Circuit Acupuncture

Circuit Acupuncture LLC was founded by Erin McCabe, a Board Certified (NCCAOM) and licensed provider under the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. The foundations began when Erin was working on an acute care Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) rehabilitation unit and was receiving acupuncture treatments. During her graduate training, Erin spent one year as an intern at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute providing acupuncture services for inpatient brain and spinal cord injuries. The theory of looking at our body as one large circuit resonated and so Circuit Acupuncture LLC manifested.

Vision

To promote balance in our surroundings by using minimally invasive techniques. To empower individuals to grow and create resiliency within their lives.

Staff

Erin McCabe
Erin McCabe

Erin McCabe, founder of Circuit Acupuncture LLC, is a Licensed Acupuncturist with a background in healthcare. The early beginnings were as a nursing assistant with experience in nursing home, assisted living facilities, and memory care experience. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Metropolitan State University in 2010. Prior to starting school, Erin was a Psychology Associate on a Traumatic Brain Injury unit at Bethesda hospital. She was certified as a “Code Green” responder to adequately assess and manage an emergency situation of a combative individual.


Erin had been receiving acupuncture for her own ailments since age twenty. She was recommended to watch the documentary 9,000 Needles and that started the journey towards pursuing a career in acupuncture. This complementary alternative therapy is a great way to help one’s body along the natural healing process.


Erin attended Northwestern Health Sciences University. While in school, Erin held internships at the University Health Services Clinic, Bloomington Natural Care Center, Woodwinds Hospital, and Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. Since graduating, Erin has accomplished three board exams and is recognized as a Licensed Acupuncturist under the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.

Description of Services

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the technique of inserting extremely thin needles painlessly into the skin at various depths along specific points on the body’s meridian system using single use sterile needles. An acupuncture session takes approximately an hour, starting with an intake interview by the acupuncturist. The first visit will take longer, as the acupuncturist needs to gather symptoms information and ensure the client understands the procedure.


In classic texts, Acupuncture dates back to 2,000 years ago in China. Back then, as there were no iron casting available at that time, needles were “made of stone.” Today, acupuncture is widely recognized by allopathic and alternative practitioners around the world as an effective complementary healing practice. The efficacy of acupuncture has been well studied and documented. (See research links.)


Acupuncture can treat a variety of conditions. Overall, acupuncture is utilized to balance energy, ease pain, and help heal disease. Acupuncture is one of the fundamental techniques of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture rebalances the energy flow, releases congested energy, and restores the body to its natural state of harmony.


Cupping

Cupping is a therapy in which a “cup” is attached to the skin surface to cause local congestion through the negative pressure created by introducing head in the form of an ignited material. In this type of cupping, commonly referred to as “fire cupping,” the glass cup is transparent to control the treatment effectively. The cupping method has the function of warming and promoting the free flow of energy. This can be great for athletes, general fatigue symptoms, and pain syndromes.


Tui Na

Tui Na is a therapeutic form of massage that has been used in China for more than 5,000 years. Tui Na has many different forms from “rolling” to “kneading,” “grasping,” and even “one finger meditation." All is based on a person’s needs, all Tui Na is individualized to accommodate their needs.