I have been practicing Chinese Medicine since 1998, beginning with Shiatsu bodywork followed by acupuncture in 2000 and massage therapy in 2005.

Since 2003 I have specialized in the unique field of Chinese Medicine Ophthalmology, utilizing unique acupoints primarily in the hands and feet.

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

After 21 years of working in Minneapolis, Minnesota, I closed my practice in April 2019 and accepted an acupuncture job in Stockholm Sweden. In August 2020 I returned home to Minnesota and am currently on hiatus from practicing and teaching.

About mats
Education
&
Licensure
Work​
experience​
• 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)

MEDIA

• 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: Mats's Acupuncture Sitcom

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

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