Stephanie Braunwarth

L.Ac, Dipl. C.H., FABORM

Founder, Owner of Waconia Women's Health

  I'm Stephanie.  I was born and raised in Devils Lake, North Dakota, the oldest of four kids.  When I was in high school, I started to become interested in health and wellness and decided I wanted to go in to holistic health-care as a career.  

During my college years, I developed some health issues that I feel made me understand the struggle some of my patients are going through.  After several infections and a failed surgery, I had to have a kidney removed at the age of 20.  My doctor was impressed by the speed of my healing and how quickly I was able to go off of the pain medications he prescribed after surgery.  He agreed it was because of my healthy lifestyle.

Fast-forward 2 years and I began acupuncture and Chinese Medicine School at The Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, where I graduated in 2010.  

I credit Chinese Medicine for keeping me healthy and complication-free all these years after my surgeries.  

I have a passion for helping couples have healthy babies.  I also love helping women from the start of menstruation to menopause.  By working together, we reduce symptoms that are a regular disruption in their life that is preventing them from living a full, happy life.

I have an amazing 4 year old son named Bode, a baby girl named Blake and a supportive husband named Jedd.  When I'm not at the clinic seeing patients, I love to cook, travel, be active and spend time with family.

Some highlights:

  • 2010-graduated from Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

  • 2016-Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine

  • 2017-Wahls Protocol Certified Provider

  • Hundreds of hours of post-graduate study including:

    • Balance Method Acupuncture

    • Tung-style acupuncture

    • Functional medicine

    • Fertility and Women's health