Noah is licensed with the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and is certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He graduated suma cum laude with a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health SciencesUniversity in Bloomington, MN in 2009.
Noah has been working in the health care industry since 2003, starting out in nursing school and becoming a home health aide and personal care assistant in 2008. Noah is now treating patients at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute at Unity Hospital, working with a team of healthcare providers to better serve those with cancer who are going through chemotherapy. He also interned at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Courage Center, Pillsbury House Integrated Health Clinic, Salvation Army Harbor Light Natural Care Center, and Edith Davis Teaching Clinic.
Noah discovered his passion for community acupuncture while interning at Pillsbury House Integrated Health Clinic. He continued there as a clinic coordinator, directing a team of student interns and health care professionals for the following year. Noah also had the opportunity to take advanced studies in Tianjin, China observing and treating patients with severe conditions such as stroke and Bell’s palsy.
Noah founded NE Community Acupuncture in 2009 and lives in Northeast Minneapolis.
Mallory received her Masters of Acupuncture from Northwestern Health Sciences University. She is liscensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and board certified by NCCAOM. She also studied Craniosacral Therapy through the Heartwood Institute of Integrative Medicine.
Mallory holds great reverence for the community model of acupuncture practice and enjoys the great variety of people she gets to encounter by practicing in such a setting. Some of the conditions she is most passionate about treating include emotional/spiritual issues, pain syndromes, women's health, sleeping problems and digestive issues.
When Mallory is not in the clinic she enjoys studying up on the benefits of essential oils, herbs, stones and crystals. Writing is a particular hobby of which she is fond. Many off hours are spent working on one creative endeavor or another in one of the many amazing coffee shops around the Twin Cities.
Brian is a licensed acupuncturist with the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and board certified by the NCCAOM. He received his Masters of Acupuncture from Northwestern Health Sciences University and completed advanced studies in acupuncture at Tianjin University in Tianjin, China.
Brian enjoys treating many different types of conditions such as sleep disorders, stress issues, digestive problems, and men's health concerns. He learned how to treat these conditions through internships while studying at NWHSU. These include Pillsbury House Integrated Health Clinic, Salvation Army Harbor Lights, Edith Davis Teaching Clinic, Cerenity Senior Care, and Pathways Health Crisis Resource Center.
Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and two cats, bicycling, camping, the local music scene, and sampling some of the craft beers from around the metro area.
Said Isayed graduated from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine after a six year Bachelor’s program in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Said spent five years interning in several Chinese hospitals and clinics, training under some of the most well-respected doctors of Chinese medicine. He focused strongly on the treatment of neurological diseases, men’s health and painful musculoskeletal conditions.
In addition to acupuncture, Said is well versed in several types of bodywork including Chinese fire cupping, hijama (traditional Arabic cupping), tuina (Chinese medical massage) and guasha. He also practices Chinese and Arabic herbal medicine.
Said comes from a long history of traditional medicine practitioners in the Middle East. He blends together his knowledge of traditional Arabic and Chinese medicines to treat patients through acupuncture, bodywork, herbs and nutrition.
In 2016, Said relocated from Hebron, Palestine to Minneapolis, MN. He is fluent in English, Arabic and Mandarin Chinese.
Julie is licensed by the Minnesota State Medical Board and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She graduate cum laude with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from NWHSU in Bloomington MN. Julie is also a licensed Aesthetician and Massage Therapist.
Dr. Jason J. Calva received his Ph.D. from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Living in China for three years deepened Jason's passion for integrating acupuncture in a hospital setting. Working alongside the veteran acupuncture doctors in China, Jason was able to learn a specialized form of neurological acupuncture called Xing Nao Kai Qiao (XNKQ) while working with stroke patients.
In addition to being an acupuncturist, Dr. Calva has been a practitioner of Master Choa Kok Sui's Pranic Healing system since 2007. He and his wife opened PranaPath in 2011, the first Pranic Healing center in Minnesota. Using acupuncture, yoga, meditation, and Pranic Healing to better help his patients learn, grow, and heal. Being formally trained in the East and the West, Jason has a unique insight how to integrate Eastern principles into a Western lifestyle.
Dr. Calva has taught Pranic Healing in the United States, China, and Mongolia. Giving many lectures on the topics of natural medicine, meditation, and spirituality, Jason is known for making abstract concepts relatable to our day to day lives without diluting the essence of the teachings.
Deborah practices rehabilitative/neuromuscular massage therapy, relaxation, and foot reflexology. She graduated
in 2013 from the Massage Therapy Program at Northwestern Health Sciences University and received during the same year certification in Neuromuscular Therapy from the International Academy of Neuromuscular Therapies. In addition, she has studied Multi-dimensional Waveform Healing with its developer Cindi Claypatch. Deborah's goal is to promote massage therapy by exploring balance through health and wellbeing, while creating new patterns for life.
Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Colorado and Certification in Massage and Bodywork. Along with a Black Belt in Soo Bahk Do. Brian's certification as a Master of Tae Guk Kwan Do, and his Diplomat in CranioSacral Therapy from the Upledger Institute, are one of his proudest achievements. He went into private practice soon after graduation and has been practicing for over 25 years. Brian specializes in pain management, integrating modalities, and creating effective treatments of post-acute and chronic pain.
Jaimie Shrestha, CMT Jaimie Shrestha graduated from CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School in St. Louis Park, MN where she studied Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese medicine as well as Advanced Asian Bodywork. She is a Certified Practitioner with American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA) Jaimie got her start doing western massage and teaching yoga but her love of Traditional Chinese Medicine and its benefits gradually brought her to Shiatsu. She believes that by combining the Eastern and Western modalities, you are able to get the best of both worlds when healing the body and the mind.
After a long health journey finally ending with a Lyme disease diagnosis in 2015, Alexander became increasingly frustrated with the standard medical process. Through working with a naturopathic doctor, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, a chiropractor, and an acupuncturist, he uncovered a hidden passion for a different style of healing. A style of healing that addresses the whole body; that addresses the root causes of imbalance, not just the symptoms. This experience led him to become a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.
As a Nutritional Therapist, he believes in the power of real food. He knows that what we eat has an enormous impact on our short term and long term health. His aim is to help you reach your goals, no matter what they are, through nutrient-dense whole foods and supplementation.
In addition to his work in the nutritional health field, he has enjoyed a long career as a professional freelance musician. He has performed, toured, and recorded with countless local and national acts. He is currently working on a blog tying together his passion for nutrition and his on-the-go musician lifestyle.