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My name is Jean Twomey. I am a Licensed Acupuncturist, practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and nutrition consultant, and I love my job! I am amazed and grateful to be a practitioner of this gentle and powerful medicine. 

I will do my best to listen to you, diagnose your health challenges (according to Traditional Chinese Medicine), meet you where you are at, complete a plan for your recovery, and use the appropriate tools for your conditions-- all while being attuned to your finances and time. I understand how much our health issues can affect our quality of life, and the importance of finding solutions to these challenges.  

I've had a few other careers before finding my passion. I was an officer in the US Air Force, serving 20 combined years active and reserve duty as a C-5 pilot/aircraft commander and a staff officer Photo of Jean in front of C-5 galaxyat the Pentagon, and also worked crunching numbers and programming computers as an Engineering Consultant. I am a 1992 graduate of the US Air Force Academy, majoring in Operations Research and Economics, and have a Masters of Science degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.  I began studying alternative medicine in starting in 1999 order to overcome my own health challenges. 

I am a summa cum laude graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University three-year masters program in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, and a certified Diplomate (Dipl.O.M.) by our national certification commission, the NCCAOM.

I truly believe that illness can be a great teacher, a spark to ignite a personal transformation. My own health challenges have motivated me to search deeply--these have lead to participation in workshops throughout the USA at places such as the Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, the Himalayan Institute, the Chi Nei Tsang Institute, the San Francisco School of massage, the Creation Center--studying energy work, physical modalities, and mental and emotional approaches to healing. This deep dive has also included personal transformational workshops and a meditation practice, to recognize and access the wisdom and answers within.

My husband and I are native Minnesotans, and made Aitkin our home in 2016. I enjoy being a mom, cooking, hiking, tickling the piano keys, spending time with family, and playing a mean game of Scrabble. 

Your unique health care situation is important to me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have regarding how acupuncture, nutrition, and Traditional Chinese medicine might benefit you.

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Aitkin Acupuncture at Riverwood Healthcare Center
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601 Bunker Hill Drive, Aitkin MN

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