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Acupuncture and Low Back Pain

Acupuncture and Low Back Pain

Pain happens. Especially back pain. Pain is very common, with a ⅓ of adults suffering from some form of chronic pain (you aren’t alone!). Chronic pain costs the US around 600 BILLION dollars each year. Opioid medications are still present in the top ten list of most commonly prescribed medications today. Steroids and NSAIDS often come with their own host of side effects and health concerns. As the mainstream starts to recognize the opioid and pain crisis both physicians and patients look to alternatives to muscle relaxers, steroids, NSAIDS, and opioid medications to treat their chronic pains.   Read More

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Earthing

Summer in Minnesota is a great time to practice Earthing. Earthing (also known as grounding) involves direct physical contact with the earth’s surface electrons by walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping outdoors connected to conductive systems that transfer the energy from the ground into the body. Read More

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Summer is quickly upon us!

Summer is quickly upon us!

If you are planning any summer time adventures this may be a great traveling source for you.

Perhaps you are like me before any big traveling excursions and think to yourself, “what types of Herbal Formulas would be good to bring along with me, just in case….”

Your friends here at Selby Acupuncture are trying to make that a bit easier on you.

It is hard to know what Chinese Herbal Formulas one should have stock piled. In fact, it is impossible to know unless you have a four year Masters Degree in Chinese Herbal Medicine. Soon at Selby Acupuncture we will have specified categories of herbs that are perfect for unpredicted circumstances.

When traveling great distances one must be prepared for the jetleg, insomnia and potential digestive disorders of eating foreign foods. Not only are the formulas affordable they are also extremely effective.

Shui De An – This is a great formula for insomnia do to jetleg. It will help you sleep well without the heavy hang over feeling like other over the counter medications.

Kan Ning – Eat something you shouldn’t have? Kan Ning is quite handy for acute indigestion.

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Insurance and Acupuncture

At Selby Acupuncture we are in-network with many insurance providers: HealthPartners, BlueCross BlueShield, Medica and PreferredOne.   Whatever health insurance you have it is worth a call to ask some additional questions:

  • Do I have acupuncture benefits?
  • Can the acupuncture be provided by the  licensed acupuncturists at Selby Acupuncture?
  • Do I need a referral?
  • Are there restrictions for what can be treated? (i.e. only chronic pain or not for smoking cessation)
  • How many visits am I allowed per year?
  • Do I have a deductible?
  • Do I have a co-pay or co-insurance?

Everyone’s policy is different, and every year the benefits change.  Don’t hesitate to call your provider, it is your right to know what is covered by your insurance.  At Selby Acupuncture we make every effort to keep up to date with your insurance benefits. Read More

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