Noah is licensed with the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and is certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He graduated summa cum laude with a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN in 2009.
Noah has been working in the health care industry since 2003, starting out in nursing school and becoming a home health aide and personal care assistant in 2008. Noah is now treating patients at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute at Unity Hospital, working with a team of healthcare providers to better serve those with cancer who are going through chemotherapy. He also interned at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Courage Center, Pillsbury House Integrated Health Clinic, Salvation Army Harbor Light Natural Care Center, and Edith Davis Teaching Clinic.
Noah discovered his passion for community acupuncture while interning at Pillsbury House Integrated Health Clinic. He continued there as a clinic coordinator, directing a team of student interns and health care professionals for the following year. Noah also had the opportunity to take advanced studies in Tianjin, China observing and treating patients with severe conditions such as stroke and Bell’s palsy.
Noah founded NE Community Acupuncture in 2009 and lives in Northeast Minneapolis.
Mallory Carlson, L.Ac.
Mallory received her Masters of Acupuncture from Northwestern Health Sciences University. She is liscensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and board certified by NCCAOM. She also studied Craniosacral Therapy through the Heartwood Institute of Integrative Medicine.
Mallory holds great reverence for the community model of acupuncture practice and enjoys the great variety of people she gets to encounter by practicing in such a setting. Some of the conditions she is most passionate about treating include emotional/spiritual issues, pain syndromes, women's health, sleeping problems and digestive issues.
When Mallory is not in the clinic she enjoys studying up on the benefits of essential oils, herbs, stones and crystals. Writing is a particular hobby of which she is fond. Many off hours are spent working on one creative endeavor or another in one of the many amazing coffee shops around the Twin Cities.
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.
Deborah Ramos, NMT
Deborah graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University with an AAS in massage therapy and certification in Neuromuscular Therapy from the International Academy of Neuromuscular Therapies in 2013. Deborah incorporates rehabilitative, neuromuscular and trigger point therapy techniques to address acute and chronic pain with the intention of diminishing symptoms to recover balance and well-being. Deborah studied and was initiated in Multidimensional Waveform Healing by its developer Cindi Claypatch in 2012. In addition, Deborah graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a BFA in ceramic sculpture and photography in 2007.
Said Isayed, TCMD
Said Isayed graduated from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine after a six year Bachelor’s program in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Said spent five years interning in several Chinese hospitals and clinics, training under some of the most well-respected doctors of Chinese medicine. He focused strongly on the treatment of neurological diseases, men’s health and painful musculoskeletal conditions.
In addition to acupuncture, Said is well versed in several types of bodywork including Chinese fire cupping, hijama (traditional Arabic cupping), tuina (Chinese medical massage) and guasha. He also practices Chinese and Arabic herbal medicine.
Said comes from a long history of traditional medicine practitioners in the Middle East. He blends together his knowledge of traditional Arabic and Chinese medicines to treat patients through acupuncture, bodywork, herbs and nutrition.
In 2016, Said relocated from Hebron, Palestine to Minneapolis, MN. He is fluent in English, Arabic and Mandarin Chinese.
Julie Lynch, L.AC.
Julie is licensed by the Minnesota State Medical Board and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She graduated cum laude with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from NWHSU in Bloomington MN. Julie is also a licensed Aesthetician and Massage Therapist.
Jason Lee L.Ac. LMT
I am a Winter 2014 graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University in the Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine program. I am NCCAOM certified, and I have a medical license to practice acupuncture in MN, #1786. While in school, I completed the Acupuncturists Without Borders workshop, and participated in Student Senate as a Senator, and the Vice President representing the Acupuncture program students. For Massage and Bodywork, I am a diplomate of Shiatsu from Centerpoint 2004-06, and I have certificates of completion for Chi Nei Tsung abdominal massage, Medical Qi Kung, Do In, James Waslaski's Orthopedic Massage training, Kinesio Taping Level 1, and Reiki energy healing. Somewhat related to my bodywork approach, I have a 200-hr yoga teacher training from CorePower Yoga 2009 that allows me to help teach people how to stretch for their after care. I have taken courses in Feng Shui with Carol Hyder, studied Western and Eastern Astrology, and have taken numerous courses regarding Essential Oil Sciences and Aromatherapy. I have spent a great deal of time exploring Vajrayana Buddhism, and learning as well as experiencing Breathwork and EFT/EMDR (Emotional Freedom Techniques / Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), for trauma release.
