In our heart of hearts, we are a family clinic.
We've spent a good chunk of our lives becoming experts in individualized medicine, and that's where our passion is. So feel confident that we're always going to do our very best to make sure you feel taken care of.
DR. JOYCE KNIEFF
ND, LAc, RH (AHG)
I’m Dr. Joyce Knieff, and I’m a Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist, and Biofeedback Therapist. I specialize in helping people who suffer from autoimmune conditions, mental health problems, and chronic pain, who want to feel better, more alive, and live their lives fuller and unlimited by the conditions they’re diagnosed with.
I graduated from Bastyr University with a dual degree in Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine. Although I was trained in Biofeedback at Bastyr, I am further pursuing a certification as a Clinical Biofeedback practitioner through the mentorship of Dr. Brad Lichtenstein. I also received a certificate in Tensegrity Medicine from the Northwest School of Structural Medicine and practice Visceral Manipulation as trained through the Barral Institute.
In my clinical work, I believe going back to the basics of health is one of the most important keys to treating disease. It is likely that one chronic illness in this snapshot in time has its roots far back in time, spanning multiple areas such as environment, diet, past traumas, current stresses and living situations. In coming to see me, you will likely see me practice in a two-part way. We’ll come up with a plan together so that you can feel better in the short term (which can involve supplements, herbs, and bodywork), while also developing a long-term plan to help treat the cause of your condition (involving breathwork, constitutional therapies such as acupuncture and hydrotherapy, and diet and lifestyle coaching).
If you’d like to get to know me better as a person (this is an “about me,” after all!), I enjoy the outdoor camping and hiking scene just as much as the next person, but you’ll probably also find me nerding out to the latest video games or new season anime. And since science and medicine are such ever-growing fields, I also have a never-waning interest in fresh facts and new research – ask me about “the fun fact of the day” I’ve learned recently when you come in next! I guarantee I’ll have a never-ending supply.
DR. JORDAN KNIEFF
I'm Dr. Jordan Knieff and I'm a Naturopathic Doctor (but not an acupuncturist, because unlike my wife, I got another degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition before my Naturopathic doctorate instead of at the same time. Thanks to that, I'm really good at supporting stress-related issues!). While my special interests lie in prenatal health, weight management, and fitness, I also see patients for all kinds of other health concerns from the mundane to the rare/unique. I also have had the good fortune to have had a lot of experience working with gastrointestinal conditions, cardiovascular disease and other metabolic diseases such as both Type 1, Type2, and even late-onset autoimmune diabetes.
Partially stemming from personal experience, I have also enjoyed great success in supporting anxiety, depression, sleep issues, and trauma-related mental and physical ailments. In fact, I am one of less than 5 practitioners in the state of Minnesota certified in the use of Low Energy Neurofeedback (LENS Neurofeedback).
I graduated from Bastyr University, twice. First with a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science, then with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. I have also received (and keep receiving) training in Visceral Manipulation from the Barral Institute.
Like most ND's, I believe that real health starts with the foundations of proper diet, daily activity, and a keen mind. I also realize that this is easier said than done, and will work with you on both short and long-term goals that work towards improving your health while managing any pesky illnesses that may pop up along the way. One thing that I often hear makes me unique as a doctor, is that I am easy to talk to and don't have the usual "ego" that a doctor does. I believe that when it comes to health, and seeking professional help, it's about you, not about me. Because of this, I'm going to do my absolute best that your care plan works for YOU, (and you can always tell me if it doesn't! I'm not one to get mad or offended at things like that.)
In my free time I enjoy exercising (yep, I'm one of those people), camping in the wilderness, and catching up on all of the games and anime I couldn't enjoy while in medical school.