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Meet our Team

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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.

Nikki Vanecek

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, fertility, and pediatrics.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Minnesota as well as a Master of Acupuncture and a Doctorate in 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.

Kerry Hayes
Lisa Nelson

Lisa Nelson
Lisa is a licensed acupuncturist and is board certified through NCCAOM. She received her Master’s degree in Acupuncture from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN.  She also completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program offered at McMaster’s University in Ontario, Canada. This provided specialized acupuncture training to support patients experiencing new and chronic pain conditions (e.g. sports injuries and other muscle/joint related issues). Lisa loves helping patients resume essential daily tasks and the active lifestyle pursuits that have been disrupted due to an injury. She individualizes research based treatment techniques to help you MOVE toward achieving your personal goals.

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.

Meagan Teal
Jen Grant

Jen Grant
Operations Manager
Jen comes to EastWest with a passion for serving and supporting others.  Her diverse background includes working in nonprofits, real estate, direct sales, and criminal justice.  She has authored two books and led retreats and workshops across the country.  Jen is certified in a variety of modalities that she loves sharing with others.  When she's not in a service role, you might find her walking in nature, playing in her garden, or packing for her next travel adventure.

Administrative Assistant
Kahner is our wonderful administrative assistant. She is the bright welcoming face you see when  you walk in for your appointment! She helps to support our providers so they can focus on their priority…you!  

Maddie EastWest

Administrative Assistant
Maddie is another amazing administrative assistant. She provides a warm welcome to patients and also helps to support our providers so they can focus on taking care of you! Maddie is finishing her last year of her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and plans to attend Northwestern Health Sciences in Fall of 2023 for her Doctorate in Acupuncture. 

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

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