MON074    Monica Helland, Ma.OM., L.Ac., owner and founder of Legacy Wellness is a second generation acupuncturist and herbalist with a warm and innovative approach to whole body health. Monica gives her utmost dedication to patient education and healing in order to empower the individual to strive for optimal health, with the understanding that health is more than the absence of disease.

Monica is Minneapolis’ active expert in digestive health. Her approach to managing digestive health 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. While digestive health is her specialty, she successfully treats a wide variety of health imbalances because of her focus on a holistic framework of healing.

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 Bloomington, MN. Prior to founding Legacy Wellness, she graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Communication Studies.

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 currently lives with her husband Charles and son Otis in Richfield, MN.

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