Japanese – Style treatment with non- insertion acupuncture

Evolve now offers treatments with non-insertive acupuncture, wherein a blunted needle called a teishin is used just at the surface of the skin. It has been shown to have equal efficacy as insertive needles and is perfect for those who are more sensitive (physically or energetically), or for anyone who is apprehensive / has a fear of needles.

60 Minutes

Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine in practice for thousands of years. The underlying principles within acupuncture involve using fine needles to stimulate points along meridians. While acupuncture is commonly used for chronic pain and acute injuries, it is beneficial for a wide array of conditions. Our practitioners determine individual patient needs and create a customized plan, being mindful of where Western medicine would be useful as well.

Acupuncture benefits a wide variety of issues including:

Back Pain and Knee Pain


Tennis Elbow



Alongside IVF



Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)


Depression | Anxiety


Postoperative pain

Nausea and vomiting


Sprains | Strains

Morning sickness

High | Low blood pressure

Headaches | Migraines

Side effects of chemotherapy


Kirsten is a compassionate and sensitive healer. She has been a licensed massage therapist and Reiki master for 10 years, has a masters degree in Oriental Medicine from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. At AOMA, she was able to rigorously study Chinese medicine academically and clinically. She elected to include tuina (Asian medical bodywork) and medical qigong as focuses at AOMA. Yoga is a daily part of her life’s practice as well.

Kirsten has especially had success alleviating pain from acute or chronic injuries, menopausal and peri-menopausal symptoms, carpal tunnel syndrome, and erectile disfunction.

Her current studies are in Japanese “Hari” style acupuncture with Takayuki Koei Kuwahara. This East Asian medical art regulates and balances the flow of ki in and around the meridians to strengthen one’s life force.
She is currently a member of Acupuncturists without Borders and will soon be learning how to help communities who are faced with natural disasters with acupuncture.
Her first wakeup call to become a healthcare practitioner came when hurricane Katrina hit and the aftermath was felt throughout our southern region. “I wanted to have a skill to help people with their physical and emotional losses that was not dependent upon modern technology. In times of natural disaster, modern technology is not always readily available.”

Another current focus of study is facial acupuncture in order to assist patients in not only feeling their best but looking their best. Constitutional Acupuncture is a form of facial acupuncture that incorporates and treats the patient’s psycho-emotional being by way of the 8 extraordinary channels — therefore treating the root of a person’s appearance. Kirsten is taking into her practice several sources of facial acupuncture modalities to offer to her patients who would like to include anti-aging therapy as part of their wellness care.

“What I love about my work is that every day, I have the opportunity to help people feel better and recover from their illness/conditions naturally with acupuncture and herbal medicine.”

This place is a treasure trove of wellness technology. We went for cryo and were blown away at how well the facility is equipped to handle basic wellness and relaxation all the way to chronic pain. This should really be the model for all wellness centers. It’s that good!

In 2017, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Tonsil/Throat cancer. My recovery has been long and arduous. After completing radiation and chemo therapies, my saliva glands and taste buds were damaged to the point that I simply could not eat and therefore received nutrition through a tube.
Over the past year, I have tried to solve my problem by exercising with a trainer and by making sixty dives in a hyperbaric chamber. I gained virtually nothing from the trainer, but at least, I built stamina with the chamber dives. At that point, I was ready to give up eating forever. Then I considered acupuncture.
For the past year, I have been a patient of Kimmi McMinn in hope that acupuncture would help to reduce my throat discomfort as a result of radiation, help me to eat, and generally help my overall recovery.
I chose to be treated by Kimmi because she had three years of experience working with patients at M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital. After nearly four months of treatment by Kimmi, I am experiencing marked improvements in saliva generation, appetite, and the ability to eat. For me, acupuncture has become a bona fide method to relieve problems that are the aftermath of cancer treatment. I highly recommend her to anyone going through an experience similar to mine. I particularly like the no-nonsense approach that Kimmi espouses.

Two weeks ago I tried acupuncture for the first time. I’d been having terrible sleep all week and it was affecting my daily life. I was tired and grouchy and just wanted to get some good rest! I told Kimmi about my nightmares and how my lack of sleep was affecting me. While I was laying on the table with the pins in, the lights off, I felt my stomach untangle from the knot that had been there all week. I could finally take deep breaths again and felt at peace. I slept wonderfully that night and each night since then. I’ll be seeing Kimmi every two weeks and look forward to each visit. Thanks Kimmi and Evolve!

If you are looking for a spot that does so much regarding health and wellness AND has great customer service, look no further – acupuncture, cryo, oxygen and compression therapy, not to mention massage and facials! I love this place and the staff is so friendly, knowledgeable and professional.