Brian Banta, L.Ac.


Brian is a licensed acupuncturist with the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and board certified by the NCCAOM. He received his Masters of Acupuncture from Northwestern Health Sciences University and completed advanced studies in acupuncture at Tianjin University in Tianjin, China.

Brian enjoys treating many different types of conditions such as sleep disorders, stress issues, digestive problems, and men's health concerns. He learned how to treat these conditions through internships while studying at NWHSU. These include Pillsbury House Integrated Health Clinic, Salvation Army Harbor Lights, Edith Davis Teaching Clinic, Cerenity Senior Care, and Pathways Health Crisis Resource Center.

Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and two cats, bicycling, camping, the local music scene, and sampling some of the craft beers from around the metro area.

Clare has studied flower essence therapy with Martin Bulgerin in Minneapolis and the Flower Essence Society in California and Western herbalism with Lise Wolff and Matthew Wood. Before following her passion in helping others to heal, Clare worked in many different fields including photography, stage management, marketing, and project management for web development, so she fully understands the stresses and demands that today’s world places on both body and mind. With her change of careers, she rediscovered the pleasure of balance in life and enjoys hanging out with her husband and two cats, digging around in her garden, teaching herb and flower essence classes, foraging for edible plants and mushrooms, and photographing the world around her.

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