Hi, I'm Kim

Hi, I’m Kim Christensen, M.Om., Dipl.OM, L.Ac. I’m a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and owner of Constellation Acupuncture & Healing Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Back before going to school and becoming a healthcare practitioner, Affairs of Living was my creative outlet while healing from chronic health issues. There's big changes coming to the site - it will soon be the home of my new health coaching practice! Stay tuned. 

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Unless otherwise noted, all recipes on this blog are free of gluten, peanuts, soy, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, shellfish, cane sugar, oranges, and yeast. Most recipes are also free of egg, dairy, and tree nuts (if used, reliable substitutions will be provided for these when possible). Check out my recipe index for a full list of recipes by category. 

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Changes are coming! 


Big news! My life has changed wildly since I started Affairs of Living ten years ago; what started as a blog dedicated to my allergy-friendly food adventures while healing from Chronic Lyme Disease eventually led me into pursuing a Master's degree in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. I now co-own the thriving clinic Constellation Acupuncture & Healing Arts here in Minneapolis, and am in the process of completing my health coaching certification.

All the while, I've kept this blog up, but I haven't added new content in years. Shockingly, it still gets great traffic, and this blog content fills a very specific niche of "I am allergic to most regular food and omg I have Lyme Disease what the f*** do I do now?!". But most importantly for me, it is a really honest depiction of my life during a really scary, challenging, and utterly transformative time. Everything about this blog, and the connections I made with amazing people through it, were so vital for me. 

After some creative visioning and soul searching, I've decided to relaunch Affairs of Living as the home for my soon-to-come health coaching practice. All the blog content will transfer to a new lovely site (because Squarespace has made some major upgrades since I set up shop there soooooo long ago, lol), and there will be all kinds of fun new features that align with my current life as a woowoo coach and Chinese medicine practitioner and my roots as a gluten-free foodie. I'm planning to center my health coaching practice on working with folks living with complex health conditions, providing support (and a little tough love) to connect them with their intuition, inner healer, and personal magic. The best part? I'll be offering coaching services telephonically, so I can work with people EVERYWHERE! I'm excited to get back to my long time internet home. Stay tuned! 

xoxo, Kim


I'm an acupuncturist now! 

Wow, hello! It's been awhile, hasn't it?

The last 3 1/2 years I have been busy, and incredibly absent from the blog. On Saturday, December 19, 2015, I graduated summa cum laude with my Masters of Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. I took my national board examinations, passed with flying colors, and am certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I filled out all the necessary paperwork, and now I am a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Minnesota. 

Hooray, I achieved my dream of becoming a licensed acupuncturist! So I decided to start my own business. 

I harnessed my entrepreneurial energies and I created Constellation Acupuncture & Healing Arts. I have a wonderful clinic space in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and am thrilled to be working with patients. As a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist,  I work with patients to develop personalized treatment plans using acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, East Asian bodywork, and energy medicine to address their unique needs and achieve their wellness goals. I want to empower people to invest in their health and wellbeing, help them feel in control of your body, mind, and spirit, and walk with them toward the lives they want to lead.

I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to pursue this path. Although I learned much during the years of my own healing process and while in school, I know this is just the beginning of my journey as a practitioner. There is a lifetime of learning ahead, I am so excited to see where this path takes me!

This blog was an important part of my healing process, it helped me find my voice, my path, and my foundation. I found community and comfort. And now, I'm ready to move on to the next thing. All the content here will remain for now and I will continue to keep the blog up, but I will be focusing all my energy on sharing new information, recipes, tips, and tricks under my new business identity Constellation Acupuncture and Healing Arts.

Want to stay up to date with Constellation Acupuncture & Healing Arts?

Plus -- soon the Constellation website will be undergoing a redesign and I couldn't be more excited. Big things are coming down the pipeline, and I look forward to sharing the next phase of my journey with you.

Be well!

Kim Christensen, M.Om., Dipl.OM., L.Ac.
(check out all those credentials, huh?)