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.

Highly Recommend Her to Anyone Looking to Treat a Health Condition

Mankato Acupuncture Clinic

“I have struggled with respiratory issues since I was a child, starting with many bronchial infections which developed into asthma as a teenager. My doctor encouraged trying many different ‘western’ medications, all of which attempted to control, not treat, my symptoms. For me, this was a very difficult time thinking I would be doing my best to ‘control’ something which can be an annoyance at best, and very frightening at its worst for my foreseeable future. I was highly dependent on my albuterol (steroid-based) inhaler for many years, which was expensive, frustrating, and not conducive to a healthy body. I noticed that walking and exercise lessened my symptoms, but allergies and heavy exercise made it much worse. After my husband ran to find my inhaler for the thousandth time while I had an attack, he suggested we consider looking for a different way of treating my asthma.

After researching local acupuncturists, I began treatment with Stephanie the next week in 2011. Although I don’t have a fear of needles, I was very curious about the placement of them and what each was expected to do. Stephanie was awesome about answering all of my questions. I had a better understanding of how acupuncture works while receiving treatment. She explained what to expect after my first treatment and we set up future appointments. I knew acupuncture wouldn’t instantly treat my asthma – however I did notice small changes even after the first treatment. I slept better, felt better, and started to breathe better. Along with treatments, Stephanie was able to find a correct dosage of herbal supplements that greatly improved my treatment of asthma. I continued to receive treatment from Stephanie on a regular basis until I went back to college in Minneapolis the following fall. I still have treatments with Stephanie, although not as often as I like due to my schedule.

The biggest indicator that acupuncture works, to me, if that while seeing my doctor last week for a regular check-up, he was able to remove asthma from my chart as I have been symptom and attack free for over a year and a half. Stephanie is always available over email to answer any questions I have and provide dietary suggestions for different things from a cold to a yeast infection. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to treat a health condition or even to just feel better on a daily basis.”

Katie M.
Le Sueur
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