About the Clinic


The Edith Davis Teaching Clinic is a clinic of Northwestern Health Sciences University. Our clinical services include acupuncture and Chinese medicine. All services are provided by student interns from the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine who are supervised by Northwestern faculty clinicians. The clinic is open to the public and is located in the Bloomington Natural Care Center.

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High quality, affordable services

As a teaching clinic of Northwestern, we provide patients with high quality, affordable care.


Our mission is to be a center of excellence for patient care and student education. We provide our patients with optimal health and wellness services and our students with superior clinical experiences.

About Edith Davis

Edith Davis BA, LAc, DiplAc (1921-2008), was a pioneering leader for integrating acupuncture and Oriental medicine into today’s health care system. Her legacy at Northwestern lives on in the clinic that bears her name – the Edith Davis Teaching Clinic.

Davis spent decades promoting her passion for acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Beginning in 1982, she was directly involved with acupuncture policy development at state and national levels, as well as the development of national certification standards.

She was a founding member and the first president of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Minnesota. That same association later awarded her with its Acupuncturist of the Year Award.

In 1990, Edith Davis started the Minnesota Institute of Acupuncture and Herbal Studies. By 1999, the institute merged with Northwestern Health Sciences University to later become the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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