Why Acupuncturists Look At Your Tongue

minneapolis acupunctureWhy do licensed acupuncturists look at your tongue? Well, the condition of your health can be instantly summed up with this indispensable diagnostic tool. Things like poor digestion, insomnia, edema and internal organ dysfunction can be quickly detected. Chinese tongue diagnosis has been employed as far back as 1066 B.C.

Tongue Color

The tongue color reflects the condition of a person. A healthy tongue should look pink, not too red and not too pale. In Chinese medicine we diagnose in climatic terms, so is a person hot, cold, dry or damp? Redness would indicate heat or inflammation. A pale tongue could indicate cold, or Qi (vital life energy) deficiency or blood deficiency.

What Is Distal Needling Acupuncture?

Distal Acupuncture Needling



Distal Needling Acupuncture or DNA is a highly effective method of acupuncture. You might not know it but there are different styles of acupuncture just like there are different styles of music.

Most styles of acupuncture like TCM use what we call local acupuncture points. So areas of pain would be needled. If you had shoulder pain then the shoulder would be needled. “‘Distal” means away from the area of concern. It may also be called the Balance Method or I Ching acupuncture. In distal needling acupuncture the opposite leg or ankle would be needled to treat the shoulder.

Minneapolis Acupuncture Clinic Awarded For Quality Patient Care

_IGP5173Complete Oriental Medical Care was awarded the Patients’ Choice Winner for commitment to quality care and the Minneapolis Acupuncture Community. This was presented by Open Care.

Our acupuncture clinic’s number one goal is to help as many people as possible in the Twin Cities improve their lives by optimizing their health and becoming pain free.

True health is more than just not feeling sick. It means that you are functioning at your highest possible level. Your body is balanced, your mind is alert and your spirit is calm. You have the energy you need to get the most out of life. Acupuncture care can keep your minor issues from becoming major problems.

Give Acupuncture Gift Certificates for Your Holiday Gift This Year

feeling-stressed-150x150Are you stumped again, scratching your head trying to think of yet another Christmas gift for your significant other? You don’t want to select a gift that’s a lemon. How about something original, something that breaks the stress of the holidays and will impress him/her? How about giving the gift of health – an Acupuncture Gift Certificate?

And we have several different choices at our Minneapolis acupuncture clinic:

Stress & Anxiety Relief – a relaxing acupuncture treatment to work through the stress, calm the busy mind and relax the tight muscles. You just might fall asleep on our table!

Acupuncture for Breast Cancer

Many women who experience breast cancer use conventional therapies such as chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery. Often there can be side effects from these therapies such as fatigue, hot flashes, night sweats, pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, lowered white blood cell count and immune deficiency. Many are now choosing acupuncture for breast cancer.

Fortunately acupuncture can help these side effects. This alternative therapy has many health benefits.

Listen to what one of our patients had to say about her alternative cancer treatment with acupuncture.


Happy Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day!

ebe530de-cb7b-4f88-94aa-a9b3207134eeThis is the national day we celebrate AOM Day or Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day. We acknowledge all the wonderful benefits of the art and science of acupuncture and the ingenious system of Oriental Medicine that has been proven with the test of time.

Being one of the oldest systems of medicine on our planet, acupuncture has helped billions of people to live a healthier, more pain free life.

Oriental Medicine is a complete system of medicine that includes acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition, dietary therapy, cupping, exercise and meditation. This day is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the immense benefits of this wonderful medicine.

Celebrate July 4th With Acupuncture Ear Crystals


What can you do for July 4th that’s really different?
Here is something different!
July 4th Ear Seeds!
Red, white and blue crystals with 24 Karat gold plated pellets WITH American flag ear pellets to celebrate Independence Day!

Auriculotherapy or Ear Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the ear, which connect to internal organs and structures of the body like the spine and neck. It is a microsystem of your whole body. This is an effective method  used in our Minneapolis acupuncture clinic to help achieve better health.

How Does It Work?

Celebrate Father’s Day – Give Dad Gift Of Health

Fathers Day Gift CertificateAnother Father’s Day is coming up quick. You’re probably trying to figure out what present to give him this year. Another tie? He already has plenty of those. How about something that will take away all his stress and will relax his tight muscles? That’s right! A gift certificate for acupuncture.

We currently have a special where you can save $45 if you purchase before June 21st. Click this link now to get the special deal on an acupuncture gift certificate for Dad. Or call our Minneapolis acupuncture clinic at 612-866-4000.

Allergies And Asthma Relief With Acupuncture

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Acupuncture treatments can greatly offer relief from your allergies and asthma. Call us at 612-866-4000 today to schedule your treatment. Or go to our contact page.

Happy Easter From Minneapolis Acupuncture Clinic

Minneapolis Acupuncture Clinic Easter Greetings from Our Acupuncture Clinic

Spring has sprung and the sun is shining. We at Complete Oriental Medical Care wish you and yours a joyous, happy Easter.

Because our clinic is all about helping people to feel better and healthier this is a good time of the year to say “Thank You” to all who have referred their friends, family members and work mates to our clinic. Because we a referral based practice we really appreciate all that you’ve done for us.

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