Meet Monica

Monica Helland, Ma.OM., L.Ac


The owner and founder of Legacy Wellness is a second generation acupuncturist and herbalist with a warm and innovative approach to whole body health. Monica is Minneapolis’ active expert in digestive health, fertility, and cosmetic acupuncture. Her approach to healing stems from revered and ancient remedies. Along with her clinical experience, she brings to her practice a deeply intuitive and gentle approach to acupuncture and Oriental medicine. 

Licensed in acupuncture by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, and nationally board-certified from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), Monica graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Minnesota College of Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2011. As of January 2019 Monica has begun working toward her Doctoral degree with the Pacific College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Her journey into Oriental medicine began at a young age when Monica’s aunt, Diana Gross, L.Ac., a well-respected acupuncturist in Minneapolis, introduced her to the medicine. Over the years, Monica personally received great benefit from Diana’s treatments and a wealth of knowledge from her teachings. Monica says, “Today I continue the legacy my aunt Diana Gross, L.Ac. began many years ago, and now I, too, am an ambassador of this great medicine.”

Monica lives with her husband Charles, son Otis, and Siberian forest cats Sofia and Viggo in Plymouth, MN.