Our Staff

Our acupuncturists have Master’s degrees in Oriental Medicine, are licensed by the State of Minnesota Medical Board, and are certified through the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.


soozSusan Gillette

Susan is experienced in treating a full range of conditions and diseases. She is particularly interested in helping with the stresses and transformative potential in different stages of life, such as adolescence, pregnancy, parenting and menopause or while undergoing treatment for cancer. She also is interested in working with digestive disorders and pain. She has studied food therapy with Paul Pitchford and loves to talk about the role of food in healing.


deniseDenise Lewis

Denise has experience treating a variety of conditions. Her first career path led her through the landscape of conventional Western medicine. She is particularly interested in conditions where Western medicine and Oriental Medicine intersect and complement each other.


Jessica French

Jessica is knowledgeable in treating a variety of conditions—from pain to sleep and digestive disorders. Her primary passion lies in treating emotional health and providing support for those going through cancer care. Whether you’re seeking recovery from an acute injury, chronic illness or for preventative support, Jessica uses the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine to help the body overcome disease and to restore overall health.


This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is HGAportraitCrop-721x1024.jpgLawrence Waechter

Through his clinical experience, Lawrence understands just how much daily stress can adversely affect the quality of life, and how stress is a major contributor for chronic illness and pain. Using Traditional Chinese Medicine, he endeavors to empower his patients to relieve the effects stress has on the individual, which manifests differently in each person. By treating the person holistically, relief can be found, without the side effects of drugs and surgery.


Jennifer Labalestra, Reiki Master

Jennifer started her Reiki journey in early 2018, mastering levels 1, 2 and master teacher level. She believes Reiki offers a complete balance of the Mind, Body and Soul. Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) means Universal Life Force. Reiki relaxes tense muscles, speeds up digestion, stabilizes blood pressure, and relieves pain and depression.