Apricity Acupuncture is owned by Christina Huch, L.Ac. She uses Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM), sensible recommendations, and a warm style to help guide people toward their health, wellness, and family building goals. Christina Huch is native to Minnesota and has been a part of the Saint Paul community for more than 12 years. She is a Minnesota State Licensed Acupuncturist and is nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Christina has a special interest in infertility and women's health, though she is passionate about treating all cases presented to her. She is currently training to become certified by the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). Her areas of expertise and special training include: • Obstetrics and Gynecology: Women's' health including fertility, infertility, ART (IVF, IUI), pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause, menopause and period/hormone regulation, migraines, headaches• Cosmetic Acupuncture & Facial Rejuvenation for the face, neck, weight loss and scar reduction Christina is a certified birth doula (CBD) and wellness coach (CWC). She is also trained in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Craniosacral Therapy (CST), laughter yoga (CLYT) and meditation. One of her areas of expertise is mindfulness meditation which she often incorporates into her treatment sessions. After receiving her training in CST and laughter yoga, Christina's focus turned to those coping with emotional, abuse, and trauma issues. Craniosacral Therapy uses light touch to affect the flow of the cerebral spinal fluid bringing balance to the craniosacral system of the body and allowing stuck emotions to move freely; she finds that acupuncture and craniosacral therapy work especially well together. Credentials Christina received her Master's Degree in Acupuncture at Northwestern Health Sciences University. Prior to opening her practice, she worked at The Edith Davis Clinic and Cerenity Senior Care Center's community acupuncture clinic providing acupuncture for hundreds of patients seeking treatment for a wide range of conditions. Master of Acupuncture Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®; Nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice Professional Training and Certifications Christina is passionate about botanical medicine and has been working closely with herbs for more than twelve years. Her herbal practice includes a combination of local, Western, Chinese, and East Indian Ayurvedic herbs. She has completed two years of formal graduate level Chinese herbal medicine training at the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is actively pursuing her herbal certification through East West School of Herbology's Professional Herbalist Program (EWCH), with the goal of becoming an esteemed professional member of the American Herbalist Guild (AHG). Graduate of the Spencer Institute and is a Certified Wellness Coach Specialized training in mindfulness meditation Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Graduate of The Laughter Center and is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader (CLYT) Certified Birth Doula trained with DONA and Madriella Active member of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Minnesota, American College of Sports Medicine, The Center for Mindful Eating, National Alliance on Mental Illness, American Herbalist Guild and North Country Herbalist Guild.
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Christina Huch's Care Philosophy
I am committed to helping you awaken your body's natural healing intelligence & restore balance in as few treatments as possible. This is achieved through a combination of treatment approaches that may include acupuncture, nutrition, herbal medicine, movement, & breath. I never require ongoing treatments, but many patients choose to continue regular care because they feel more balanced & calm when they do. I will never judge or criticize the decisions you make regarding your health. I work with people who use a combination of natural & conventional medicine, as well as those who prefer a solely holistic approach. Regardless of your approach, I'm committed to helping you achieve optimal health. I strive to maintain integrity with my patients & make recommendations based on your individual needs--never more, never less. I treat patients with dignity & respect & am committed to listening to you. I believe in open, honest communication to help you reach your health & wellness goals.
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