"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 2017 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.
Meet The Team
Alexis Hileman M.Om., L.Ac.
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.
Bethany Niemela M.Om., L.Ac.
Bethany firmly believes that the body has incredible wisdom to heal itself. Through harmonizing treatments, Chinese medicine and acupuncture guide the body to tap into that innate wisdom to ease imbalance, relieve symptoms, and prevent disease. Bethany has worked with a diverse range of individuals with a variety of medical conditions. Bethany is inclined to treat patients with complex medical conditions including acute and chronic pain, digestive issues, fatigue, anxiety, and depression. With an open mind and a light heart, Bethany’s passion is to help people live a higher quality of life and reach their fullest potential.
Bethany’s personal experience dealing with a variety of symptoms including whole-body pain and muscle weakness, along with an inner drive to help others improve their health, is what led her to the field of Chinese medicine. The philosophy behind this medicine taught Bethany how to achieve balance and alleviate her symptoms and she enjoys sharing this knowledge with her patients. Bethany graduated magna cum laude with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2018. Bethany is certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.
Jessica French Ma.CM., L.Ac.
Jessica is an acupuncturist and herbalist with a master’s
degree in Chinese medicine. She is nationally board certified
by NCCAOM (the National Certification Commission
for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) and licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. She graduated
valedictorian from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN with clinical training that involves both private practice and hospital settings. Internship experience includes direct patient care at Pillsbury House Integrated Health Clinic, Cerenity Senior Care, Regions Hospital, St. Francis Regional Medical Center, University
of Minnesota Medical Center and Pediatric Specialty
Care Journey Clinic at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
experience treating a wide range of conditions, from pain to digestive disorders, however her
primary passion lies in treating anxiety and emotional health along with providing support for those going through cancer care. Whether it is to seek recovery from an acute injury, chronic illness or for preventative support, Jessica uses the philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine
to help the body overcome disease and to restore and maintain overall health.
Jessica also earned her BFA in graphic design and diploma in illustration from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Beyond the clinic, Jessica is an aspiring “Instafamous” dog mom and animal lover. She also enjoys perusing various art museums, listening to live music and
appreciates a good cup of coffee.
Schedule Your Session Today
Mon: 10am - 1pm
Tues: 2pm - 8pm
Thurs: alternating weeks 130pm - 430pm & closed
Fri: 10am - 3pm
Sat: alternating weeks 9am - 4pm & closed
Please call 612.236.3967 if you would like to schedule a last minute appointment.
The earliest an appointment can be booked online is 2 hours in advance.
Payment & Insurance
We accept cash, check, credit, debit, HSA (health savings account) and FSA (flexable spending account).
Payment is due at the time of service.
We are more than happy to check and see if acupuncture is covered under your insurance policy. To have your complimentary inquiry, please bring your insurance card with you to your appointment.
Treatment packages with payment plans are also offered.
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!