The Healers and Magicians of the Black Hills

Thrive Acupuncture and Wellness is taking a new approach with our ongoing blog! We want to celebrate the holistic health community around the Black Hills. We know how important it is to connect with one another, to share resources to serve the Rapid City population. Our patients often find treatment through multiple modalities and we want to embrace those connections.

Acupuncture and TCM are whole-body approaches to health. Our training, culled from centuries of eastern practices, conditions us to view the body as more than just a collection of organs and functions. We know to look deeper, below the surface, to […]

By |March 20th, 2017|Acupuncture|0 Comments

Acupuncture and the Treatment of Pain Management

A consistent part of Thrive’s acupuncture practice deals with the management of our patients’ pain. Acupuncture for the treatment of pain is not just a placebo effect. Past studies seemed to indicate that it was irrelevant whether the patient was being treated with acupuncture needles or simply tapping the pulse points with toothpicks.

However, researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center conducted a study last year which revealed that acupuncture was more effective at reducing chronic pain than standard pain treatments or the toothpick experiment. That study, published in the “Archives of Internal Medicine” concluded that the benefits of real acupuncture […]

By |January 30th, 2017|Acupuncture, Chronic Pain, Pain Management|0 Comments
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