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Meet our Team


Our team is committed to providing exceptional health care. EastWest Acupuncture Clinic collaborates with local physicians, clinics, and hospitals to support our patients through their health care journey.

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Nikki Vanecek
L.Ac., M.Ac.O.M, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
Experienced health care provider, Nikki is the owner of EastWest Acupuncture and Professional Sports Acupuncture. She is paving the way for the collaboration of acupuncturists and Chinese medicine in modern medical health care.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University. In addition to her training and education in the United States, Nikki studied at Tianjin Medical University, a top-ranked medical college, in Tianjin China.

Nikki provides exceptional care to her clinical
patients and is the Acupuncturist for the Minnesota Twins.

Kerry Hayes
L.Ac., DCM, M.Ac, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
Kerry is a Board-Certified, Licensed Acupuncturist and has a passion for women’s health, pediatrics, and family medicine.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Minnesota as well as a Master of Acupuncture and a Doctor of Chinese Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Kerry loves Traditional Chinese Medicine because it provides a holistic, individualized approach to care and it teaches us to listen to the subtle messages our body uses to guide us to optimal health.

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Meagan Teal 
Massage Therapist, CMT
Meagan has over 10 years of experience in Massage. She graduated in Therapeutic Massage from CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu School. Meagan enjoys using her knowledge and skills to help people get to a better state of body, mind, and soul.

Kim Smith
Operations Manager, RYT 200
Kim is passionate about helping people understand their options for the best possible care. In her free time, you can find her outside enjoying everything Minnesota has to offer such as the beautiful lakes, parks and lively outdoor sporting events. She also recently completed her RYT 200 course and loves incorporating yoga into her self-care routine.

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Kamre Vanecek
Administrative Assistant
Kamre is our wonderful administrative assistant. She provides a warm welcome to patients and helps to support our providers so they can focus on their priority…you! Kamre is finishing her last year of her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and loves spending time outdoors with friends and her dog, Berkley!

Our Holistic Partnerships

EastWest Acupuncture is proud to work with a unique group of businesses throughout Minnesota. To learn more about our partnership program email info@tcmeastwest.com

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The Minnesota Twins
Twin Cities Orthopedics

Team Achievements

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