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  • What is acupuncture?
    Acupuncture is an alternative medicine that treats patients by insertion and manipulation of needles in the body. It is used to encourage natural healing, reduce/relieve pain, improve mood, and to promote general health. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, acupuncture is based on the flow and balance of Qi, Blood, and the Yin-Yang systems. Qi is the energy life force of the body, whereas Blood is the liquid life force of the body. When both are flowing properly, they nourish the body and promote health. When these different Yin-Yang systems are in harmony, the body is healthy, but when there is disharmony, illness arises. Acupuncture is a procedure that aims to correct imbalances in the flow of Qi and Blood and Yin and Yang by stimulation of specific acupuncture points. Interested in trying acupuncture for yourself?
  • What conditions acupuncture can help?
    Acupuncture can help individuals with the following: Pain in any part of the body! Abnormal Sweating Acid Regurgitation Addictions Allergies Amenorrhea Anxiety Arthritis Atrophy Syndrome Autoimmune Diseases Bell’s Palsy Breathing Conditions Carpal Tunnel Cervical Disk Herniation Chest Tightness Circulation Common Cold Constipation Cough Depression Diarrhea Dysphagia & Gagging Syndrome Edema Fertility Fever Fibromyalgia Focus Frozen Shoulder Headache Heavy Menstrual Cycles Hiccups High Blood Pressure Hot Flashes Hypertonicity Disorders IBS Immunity Impotence Inflammation Injuries Insomnia IT Band Pain Labor Support Lumbar Disk Herniation Menstrual Cramping Migraine Morning Sickness Muscle Tension Nasal Congestion Nausea Neuropathy Palpitations Piriformis Syndrome Plantar Fasciitis PMS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Post-Concussive Syndrome Pregnancy Raynaud’s Phenomenon & Disease Rheumatoid Arthritis Sciatica Skin Conditions Sprain and Strain Stroke Rehabilitation Syncope Tendonitis Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Tight Hip Flexors Tinnitus Trigeminal Neuralgia Ulnar Tunnel Upset Stomach Urinary Incontinence Vertigo Wheezing …just to name a few Interested in trying acupuncture for yourself?
  • Is Acupuncture the same as Dry Needling?
    Acupuncture can be Dry Needling but Dry Needling can not be Acupuncture. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture use different theory and local acupuncture points on the body to help treat the body as a whole. For example, some theory acupuncture points in the feet are great when treating headaches and migraines because of their grounding affect. Whereas in Dry Needling they only use local trigger points in the muscles. They both use the same type of needles but treat different things. Acupuncture can treat MANY different conditions (see the last post for the list) and Dry Needling is only good for local pain. Another big difference is the amount of education. Most health care providers can get a Dry Needling Certification in a weekend (some may vary), whereas, a Licensed Acupuncturist is a Masters Level education with 3-4 years of school with thousands of hours of training. There is definitely a benefit for Dry Needling! Acupuncturist even do Dry Needling (we just call them Ashi points or local points). It is really helpful with pain. It is very important to know your providers education and history when it comes to Dry Needling. Things can go wrong with needling especially in the upper back where the lung are or around nerves and arteries. PLEASE look into an acupuncturist for their advanced education in needling if you are nervous about this. Interested in trying acupuncture for yourself?
  • Whom can acupuncture help?
    From professional athletes to homemakers, engineers to electricians, children to seniors, acupuncture care has been able to help improve overall health and wellness. Some individuals find that regular visits to their acupuncturist help keep them in peak condition for day to day activities. Interested in trying acupuncture for yourself?
  • What should I expect DURING an acupuncture treatment?
    During your appointment, I will complete a relevant history and physical examination in order to determine which Eastern Medicine diagnosis is relevant to your condition. From that intake, I will use certain acupuncture point combination that best fits. There are over 360 acupuncture points to pick from on the human body. With my advanced schooling in Chinese Medicine, I have been trained on which ones to use and in which combination. Treatments vary in the number of needles and the amount of time depending on the condition and are determined by the acupuncturist. The amount of time with the needles can vary between 1 to 30 minutes. More needles are not necessarily “better” nor is more time. It all depends on the person and the condition being treated. The needles used are pre-sterilized and individually wrapped and are immediately disposed of after one use. They vary in size but in general are VERY small. In some cases, I may choose to use electrical acupuncture attached to the acupuncture needles. This is used to increase stimulation to the needles and help with pain relieve. Because of the increase in stimulation, this is usually not done of the first visit and is explained to the patient before use. Interested in trying acupuncture for yourself?
  • What should I expect AFTER an acupuncture treatment?
