Melinda Van Eeckhout

Melinda, Dipl. OM, LAc, holds NCCAOM licensure in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

She is currently studying a Pulse Balance System taught by Martha Lucas, Ph.D L.Ac, founder of Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture. Before completing a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine, she spent 17 years as a professional chef in the Twin Cities encouraging the consumption of organic, healthful food. She was co-owner of the critically acclaimed Auriga restaurant for 10 years before leaving to raise a family and pursue her lifelong interest in Chinese medicine.

Melinda’s experience with food, farming and being a catalyst for healthful change in others has left her with a deep understanding of complex systems; systems of food, the body and the earth. Traditional Chinese Medicine, as a pattern medicine, analyzes the whole body with the intention of bringing the body's systems into balance. Acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supporting therapies address both the physical aspects of our person and our vital life force, or Qi.


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