Health and Wellness

Hope, Healing and WellBeing

Mary Treacy O'Keefe

Hope, Healing and WellBeing – Chinese Medicine for Digestive Issues and Weight Loss with Senia Tuominen

Our guest is Senia Tuominen, owner of Healing InSight acupuncture, herbs, food therapy in St. Paul, Minnesota. She specializes in treating digestive health issues and using Chinese Medicine food therapy for a wide range of conditions.. Senia first discusses how she developed an interest in Chinese Medicine as a result of a plethora of her own health issues. Eventually, she left her career as a mechanical engineer to become a Chinese medicine practitioner. Learn about the difference between western, allopathic medicine and Chinese medicine, especially concerning digestive issues and weight loss. She discusses the philosophy of Chinese medicine, which looks for patterns of imbalance in someone’s body. She also describes how it is used to diagnosis various health condition, like the quality of “digestive energy”, which includes the entire process from swallowing to the elimination of food. Benefits of using acupuncture and Chinese herbs include boosting a person’s overall energy, reducing cravings and losing weight. She discusses some aspects of a good food plan, including the importance of consuming good fats and why it’s essential to eat ‘real’ food vs. ‘dead food.’ For more information please visit is