Our Story

Committed to bringing better health and wellness to the Lake Minnetonka area for ten years, TCM Wellness and Acupuncture works closely with local physicians, clinics and hospitals to provide exceptional care. 

Nikki Vanacek

Nikki Vanecek

L.Ac., M.ac.O.M., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
Founder and Owner


Nikki Vanecek is Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture and licensed to practice in the state of Minnesota. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University.

In addition to her training and education in the United States, Nikki studied at Tianjin Medical University, a top ranked medical college, in Tianjin China.  She completed intensive training in the areas of acute and chronic pain and neurological conditions such as headaches, migraines, neuropathy and stroke recovery.


Nikki grew up in the Lake Minnetonka area and became interested in practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) after struggling with severe shoulder pain for more than three years.  After trying several unsuccessful types of treatments: physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments and steroid injections, Nikki final found relief with acupuncture.  Her relief from pain was so complete and transformative Nikki became passionate about the study of acupuncture and herbal medicine.


Passionate about supporting the lake area community, Nikki uses her experience and knowledge to educate and inspire others to lead healthy, stress-free lives. Whether speaking to high school students, conducting cosponsored acupuncture seminars or collaborating with western medical professionals, Nikki strives to provide exceptional care.

Based on her personal experience and love for Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nikki’s mission is to help her patients live life to the fullest.

“A healthy body and peaceful mind will inspire you to live the life you want.”