Initial Visit
The first visit includes a thorough health history, evaluation of your main complaint and current health status, and a one-sided body acupuncture treatment.  You will receive a basic introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory and learn how it applies to your healthcare.  Needles are retained for approximately 20-30 minutes.  Plan on a one and a half-hour visit.

Follow-Up Visits
These visits include a brief follow-up evaluation, a two-sided body acupuncture treatment, and continued recommendations for self care.  Needles are retained for approximately 20-30 minutes.  Plan on a one and a half-hour visit.


Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System
Mei Zen is a cosmetic acupuncture system that is based on Chinese medicine.  It promotes the circulation of Qi and Blood in the face, which in turn, increases muscle tone, elasticity, collagen production and skin moisture.  Cosmetic acupuncture is healthier, less expensive, and virtually risk free.   There are none of the side effects of modern treatments. This system not only treats the face or neck, but balances the whole body making you feel younger from the inside, out.

Prior to receiving Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture, you must have a consultation to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for this treatment.  Please bring your calendar to this visit so we may schedule all sessions at once.  Plan on a 20-minute consultation.

Through research, clinical experience, experimentation and classwork, it has been determined that in order to receive the best results with the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System™, a series of 10 treatments are necessary.  These are scheduled at the initial consultation for two treatments per week, for five weeks.  Plan on a one-hour treatment.


Payment Options
Mankato Acupuncture Clinic accepts cash, check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.  Currently, this clinic accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and Health Partners.  You may also use your HSA or Flexible Spending accounts for acupuncture treatment.

Happy to have Found a Drug Free, Surgery Free Way to Treat My Back Pain

Mankato Acupuncture Clinic

“I have been dealing with lower back pain for many years. it became more difficult to deal with as time went on. I had stiffness and pain getting out of bed in the morning. I had a difficult time with leg pain, walking and rising to a standing position from sitting. I had pain pills, pain injections and suggestions of surgery and trigger point injections. I decided I needed to do something and did not want to go on with pain pills, invasive procedures or surgery.

I began seeing a chiropractor who gave me moderate relief of my pain, but I needed to continue with anti-inflammatory drugs in addition to his adjustments. I would have facet joint flare ups where I could not straighten up without great pain. My chiropractor suggested acupuncture as an adjunct treatment. I was also doing yoga, but had difficulty with certain poses that seemed restricted by pain or discoordination of movement.

I made an appointment with Stephanie at Mankato Acupuncture Clinic. She did an extensive assessment and listened to my concerns. She explained acupuncture, TCM theory and how she would proceed. She suggested some lifestyle changes and that I receive 8 treatments.

After the first treatment I felt some unexpected relief as I thought it would take several to really get an effect. Treatments gave me a sense of overall wellbeing, in addition to decreasing my pain in a way that had me not focus my energy on it. Pain was tolerable on a daily basis. My ability to do yoga poses improved. Due to my arthritis, I will never be 100% pain free, but continued treatment makes a big difference in my quality of life. When I do not follow her recommendations on lifestyle changes, I can feel the difference. I continue to have treatments when I can and look forward to them as I know how much better I will feel after. I am now off of any pain medications. I continue to have maintenance chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture treatments, and have not had any flares. Any increased pain I do have is usually a result of myself making unhealthy choices in my diet or weekend warrior activity.

I am happy to have found a drug free, surgery free way to treat my back pain.”

Mary S.
Mankato, MN
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