    There can be a wide variety of responses after an acupuncture treatment depending on what condition is being treated. After, it is important to drink a lot of water and stay hydrated. Acupuncture is an inflammatory response to promote healing in the body and hydration helps with that healing and “flushing” out any toxins released from that inflammatory response. It is also important not to “overdo it” after a treatment. Because of the inflammatory response, the body is trying to heal so by taxing the body more, it will have a harder time recovering. Acupuncture is also very relaxing, so you may feel fatigued and unable to perform certain activities such as working out. However, everybody has a different recovery, so it depends on the person. When it comes to responses to treatment, 3 things can happen. - You stay the same - You feel better - You feel worse Now, don’t be too scared about the last one because it all depends on the condition we are treating. Most of the time, people end up feeling better at least a little bit if not a lot. Depending on the condition and how long the patient has had it, it may take a few visits to start feeling some difference. The longer someone has had a condition, the longer it may take to treat it. When it comes to getting worse, that goes back to that inflammatory response. If we “poke the bear”, it may get mad at us for a day but then it should calm down. The same goes for this treatment. A lot of times I have seen this when it comes to treating knees. The knee gets all this extra blood flow to the area after treatment it doesn’t know what to do so it goes into guard mode and stiffens. It is important that if that happens, continue to move it and eventually it will calm down and feel better. After an acupuncture treatment, if you are having any questions about how you are feeling and if it is “normal”, please do not hesitate to call. We would be happy to answer any questions you have. Interested in trying acupuncture for yourself?
  • What should you wear to the appointment?
    It is best to wear clothing that is comfortable and allows the practitioner to be able to access your arms up to your elbows, legs up to your knees, and sometimes your abdomen or back. Patients typically wear shorts or pants that can be rolled up, t-shirts, or tank tops. If we are working on a specific area such as back pain, extra sheets or gown/shorts will be provided if necessary. Interested in trying acupuncture for yourself?
  • Is acupuncture covered by insurance?
    Acupuncture coverage is VERY limited. Sanford, BCBSND, Medicare, and Medicaid do not cover acupuncture (that we know of). We found out of state BCBS and Federal BCBS cover some acupuncture. However, every plan is very different and we are learning everyday who does cover acupuncture and not. It is important to call your insurance company BEFORE your appointment to check on coverage because every plan is different. Sometimes the clinic can not access your benefits so it is important for you to call on your behalf. Interested in trying acupuncture for yourself?
  • How does acupuncture work?
    The insertion of acupuncture needles causes a release of endorphins (the ‘feel good’ hormones), serotonin, norepinephrine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid which results in a decrease in pain. It also increases blood flow in the body which aids in the reparative healing process by causing ‘micro-trauma’ or inflammatory response in the area. Acupuncture restores proper nerve to brain communication and balances the nervous system. When it comes to the Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, the body consists of 4 very important ideas/substances (there are more but these are the “more important”). - Qi - Blood - Yin - Yang Thousands of years ago when the Chinese where using this medicine, they did not know about endorphins, serotonin, norepinephrine, and different hormones. All they knew was there was “Blood” because they saw it when people had a cut and some sort of energy force in the body in which they called Qi. Qi is the energy life force of the body, whereas Blood is the liquid life force of the body. It was important for the body to have enough Qi and Blood to flow and nourish the body to promote health. When there is not enough Qi or Blood, or they are not flowing properly is when illness arises. Yin and Yang are not really a substance but rather an idea. Yin and Yang represent balance. You may have seen them represented as the black and white circle. When Yin and Yang are balanced, they are in what the Western world calls “Homeostasis”. Not too hot but not too cold, not too soft but not too hard, not too light but not too dark. Perfect balance. Well, having that perfect balance is very difficult to achieve. When these different Yin-Yang systems are in harmony, the body is healthy, but when there is disharmony, illness arises. Acupuncture can help correct imbalances in the flow of Qi and Blood and Yin and Yang by stimulation of specific acupuncture points.
  • What is chiropractic?
    Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuromusculoskeletal (i.e. nervous, muscular, and skeletal) system. Chiropractors use a manual approach to provide a diagnosis, treatment, and preventive care for issues relating to the spine, pelvis, extremities, nervous system, muscles, and joints. Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, all of which are based on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a complete history and diagnosing a patient, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment plan, which may include chiropractic manipulations of joints, soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation, and lifestyle/nutritional advice. Interested in trying chiropractic for yourself?
  • What can chiropractic help with?
    Chiropractic can help individuals with the following: Neck / Mid-Back / Low Back Pain Extremity Pain Disk Herniations Headaches & Migraines Injuries / Sprain and Strain / Tendonitis / Muscle Tension Labor & Pregnancy Support Numbness & Tingling / Neuropathy Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Sciatica / Plantar Fasciitis Constipation Fibromyalgia Inflammation Interested in trying chiropractic for yourself?
  • Whom can chiropractic help?
    From professional athletes to homemakers, engineers to electricians, children to seniors, chiropractic care has been able to help improve health and wellness. Some individuals find that regular visits to their chiropractor help keep them in peak condition for sports and other day to day activities. Interested in trying chiropractic for yourself?
  • What should I expect DURING a chiropractic treatment?
