I’m abashed at how long it’s been since I’ve posted on here. It’s been a fast moving, transitional winter for me. 2012 is a year of some major shifts and changes across the board I think. One of my first orders of spring cleaning has been to update my website! I now work at two different locations and have made www.lenabeste.com a clear, one stop site for information about me and my practice.
I plan on getting back into regular posting again now that I’ve settled in a little more. I just got back from the annual Great River Symposium held at my alma mater – Northwestern. It was great to see familiar faces and talk shop. I am newly inspired and have few new ideas to incorporate in my practice.
Make sure your spring cleaning involves a little self-care like acupuncture or massage. Bodywork is too often considered a luxury when in reality it is really an essential.
In good health
I know I haven’t posted anything new in a while here but it has been due to some big changes in the works. In keeping with the Fall season’s transitional energy, I am up and moving. My clinic, Mosaic Acupuncture, has been located in the Eastwind Acupuncture Center for 2 happy years and it is bittersweet to move on from such a welcoming and pleasant location. However, I am very pleased to be joining Jennifer Johnson L.Ac. and her practice at the The Yoga Center of Minneapolis in their Dharma Spa and Wellness Center. The facilities are lovely, the environment is healing and supportive and scheduling will be super easy!
My last clinic day at my current location will be Oct. 31st. I will be taking a week off to transition and get set up but then I would love to see you at my new location! My information is not yet up on their website but I will post again when everything is updated and running. You will be able to schedule with me online via the website or by calling the yoga center’s receptionist, 9am to 9pm 7 days a week. I will be honoring my current pricing with patients for the first 6 months I am there. Please feel free to email me or call with any questions or concerns you may have about this move or your care. If the new location is inconvenient (or for any other reason) I have a number of other practitioners I’d be happy to refer you to.
My new clinic and contact info:
Yoga Center of Minneapois
4200 Minnetonka Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
I am honored to be featured this week on a really great website featuring interesting women and their careers. I love being an acupuncturist and the chance to expose more people to TCM is awesome. I am interviewed here by the talented Keriann Stickland, contributing editor of iwantherjob.com. They do a great job of creating conversations and giving a platform for women who have found careers that make them happy and empowered. They are always interested in featuring cool people with cool jobs – contact them here if that’s you!
What is acupuncture and how does it work? Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. It is the most well known aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM is rooted in the idea that illness, pain and discomfort stem from imbalance. Acupuncture is the insertion of needles into points discovered along meridians that restore balance and facilitate the free flow of the body’s healing energy.
Does acupuncture hurt? People report feeling a number of different sensations when receiving acupuncture. Pain is usually not one of them. Points where needles are inserted can feel distended, swollen or warm. Acupuncture needles are solid and hair-thin, so many people don’t feel anything when being treated. Certain techniques can be stronger than others, and what is used is determined based on your condition. Ultimately this is your treatment and nothing will be done that you are not comfortable with. Generally speaking, it is a relaxing, rejuvenating experience.
Is acupuncture safe? Yes. Acupuncture is one of the safest medical interventions you can have, when done by a trained and licensed practitioner. All needles are sterile and disposable. Licensed acupuncturists are required to be trained in standard clean needle technique and must pass rigorous exams administered through the Minnesota Board of Medicine.
Welcome to the blog for the Mosaic Acupuncture clinic!
Acupuncture is an amazing medicine and I am excited to have this forum now to share thoughts and tips for living a lifestyle rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). My own life and health changed dramatically after going to school to learn the principals behind this ancient medicine. Now being a practitioner and steward of TCM, I want to demystify acupuncture and the Chinese model of wellness as well as provide ways for people to implement natural, preventative measures into their lives. Thanks for checking me and Mosaic Acupuncture out!