Melinda Spike, LAc, COMT, CHC  
Acupuncturist & Holistic Health Coach

Melinda graduated from the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has her Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She held internships at AAAOM and Fairview.

Melinda has over 20 years of experience in Western Medicine and maintains certificates in ophthalmic technology and holistic health coaching. Specialties include depression and anxiety, fibromyalgia, insomnia, migraines, sports injuries and wellness.

Care is given to support treatments with dietary, herbal, and lifestyle recommendations.

In The Office: 

Tuesday: 10:00am to 6:00pm 
Thursday: 2:00pm to 7:00pm


Rachel Kristyniak, L.Ac., MOM, Dipl. Ac.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbalist


Rachel was born and raised in Arden Hills, MN. She lives in St.Paul with her husband, Chris and their shih zhu, Stewie. She graduated with her Masters in Chinese Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Rachel held several internships in the Twin Cities including the U of M Children’s Hospital, Regions and The Salvation Army.

Rachel found Chinese Medicine on a journey to understand and tend to her own anxiety and depression. On this journey, she developed a passion for treating people with similar conditions. She also enjoys treating pain, digestive issues and stress.

At VAMT, Rachel’s approach to patient care is vast. You may find yourself prescribed a Brene Brown book, a lacrosse ball, bone broth or quiet meditation. Rachel is excited to meet you and become your partner on your own healing journey.

In The Office:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm