Welcome to Olson Acupuncture Group. We have been serving the St. Croix Valley since 2005 by helping people find relief from common and complex health challenges through traditional Chinese medicine and dietary therapy.
The human body is healthy when it is balanced, when its organs function in harmony with one another, and when the energy within the body flows properly.
Traditional Chinese Medicine sees pain and illness as expressions of an imbalance within the body’s system of energy. Patients are diagnosed and treated in relation to the whole body. By doing this, we can facilitate the healing of illness, the prevention of further disease, and the maintenance of further health.
Because of our WHOLE body approach, we concentrate on dietary therapy and nutrition. Without the right nutrition the body will struggle to heal. We discuss and guide patients to identify and modify stressors in the diet, including sensitivities and deficiencies that may be limiting the ability to heal and regain optimal functioning.
Our services include:
- Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Cosmetic Acupuncture
- Nutrition Response Testing™
- Nutrition Coaching
Amy Olson, LAc – Acupuncturist
Amy is the founder and owner of Olson Acupuncture Group. Amy’s healing journey began when she sought natural treatment for her own health concerns with depression, fatigue, and digestive issues. She began learning about different healing modalities but found acupuncture and nutrition to be the most powerful and effective for healing her health. This led her to go to acupuncture school in 1999 at the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Through this education she knew she had found her calling. In 2005 she founded Olson Acupuncture Group in Stillwater and has enjoyed treating her patients since.
As a lifelong learner she then went on to study Nutrition Response Testing™ to offer treatment that would allow her to give a highly individualized nutrition plan that would be specific to each person. Her knowledge of nutrition, body systems, and organs allow her to treat her patients’ WHOLE body. She holds a strong belief in food as medicine and is able to coach her patients to wellness with her kind and gentle guidance. Amy is the only Advanced Clinical Practitioner of Nutrition Response Testing™, in the St. Croix River Valley.
Amy also holds a Master of Business Communications from the University of St. Thomas and a Health and Wellness Counseling Certificate from St. Catherine University. She lives in the valley and often bikes to work when she can. She loves to travel, cook, and spend time with family, friends, and her adorable cat, Crimicha.
Diane Tanning, LAc – Acupuncturist
Diane Tanning LAc Master of Science TCM, Nationally Board Certified NCCAOM, RN discovered Traditional Chinese medicine while taking CEU classes in alternative healing modalities in order to renew her RN license. Having been in medicine since her late teens, she discovered a healing modality that fascinated her in its ability to treat numerous health issues. She began studying for her Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine which includes Acupuncture, Herbal medicine, qigong and Tai Chi and Tui Na in 1999 and graduated in the first class of AAAOM in 2003. She has since worked at various clinics and has had her own private practice since then. Most recently she has worked the past nine years at Partners in Healing of Minnetonka with a renowned group of therapists and doctors.
Diane specializes in treating fertility and gynecological issues, emotional issues such as anxiety and depression, working with pain of all types including headaches, back and joint pain, arthritic pain etc, and working with digestive issues. She has been providing facial rejuvenation utilizing various techniques since 2005 as another area of interest.
Diane thoroughly enjoys her work and is grateful to be able to offer the help this ancient modality can provide; treating mind, body and spirit with respect, gratitude, kindness and compassion.
Melinda Van Eeckhout, LAc – Acupuncturist
Melinda Van Eeckhout, Dipl. OM (NCCOAM) L.Ac. MSOM (2013) has been studying complex systems for her lifetime. In her first career as a CPA, her second career as restaurant owner, chef, and partner in her family’s organic farm, and in her current work in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a pattern medicine, looking to find and interrupt the disruption in health. Melinda specializes in identifying the disruption in the body’s pattern and uses needles, herbs and other ancient modalities to stabilize and balance the system once again. Her true love may be the biome and how it affects this system. It is in the nature we procure and house in our bodies that protects us from illness.
Melinda has seen patients in her private practice in Minneapolis since 2013.
