Acupuncture In Duluth, MN

Heidi LaBore Smith, MS, L.Ac., PT

 

We seek to provide safe, effective, comprehensive care within a holistic environment. Our approach integrates a blend of Eastern and Western health practices to help balance an individual’s physical, emotional, dietary and lifestyle energetic. We encourage a pro-active path toward healing and are committed to empowering our patients with education and support in making healthy lifestyle choices.

We provide acupuncture (both private and group sessions) Chinese herbal medicine formulas, Chinese food grade herbs for healthy living (Sunrider) and Physical Therapy (specializing in cranio-sacral therapy, ortho-bionomy, PNT (pain neutralization technique), other hard to treat/nothing else has helped cases).

We are the first and only clinic north of the Twin Cities to offer Community Acupuncture.


Modern Research & Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been employed as a health care modality for over 3,000 years. Modern science has begun to understand the secrets of this ancient medicine with the support of new studies conducted by leading scientists, hospitals, and medical research facilities from all over the world. Today, acupuncture is receiving wide acceptance as a respected, valid and effective form of health care. Read More…


On the Blog

Research Update – Acupuncture for Pain Management

Multiple studies have shown acupuncture can be very effective at managing pain. But a study performed by Albrecht et al, is probably one of the most frequently referenced studies. The researchers studied the effects of acupuncture on 424 patients who suffered with chronic shoulder pain. The analysis of the results showed acupuncture as an effective treatment, the participants reported

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Opioid Addiction: What Is It and Why Is It Prevalent Today

Opioids. A word all too common to today’s society. Since the late 1990s, the number of opioid-related deaths has increased dramatically, having taken the lives of nearly 64,000 Americans each year.

The opioid epidemic is considered to be the deadliest crisis in United States history and overdoses have also become the leading cause-of-death in people under the age

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Research Update: Acupuncture and TCM for Motivation

A study published by the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked at the holistic effects of acupuncture treatments. The study looked at how acupuncture treatments were conducted and evaluated. One of the areas this study looked at is how acupuncture influences the function of the brain. By using functional MRI imaging, the researchers were able to see

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