Tanya Michelle

Tanya Michelle

Authentic Self Acupuncture & Healing Arts PLLC

Through a blend of Eastern and Western modalities, Tanya Michelle encourages your own innate healing. With 30+ years experience in healthcare including Emergency Room, Urgent Care, Intensive Care Unit, Medical/Surgical, and currently Cardiac Stress Testing, she's seen the gamut of afflictions. Since 2004, Tanya has been studying and incorporating Integrative Therapies into her practice. She teaches her patients self-care tools that can improve their quality of life and give them a sense of empowerment in their own health and well-being.

Tanya personalizes a blend of services listed below for you based on your presentation and needs. This frequently includes Acupuncture + CranioSacral Therapy + Healing Touch on an Amethyst Biomat to help you find your optimal delicate balance.

Learn more about all of the available services below:


is an ancient practice that utilizes very thin needles to access specific points that target meridians and organ systems to bring the body into balance, promoting health, wellness, and improving disease states.

Electroacupuncture (Estim)

where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. This practice augments acupuncture and is particularly good for pain, function, and neurologic issues.

TCM encompasses many different practices, including acupuncture, moxibustion (burning an herb above the skin to apply heat to acupuncture points), Chinese herbal medicine, tui na (Chinese therapeutic massage), cupping, guasha, food therapy, and tai chi and qi gong.

Did you know that at a MINIMUM a Licensed Acupuncturist in Minnesota has:

1) been Licensed by the MN Board of Medical Practice,

2) passed 3-4 rigorous Board Exams including a Biomedicine Exam,

3) received over 3000 hours of classroom & clinical hands on training and experience,

4) been Certified in Clean Needle Technique by www.ccaom.org,

5) been Certified as a Diplomate by the www.NCCAOM.org,

6) been Master's Level trained?

CranioSacral Therapy

is a gentle intuitive therapy, specifically focused on your body's present needs, that helps release patterns of dysfunction from injury, illness, and emotion. CranioSacral Therapy restores the craniosacral rhythms, promoting relaxation and wellness. Learn more here: www.heartwoodintegrativemedicine.com.


Heated glass cups are applied to the skin along meridians of the body, creating suction as a way of stimulating the flow of energy, releasing stagnation, detoxifying tissues, and increasing circulation.

Healing Touch

is a relaxing, nurturing, energy therapy. Gentle touch assists in balancing your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  Healing Touch works with your energy field to support your natural ability to heal. It is safe for all ages and works in harmony with standard medical care. Provided by RN HTP (Healing Touch Practitioner).

How can Healing Touch benefit you?

  • stress reduction
  • calming anxiety and depression
  • decreasing pain
  • strengthening the immune system
  • enhancing recovery from surgery
  • complementing care for neck and back problems
  • deepening spiritual connection
  • supporting cancer care
  • creating a sense of well-being
  • easing acute and chronic conditions

Healing Touch research suggests that there are many benefits. Individuals experiences will vary. Learn more here: www.healingbeyondborders.org.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): Herbal Therapy

Chinese herbal medicine works through the physiologic action of the herbs, and pays special attention to the properties unleashed through combinations of herbs. For example, a Chinese herbalist will choose an herb for a specific effect and complement it with another herb that will increase that beneficial effect.

Choose a pure focused modality or choose a blended session that can include CranioSacral Therapy, Healing Touch, or other Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities–personalized to your needs–including Cupping, Korean Hand Therapy, and TCM Food Therapy.Please contact me with any questions on how these therapies can be used together or individually, or any other questions.

Authentic Self Acupuncture & Healing Arts PLLC
Tanya Michelle, LAc RN CST HTP M.Om.
(612) 888-3666

View rates, schedules, and availability here.