Lena is a licensed acupuncturist through the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and certified as a Diplomate of Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She earned her Masters degree in Oriental Medicine from the Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN and obtained her Bachelor's degree in Gender Studies and Human Sexuality from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Lena has been practicing acupuncture since 2009 and joined the HCMC team in 2014. Additionally, she has done extensive training with the Sexual Violence Center in victim/survivor advocacy and counseling and has been an active participant in the local social justice and sexual health and education communities for over 15 years.
Her areas of interest are pain management, sleep disturbances and dysfunction, digestion issues and mental health. Lena also has a specific interest in LGBT health care issues with a particular focus on Transgender health care.