Carey Velenchenko, LAc, MCM, Acupuncturist
Carey Velenchenko is National Board certified and is licensed by the State Medical Board to practice acupuncture medicine. She has been in practice for 19 years and has experience treating clients in a wide variety of settings including: private practice, and adolescent and adult residential eating disorder treatment.
Her experience has given her the necessary tools and wisdom to treat a wide variety of patients with conditions and symptoms including but not limited to depression, anxiety, digestive issues, pain and injuries, menstrual irregularities, fertility, auto-immune disorders, headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and menopausal discomfort.
Carey attended the Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. She studied both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine and graduated in 2002 with a Master’s Degree in Chinese Medicine.
Carey takes the time with each patient to listen and to address all of their questions and concerns, with each person’s comfort in mind. She focuses on each unique individual, not just their presenting complaint, to provide truly holistic care. Carey enjoys working with patients of all ages and in all stages of illness, recovery, and wellness.
Before discovering her passion for Chinese Medicine, Carey was a dancer. She studied Dance at the University of Minnesota and in 1991 co-founded a non-profit dance company with the mission of bringing dance into communities to empower women of color and at-risk youth. As a healthcare practitioner, Carey continues to feel passionate about working to dismantle structural and systemic racism, including that which targets people of East Asian and Pacific Island decent. As a practitioner of a traditional medicine of a culture that is not her own, she strives to be aware of cultural appropriation of traditional medicines and is committed to practicing in a way that remains true to what her teachers intended.
“As a practitioner of an East Asian Medicine, I would like to acknowledge the teachers I have had the privilege to learn from who are of East Asian descent.”:
Jingduan Yang, M.D., Kejian Xiao, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., CTM, Yongping Jiang, TCMD, Ph.D., Mei Wang, TCMD, Ph.D., Xiaoyan Hu, TCMD., Dr. Wei Liu, TCMD, Dr. Jeffrey Yuen, Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan, Dr. Tran Viet Dzung, Dr. John Chen, Ph. D, Pharm D. O.M.D., L.Ac.
Carey is currently seeing patients at our Minnetonka location.
Certifications & Associations
:: Licensed by Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
:: Master of Chinese Medicine, Northwestern Health Sciences University
:: Dipl. Ac., NCCAOM
○ Initial Exam and Acupuncture
○ Acupuncture appointment
○ Cupping appointment
○ Moxibustion appointment