Red Clover Clinic has helped a variety of clients address chronic and painful conditions through a combination of acupuncture, auricular medicine, Nutrition Response TestingSM/Morphogenic Field Technique, low level laser therapy, botanical medicine and bodywork. Read their stories here and then contact us to learn more or schedule an appointment.
- Chronic Pain and Injuries
- Depression and Anxiety
- Sleep Disorders and Fatigue
- Menstrual and Menopausal Complaints
- Headaches and Migraines
- Allergies and Respiratory Issues
- Digestive Distress
- Skin Disorders
- Other Conidtions
Chronic Pain and Injuries
Acupuncture treats pain that has a known cause, and pain that doesn’t. Are you suffering from sciatica, back pain, neck pain, joint pain, fibromyalgia or any other nagging pain?
See how acupuncture, German auricular acupuncture and low level laser therapy has helped my clients heal from chronic pain and injuries:
Chronic neck & back pain
“After several car accidents, I was struggling with lower back pain due to a herniated disc and pain in my right hip and sacrum. I consulted with several chiropractors and received many treatments over the course of four months’ time. During this time I saw slight improvement, but it was rather minimal. I became depressed and hopeless, unable to exercise, sit down for longer than 15 minutes, bend or lift. The only way I could experience comfort was by reclining. Eventually I had to go out on disability, unable to perform the functions of my job.
Willing to try anything, I consulted with Anita Teigen from the Red Clover Clinic. She has helped me in the past with various ailments, and I thought she may have some insight about my current situation. She suggested trying out German auricular acupuncture. I had never heard of this, but she thought it would be particularly helpful because not only could it treat the problem quickly, but she had noticed it tended to clear issues for the long-term, not requiring multiple follow-up visits. I figured I would give it a try. After the first visit, I noticed my pain was reduced slightly. However, it was the second visit that really convinced me. After the second visit, my level of pain went from a 6 to a 2. I can now sit for hours at a time, bend more easily and even exercise. My range of motion is greatly improved and I am no longer in constant pain. I did not believe this would be possible after four months of chiropractic treatment that led nowhere, but the auricular acupuncture really did the trick for me. I am still battling some back issues, but they are nowhere near what they used to be. My life has dramatically improved and I owe that to Anita!” -M.S.
“I was really excited about my recent EAR TREATMENT. The pain and stiffness in my neck and low back is very persistent and has been a recurrent challenge for years. I typically handle this problem with acupuncture, chiropractic, and yoga as well as massage. These treatments always feel good, but these areas are still tied up in knots. However, I immediately felt a difference in the pain and stiffness. The area of complaint is now isolated to just the left side. I have way more mobility in my neck and back. It is such a change. I am really looking forward to seeing how follow up treatments will improve not only this area, but others! Woo Hoo! Thanks Anita.” – M.L.
“Anita Teigen is one of those rare practitioners who is well-educated, highly skilled, and a natural healer. She has great intellectual curiosity for any medical problem she encounters, and she pursues it with an innate talent for healing and with complete respect for her patient.
Anita was able to resolve the debilitating neck and shoulder pain that I had developed following a surgery that was preventing me from sleeping, sitting, or standing. Because I have a history of multiple cancer surgeries and have chronic pain from fibromyalgia, I chose Anita for my treatment, as I needed to work with someone who would be sensitive to my low tolerance for pain, difficulty lying in certain positions, and aversion to aggressive treatment.
Anita was able to devise a creative and effective course of treatment for me that allowed me to be comfortable and to feel safe during the body work. The outcome was that I healed completely from the neck and shoulder pain that had caused me
so many months of missing work and losing sleep. In addition, Anita’s cheerful and kind manner and positive approach to healing made each appointment something I enjoyed and looked forward to. I recommend Anita most highly.” – C.C.
Chronic myofascial pain
“Anita provides a unique combination of therapeutic techniques that have been instrumental in decreasing both my direct as well as related symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome. Through careful interviewing at the start of each session, she is able to determine where the needs of the day reside within the whole treatment plan, which she has carefully developed over several weeks, beginning with an in-depth 90 minute intake interview/consultation.
Given the fact that myofascial pain is often exacerbated by stress and can be accompanied by migraines and sleep difficulties, Anita frequently varies treatments to address these concerns. Various modalities that have been very beneficial for me have been primarily a combination of acupuncture and massage, but also some cupping, electrical stimulation, and oriental medicine (herbs).
