L.Ac., Dipl. OM (NCCAOM), MAOM
Clinic Director & Founder
Ayla Wolf is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine specializing in neurological disorders, chronic pain, and concussion recovery. She is an Associate Professor of Acupuncture at the Carrick Institute and an international speaker on topics in applied clinical neuroscience, functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, and biomedical mechanisms of acupuncture.
Dr. Wolf is a contributing author to the award-winning book Concussion Discussions: A Functional Approach to Recovery After Brain Injury. She was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2022. During her time in Dallas, Texas she was the team acupuncturist for the UFC and Legacy fighters training out of Fortis MMA and Octagon.
Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Masters of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Bachelor of Science in Health & Wellness
Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Carrick Institute: Clinical Neuroscience Program
Carrick Institute: Traumatic Brain Injury Program
Carrick Institute: Mastering Migraine Program
Carrick Institute: Vestibular Rehabilitation Program
L.Ac., Dipl. OM (NCCAOM), MAOM
Sophia is a licensed acupuncturist with an undergraduate degree in neuroscience and post-graduate training in functional neurology through the Carrick Institute. With a strong educational background in neuroscience and her own personal experience with traumatic brain injury, Sophia is passionate about helping support others to optimize their brain health, traumatic brain injury recovery, neurodegenerative disorders and finding relief from pain. She is currently involved in acupuncture research at the Health Partner’s Neuroscience center.
L.Ac., Dipl. Ac (NCCAOM), MAOM
Michael is a licensed acupuncturist specializing in concussions, stroke rehab, neurological disorders and chronic pain. He owned a private clinic in the Chicago area for 12 years before relocating to the Twin Cities to join Healing Response Acupuncture & Functional Neurology. He has studied intensively with Dr. Clayton Shiu and his Nanopuncture methods for treating strokes and brain injuries, in addition to studying acupuncture and functional neurology through the Carrick Institute. In his practice he also utilized NeuroKinetic Therapy and Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex Therapy to address complex neurological conditions.
L.Ac., Dipl. Ac (NCCAOM), CMT
Jason Lee is a licensed acupuncturist, Chinese medicine practitioner and certified massage therapist trained in therapeutic bodywork, orthopedic massage techniques, shiatsu, and Reiki. He completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training in CorePower yoga, and has studied Traditional East Asian herbal medicine and Essential Oil sciences. With his diverse training background and unique combination of techniques, Jason provides his patients with a one-of-a-kind integrative acupuncture and bodywork experience.
Whether people are coming in with complaints that are physical, mental, emotional, or energetic in nature, Jason’s integrative approach and wide range of therapeutic tools allows him to offer healing for a wide range of issues and conditions. For patients with acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain, Jason begins his sessions with orthopedic and range of motion testing that is also repeated at the end of the session to evaluate and objectively assess progress and pain reduction.
In Jason’s spare time he loves learning, especially topics regarding mental and emotional health, trauma & recovery, authentic and compassionate communication skills, as well as history, sociology, and philosophy. One of Jason’s favorite things in life is to go on road trips, and find new places to hike and forage. Typically, you may find him on his motorcycle, practicing archery, or hiking in wildlife refuges and nature preserves.
Medical Billing and Office Support
Tiina has been working with Healing Response Acupuncture since 2019 providing medical billing, back office support, graphic design and a necessary dose of humor as we navigate the complex jungle of insurance on behalf of our patients. She is a certified Functional Nutritionist and provides nutrition consulting through her private consulting company www.tinasnutrition.com
Tiina’s nutritional wisdom can be found on Instagram @tiinas.nutrition