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…


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Eating With Your Heart in Mind

Eating With Your Heart in Mind

Acupuncturists understand the body as a complex system of energy systems, meridians, and organs. However, when an acupuncturist talks about an organ, like the spleen, heart, or kidneys, they are not referring to the physical organ that sits inside your body, but rather the energetic side of these organs. The energetic system is much bigger than just the physical

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The Human Heart; an Element of Fire

The Human Heart; an Element of Fire

The organs in Chinese medicine are more than just a physical representation. The organs include not only their physiological function but also their mental, emotional, spiritual, and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons. Let’s explore the heart and unique perspective Traditional Chinese Medicine can offer.

The heart season is summer, and the heart is considered the

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Research Update: Nutrition for Heart Health

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) nutrition combines ancient wisdom with modern science. TCM nutrition is a holistic approach, which aims to balance all five flavors within most meals with one or two flavors being emphasized for therapeutic purposes. TCM nutrition for hypertension emphasizes bitter flavors, sour flavors, and energetically-cooling foods.

TCM theory states the bitter flavor benefits the heart in

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