Hi, I’m Helen.

I’m an acupuncturist, a health coach, and an economist based in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

I use logic, intution, and a lot of compassion to help you…

  • Unlearn chronic pain patterns using your incredibly neuroplastic brain
  • Address subconscious patterns and beliefs that may be keeping you stuck
  • Feel better physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually using tiny pins
  • Understand the finer points of a supply and demand diagram

Learn more about me and the services I offer below.

(Don’t worry, I won’t make you learn about economics.)

About me

As a (strangely coquettish?) toddler, I was blissfully unaware that I’d be in severe pain on a regular basis by the time I was 21. After a decade of non-answers from the medical community, I was finally diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis ten years ago at age 32. I have worked hard to *not* let this diagnosis define me, but I highlight it here because it has–without a doubt–made me a better acupuncturist, health coach, and human being.

I know how frustrating it can be to live with chronic pain, to be doubted by doctors, and to throw time and money at yet another possible solution. Of all the things I tried, the modalities that I now practice were the most effective for me, perhaps because they are so successful at calming the nervous system and engaging the brain’s neuroplasticity in relieving pain. It is a privilege for me to share them with you.

Services and Rates

I offer individual coaching sessions to support your journey through the Freedom from Chronic Pain program, designed by pioneering mind-body psychologist Hal Greenham. It is incredible but true that most types of chronic pain are neuroplastic, and we can teach the brain to unlearn the pain.

In these sessions, I provide support and cheerleading on your journey through the Freedom from Chronic Pain (FFCP) course.  I have been working with mind-body syndrome (also known as TMS or PPD) for 15 years, and I completed the FFCP Practitioner’s Training with Hal Greenham and Dr. Howard Schubiner in early 2022.

The Process Healing method, developed by psychologist Dr. Garry Flint, can be used to directly address subconscious blocks to health and wellness. In these sessions, your role is relatively passive, and I spend much of the time providing instructions to your subconscious mind. No, it’s not hypnosis; yes, it’s a little wacky; and the results are often amazing.

After this method helped reduce my pain and food sensitivities, I trained in Process Healing by completing the MAP Certification Program in 2021-2022 and by ongoing study of Dr. Flint’s publications.

Want to feel better without any talking at all? Acupuncture soothes the nervous system, calms the pain-danger signal, and promotes healing and optimal health. 

received my NCCAOM board certification in 2020, after graduating from the POCA Technical Institute in Portland, Oregon. Since then, I have provided several thousand treatments for people with a wide range of physical and mental/emotional health issues. If you’re wondering if acupuncture works for __________ , I’ll probably say “I’ve seen it help with that” and then, “let’s give it a try!”

Unfortunately, I’m not accepting new acupuncture patients at this time, but please contact me if you’d like to be added to my waitlist.


Feel free to contact me at helenscharber dot map at gmail dot com.