Rapid City, SD
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Is there anything I should do before my visit?

It is best to not arrive hungry, or be too exhausted. It is common for your practitioner to look at your tongue each session too, so it would be most accurate to not brush it a day or so before your session. The coat on it (or

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How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments depends on the duration, severity, and nature of your complaint. Generally, acute diseases can be treated successfully within a few visits. Chronic conditions which have taken longer to develop might require a series treatments. Change over time will reflect the gradual restoration of

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What does acupuncture feel like?

The needles used in acupuncture are extremely fine, and insertion of the needle through the skin produces very little sensation. Once the needle is through the outer layer of skin, you might feel a heavy or distending sensation at the acupuncture point. Some people experience a bit

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Do you reuse the needles?

No. Only single-use, disposable, stainless steel acupuncture needles are used in each acupuncture treatment. Used needles are treated as bio waste and disposed of as the law requires.

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When do Chinese herbs get prescribed?

This is circumstantial. They are effective in the same areas as acupuncture, and can be used solely, or complimentary with acupuncture to quicken recovery. The formulas must change as the condition moves out through the body.

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Can children receive treatments?

Yes. In fact children respond very quickly and readily to holistic healthcare and can be seen for the same ailments as adults, in addition to those specific to them like colic, or teething stages. In America, children under the age of seven are not treated with acupuncture

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Do you accept health insurance?

We do not bill health insurance companies directly. Upon request, we can provide you with a superbill with the appropriate acupuncture codes selected for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please let us know in advance so that the paper work can be prepared

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What can Acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture can treat a wide assortment of health issues and diseases. According to The World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture is appropriate in the treatment of the following: Infections: – Colds and flu – Bronchitis – Hepatitis Internal Medicine: – Hypoglycemia – Asthma – High Blood Pressure –

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10 St. Francis Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: (605) 791-1838
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