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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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Savory Rice Stuffed Squash

A great THANKS to Maggie Christopher, holistic nutrition counselor, for another fabulous recipe!

This recipe is great for holiday gatherings or as a warm autumn meal. Try adding some sautéed organic turkey sausage to the rice mixture for a little extra flavor.

Serves 6
3 small acorn squash, cut in half crosswise
1 cup organic brown rice
2 cups water
Pinch of sea salt
1 TBS unrefined olive oil
1 leek, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 links cooked, organic sage chicken sausage (optional)
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp dried thyme
½ tsp sea salt
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
½ organic dried cranberries (fruit juice sweetened)
¾ cup pecans, chopped

1.     Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Scoop out seeds and pith from squash and place squash halves flesh side down in a casserole dish filled with ¼ inch of water. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes or until the squash is fork tender.

2.     While squash is cooking, prepare the rice. Place brown rice in a heavy bottomed two quart pot. Add water and sea salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to low and simmer for 45 minutes or until all Read More

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The Loaded Bowl

This delicious recipe is courtesy of Maggie Christopher, holistic nutrition counselor.

The Loaded Bowl

Serves 8 generously

This dish has everything you need  . . . protein (quinoa and beans), healthy fat (avocado & olive oil), greens (fresh spinach) and an energy sustaining whole grain!

The dressing is just for drizzling right before you eat it. Do NOT mix the quinoa with the dressing when you are preparing this dish or it will get soggy.


2 cups quinoa, rinsed and drained

1 15oz can of organic black beans, drained and rinsed

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

1-2 cups fresh spinach, chopped

1 cup fresh cilantro (adjust to your taste)

2 avocados, pitted and peeled

Fresh lemon juice, to prevent avocado from browning

Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste

Juice from 2 limes

Zest 1 lime


¼ cup olive oil

¼ cup brown rice vinegar

2 cloves of garlic, minced

Sea salt and pepper, to taste


1.     Prepare quinoa. Boil the water, add quinoa, reduce to a simmer until all of the water is absorbed. When done, store in the refrigerator to cool completely.

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Have You Seen Our Back Room?

If you have been a patient at our clinic, most likely you have been introduced to both acupuncture and herbal medicine.  While we are known for putting needles in, we are not as well known for our expertise in Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine. Using natural materials, such as bark, roots, leaves and minerals, herbs have been used for centuries to strengthen the body and remove toxins.  Initially used individually, herbal medicine in China evolved to complex formulas that could be individualized to treat the differences in illness from one person to the next.

Today, herbs come in one of three main forms;

  • Pills:  these are the bottles you can see in our front office, the most mild form of herbal medicine, they are easy to take and gentle, good for using over the long term
  • Powders:  a powdered version of herbal formulas that are dissolved into hot water to create a tea. A bit stronger than pills, powders are able to be somewhat customized and are easy to prepare
  • Raw:  the grand daddy of all herbs, what both of the above are based on.  Raw herbs are the strongest and most customizable of the herbal preparations.  They
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