Meet Jake Swette, LAc., MSAc., LMT
Jake brings a unique perspective to the acupuncture field. He has trained with some of the most well-respected Chinese Medicine practitioners & scholars in the United States and recently returned to Minnesota after a summer in Beijing where he completed private post-graduate study at the Wang Ju-Yi Applied Channel Theory Research Center with one of China’s most famous old acupuncture doctors. While in China he also spent time as a guest student at the Beijing Massage Hospital and received tutelage in traditional life nourishing exercises in the city’s ancient hutong neighborhoods.
He completed his Master’s degree in Colorado which included the study of Chinese and Japanese medicine, auriculotherapy, trigger point & motor point needling, dietary therapy, as well as western medical screening & biomedical sciences. In addition to the broad education he received, he took on hundreds of hours of specialty study in sports medicine & pain management, including three years of coursework in Chinese physiotherapy (Tuina). He completed clinical rounds and internships at the Boulder County AIDS Project, Golden West Assisted Living Center, and the University of Colorado Dal Ward Sports Medicine Center, which is the only sports acupuncture internship of it’s kind in the nation. There he worked in an integrative setting treating some of the nation’s top Division I athletes.
For several years Jake did work with a Tibetan Buddhist mental health recovery organization where he engaged directly with extreme psychological disorders as part of a team with psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and social workers, offering cutting edge, broad spectrum support for these patients in a home environment. His experiences were life changing and instilled the importance of listening, as even the most ill have important stories to tell.
In addition to Asian Medicine and spending time in the mental healthcare world, Jake has been practicing soft-tissue therapy since 2010. He maintained a busy orthopedic practice in Boulder, CO until his recent move to Minnesota. Over the years, he’s worked with thousands of patients and developed himself as a pain management and sports-oriented soft-tissue specialist. He has continued his education studying a catalog of styles and techniques both from medically oriented and subtle forms of bodywork therapy.
After a decade of academia and private practice, he now provides world-class natural healthcare at Modern Point where he not only treats ailments but helps build up the inner strength of his patients so they may live happier, more resilient, and engaged lives. A forever student, he continues his education in many disciplines though with special interest in orthopedics, eating, breathing, & sleeping disorders, and health cultivation strategies.
Outside of the clinic, Jake enjoys a quiet life in the Isles neighborhood of Minneapolis. His favorite pastimes involve tea drinking, cooking, jumping in puddles in the summer, and tromping around in snowshoes in the winter. He’s actively involved with martial arts and fishes year round. He maintains a traditional medicine blog called Cloud Mountain Analects, and he otherwise finds great pleasure in the occasional climbing of a large mountain.
Jake is a licensed acupuncturist, licensed massage therapist, and certified kinesio taping practitioner. He is a professional member of the American Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM), American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Kinesio Taping Association International (KTAI). He is one of only two Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioners endorsed by KTAI in the Greater Twin Cities Area and the only acupuncturist using Dr. Wang Ju-Yi’s applied channel theory acupuncture system in Minnesota.