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At Ackerman Acupuncture & Cupping, we offer a variety of treatments to improve your experience. We’ll work with you to create specialized therapy sessions, targeted toward your needs. Some of our treatments are simply acupuncture methods. Others, like aromatherapy, are add-ons that can take your visit to the next level.

  • Relaxing Stress-Relief Acupuncture

    Relaxing Stress-Relief Acupuncture focuses on relieving stress and tension in the body and relieves common complaints caused by ongoing stressors such as, muscle tension pain, tight neck, tight shoulders, tension headaches, anxiety, digestive issues and pain syndromes such as Fibromyalgia.

  • Cosmetic Acupuncture (Mei Zen)

    Cosmetic Acupuncture Mei Zen is a painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process. Cosmetic Acupuncture is designed to revitalize the skin and help the whole body look and feel younger. It’s a safe alternative to surgery or fillers, all while relaxing in a spa-like experience.  Facial acupuncture has been shown to increase collagen production and elastin, helping to firm the skin and fill out wrinkles. Bags and sagging around the eyes, face, and neck can be significantly reduced.

  • Sports Injury Acupuncture

    Sports Injury Acupuncture uses treatment protocols focusing on specific body regions using knowledge of Western anatomy and physiology paired with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory in order to achieve pain relief and sustain pain management.

  • Orthopedic Acupuncture

    Similar to Sports Injury Acupuncture, Orthopedic Acupuncture focuses on relieving pain and improving function in the body, such as improving Range of Motion (R.O.M) and other dysfunctions. Taking a Musculoskeletal approach by combining acupuncture, motor point and trigger point release techniques. Our comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology paired with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory helps us to access and pinpoint the source of musculoskeletal pain and correct imbalances in the body.

  • Balancing Acupuncture

    Balancing Acupuncture allows your body to balance itself resulting in free-flowing qi throughout your body. Often someone who wants to try acupuncture out of curiosity for the first time without any real main complaints or issues will request a “Balancing” acupuncture.

    Also those who have had ongoing acupuncture even after issues have resolved, will come in for a “Tune-up” acupuncture, often seasonally in order to prevent Qi Stagnation in the meridians (Qi or energy channel pathways) of the body to keep the Qi free-flowing, thereby sustaining wellness and remaining pain-free.

  • Cupping

    Like acupuncture, cupping is a therapy that is part of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Cupping works well for treating pain and many other complaints. Cupping treats muscular pain due to muscle tension, muscle spasms, old injuries, as well as many lung issues. Cupping therapy works by releasing stagnation and pain from the meridians or channels (energy pathways) of the body to relieve pain. It drains toxins and pathogens to promote circulation and moves lymph to detoxify the blood to help strengthen the immune system.

  • Moxa

    Moxibustion is a healing technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to aid in the body’s natural healing process. Moxibustion is used to help people with cold or stagnant conditions. Burning moxa is helps to expel cold and warm the meridians pathways, which creates the smooth flow of Qi and blood. Moxibustion also supports the yang energy, which strengthens and increases the original Qi. Moxibustion can be used to treat many conditions including back pain, muscle stiffness, headaches, tendonitis, arthritis, digestive disorders, anxiety, menstrual cramps, irregular periods and infertility.

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Ackerman Acupuncture & Massage, in Blaine, MN treats upper body pain, including neck pain, acute neck pain, chronic neck pain, stiff neck, acute neck pain or torticollis. We treat acute shoulder pain and chronic shoulder pain from all causes including shoulder bursitis, rotator cuff injury, AC joint pain, AC separation and Acromioclavicular joint pain and acupuncture is especially good at treating frozen shoulder.

We treat arm pain at Ackerman Acupuncture & Massage in Blaine, including bicep tendonitis, wrist pain, wrist numbness, hand pain, numbness or pain in the finger, numbness or tingling of hand, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger and elbow pain. Elbow pain from “tennis elbow” or lateral epicondylitis is often resolved by acupuncture at Ackerman Acupuncture & Massage when western medicine has not helped, along with other elbow disorders like medial epicondylitis or golfer’s elbow/ climber’s elbow and olecranon bursitis, also known as elbow bump, baker’s elbow or student’s elbow.



  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete a new patient intake form.
  • Please eat 30 minutes-2 hours before.
  • Please wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.


  • Your first visit is 90 minutes.
  • This time allows for the extensive interview questions necessary on your first visit.
  • The interview is 60 minutes.  The acupuncture treatment directly follows and is 30 minutes.
  • Follow-up visits will last 30 minutes.


  • After acupuncture it is advised to avoid exposing treatment areas to direct cold or wind.
  • It is best to avoid overworking after your treatment; relax and take it easy.