Meet the TCM Team

Our light-filled clinic is a wonderful, healing space

Nikki Vanecek

L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM)

Nikki has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Northwestern Health Science University.

Her internships included two years advanced practice at The Courage Center treating stroke, spinal cord injury, and other neurological conditions.  She also has three years of experience at University of Minnesota’s Edith Davis Clinic. While at the Edith Davis Clinic she successfully treated both acute and chronic pain, including chronic migraines and fibromyalgia.

In addition to schooling in the United States, Nikki also has international training at the top-ranked medical college in Tain Jin China. This training included intensives in Cardiology, Gynecology, Neurology, and pain in addition to work in general practice areas.

Nikki serves on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Alumni Association and is a member of the Minnesota Acupuncture Association.

“I help my patients achieve a healthy, balanced, and peaceful life.” ~Nikki Vanecek


Ashley Steffensen

L.Ac., Dipl. C.H


Ashley is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Traditional Chinese Herbalist, Reiki Master Practitioner, and SpringForest QiGong Practitioner. She grew up in Isanti, Minnesota. After receiving her Associates in Arts from Anoka Ramsey Community College, she traveled to Seattle to pursue her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She graduated from Bastyr University in 2015. Ashley has always been fond of natural lifestyles and became interested in traditional Chinese medicine after learning Spring Forest QiGong in 2010. She has focus in digestive health, anxiety, depression, spiritual well-being, sexual and reproductive health, as well as pain.  In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, kettle-belling, learning about plants and animals, motorcycling, and spending time outdoors.


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