Dr. Cassandra is an experienced acupuncturist and herbalist. She has supported patients with eye health, migraines, chronic headaches, 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 so much more.
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. Dr. Cassandra then completed her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine with Pacific College of Health and Science after getting her practice in Minnesota off the ground. In addition to her extensive studies, she has completed clinical internships in Family Medicine, East Asian medicine Oncology support, and Macular Regeneration.
She was originally drawn to acupuncture after receiving treatment at what would become her school clinic in San Francisco, CA. Her experience with acupuncture inspired her to change her whole life for the better. As a lifelong artist, Dr. Cassandra has always tried to create healing moments in the world through reflection. Some paths that inspire her are intersectional feminism, gender and queer studies, respectful parenting philosophies, anti-racism, social justice, environmental activism, body positivity, inclusive spirituality, harm reduction, and ways to improve both allopathic and natural holistic medical spaces. It is an ever changing, growth oriented, reflective process that influences her artistic endeavors, and her healing practice. Acupuncture, herbalism, and her healing practices feel like a natural and direct extension of that creative desire.
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.