My greatest reasons for trust in Anita as a healer comes not only from her extensive and solid experience and competence, but from her warm and caring demeanor that leads the patient to feel that they are always welcome and never a burden. This is truly the measure of a great practitioner.” – A.S.
Neck injuries (whiplash)
“Anita’s exceptional grasp of anatomy and muscle movement, combined with years of clinical experience, enabled true healing work to emerge. After my car accident, I was in significant discomfort. Her unique approach of healing, which integrates bodywork, acupuncture and herbs, carried me through the most painful moments of my recovery and eventually guided me to a functional and vibrant place. I am so grateful to have had her as my primary care practitioner throughout this experience. She is the most thorough, well-trained and practical healer I have worked with.” – J.C.
“A few weeks ago, I embarked on a fascinating (and kind of intimidating, at first) adventure: acupuncture. As I made my way to visit Anita at Red Clover Clinic in Roseville (just off of Hwy.36/Hamline), I was feeling excited and pretty much open to anything. Anita not only does acupuncture in its many forms (including cups, cords, and other things), but she also does various kinds of bodywork as well as work with herbs and tinctures (which she actually makes herself). I wasn’t quite sure what to expect- but I was eager to find out!
During the course of that first visit, Anita took her time to run through all kinds of facets of my physical/mental/emotional health. She was pretty happy to learn that I was interested in exploring treatments for my previous neck injuries (whiplash, etc.) because she is really interested in necks in particular. She developed a plan of treatment that included a custom tincture blend (Red Clover, Milky Oats, and Burdock Root was the winning combo for me), a Chinese herb supplement, and some concentrated acupuncture treatments for each visit.
Yes, the needles were scary… but also, surprisingly relaxing. She places the needles in certain areas, and then leaves the room for about ten minutes. I was pretty shocked to see how quickly I drifted off to sleep- just minutes after squirming away from the needles’ pokes. I grew to love lying on that table, enjoying the aromatherapy, the relaxing music, the sun streaming in the windows… just lovely.
I could go on and on about how wonderful the experience has been- I have experienced some pretty major changes, ranging from a general sense of grounding (I’ve always tended to exist way up in my head) to greater mobility and less pain in my neck. To me, that’s pretty major. I feel like my quality of life has actually improved, and for that I am very grateful.
Depression and Anxiety
Are you plagued by depression and/or anxiety? By moving stuck energy and sedating nervous tension, acupuncture and botanical medicine can help to rebalance your emotions.
See how acupuncture, German auricular acupuncture and botanical medicine have calmed anxiety and relieved depression for my clients.
Sleep Disorders and Fatigue
Is a sleep disorder leaving you feeling exhausted? Sleeping fine, but still fatigued? Acupuncture, botanical medicine, and nutritional supplements can help regulate sleep patterns and improve energy. For an extra boost in energy, low level laser therapy targeting the blood (the blood laser) can help when you really need it.
See how acupuncture, German auricular acupuncture, botanical medicine, nutritional support and low level laser therapy have helped my clients to sleep better and have more energy.
If hot flashes and night sweats are driving you crazy or menstrual problems and PMS are getting you down, give acupuncture, botanical medicine and nutritional supplements a try. These natural treatments can regulate hormones, and ultimately give your relief from these uncomfortable and frustrating symptoms.
See how acupuncture, German auricular acupuncture botanical medicine and nutritional support have calmed menstrual and menopausal issues for my clients.
“I’ve been struggling for many years with anxiety/depression, and recently was suffering from symptoms of hormonal imbalance. My nights were often riddled with panic attacks and I had an overwhelming sense of irrational fear. I started having irregular periods, sometimes not getting them at all… and the periodic hot flashes started. I began to see Anita at Red Clover Clinic for acupuncture and herbal medicine, and was amazed at how quickly I responded to the treatments and herbs. My nights became wonderfully quiet, as my mind was still and free of panic. My hormones have become balanced and I don’t get those pesky hot flashes. Now I continue to see Anita a few times a month, on a health maintenance basis. I am so happy to have her as my practitioner. She is caring, knowledgeable, and dedicated to her practice. Her clinic is inviting, comfortable, and cozy. I would highly recommend Red Clover Clinic!” – S.J.
“I have been a patient of Anita’s for a few years, to get rid of a chronic cough and deal with some premenopausal symptoms. Herbs, both western and Chinese, as well as regular acupuncture, were used with good effect over that period of time.
As menopause approached and hot flashes increased, Anita mentioned that German auricular acupuncture was particularly effective for hormonal conditions. I was game to try, even though the needles used are slightly larger than for Chinese acupuncture and thus can be momentarily more uncomfortable.