Katie Steffense L.Ac. MS, EAMP
Katie is a licensed acupuncturist by the Minnesota board of Medical Practice and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She received her BS in Health Sciences and her MS degree in Acupuncture and East Asian medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA in 2017. She focuses in modern acupuncture techniques for muscular conditions, sports injuries, and acute or chronic pain; such as back pain, neuropathy, and sciatica. She believes in an integrated approach to patient care where Western medicine and Eastern medicine should meet and function together. She regards emotional and spiritual wellbeing, sleep, and nutrition as an important factor in general healing processes of the body. Katie specializes in acupuncture and Chinese herbs for emotional wellbeing, digestive health, female reproductive health, sleep, and stress. She believes Traditional Chinese Medicine provides a beautiful, yet, common-sense framework most of us haven’t learned to adopt into our modern busy lifestyles. Her scope of practice includes traditional chinese acupuncture, trigger/motor points, laser, cupping, gua sha/dermal friction massage, Chinese herbs, nutrition, and supplements. In her spare time Katie enjoys bouldering, weightlifting, mountaineering, canoeing, meditation, and continued learning. She lives in Minneapolis with her partner Christopher and two cats Po and Clover.
Dr. Cassie Wilder, NMD
Dr. Wilder is a registered Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) serving the greater Twin Cities area. Her passion is empowering her patients through education, understanding, and support through their healing journey. After graduating from Iowa State University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and Health, Dr. Wilder earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, a fully accredited and nationally recognized institution in Phoenix, AZ. During her clinical training, she received extensive hands-on training with many leading experts in the field of Naturopathic Medicine and developed a passion for treating cardiovascular concerns, endocrine disorders, & mens health concerns. Dr. Wilder emphasizes individualized patient care and employs a variety of modalities in order to tailor treatment to the patients needs. She believes in an integrative approach to medicine and is up to date on conventional treatments to disease as well as naturopathic, and will integrate seamlessly into your healthcare team. Dr. Wilder will meet you wherever you are in your health journey and help you achieve your health goals!
Andrea (Andy) Peterson Esteban CMT
Andy graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago and trained in Table Thai, Tui Na and Trigger Point therapy. Her own experience as a company dancer fed her interest in movement and the treatment of acute and chronic injury. She also worked in a chiropractic office on the south side of Chicago for 6 years; the clinic aligned itself in supporting historically marginalized communities with access to care. Her study in somatic counseling and psychology influences the way in which she works with clients through injury and the healing of trauma. She is currently starting a masters program at the U of MN and hopes to bring her knowledge of eastern modalities and somatic healing of body based trauma into the realm of social work.
Clare uses a mix of Western herbalism and flower essence therapy to approach healing from a full mind-body perspective, addressing both the symptoms and the root causes. Each person has their own unique mental and physical history as well as genetic makeup, so Clare focuses on the individual as a whole rather than solely on the symptoms, as symptoms are really just an outward manifestation of imbalance in the body or mind. During a session, Clare gathers as full a picture of her client as possible and uses pulse testing in order to match that person with the remedies that will support their journey to restoration. As the remedies are meant to help your system regain its natural ability to support your health, Clare’s ultimate goal is for you to have regained such a level of balance that you no longer need the remedies for support.
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.
Laura Rawson L.Ac.
