New Freedom Acupuncture

For appointments call: (605) 791-1838

Pain & Injuries

Here to support your health and well-being.

When in pain, many people are prescribed opioids, sent to physical therapy, given steroid injections or offered surgery. But these approaches can have limitations and dangers: drugs have been responsible for thousands of deaths each year, surgery brings serious complications and risks, and results from steroid treatments are mixed.

We see a new path forward: pain relief that is holistic, patient-centered, and collaborative.

Underlying our approach is the fundamental idea that your body wants and knows how to heal from pain. Unlike medications or surgery, which can be expensive and frightening, our first-line techniques stimulate the repair of damaged tissues and muscles that triggers a healing response to pain.

Our model looks at the entirety of your whole self, including past injuries, current activity level, and emotional state to understand how we can ease your pain. We help you connect the dots: for example, we know that there is a neurological connection between pain and depression, so we don’t treat them as two separate conditions, but as a part of a larger picture of your overall health. Rather than simply treating your symptoms or fighting disease, we aim a laser-like focus on creating wellness through addressing the underlying causes that brought you into pain.

One of the most common pain presentation acupuncture treats is headache relief. Millions of people deal with severe headaches, and the severity of pain can be very subjective; what one person can tolerate may be very different than the next. Relatively minor headaches may seem like nothing to worry about to the person suffering with migraine headaches, but frequency and unpredictable pain surfacing can contribute to underlying stress with an inability to predict when the next “minor” headache will appear. Whether your experience is minor pain or excruciating migraine pain that requires hours of resting in a dark and quiet place, headaches steal valuable time from your day and impact the quality of your life.

As with other pain presentations, many factors make up the causes of a headache. We go over many aspects of your lifestyle to determine the “why” of your headaches and what the appropriate treatment protocol would be to reduce and manage headache pain. Factors that can influence the headache issue include any past physical or emotional trauma, work and social responsibilities and stressors, dietary choices and dehydration, which is one of the more common causes of headache pain.


Hundreds of patients, including professional athletes, dancers, and performers, have found pain relief with acupuncture and the other treatment options available through Traditional Chinese Medicine. Many come because they are concerned with possible side effects of surgery or becoming addicted to strong drugs. Others seek us out because options they used such as physical therapy, are no longer providing a solution to the pain.

Pain is often accompanied by fear. As experienced medical professionals at the cutting-edge of pain research, you are in safe and capable hands. When you know that low-risk approaches that are highly effective are being implemented you can feel comfortable and at ease. When the body relaxes, the healing begins.

There are self-care options that are helpful, especially if incorporated around your acupuncture therapy. A simple physical activity like walking on a regular basis helps to improve circulation of blood and creates a feeling of well-being and supports good lung health. Developing a routine for better sleep that might include reduced “screen time” an hour before getting into bed, and being careful with foods in general, but especially in the hours before bedtime approaches. Some foods can trigger a headache or stomach distress, heartburn or acid indigestion. Paying attention to what seems to trigger a headache or pain in general will be helpful and could reduce a need for medication and visits for acupuncture treatments. 

Pain Conditions Treatable at New Freedom

  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Upper and lower back pain
  • Sciatica Nerve
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain, torticolis
  • Shoulder pain, frozen shoulder
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Headache and head pain, including TMJD and some dental pain
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golf Elbow
  • Knee and leg pain, shin splints, calf cramps
  • Foot pain, including Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pre- and post-operative treatment for orthopedic surgeries
  • Sports injuries and rehabilitation
  • Nerve pain and neuropathy
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
  • Idiopathic, diabetic, or HIV-related neuropathy
  • Sports injury
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Strain and Sprain

Whether you want to eliminate pain, get pregnant, manage stress, or recover from surgery, we apply our in-depth knowledge of multiple treatment protocols to help you heal.

Subscribe to receive our newsletter and current promotion.

Treatment Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sunday: Closed


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

New Freedom Acupuncture provides Rapid City, South Dakota & the surrounding Black Hills with alternate treatments for pain, fertility, allergies & more. Click to learn more.

IMPORTANT: This web site is designed for general info and marketing purposes only.