I always experience a feeling of relaxation during an acupuncture treatment, but the sensation was much more pronounced during my first German auricular session. I became aware of how much nervous tension I carry in my body. The calm, level feeling continued for a full day. I was hoping it would go on forever! Though it did not, alas, the overall effect of multiple treatments over time is noticeable.
And what about the hot flashes? After two treatments, spaced a week apart, they virtually disappeared for a month. I thought that was that, but they did return, though fewer and less intense. A treatment every month or so has kept them under control.” – L.W.
Headaches and Migraines
Do you suffer from frequent headaches and/or migraines? Acupuncture, bodywork and botanical medicine can help to relieve pain in acute situations and correct the underlying cause in chronic headache patterns.
See how acupuncture, German auricular acupuncture, botanical medicine and bodywork can give you relief from nagging headaches.
Allergies and Respiratory Issues
Are your allergies making you miserable? Do you suffer from recurrent sinus infections, chronic bronchitis or asthma? Acupuncture, botanical medicine, nutritional supplements and low level laser therapy targeting the blood (the blood laser) can help to boost the immune system and alleviate allergy and respiratory symptoms. An investigation of possible food sensitivities is also useful to alleviate the toxic burden of the body.
See how acupuncture, German auricular acupuncture botanical medicine and nutritional support have alleviated or corrected various allergic and respiratory issues.
Whether it’s indigestion, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or all of the above, digestive disorders are really frustrating. If you’re suffering from any of these symptoms, a combination of acupuncture, botanical medicine and dietary therapy (for example an elimination diet) can help. Balancing your system and tweaking your diet can make a huge difference.
See how acupuncture, botanical medicine and dietary therapy have helped my clients to heal their digestive issues.
“My name is Mike, I’m 31 and I have Gastroparesis. Many of you haven’t heard of this but its an intestinal disease that paralyzes the stomach’s natural muscle contractions to digest food. I’ve lived with this disease for seven years, the first four of which I had no treatment options despite several trips to urgent care and thousands of dollars spent in medical bills to several different gastrointestinal specialists.
I was first referred to the Red Clover Clinic by a friend after I had watched a youtube video that cited acupuncture as a fairly effective treatment option for people with GP. After my first session with Anita, for the first time in years, I didn’t have shooting stomach pains after I ate. For the first time in four years I ate more than a handful of food in a single sitting and still felt hungry afterwards!
Acupuncture has helped me manage my symptoms and improve my quality of life dramatically. I can go for runs, eat a larger variety of food and even go out to eat (in moderation of course) – I get to do some of the things that I took for granted for the first 26 years of my life and that’s why I go back for my needles each week.” – M.W.
“I brought my 10 year old son to Anita at Red Clover Clinic on the recommendation of a friend. We had been taking him to traditional doctors for over 4 years to get help with his chronic constipation and frequent soiling issues. As you can imagine, it was quite frustrating when after 4 years of following the doctors’ advice of “more liquids, more fiber, more exercise and laxatives” we were not making improvements. He was nervous about the idea of acupuncture and alternative medicines, but Anita was able to quickly make him feel comfortable. After three needles and some very simple and direct advice which included a regular routine involving water, probiotics and herbal tinctures, he improved dramatically and quickly. He is now nearly 100% better, and I am extraordinarily grateful for the recommendation to Red Clover Clinic.” – S.R.
Skin disorders are challenging to the sufferer and practitioner alike. Some clients have experienced a partial or complete elimination in symptoms from eczema, hives, rashes and cysts through acupuncture, botanical medicine, dietary therapy and low level laser therapy.
See how acupuncture, botanical medicine, dietary therapy and low level laser therapy have helped to alleviate the symptoms of various skin disorders.
Are you suffering from a medical condition like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, Crohn’s disease, hypo-/hyper-thyroid disorder, fibromyalgia, Bell’s Palsy or an eating disorder? Acupuncture, botanical medicine, bodywork and dietary therapy can help manage your symptoms and improve your energy and your quality of life.
See how acupuncture, botanical medicine, dietary therapy and low level laser therapy have helped to alleviate the symptoms of many conditions.
“A total recovery from Bell’s Palsy! Although not life threatening, Bell’s Palsy is disfiguring and emotionally upsetting. A recommendation from another Bell’s Palsy sufferer (who also quickly recovered) brought me to Red Clover and Anita. I could tell the difference in my face immediately following each session. I’m very, very grateful for Anita’s skill.” – K.H.
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