Meet Alexandra FM Integrative Health's Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Specialist
Alexandra, affectionately called Lexi by friends, family, and patients, was born and raised in North Dakota. Her grandfather, father, and many uncles are small business owners. She grew up with a sense of community and family. She attended Minnesota State University-Moorhead and received her Bachelors of Science degree with an emphasis in Health and Medical Sciences and a minor in Anthropology. She always knew she wanted to be in the medical field and when she discovered how acupuncture could work for people, she decided that alternative medicine was her path. She started her Masters in Acupuncture program at Northwestern Health Sciences in Bloomington, Minnesota in January of 2013. She had a family in Fargo at the time and decided it would be best to commute to Minneapolis for the duration of her program. Over the next two years and eight months she drove to the twin cities from Fargo 200 times all while maintaining a family, having a third child, and achieving an excellent GPA. She was dedicated to her education and to being one of few acupuncturists to serve the Fargo/Moorhead community. She graduated in August of 2015 with over 3000 hours of training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medical Classes, as well as 540 clinical hours. She has training in acute health care settings, working with post operative pain and labor and delivery at Woodwinds hospital in Woodbury, Minnesota. She also trained with an elderly population as well as stroke patients at Cerenity Senior Center in Woodbury, Minnesota.
Alexandra opened FM Acupuncture in September of 2015. She works with all types of patients and all types of diagnosis. In the fall of 2016, her dream of opening an integrative health clinic came true when she met Dr. Tonya Loken, ND. Together, they decided to open FM Integrative Health and provide the community with a holistic health clinic, the only of its kind in the FM area!
Mayo Recommends Acupuncture treatments for the following conditions: -Chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting -Dental pain -Fibromyalgia -Headaches, including tension and migraine headaches -Labor pain -Low back pain -Neck pain -Osteoarthritis -Menstrual cramps
The National Institute of Health indicates that Acupuncture can be beneficial for: -Addiction -Asthma -Carpal tunnel -Myofascial pain -Nausea -Stroke rehabilitation
If you have questions about whether or not acupuncture can treat current symptoms or a diagnosis that you have, please call and ask to talk to Lexi. She is always happy to educate the public on acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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