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May 10, 2017

Salon of the Month

Salon of the Month: Élan Acupuncture


Tell us a little about your salon.

Élan Acupuncture is located in the Chisago Lakes Area, a small lake community northeast of the Twin Cities in MN. We offer Traditional Chinese Medicine including Acupuncture, Herbal and Dietary Therapy, Cupping and Gua Sha along with Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Treatments.

Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system designed to look at the whole person in order to discover and treat any imbalances within the body.  It is a medicine that treats the root cause of disease and illness and not just the symptoms or manifestations.

We use the Intelligent Nutrients skin care line along with our Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture services. Facial Rejuvenation is sometimes known as cosmetic acupuncture or an “Acupuncture Facelift” and is an alternative to invasive surgical procedures or paralyzing Botox.

Facial rejuvenation not only provides anti-aging benefits such as decreased fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, redness, bags, sags and puffiness. It also provides an all over body treatment, which balances the energy in your meridians leading to full body health and wellness. On top of the benefits to your appearance, you will also see improvements in your general health with improvement in such things as sleep, energy levels, immunity, hot flashes, night sweats plus a reduction or elimination of chronic pain conditions to name a few.


What inspired you to work in this business?

“I have always been interested in finding natural ways to maintain health and wellness. I also am passionate about empowering people to take charge of their own health. With Chinese Medicine I am able to facilitate holistic healing and wellness for people and teach them how they can live in a more holistic way in this busy, stress filled world.” - Jennifer Posey L.Ac

Why did you choose IN?

“Intelligent Nutrients encompasses everything I look for in a health and wellness product. ‘Everything we put in & on our bodies must be nutritious and safe’ is a motto to live by. Not only is using products that are nutritious and safe good for us as individuals but IN is dedicated to making sure they are taking care of the planet in the production of their products as well, from how the ingredients are sourced to the packaging they use.

Last, but most certainly not least, IN has the highest quality, organic products that actually work! When you use the skin care line you see and feel a difference in your skin. You can see and feel the difference with the hair care and you can smell the difference in all of the products. When you use IN it makes you look and feel amazing. The skin care is the perfect accompaniment to the Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture. It helps improve the results my patients are seeing both mentally and physically with the aroma therapeutic properties and the visible improvement in their skins appearance. The products provide a fully immersive sensory experience. I can’t think of a reason why I wouldn’t use the products in my practice.”

What is your favorite IN product and why?

“My Favorite IN products are the Renewal Complex Skin Serum and the Renewal Complex Eye Gel. Sorry, I cant pick just one. I see better results when I use the skin serum on my patients. It smells amazing and feels like you aren’t wearing anything at all. The Eye Gel is so lightweight and a little bit goes a long way. It is also really versatile and can be used as a spot treatment or on and around the lips.”


Élan Acupuncture LLC



Five Questions for Nicole Rechelbacher, IN Co-Owner

We caught up with our fearless leader & daughter of Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Intelligent Nutrients and Aveda.

Q: How was your childhood different from others?
A: How wasn’t it? My friends thought my dad looked like John Lennon. He was flying all over the world, cooking clove shampoo in our sink, inviting Tibetan monks and Native elders over, and telling us to eat organic instead of OREOS. We didn’t have a picket fence, we had a mandala.

Q: How did growing with an entrepreneur change your worldview?
A: Creativity was a way of life for us—but so was hustle. I was cutting hair in high school. I was schlepping to shows and assisting him onstage. I was doing makeup backstage at hair shows and photo shoots. All while my friends were working jobs as lifeguards or retail.

Dad was never impressed by who people said they were. He was impressed by what you did. And that instilled a big work ethic in me.

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