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Senia Mae fell in love with holistic healing over a decade ago and quit her pragmatic engineering career to bring holistic health to the Twin Cities. She earned her Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine summa cum laude from Northwestern Health Sciences University and studied at the largest Traditional Chinese Medicine hospital in the world in Tianjin, China. She’s a Licensed Acupuncturist through the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and a nationally board-certified herbalist.

She founded Healing InSight Acupuncture | Herbs | Food Therapy and built a team of expert practitioners who specialize in treating digestive issues, chronic pain, women's health and anti-aging. Senia is a renowned holistic health expert in the Twin Cities and has been featured in Minnesota Monthly magazine, Pioneer Press, Star Tribune, Women’s Health and FM107.

She loves taking the woo-woo factor out of acupuncture and making it approachable for everyday people, as well as sharing holistic remedies to take the guesswork out of self-care. It has always been her dream to be the Holistic Health Expert on Twin Cities Live and she’s excited every time she goes on the show! Senia spends her days doing acupuncture in her sunny, aqua-infused clinic on Grand Avenue and her weekends decorating yet another room in her old Victorian house with French furniture and damask wallpaper. In the summer you'll find her training for her next cycling adventure in the French Alps with her physician husband.



What is Holistic Medicine?  

Why do you normally make an appointment to see a doctor? Allergy problems, asthma, maybe you have migraines or you just can't sleep? Holistic Health Coach, Senia Mae, says trying a different option, like a holistic approach, could erase all of these problems.  But here's the burning question -- what is holistic health? Senia Mae from Healing Insight stops by our studio to explain.

Holiday Emotions & Acupuncture  

The Holidays are full of joy, family and excitement. But all of those things, can bring on many different emotions this time of year like stress, extreme fatigue and sometimes grief. But as we’ve learned over the last few years, acupuncture can really calm the mind. Senia Mae, owner of Healing Insight in Saint Paul, stopped by to show us how.

Headaches & Acupuncture  

Of all the reasons people try acupuncture for the first time, headaches seems to top the list. That certainly rings true for holistic health expert and owner of Healing Insight, Senia Mae.  Senia stopped by our studio to show us how this Ancient Chinese System of Medicine can alleviate that chronic pain.

Relieving Anxiety with Acupuncture  

Are you feeling a little extra anxiety these days? With school starting and routines changing, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. To get out of our own heads, we turn to something that relaxes us, like scrolling through Facebook or stress eating. But Holistic Health Expert and owner of Healing Insight, Senia Mae, says that’s only a bandaide. She stopped by to show us how Acupuncture can help us calm down with lasting effects.

Acupuncture for Tummy Troubles  

The kick off to the Minnesota State Fair means one thing to a lot of people who attend it…FOOD.  More specifically, fried foods galore!  Holistic Health expert and owner of Healing Insight, Senia Mae, says there is one thing you should be eating to make room for all that food.

Be Well with TCL: Cosmetic Acupuncture  

Even if you are familiar with acupuncture, most of us don’t realize that all those needles can be used for cosmetic purposes.  People have been flocking to Healing Insight for Cosmetic Acupuncture.

Be Well with TCL: Acupuncture 101  

If you've had a cold this winter or maybe your allergies are beginning to flair, you've probably relied on medication to pull you through right? In this Be Well with TCL, we head to Healing InSight in Saint Paul where acupuncture needles are clearing congestion and allowing your body to just rest. 

Acupuncture & Seasonal Affective Disorder   Back To Top

Having a bit of the blues toward the end of February? Especially when it’s cold and gray outside? That’s not all that abnormal. But how can you tell if it's developing into something more serious?

Acupuncture to Boost Immune System   Back To Top

When it’s cold and dry outside and you’re stuck inside the house, you go crazy right? And you get sick! Over the counter medications are an $8-billion dollar industry, but Senia Mae, owner of Healing Insight in St. Paul says Acupuncture can relive sinuses and boost your immune system. She stopped by the show for a live demonstration.

Acupuncture for Heartburn   Back To Top

When googling “heartburn and holidays”, nearly half a million links pop up. Many pointing to eating and drinking in moderation this time of year. But if you're one of the roughly 7-million people in the US that experience reflux symptoms all year long, there's relief beyond popping pills. There's acupuncture. Our holistic health expert and owner of Healing Insight in Saint Paul, Senia Mae stopped by to show us how it works.

Bodywork   Back To Top

If you need a good gift idea, you can’t go wrong with a massage, not giving one, but gifting one. Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson has been raving about a massage she just received, one unlike she’s ever had. It’s Call Tui Na, a form of Chinese Therapy that she said made her relaxed and somehow energized all at the same time.

Cosmetic Acupuncture   Back To Top

You know what acupuncture looks like and typically think of it as needles in the arms, legs, even feet. But an acupuncturist in Saint Paul is bringing a west coast trends all the way to the Midwest. It’s called Cosmetic Acupuncture and involves needles all over your face. In this Bell Well with TCL, Kelli heads to Healing InSight in Saint Paul where a Hasting’s woman says she gained confidence she’s been lacking.

Acupuncture for Anxiety   Back To Top

In Chinese medicine, Fall is the time when our energy moves forward. That might explain why people feel heightened anxiety this time of year. But transitions to school and seasons can also create stress. If that anxiety is getting pretty bad, it might be time to think holistically. Holistic Health expert and owner of Healing Insight Senia Mae stopped by demonstrate how acupuncture can help calm the mind and body.

Cupping   Back To Top

Everyone is talking about those strange circular bruises seen on Michael Phelps and other athletes at the Olympics. These bruises are caused by cupping, which is said to relieve pain. Our Holistic Health Expert from Healing InSight, Senia Mae, is here to explain how. 

Probiotics 101   Back To Top

It’s a buzz word you keep hearing, probiotics! But what are they and why do we need to add them into our diet? Our holistic health expert and owner of Healing Insight, Senia Mae stops by to tell us how they help our gut health.

Dealing with IBS   Back To Top

Summer is here and you don’t want to feel bloated all the time and Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS can be a key factor in that bloating factor. Owner of Healing InSight, Senia Mae, says acupuncture can help you feeling lean and ready to put that bathing suit on.

Allergy Acupuncture   Back To Top

Snow has melted and spring is here but with spring comes allergies!  Our holistic health expert and owner of Healing InSight, Senia Mae, show us how acupuncture can relieve allergy symptoms.

Woman’s Health and Acupuncture   Back To Top

As a woman there are many health issues that we have to tackle.  From painful periods to menopause and everything in between.  Owner of Healing Insight and our Holistic Health Expert, Senia Mae, stops by Twin Cities Live to show how acupuncture can help.  

Cosmetic Acupuncture   Back To Top

It’s one of the hottest beauty trends of 2016, Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture.  This is a natural facelift just using acupuncture needles. Our holistic health expert and owner of Healing Insight, Senia Mae, stops by to show off how it works and why it’s before no matter your age.