About

Julie McCormick, L.Ac., Dipl O.M. (FABORM)

Julie headshotJulie McCormick is owner of Selby Acupuncture, LLC located in Saint Paul, MN. Julie is licensed by the Minnesota Medical Board.  She is board certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, (NCCAOM), and is a board member and Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM).

She holds a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Roseville, Minnesota.  Julie has a Bachelors degree in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota – Morris.

Combining a passion for Chinese medicine and health education she is able to offer natural, effective healing using the tradition of Chinese medicine. Julie has a special interest in treating infertility and women’s health, cancer care, and painful conditions. She has seen firsthand how profoundly these treatments can affect peoples’ lives. Julie believes in the importance of teaching how small changes in our daily lives can add up to strength and vibrant wellness, and often combines acupuncture and herbal therapies with dietary and lifestyle advice. She is has helped hundreds of patients find relief from symptoms and taught them how to maintain it since beginning practice in 2007.

I came to Chinese medicine through a deeply personal experience, and have gone on to see how this seemingly simple form of treatment can have profound effects in people’s lives. By changing the way we think of our health, and adopting lifestyle changes in addition to acupuncture and herbal medicine, our health can greatly change for the better. It is my desire to share this medicine with my community, to educate people on the lifestyle principles that make up Traditional Chinese medicine, and hopefully to bring them relief from disease and pain, along with a better sense of wellness. I am passionate about this medicine and how gently and effective acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be. While not in the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two sweet children, cooking for family and friends, and trying to do something with yarn.

Julie is a member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM), the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Minnesota (AOMAM), Resolve, the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA) and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

Kennedy Sharp, L.Ac., Dipl O.M. (FABORM)

Kennedy Sharp is a licensed acupuncturist by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and earned her Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Roseville, MN. She is board certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and is a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). Kennedy has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN. Kennedy is a member of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Minnesota (AOMAM).

Kennedy is in awe of Chinese medicine and feels grateful to foster a partnership of healing with each and every patient. She has worked in an array of clinical settings and with a variety of health complaints. Kennedy believes that illness and stress in one’s life can be an opportunity for profound change and that the use of acupuncture, dietary counsel, and herbs can empower the individual to create balance and fully live their life. She enjoys working with people of all ages and all conditions, but has a special passion for treating athletes, the pregnant and post-partum woman, and children.

I found the benefits of Chinese medicine after a soccer injury and it changed my life for the better! When not practicing, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my two young sons, playing soccer, walks around the lakes, and exploring dietary therapy recipes in my kitchen.

Molly Kubinski, L.Ac., Dipl O.M. (FABORM)

Molly headshot Molly Kubinski is licensed in acupuncture by the State of Minnesota Medical Board. She is board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and is a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). Molly earned her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Roseville, MN. She received her Bachelor’s degree in French literature from the University of Minnesota. She is also the associate editor of the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture.

During her time at AAAOM, Molly was an active member of the Multiple Sclerosis clinic. In the second year of her internship, Molly began to treat more expectant and post-partum mothers, and couples trying to conceive. This became the foundation of her fascination and passion for Traditional Chinese reproductive medicine and reproductive health strategies. An ardent practitioner of Chinese martial arts, qigong, and meditation, Molly believes that good health is our birthright and strives to combine ancient and modern knowledge in a way that helps people actively take part in their own healing.

I continue to be amazed at not only how this medicine can facilitate healing, but also how it does so through educating those who seek it out. I truly believe that educating people empowers them to become advocates for their own wellness and I strive to make each person who comes into the office feel like a co-collaborator on their way to vibrant health.

When she is not in the clinic, and her nose is not in a book, Molly studies Mandarin Chinese, loves cooking, crossword puzzles, and filling up her passport with stamps from her travels.

Charles Bishop, L.Ac., Dipl O.M.

Charles headshotCharles Bishop is a licensed acupuncturist by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and is board certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Charles earned his Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) in Roseville, MN. As a student at AAAOM, Charles completed an acupuncture internship in the Rehabilitation and Recovery Ward at Fairview Riverside Hospital. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME.

Charles came to Chinese medicine through his studies in Chinese and Buddhist philosophy. He is continually fascinated by the focus of Chinese medicine on harmony and equilibrium, both within the body and between a person and their environments. Charles believes in meeting patients where they are in their healing process and working together to actively restore vibrant health and well-being. Charles has experience treating a wide range of conditions through acupuncture, herbal therapy, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle modification. He values his work with patients of all ages and walks of life, but finds particular purpose working with insomnia and sleep disorders, peri- and post-menopausal women, and sciatica.

Once started I have never questioned my calling as a healer working with Chinese medicine. I feel extremely privileged to work in partnership with my patients towards their goals of health and healing. When not in the clinic I enjoy gardening, cooking new and interesting foods, and backpacking trips.

Deborah Dick, L.Ac., Dipl O.M.

deborahDeborah Dick is a Licensed Acupuncturist through the MN Board or Medical Practice and earned her Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN where she studied both acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbs. She is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and earned a Bachelors Degree in Cultural Studies and International Relations from Bethel College, St. Paul MN.

Over the past decade, Deborah has been honored to work with many patients on their healing journeys and continues to be in awe of the transformative power of this medicine to touch and to renew the whole person. Deborah’s clinical focus has been reproductive health and fertility, cancer support, and emotional imbalance. Additionally Deborah has had the privilege to work with a number of pediatric patients and enjoys empowering children, parents, and others in their search for health and well-being.

I came to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) while seeking care for my own medical issues, and after experiencing first-hand the healing power of acupuncture and Chinese herbs I knew I needed to find out more. That was the start of my personal journey, and to this day I continue to be honored and humbled to be able to offer patients a different perspective and way to nurture their health and wellbeing through the tools of TCM.

When not in the clinic Deborah enjoys exploring the great outdoors, international travel, learning new languages and salsa dancing.

Lori Dufresne, Shiatsu Massage

Lori Dufresne, a licensed massage therapist, earned her degree from CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu School. She also holds a Bachelor Degree in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota.

Lori became fascinated with Chinese Medicine while working at Selby Acupuncture as the office manager.

Not only was I able to experience the benefits of acupuncture and herbs myself but I also got to know many of you during this time and heard your stories of how it was helping, how it was changing in your life.

Years ago Lori began studying Reiki, a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. From there she discovered Shiatsu, a blend of Traditional Chinese Medicine and bodywork. Lori blends Shiatsu with CranioSacral Therapy and Reflexology to give a nurturing and effective treatment.