Ackerman Acupuncture & Massage

Professional Acupuncturist
Mike is a licensed acupuncturist by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. He is nationally certified by the National Commission Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He attended a rigorous four-year program at Northwestern Heath Sciences University in Bloomington, MN where he received a Master’s Degree of Acupuncture and also holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Hamline University.

therapeutic, sport, & pain management acupuncture in minnesota

Mike Ackerman LAc., Dipl. Ac.

Licensed Acupuncturist

Mike Ackerman has clinical experience interning as an acupuncturist at the University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview.  Mike treated post-op surgery patients, oncology patients, organ transplant recipients, and immunocompromised patients. He has experience treating a wide range of acute and chronic conditions such as pain, digestive issues, stress-related issues, insomnia, allergies, asthma, anxiety, and depression.

Mike also worked for the University of Minnesota Physicians and Fairview for 9 years as a patient care coordinator, working closely with patients alongside their care team coordinating their medical care. Mike’s background has given him a  strong understanding for both Eastern and Western medicine. This foundation affords him the ability to provide a more holistic approach to patient care.

Mike specializes in:

  • back pain
  • neck pain
  • acute and chronic pain conditions and syndromes
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • headaches
  • sports injuries/ joint pain
  • pain due to fibromyalgia and other pain conditions and syndromes

When he is not treating patients, Mike enjoys time with friends and family, traveling, hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities, watching movies, and reading.


Ricardo has been a massage therapist since 1996. He specializes in Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, and Craniosacral Therapy. Ricardo also served in the Arizona National Guard as a combat medic.


Krista excels at deep tissue and therapeutic massage. She is a 2015 graduate of St. Paul Collage, is married, and has 2 children. She lives in St Paul with her husband and is also has a degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.


Angela practices Shiatsu Anma therapeutic massage, trigger point massage, and prenatal massage.  She offers auricular therapy, cupping, and smokeless moxibustion. Angela is a graduate of the 2250 hour integrative East/West program from Centerpoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic.


Ashley completed a 1,000-hour holistic health practitioner program in San Diego California. She’s an intuitive massage therapist that specializes in relaxing Swedish and hot stone massage as well as deep tissue. As a Reiki II practitioner, she incorporates the flow of Reiki energy into each modality, creating a treatment that allows healing to happen on a deeper level.