NWHSU Alum’s Excelsior Holistic Wellness Clinic featured in LakeMinnetonka Mag

For finding a balance between yin and yang in your life, the health of the body (physically and mentally) revolves around its interactions with the surrounding environment.

As a means of balancing your body’s energy (known as qi), Chinese medicine focuses on finding moderation in your lifestyle to offset negative effects of certain habits that could otherwise lead to disease, illness or chronic conditions.

What sets Chinese medicine apart from Western medicine is the focus beyond the body. Western practices focus on the anatomy of the human body, down to the cells, whereas, Chinese medicine embodies the synergistic energy of a person and their lifestyle as a preventative measure for future living.

At local acupuncture and holistic wellness clinic Balanced Being, providers specialize in treating chronic pain, anything from headaches to muscular movements, through Chinese medicine (acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, dietary therapy and cranio sacral therapy).

Founder, acupuncturist, herbalist and cranio sacral therapist Alexis Hileman began her journey in the Navy as a Chinese linguist for just over 11 years. When she became chronically sick during her service, she was unable to work due to the number of medical appointments she had to go to. Under numerous narcotics and other medications, Hileman found the only true solution to her pain was acupuncture.

Read the full article from LakeMinnetonka Magazine.