Laura graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco with an M.S. degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and completed a summer internship in Harbin, China. She has been practicing Chinese Medicine for over 20 years, licensed in both California and Minnesota, with national certification in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM). Post-graduate trainings include Acupuncture Orthopedics, Acutonics, Neuro Emotional Technique, and Breema bodywork. Laura has practiced Community Acupuncture for 4 years in California and Minnesota, and is experienced in treating a wide range of issues, including digestive complaints, hormonal imbalance, anxiety, depression and addiction, as well as chronic and acute pain.
Outside of the clinic, Laura devotes herself to practicing and instructing Breema bodywork, enjoys Japanese dance and taiko drumming, and has recently picked up the ukulele. She is currently training in Functional Medicine with the Kresser Institute for Functional and Evolutionary Medicine.
Barbara Powell, Health Coach
Barbara Powell is a Health Coach and Wellness Warrior in the Twin Cities. She is a Board Qualified Masters Candidate for Integrative Health and Well-being Coaching through the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. She believes that each person is intrinsically whole—the ultimate expert in their own health and well-being. Barbara is passionate about empowering others to tap into their own wealth of love, knowledge, and support in order to accept, grow, and heal. She has taken coursework through the Center in Art of Healing: Self as Healer; Yoga: Spirituality and Ethics; Living Well, Dying Well; Functional Nutrition; Lifestyle Medicine; and Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health. Outside of coaching and wellness advocation, you can find her running, taking on yoga or cross fit, writing poetry, cooking clean and whole meals, or enjoying the abundance of nature here in Minnesota.
Dr. Dustin Dukart, Chiropractor
I’m a firm believer in the power of chiropractic. Constantly seeking better techniques for healing the body, I’ve trained with some of the most prolific healthcare professionals in the world. I’m a North Dakota native and a board certified and licensed Doctor of Chiropractic. My patients are my greatest inspiration; I strive to be the best I can every day to better serve and heal. When I was 18, I sustained a back injury from a construction accident. I was debilitated. Then I was referred to a chiropractor. He helped me recover. I couldn’t believe the pain was really gone! He showed me how chiropractic changed the lives of his patients. I decided then and there to become a chiropractic doctor. The rest is history!
Kamie Slegers is recognized throughout Minnesota as an accomplished yoga teacher and advanced practitioner. She has been teaching yoga since 1996, starting in southwest Minnesota where she discovered yoga and at Southwest State University. She used yoga to rehabilitate her injuries caused by overuse playing collegiate volleyball. She quickly realized that a blend of exercise science and yoga would benefit students and athletes who have injuries while also reaching out to those who are sedentary and may not exercise regularly.
Kamie’s depth of knowledge provides her with the ability to cater to her students and give them individualized care. Her enthusiasm is contagious, guiding the timidest students to discover their true abilities and reach their potential. Her classes have beautifully crafted sequences developed through her degree in Exercise Physiology and Human Movement along with her diverse training in Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda.
She has continued her education as an Ayurveda Practitioner and Yoga Therapist. Her years of experience give her the ability to teach yoga, creating yoga workshops and programs on a variety of topics ranging from anatomy and structure to depression and anxiety, while also consulting clients in lifestyle changes, women studies, weight management, cancer care and more.
She has completed training in Yoga Therapy, Prenatal Yoga, Birth Doula, Meditation, Cancer, Ayurveda, Marma therapy, nutrition, herbs, cooking, and continues to study. Her dharma (life purpose) is very clear when you are in her classes and workshops. She is currently working on programs with in-depth personal practices and self-care developed throughout her practice. Kamie is no stranger to the process of healing and frequently relates to others’ experiences, guiding from her own challenges and struggles. She is also facilitating a 200-hour teacher training program to share her accumulated knowledge in life and the various training sessions that she has considers herself blessed to have taken over her years as a practitioner.
Kamie is a business owner-operator. She develops her own yoga classes and workshops and has begun to develop a line of herbal teas and recipes. Her beloved certified therapy dog, Rufus, is available at the studio to provide additional comfort and joy to her students.