Naomi Richman, L.Ac. recently relocated home to Minneapolis from Las Vegas, NV where she owned and operated Acupuncture Vegas for 4 years. During that time she saw over 2500 patients, had the most highly reviewed office on Yelp, and successfully treated conditions ranging from fertility and pediatric care to orthopedics, pain, weight management, and a wide variety of other chronic disorders. (See Common Conditions.)
She received her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, CA in 2002. Early in her career, in addition to running her own practice, she worked at UCLA’s Brentwood healthcare facility and Cri-Help addiction treatment center in North Hollywood. Two years out of school realizing the profound need for an alternative healthcare model for children, she founded Bee Well Kids, a pediatric wellness center in Los Angeles.
To say I was a skeptic is a serious understatement. Naomi made me — and even my husband — a believer. Personally, I’m more of an everyday client in terms of aches and pains, and acupuncture simply makes me feel better no matter what I come in with (Naomi is SO good I’ve even let her put needles near my eyes). I’ve used the custom-made Chinese herbal blends to significantly shorten the life of bad seasonal colds, and the “cupping” technique she did (which, full disclosure, I still thought was going to be a lot of hocus pocus) knocked out a serious respiratory infection in an incredibly short amount of time.C.M.
During her professional career she has worked in concert with MDs, physical, occupational and speech therapists, chiropractors, naturopathic physicians, osteopathic physicians, psychologists and psychiatrists, homeopaths, massage and craniosacral therapists as well as a variety of other healthcare providers.
Naomi worked as a supervisor and professor at the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture (PIHMA). She studied Qi Gong at Xi Yan Hospital in Beijing, China and received extensive postgraduate training in the US and at the prestigious Kyung Hee University Hospital in South Korea in orthopedics, gynecology and Pediatric Oriental Medicine.
Naomi has edited two books on Oriental Medicine and the foundations of Asian philosophy. She teaches and lectures nationally. She is licensed as an L.Ac. with the MN Board of Medical Practice and the California Acupuncture Board and held a license as Oriental Medical Doctor with the state of Nevada. She is also board certified by the NCCAOM.
She now lives in St Louis Park with her awesome teenage toddler Simon and two aging beagles.