Dr Sonja Murray
Doctor of Acupuncture + Herbal Medicine
Certified Lactation Counselor
Doctor of Acupuncture - Northwestern Health Sciences University
Bachelors of Science in Nursing - Winona State University
Licensure & Certifications
Minnesota Licensed Acupuncturist - Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Diplomate of Acupuncture - National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and *Oriental Medicine
Basic Life Support Provider - American Heart Association
Microneedling for Acupuncturists, Light Therapy for Acupuncturists - AcuMicro
Certified Lactation Counselor® - Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice
Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization® Certification - American Heart Association
Neonatal Resuscitation Program® Certification - American Academy of Pediatrics
Shonishin - Pediatric Japanese AcuTherapy Certification
Training in Japanese and Vietnamese Traditional Medicine
ACEs and Trauma-Informed Care in Reproductive Health
Meet Your Practitioner
Hi, and thank you for being here! I began my career at the Mayo Clinic as a pediatric nurse in 2011. As much as I enjoyed the experience working with families from all around the world, I quickly realized that our modern healthcare system's reactive approach was taking a toll on both my patients and myself.
While searching for advanced degree options, I started getting acupuncture treatment for insomnia related to working alternating day and night shifts. Acupuncture and the other modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) quickly opened my eyes to a comprehensive system of medicine, and a whole new approach to health. Although 3000+ years old to other cultures, TCM was new to me, and didn’t take much convincing that this was the philosophy of medicine I wanted to both live, and practice for my patients. I am still practicing nursing, and feel fortunate to have my feet in both doors of medicine.
Growing up on one of Minnesota’s lakes, I enjoy as much time outside as I can get. Gravel roads and wooded trails are home to me, and practicing a philosophy of medicine that sees beauty in the relationship to our environment is truthfully fulfilling.
I believe that a happy, healthy life is achievable through community engagement, ancestral nutrition, moving, meditation, and guiding one’s Qi into balance.
When I’m not practicing medicine, I enjoy hiking, camping, foraging, cooking, traveling, singing silly camp songs, spending time with my husband, son, and zoo of furry animals, and enjoying all of the beauty that southern Minnesota has to offer.
Conditions I enjoy treating: stress, anxiety, insomnia, menstrual health, fatigue, prenatal and postnatal care, digestion, and preventative health.