Meet Nicole Rieks L.Ac., MSAOM, Dipl. Ac.
According to Chinese medicine, illness and disease occur due to imbalances and weaknesses within the body. Nicole is compassionate and dedicated in her work with patients to achieve their individual health goals, with the aim of alleviating pain and symptoms of discomfort, while also addressing the root of the problem. She has treated people of all ages, and for a diversity of health issues, including pain relief, injuries, stress, anxiety & depression, digestive and respiratory complaints, fatigue & sleep issues, skin conditions, fertility and women’s health.
Nicole is a licensed practitioner of East Asian Medicine in the state of Minnesota though the MN Board of Medical Practice. She is a diplomat of Acupuncture and nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She holds a Master of Science degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA where she underwent rigorous clinical and didactic training. Nicole’s experienced training focuses of the integration of Eastern medicine in the Western medical model. She has studied acupuncture in China at Chengdu University Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Shanghai University Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. These hospitals apply the Chinese model in utilizing the best of traditional acupuncture and herbal treatments in conjunction with modern drugs. Nicole holds a certification in Massage Therapy from Bellevue Massage School in Washington as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Cloud State University.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are known to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. To this end, Nicole uses a variety of techniques such as acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, and herbal medicine, either individually or in combination with other treatments, to promote faster healing.
Nicole loves delicious food, travel adventures, spending time in nature, reading, good business, and anything made with love.