Cassandra began to study acupuncture after receiving treatment at a school clinic in San Francisco, CA. Her experience with acupuncture inspired her to change her whole life for the better. As an artist, Cassandra had always tried to create healing moments in the world. Acupuncture feels like a natural and direct extension of that creative desire.
After earning her Master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine she went on to study in the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program at the California Institute of Integral Studies before moving to the Twin Cities. She has completed internships in Family Medicine, TCM Oncology, and Macular Regeneration. Some of the most respected practitioners in the world have been her teachers.
Cassandra is an experienced acupuncturist who has given more than 12,000 acupuncture treatments in her career. She has helped patients with seasonal and esoteric alignment, allergies, stress, anxiety, depression, grief, digestion, oncology side effects, reproductive health, immune support, the common cold, injury recovery, pain management, and more
It was divine happenstance that brought Cassandra to the Macular Regeneration path. She was asked by a patient to study the Macular Regeneration protocol. After an extensive internship with the acupuncturist who pioneered this program in the Twin Cities Cassandra was able to continue his practice.
The program proved to be a source of constant excitement and inspiration for Cassandra. Not only does the process spark her professional curiosity with its effectiveness but it is deeply moving to witness the effect it has on patient’s lives. How could she not be moved by being allowed to help people keep seeing, keep working, keep reading, keep living independent lives? It is a privilege to offer this powerful method to bring hope to folks with degenerative eye diseases.
Macular Regeneration is a program that uses Acunova and Micro-Acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, microcurrent therapy, herbs, supplements, and lifestyle to address degenerative eye diseases such as macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt’s, conjunctivitis, post-herpetic eye pain, dry eye, and more. It is effective in slowing, stopping, or improving vision loss and degeneration.
The program starts with a group of closely scheduled appointments. Then an ongoing weekly or biweekly schedule to maintain progress. Each appointment is 2 thirty-minute treatments back to back. There are no needles in the eyes. The primary points are in the hands and feet. Treatment with Cassandra is a deeply relaxing healing experience.
At the Universal Care Clinics, our vision is to create a therapeutic environment where our patients feel comfortable and encouraged to participate in their own healing process. Because each patient is different, our practitioners provide individually tailored treatments based on the complex of signs and symptoms, medical history, and current environmental interactions. Our treatments utilize a variety of different modalities to bring the patient closer to their therapeutic goals. Ultimately, our mission is to bring the patient back to a state of balance and wellbeing and most importantly to improve the quality of life.