Colleen Gegen, LAC is an acupuncturist. She was introduced to acupuncture more than twenty years ago in China where she was able to observe acupuncture as an alternative to anesthesia during surgery and visited several clinics which further sparked her interest in Chinese medicine. This led to graduate study in Oriental medicine at the Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, CA. Her undergraduate degree was in social work.
Over 10 years, Colleen’s Acupuncture practice has included private practice and seven years at the Hazelden Foundation Treatment Center providing acupuncture services. In addition to her work for Hennepin Faculty Associates Alternative Medicine clinic and at Health Care for the Homeless-Dorothy Day Center, she spent two years working under the Ryan White federal grant serving those who qualified.
She currently holds a position at Northwestern Health Sciences University as a clinical supervisor. Her special clinical interests include working with post-traumatic stress, women’s health issues, musculoskeletal and sports injuries, and addiction and recovery.