Acupuncture & Wellness
About Tranquil Waters Acupuncture and Wellness

Started in 2014, Tranquil Waters Acupuncture and Wellness is a Twin Cities based health and wellness clinic with its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). We strive to bring you the best in holistic care. Each treatment specifically caters to your needs and helps you find a voice in your health and wellness.

We start you on a collaborative journey toward health. But what is health? According to the World Health Organization: Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

At Tranquil Waters we understand this and we will customize a wellness plan that can realistically integrate into your life, while at the same time maintaining accountability for results between you and your practitioner.

Nicholas Dougherty M.S., L.Ac.,
Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)


Nick is the owner/operator of Tranquil Waters Acupuncture and Wellness. He studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) and graduated in 2009 with his Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Nick came to TCM from his own personal health and wellness struggles as well as his lifelong devotion to the martial arts. It was during this time in which he acquired a deep understand of the inner workings of the body. This passion for knowledge of the human body directly impacts his healing practice.



“I work with my patients to help release their inner potential of health and wellness. It is my goal to bring the teachings and practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine to the modern world with an approach that is both realistic and practical. As a lifelong martial artist as well as a healer, I have a unique perspective on the human body and how to bring about balance within.”

Tranquil Waters Acupuncture & Wellness