Outside of work, if her nose isn’t in a book, she loves kayaking on the Kinnickinnic River, foraging herbs and food, and making them into medicine, and COOKING!
Margie Schmid – Holistic Nutrition Coach
Margie Schmid is a certified Holistic Nutrition Coach who loves helping people make simple, sustainable, holistic lifestyle changes that lead to a life full of energy, confidence and vitality. She believes that food is medicine, and simple changes in our nutrition and lifestyle can be empowering and life changing. Margie’s nutrition journey has evolved over several decades. She was a highly sensitive, overweight, asthmatic child who grew into a young woman who was always on quest for the perfect diet. After much soul searching and research, she discovered health and happiness through holistic nutrition.
Margie was born and raised in Stillwater, Minnesota. After graduating from The University of Wisconsin River Falls with a BA in Elementary Education, she moved to Omaha, Nebraska where she enjoyed a 31-year career with the Omaha Public Schools. After retiring, she followed her heart and her dreams back to Stillwater and combined her experience in education with her passion for nutrition. After becoming certified in Holistic Nutrition, Margie founded Sprout Nutrition and Wellness Coaching, LLC.
She and her husband, Rick, live in Stillwater and enjoy experiencing nature and spending time with family, friends and their rambunctious dog, Niya.
By appointment only. Please email [email protected] for more information.
Renee Lindquist – Somatic Center for Chronic Pain
Since 2015 Renee has helped people find freedom from pain with simple, easy to learn movements. Renee draws from a wide variety of Hanna Somatic Education and Clinical Nursing tools. She works on the premise that people need to understand the “why” of something and experience those benefits before they will choose to apply it on their own. Ultimately, Renee helps clients in chronic pain overcome fear with curiosity and education about their bodies. Renee gives them tools to understand and release their pain. As clients begin to replace fear with curiosity, their fear melts away and once again they learn to trust their bodies.
Renee teaches Hanna Somatic Education Workshops, Classes and offers Private Hanna Somatic Sessions for pain management and increased mobility.
By Appointment only. Please visit www.somaticcenter.net for more information.
Valerie Zumbusch CNHP, CCT
By Appointment Only, please call 651-430-0018
Valerie Zumbusch, Founder and President of Picture My Health, LLC, has been working with thermography screening for 15 years. In 2008, Valerie became a National Trainer through ACCT for thermography. She has had an interest in the natural health field since a teenager; discovering a connection between good food and feeling good at about age 16. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband Michael and spending time at the pool with her children and grandchildren.
My name is Patricia Henning. I was born and raised in this beautiful town and I can’t imagine being anywhere else. I’ve worked in various customer service positions, but found a passion in alternative healthcare while working for my chiropractor. This also was my introduction to the Standard Process supplements along with learning the difference and importance of correct nutrition. What followed was the most important and fulfilling role of my life – being my parent’s caregiver. This enabled them to live out their remaining years in the home they so lovingly built and raised our family. Not knowing next where the path would lead me, it was through an amazing chain of connections that guided me to Amy’s acupuncture clinic. It is because of Amy’s caring, sensitive nature and holistic approach that brought me to work in this healing environment. It is truly a blessing.
Teal is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, and with her sociology major, has worked in many different areas of her interests. These include marketing and media, the service industry, and sales. As her family began to grow, she became interested in holistic health and nutrition to help maintain hers and her family’s health. This led her to Olson Acupuncture Group, where she is now proud to assist in various areas which keep the clinic running smoothly.
Teal lives in Stillwater with her husband and two children. When she is not at the clinic, you will probably find her in a carpool lane, shuttling her kids to their many activities. Her favorite hobby is reading cookbooks and recipes to get inspiration for her next meal.
Olson Acupuncture Group is conveniently located in beautiful downtown Stillwater on the North end of Main St. on the second floor of the Desch building. Parking is available on site and is handicapped accessible.
333 Main St. N, Suite 203
Stillwater, MN 55082
Appointments: (651) 430-0018 or click here.