Alex Yuzefovich, Acupuncturist
Acupuncture is known throughout the world as an essential staple of healthcare and recovery from injury. Its benefits range from stress reduction, pain and inflammation relief, recovery assistance from a surgery or procedure, supporting immune function and even helping with a wide array of mental health issues (including anxiety, depression, PTSD and more). Acupuncture is often utilized as part of a holistic dental treatment plan, but also has enormous potential to benefit patients on its own. Acupuncture points (through minor surface needle insertion) target the central nervous system. This, in turn, releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These biochemical changes stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being. Every tooth in the mouth is connected to an organ via the acupuncture meridians. The term meridian identifies a pathway or channel that chi (energy) flows on – like an invisible wiring that carries energy. By looking at a Meridian Tooth Chart, one can find the appropriate tooth and see the corresponding organs, tissues, and glands in the body on this particular meridian or “energy highway.” Any patients undergoing dental surgery, (extractions or implants), as well as patients experiencing TMJ dysfunction can benefit from acupuncture, as this therapy can help re-connect these disrupted pathways.
Alex Yuzefovich’s interest in healing began around age 10 in the former Soviet Union. Through the practice of martial arts, he was introduced to the energy systems of the body by his first instructor. Since then, his own personal healing journey combined with his love of reading clinical research, medical textbooks, and various publications, have been an integral part of his life. Alex began his formal Chinese Medicine training in Israel in 2002, during which he also maintained a busy bodywork practice. After graduating in 2006, he then operated a fully holistic clinic, utilizing acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition/lifestyle counseling, and other techniques to help patients with health challenges. In 2015 Alex moved to the U.S, and went through another round of Chinese Medical schooling to gain the necessary certification and licensure to practice in Minnesota. He continues to work with patients across all age groups, often providing treatments to whole families (including using non-needle techniques for young children). He has helped people with a wide variety of pain syndromes, immune dysfunction, infertility, post-surgery recovery, and many other acute and chronic conditions. Alex is deeply committed to supporting each patient’s capacity for healing, and enjoys working as part of a team of providers for the sake of maximum recovery for his patients.