Heidi LaBore Smith, MS, L.Ac., PT
Heidi LaBore Smith has over 30+ years experience in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and over 43 years experience as a physical therapist.
With a Master of Science of Oriental Medicine and as Diplomate of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Heidi is licensed to practice Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Physical Therapy in the State of Minnesota, by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Originally from the Twin Cities, Heidi obtained her B.S. degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota in 1980. Since then she has worked in acute care, orthopedics, rehab and skilled nursing facilities as Department Director, Rehab Director, Clinical Instructor and Physical Therapist in Independent Practice. She obtained graduate degrees in Holistic Therapies and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1990 & 1996 respectively.
From 1994 to 1998, Heidi owned New Braunfels Acupuncture & Physical Therapy (in New Braunfels, Texas) integrating Acupuncture, Holistic Medicine, Herbology, Nutrition, Myo-fascial Release & Cranio-Sacral Therapy. In 1998, Heidi opened Professional Acupuncture and Physical Therapy in Duluth. In 2023, Heidi earned her certificate in Advanced Clinical Training, in Nutrition Response Testing®.
Your Initial Acupuncture Visit
Cost is $65.00, which includes the first treatment and initial evaluation. Be prepared to stay for 1½ hours. Please print clinic admission forms from the menu of this website, fill them out and bring them with you to the 1st appointment.
If you do not have access to a computer/printer, let us know.
Ways to assist the treatment process:
Eat something light 1-2 hours before arrival . Be hydrated. Avoid intake of caffeine or pain medicines, if at all possible. Wear loose fitting clothes (clothing that allows sleeves and pants to be easily rolled up to elbows and knees). Leave jewelry at home or remove upon arrival. Please turn off cell phones and pagers upon entering. Please speak in whispers while in the office, in consideration of others who are receiving treatment.
We ask that you please refrain from wearing colognes, as some of our patients have chemical sensitivity.