Does it hurt?
Mostly, no. Some points are sensitive but the discomfort is minimal and it only lasts a second or two.
Should I bring anything to my appointment?
A list of current and recent medications, herbs, supplements, and vitamins is always helpful. If you are working on an internal condition, any relevant labs or tests can also be helpful. Wear loose, comfortable clothing or bring some with you. Have a snack. It's best to not arrive overly hungry or dehydrated.
Does my insurance cover it?
We currently accept VA benefits through the Choice program, and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claims.
For all other insurance, a superbill may be issued for possible reimbursement. Flex spending and Health Savings cards accepted.
Can it help with my (insert ailment here)?
Oriental Medicine works to balance the whole body. Because of this, it has the potential to help with virtually everything, though outcomes are very individualized. Schedule a consult to discuss your particular health concern.
How many treatments will I need?
That depends on the severity and complexity of the health concern. Relatively simple and acute issues may be resolved in as few as one or two treatments.
Everyone deserves access to healing regardless of age, race, gender/gender identity, socio-economic status, or religion. In order to serve a more diverse population, Big Sun Acupuncture offers an outreach program for low income individuals and families.
Our outreach program includes access to Acupuncture, Asian bodywork, nutrition counseling, and herbs. It is based on income and the number of outreach recipients is limited. Contact us for availability.
In order to qualify for the outreach program, patients must submit two most recent pay stubs, proof of disability benefits, or the most recent year's tax return.
I want you to know that you have helped me in so many ways. You are by far the best and most knowledgable acupuncturist I've ever been to.
Your acupuncture skills brought me out of a very low point health wise for me.
Even when I had frozen shoulder, you put in 4 needles and within seconds I could move my arm again!
You have incredible knowledge of nutrition as well. I've learned what I know from you! I appreciate your compassion for people and how hard you work to help those in need.
Thank you Drea!
Jae K. - Black Hawk, SD
Best quality care around. They have helped me and so many of my friends.
Bryan J. - Rapid City, SD
Drea is awesome! I had great results after only two sessions, and she was very willing and able to accommodate my schedule (and budget). She really made treatment accessible--plus she's really cool! Thanks, Drea!