Michael Egan

alumnus michael egan

I learned the heart of Chinese medicine, a wonderful way of looking at human life.

About Michael Egan’s practice

Penny George Institute for Health and Healing
Abbott Northwestern-WestHealth
2855 Campus Drive, Suite 115
Plymouth, MN 55441
Phone: 612-863-3333
Website: wellness.allinahealth.org

Once an actor living in Los Angeles, Michael Egan decided he wanted to help people in a deeper way than just making them laugh. He learned about acupuncture after receiving several treatments for tennis elbow. The more he learned about acupuncture, the more he wanted to learn.

Egan enrolled in the acupuncture and Oriental medicine program at Northwestern because of the integration of traditional Chinese medicine with Western medicine. “We live in a country that uses both disciplines, so we must learn to blend the two in order to treat our patients effectively.”

The professors at Northwestern had a great impact on him. “I learned the heart of Chinese medicine – a wonderful way of looking at human life, how we relate to the environment, and how the environment relates to us.”

Egan also really appreciated Northwestern’s professional educational environment for students. “The school presents itself in a professional way and strives to make sure that students have the knowledge and tools necessary to become professional in their own practices.”

After graduating in 2008, he opened a private practice in Minneapolis where he primarily treated athletes and performers. “I saw a lot of patients with sports injuries and musculoskeletal pain.” He is currently working at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Abbott Northwestern-WestHealth.

Egan would encourage others to enroll in the acupuncture and Oriental medicine program. “Enrolling in the program is a challenging, rewarding and amazing journey that will change your life.”

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