Minnesota Acupuncture Association

Welcome to Minnesota Acupuncture Association

The Minnesota Acupuncture Association (MAA) is the only statewide professional association for licensed practitioners of acupuncture and traditional herbal medicine. We are committed to advancing acupuncture as a means for enhancing health and well-being.

The Minnesota Acupuncture Association is organized within section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

We operate from these beliefs:

  • Everyone should have the opportunity to feel better and live a healthy life.
  • Healthcare should be safe, effective and accessible for everyone.
  • There are a variety of ways to accomplish safe, effective and accessible healthcare.
  • Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine are viable methods for both treatment and preventive healthcare today. 

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Featured member

Practitioner Highlights

Look who's taking it to the next level! 

One of our local MN Acupuncturists, Meghan Spees, is heading out this month to Nepal to work in rural and underserved communities with Open Hands Medicine (501c3 nonprofit organization).



About Meghan Spees

My name is Meghan Spees. I am currently in my second year of my Masters of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University. I discovered the benefits of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine after a neck injury I incurred working in the fields of my CSA farm. My acupuncturist addressed not only the acute pain but the underlying emotional component of that pain. It was at this time that I realized that I too would like to someday practice Chinese Medicine. My special interest lies in treating trauma, both physical and emotional. 

So! Some exciting news! I have decided to join, Open Hands Medicine, a non-profit organization, in Nepal in August. We will be organizing a free clinic at a monastery and will be treating with Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture, Moxabustion, Cupping, Herbal formulas). The clinic usually sees between 60-100 patients a day. The days will be long, rewarding and very humbling.

This opportunity will help me to gain new wisdom and skills that will deepen my understanding of Chinese Medicine and will continue to help me to develop myself as a medical provider. I am honored to have this experience and to help teach, teach, empower, and learn from the people of Nepal.

I look forward to sharing these experiences with you when I return.



Featured Practitioner

Stefanie Beniek, LAc, Dipl. OM started Family Tree Acupuncture 8 years ago and we have just continued to expand and offer specialized acupuncture services to our community. 

This spring we joined forces with Nancy Anderson-Bierma, who previously owned Pediatric Acupuncture and Wellness, to round out our practice of fertility and pregnancy to now offer pediatric services. Also over this next year, I plan to develop an on-call acupuncture birth services to the Twin Cities area, bringing together multiple providers from many different practices and areas of the cities. 


Join Our Board of Directors!

We are actively seeking qualified candidates for the following Board of Director positions:

  • Communications / Public Relations Committee Chair
  • Continuing Education Committee Chair
  • Marketing Committee Chair
  • Alternate for Membership & Public Relations


Intersted in joining?  Click here to download an application!


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We would' t be here today if it wasn't for the generous support of our members and donors!   
Please consider a taxable donation today to support our ongoing mission to engage, support and strengthen the acupuncture profession in Minnesota.
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