Our Story

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."

—  Lao Tzu  —

Our mission at Balanced Being is to provide patients with an integrated and holistic approach to healing through looking at the whole person—his body, mind, emotions, and environment.  By promoting self-care through the traditional  essentials of exercise, healthful diet, adequate sleep, and supporting the body with holistic therapies the body can reach its highest potential of health and wellness.


Alexis Hileman M.Om., L.Ac., founded Balanced Being in 2016 in order to bring holistic care to Excelsior and it's surrounding communities. At Balanced Being we consider each patient individually in order to determine a series of treatments that will support and encourage each individual body to heal itself. Book your appointment today or feel free to call us for a free consult.

Alexis Hileman 

Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist


Alexis Hileman is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, master of Oriental Medicine and the owner of Balanced Being.  She received her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, and is a nationally certified acupuncturist by NCCAOM (the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). She has completed training in CranioSacral Therapy energy healing at the Heartwood Institute.


Alexis has an A.A. in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Chinese Mandarin.  Before attending Northwestern Health Sciences, she spent 12 years in the U.S. Navy as a Chinese linguist.  When required to medically separate from the Navy due to chronic pain and migraines that could not be treated with western medicine, Alexis decided to pursue a career in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine because of the pain relief and renewed sense of hope it gave her while dealing with her health issues.   

 During her training she completed several hospital rotations, including: 

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - Provided inpatient care for traumatic brain injuries and post-stroke patients.

St. Francis Hospital- Treated chemotherapy patients in the Cancer Center.  Provided care for various inpatient needs, such as, pain, anxiety, headaches/migraines, post-surgical pain, post-stroke symptoms, and addiction.

Masonic Children's Hospital @ U of M- Treated severe child illnesses including various types of cancer.

Woodwinds Hospital- Provided inpatient care for pre and post orthopedic surgical pain  Provided pre and post labor care in the birth center.

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Opening Hours

Schedule Your Session Today

Mon: Closed

Tues: Closed

Wed: Closed

Thurs: Closed

Fri: Closed

Sat: 9am-5pm

Sun: Closed

I have very limited hours right now and am not accepting any new patients at this time.


Limited weekday appointments will be available in late February 2022, if not sooner.


Please schedule on-line or text 612-432-2142 if you would like to schedule an appointment.  


Payment & Insurance

I accept cash, check, credit, debit, HSA (health savings account) and FSA (flexible spending account). 

Payment is due at the time of service.

I do not currently accept insurance.



What People Say

Alexis is a true professional offering a comfortable experience. She is very knowledgeable in her craft and I have never walked away without being completely satisfied with the care I received, either alleviating pain in my knees or any other injuries. I highly recommend her for your wellness needs!


I really look forward to my acupuncture appointments with Alexis. She worked wonders on my headaches, so much so that I don't get them any more. She is wonderful to work with and is open to customizing appointments with supplemental treatments such as cupping and craniosacral therapy. Her office is very relaxing and comfortable. If you are looking for acupuncture, I highly recommend Alexis!


Alexis helped me with my menopause symptoms and insomnia during a time when I was having night sweats practically every 30 minutes and numerous hot flashes during the day.   After 5 sessions my hot flashes and night sweats were completely gone and I started sleeping better than I had in the last ten years.   Definitely recommend acupuncture with Alexis!