A Note To Patients Regarding NOT REAL Acupuncturists (from other professions) Providing Acupuncture in SD. Colleges of acupuncture have existed in the United States for over 30 years and many decades more throughout Asia. Graduating from one of these accredited colleges is the first step in becoming a properly trained acupuncturist (typically a four year 3,400 hour Masters degree; add an additional two years and 2,000 hrs for a Doctoral degree with 550-1000+ hours of supervised clinical internship). Sioux Falls has a number of elite acupuncture doctors that have graduated from top colleges and universities of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the US and China (Dr. McCormick has attended both - see ocom.edu). These doctors are researchers and published authors in the field of acupuncture and/or were professors at colleges of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. As a patient seeking acupuncture care please consider calling one of these practitioners first (before a chiropractor that simply dabbles in acupuncture with a 100-300 hour weekend training course). These acupuncture doctors can help you and give you the safest and highest quality of care you are looking for from a practitioner. Simply put, for a doctor of acupuncture, acupuncture is their focused field of expertise and it is part of the vast healing system of traditional Asian medicine. It is not simply some treatment modality that was added to a practitioner's "tool box". Many non-acupuncturists have arrogantly done this while not honoring the science and depth of study and practice this ancient healing art requires to be a skilled, safe and effective practitioner. They disregard the dedication, knowledge and skill of true acupuncturists by taking a few weekend courses or an elective introductory course at their chiropractic school and then hold themselves out to the public as being adequately trained in acupuncture. Let's all be informed while honoring, respecting and supporting the amazing community of highly skilled and trained doctors of acupuncture and Oriental medicine we have here in Sioux Falls. Let's honor the acupuncture doctors and their practices in our community. Just because these non-acupuncturists have a loop hole in their profession's practice act that allows them to perform acupuncture does not mean they have to take advantage of it (especially since they know they aren't adequately trained and in some ways misrepresenting themselves to the public). It is important to remember the first step to becoming a safe and effective acupuncturist is to have graduated from an acupuncture college. When a practitioner wants to give you acupuncture, ask them from what acupuncture college did they graduate and how many hours was their training. If they respond with 100-300 hours it is best to be safe and seek care from a properly trained acupuncturist with far more that ten or even 30-40 times more education in the field of acupuncture.
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The purpose of the Acupuncture Society of South Dakota is to increase public awareness of properly educated and adequately trained acupuncturists in their South Dakota communities. The ASSD was established to support efforts regarding the regulation and licensing of acupuncturists in South Dakota. This requires that they have passed the national acupuncture board examinations and graduated from an approved and accredited graduate college of acupuncture (see: ccaom.org). The Acupuncture Profession Is Being Hijacked By FAKE Acupuncturist In South Dakota. The Public Needs To Be Informed and Real Acupuncturist Need To Be Supported Since They Are The BEST Providers of Acupuncture In South Dakota!The disturbing fact is that there are other standards for those calling themselves "Acupuncturists" or utilizing forms of "Acupuncture" here in South Dakota: • Chiropractors (D.C.s)- need only 100 hours of training, review 25 case histories and no examination to legally perform "acupuncture" in South Dakota. • Medical Doctors (M.D.s) and Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.s) have no minimum training requirements to do "acupuncture" in this state. They call themselves "Medical Acupuncturist" Ask your acupuncturist if they have passed the nationally recognized certifying examinations in acupuncture and graduated from a minimum of a three to four year full-time acupuncture program (over 3,300 hours) to enure you are being treated by a properly trained practitioner. Acupuncture has nothing to do with chiropractic. Do not believe your chiropractor even when they show you their fancy acupuncture diploma since it is not adequate or recognized training. It is a "crash course" training program and the diploma was designed to be deceptive and fool the public into thinking their chiropractor has completed the appropriate training in acupuncture. Don't be fooled by the fake and fancy looking diploma.For more information about professional standards and licensing requirements for acupuncturists, contact the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at 1-866-455-7999 or www.aaaom.org.The mission of the Acupuncture Society of South Dakota is to educate the public about the practice of acupuncture by fake practitioners in South Dakota and to support the community of properly trained South Dakota acupuncturist and their clinics as they serve the people of South Dakota with the best acupuncture care.
I was advised to go here a while back and couldn't believe the treatment I got!!! Lets just say I have been going here for while now. The front office staff is always friendly. I have seen both Dr. Bruce and Dr. Ryan Johnson at different times for multiple items such as adjustments, therapy, and acupuncture. They are always very patient and show a genuine concern for what is going on. I have seen a couple other chiropractors over time but have always ended back at Johnson Chiropractic. They are what you should expect in a chiropractor plus some!
Worst experience I have ever had in a professional establishment. I left Johnson Chiropractic and Acupuncture feeling like I was taken advantage of financially. A girlfriend and I decided to go together and get acupuncture, my treat. We filled out our insurance paperwork and were taken back separately. I started out with a spinal scan, that I never heard any feedback from. Then the secretary said that they needed to take some "pictures". She took me into an x-ray room. I stopped her there and said that we were just here for acupuncture and said that there was no need for an x-ray. She said that they needed to do an x-ray to make sure that everything was aligned before doing the acupuncture. I asked her how much it would cost and she told me that it would be covered under my insurance. I told her that we were here for acupuncture ONLY and that I was also paying for my friend and that I would NOT have her getting x-rays or any other treatment that they deemed "necessary". She said that she would go make sure that the doctors knew that and left the room. She came back and said that she had relayed the message and said that we still needed to do the x-rays but they would be absolutely free. After the x-rays, I had the acupuncture done, which calmed me down a bit, but then the doctor went over my x-rays and said that nothing was seriously wrong with my neck, but that I should still get adjustments. That concluded my treatment. Afterwards, I met up with my friend and asked her what they all did to her. She told me that they had used electrodes, gave her an adjustment, and gave her acupuncture!! I was livid. I asked for receipts and an explanation on the cost of every individual thing, which the secretaries were unsure how to break down the costs so I never got a clear answer. She did, however, say that my insurance covered the cost of the x-rays by taking money out of my HSA account. That does NOT mean free. That means that they used $175 that could have been used towards medicine or any other practical care that I actually needed in the future. My friend's insurance had a co-pay of $30 and that brought the bill down to $48. But when the secretaries broke down her bill into individual charges, they discovered that they forgot to charge her for the acupuncture treatment. I assume that they could sense my anger and left that charge alone. I kept my composure and left. This place is an absolute joke. You come for one specific treatment and they dip their hands in their pockets by doing all of these other treatments without your consent or knowledge that it isn't a part of the treatment you had asked for in the first place.
Dr. Konstant is thorough, yet provides a relaxed, calming session. Very professional and insightful into the body's natural healing abilities.His acupuncture sessions are relaxing, yet energizing.Will.Be.Back.
The doctors here are both very nice and good at what they do. The office is very relaxing and I look forward to going to my appointments. Dr. Baar does amazing muscle work, something called ART. She also does acupuncture and it has made my sciatica disappear!