopause
  • Nausea
  • Stress
  • Side effects of medical treatments

Related links

Source: Penny George Institute for Health and Healing
Reviewed by: Jennifer Blair, LAc, MaOM, and Michael Egan, LAc, MaOM,

First published: 3/7/2017
Last reviewed: 12/21/2016

Allina Health Everyday Clinic

This is a retail clinic location. We offer basic services for minor injuries and illnesses for patients 18 months and older. We do not see visits for workers' or injury compensation.

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Everyday On Wheels

Everyday On Wheels mobile clinic is not wheel chair accessible due to the size of the vehicle. Patients should be able to safely climb a short set of stairs to enter the mobile clinic.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time and have your mobile phone available for the provider to contact you when they are ready to see you.

We've changed how we provide some services with your care and safety in mind. Expanded virtual care services are available to schedule online. You can also call your clinic for help finding the best option.

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What’s the reason for your visit?

Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.

What’s the reason for your visit?

Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.