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Mats has been practicing Chinese Medicine since 1998, beginning with Shiatsu (Japanese bodywork) followed by acupuncture in 2000 and massage therapy in 2005.

Since 2003 he has specialized in the unique field of Chinese Medicine Ophthalmology, utilizing special acupoints in the hands and feet in order to primarily treat retinal diseases as well as dry eye/dry mouth.

In 2018 he combined his two passions, skiing and eye care,  and became PSIA-certified (Professional Ski Instructors of America) in the Adaptive discipline for instructing visually impaired skiers.

After over twenty years of practicing Chinese medicine in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mats closed his clinic in 2019 and accepted an acupuncture job in Stockholm. After a year in Sweden, and a year at The Marsh in Minnetonka, he relocated his clinic to Wayzata, Minnesota in 2024.

About mats
• Minnesota Institute of Acupuncture & Herbal Studies
Diploma in Acupuncture, 2000
Distinguished Alumnus honor, 2011
• Aveda Institute
Diploma in Massage Therapy, 2005
• Minnesota Center for Shiatsu Study
Diploma in Shiatsu, 1998
• St. John's University (MN)
Bachelor of Arts, 1992

• Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Licensed Acupuncturist #1171
NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
Diplomat in Acupuncture
• AOBTA (American Org. for Bodywork Therapies of Asia)
Certified ABT (Asian Bodywork Therapist)
• PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America)
Ski Instructor, Level 1 Adaptive (Visually Impaired Skiers)




• Eye Care That Begins with Hope

Natural Awakenings Magazine, May 2019


• Treating Eye Disorders with Acupuncture

Green Tea Conversations, Episode 14; April 7, 2019

• Local Acupuncturist Heading to Sweden

Southwest Journal, page A4; February 7, 2019


• Is Acupuncture Mainstream?

Edina Advice Givers, February 22, 2018

• What Happens When You Get Acupuncture?

Edina Advice Givers, February 22, 2018

• Treating Degenerative Eye Disease with Acupuncture

Qiological Podcast, Episode 15;  January 23, 2018

• From Pain Relief to Clearer Vision; meet the Pindoctor

Edina Advice Givers, Episode 30;  November 2, 2017

• Clarifying Vision: Acupuncture and Degenerative Eye Disease

Everyday Acupuncture Podcast, Episode 56;  May 26, 2016

• Eye Acupuncturist Shares Vision Protocols

Determined to See blog; March 28, 2016

• The Pindoctor Show: Acupuncture Sitcom

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Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

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