    During your appointment, I will complete a relevant history and physical examination in order to determine which diagnosis is relevant to your condition. From that intake, I will use certain treatment protocols that best fit. Examples of treatments may include manual adjustments to the spine or other joints involved and/or the use of other adjunct modalities like electrical stimulation, ultrasound, manual therapy, etc. Treatments vary and the number of treatments depends on the condition and is determined by the chiropractor. Interested in trying chiropractic for yourself?
  • What should I expect AFTER a chiropractic treatment?
    There can be a wide variety of responses after a chiropractic treatment depending on what condition is being treated. After, it is important to drink a lot of water and stay hydrated. Everybody has a different recovery, so it depends on the person. When it comes to responses to treatment, 3 things can happen. - You stay the same - You feel better - You feel worse Now, don’t be too scared about the last one because it all depends on the condition we are treating. Most of the time, people end up feeling better at least a little bit if not a lot. Depending on condition and how long the patient has had it, it may take a few visits to start feeling some difference. The longer someone has had a condition, the longer it may take to treat it. When it comes to getting worse, that goes back to that inflammatory response. If we “poke the bear”, it may get mad at us for a day but then it should calm down. The same goes for this treatment. It is important that if that happens, continue to move it and eventually it will calm down and feel better. After a chiropractic treatment, if you are having any questions about how you are feeling and if it is “normal”, please do not hesitate to call. We would be happy to answer any questions you have. Interested in trying chiropractic for yourself?
  • What should you wear to my chiropractic appointment?
    It is best to wear clothing that is comfortable and allows the practitioner to be able to access your back or limb you are wanting to be worked on. Patients typically wear shorts, leggings, yoga pants, sweat pants, t-shirts, or tank tops. If we are working on a specific area such as back pain, gown or shorts will be provided if necessary. Interested in trying chiropractic for yourself?
  • Is chiropractic covered by insurance?
    Chiropractic is covered by most insurance. The rates and allowed number of visits may vary on your plan and coverage. It is important to call your insurance company BEFORE your visit to see what you are allowed. Sometimes the clinic can access that information and sometimes they can not. The clinic is in-network with BCBS and Sanford ONLY. We can not guarantee coverage for out-of-network providers. Interested in trying chiropractic for yourself?
  • How does the Renew Membership work?
    When you sign up and pay for a Renew Membership, you will be able to enjoy two 60 minute acupuncture sessions each month at a discounted rate of $150 per month! The day you sign up will be your anniversary date going forward (for example: if you sign up on the 5th of the month, every 5th will be your anniversary date). This is the day your acupuncture sessions will restart each month & the day your automatic payment will be withdrawn. You can cancel the membership at any time with a 30-day notice.
  • Can I add additional services to my Membership?
    Yes! Acupuncture E-stim – additional $20 Cupping – additional $30 Gua Sha / Graston – additional $30 Additional Acupuncture Treatments – $90/session
  • Am I required to have an Initial Treatment first before the membership?
    You are required to have an initial treatment for the Renew Membership since it is a more detailed treatment.
  • Can I share my membership with my family?
    New Dawn only offers individual memberships at this time. Family members may not share memberships and unused sessions are not transferable.
  • What happens if I do not use all my sessions for the month?
    When you are a member, your session(s) must be used each month by your anniversary date or they will expire. Unused acupuncture sessions do not roll into the next month.
  • Can I use a Membership with my Insurance?
    Unfortunately, since these services are at a discounted rate, we are unable to charge your insurance.
  • Do we accept insurance?
    We are currently in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND and Sanford ONLY. For those insurances we are not in-network with and services not covered by insurance, we require payment upfront. However, we can print a Superbill/Receipt for you to be able to submit to your insurance yourself. We can not guarantee reimbursement from your insurance. ​ If you have any questions about insurance coverage, please call the office.
  • Is acupuncture covered by insurances?
    Acupuncture coverage is VERY limited. Sanford, BCBSND, Medicare, and Medicaid do not cover acupuncture (that we know of). We found out of state BCBS and Federal BCBS cover some acupuncture. However, every plan is very different and we are learning everyday who does cover acupuncture and not. It is important to call your insurance company BEFORE your appointment to check on coverage because every plan is different. Sometimes the clinic can not access your benefits so it is important for you to call on your behalf. Interested in trying acupuncture for yourself?
  • Is chiropractic covered by insurance?
    Chiropractic is covered by most insurance. The rates and allowed number of visits may vary on your plan and coverage. It is important to call your insurance company BEFORE your visit to see what you are allowed. Sometimes the clinic can access that information and sometimes they can not. The clinic is in-network with BCBS and Sanford ONLY. We can not guarantee coverage for out-of-network providers. Interested in trying chiropractic for yourself?

Prices and time vary on appointment. More information about each service is stated on the online booking site.

Feel free to call if you have any other questions about the services.

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