Terence McCormick, DAOM, LAc

Terence McCormick, DAOM, LAc
Acupuncture Natural Medicine Center of Rapid City 2650 Jackson Blvd Suite 7 Rapid City, SD 57702
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Terence McCormick, DAOM, LAc

Dr. Terence McCormick,BS, MAcOM, DAOM, LAc, NCMT, CLT specializes in the treatment of various pains and injuries, hormone regulation issues, infertility, women's health concerns, headaches, allergies, quit smoking, metabolic regulation, digestive concerns, sleep problems and more using a variety of non-invasive, drug-free approaches. He provides holistic complementary naturopathic healing therapies for a wide variety of health conditions.

Dr. McCormick is university trained in the U.S and China. He has been providing acupuncture-natural healthcare, pain management-injury care to people of all ages since 1989. He is currently the only practitioner in Wyoming and Northern Colorado with both a master's and doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, trained in the US, China and Europe. He is a nationally certified massage therapist with over 1500 hours of advanced bodywork training in sports and medical massage techniques for pain-injury care. In addition to acupuncture and laser-acupuncture, Dr. McCormick provides sessions in hand-on therapies including tui na, shiatsu, acupressure and related bodywork styles. He was an instructor at seven different schools in the US and Europe over the past 25 years.


These are some of the gentle and effective therapies our centers provide:

Traditional Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture
Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN)

Intramuscular Dry Needling
Functional Integrative Needling
Naturopathic Manual Medicine

Neuromuscular Therapy
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

Non-Needle Therapies

Laser Acupuncture
Low Level Laser (LLLT)
Intramuscular Stimulation
Tui Na - TCM Manual Therapy
Holistic Sports and Injury Care
Nutritional and Botanical Formulas
Holistic Naturopathic-Oriental Medicine


Individually Customized Treatment Programs for Health & Healing


Years In Practice 28
Primary Specialty

Acupuncturist

Gender Male
Education
Dr. Terence McCormick, BS, MAcOM, DAOM, LAc, CMT arrived in the Black Hills region, Wyoming and Northern Colorado in 2010. He follows many generations of McCormick family pioneers that have played a significant role in the history of the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming. He is the first Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) in South Dakota, Wyoming and Northern Colorado making him an AOM pioneer in the region. Along with his team of skilled AOM associates, he provides acupuncture, laser 'acupuncture' and naturopathic-Oriental medicine to the Black Hills region of South Dakota, Southeastern Wyoming and the northern Front Range of Colorado. He has practiced in the Black Hills region, throughout Wyoming, the US and around the world since 1989, providing care to people of all ages. He has worked as an acupuncturist/ therapist at a number of luxury hotel spas in Jackson and Teton Village and at events in the Rapid City area, including the bike rally in Sturgis . In addition to his acupuncture practices in South Dakota, Wyoming and Fort Collins since 2011, Dr. McCormick has traveled the country serving as an instructor in the fields of low level laser therapy, acupuncture, naturopathic botanical and manual medicine. He has practiced on four continents including working as a medi-spa acupuncture physician-naturopath on board a cruise ship in 2010. He completed multiple cruises in the Mediterranean and Caribbean while practicing and teaching various classes on natural health and healing.


Dr. McCormick's practice specializes in various Western and Asian styles of acupuncture, non-needle low level laser therapy, laser 'acupuncture', botanical and Chinese herbal medicine and naturopathic therapies including homeopathy. He also has one of the most extensive Oriental-naturopathic herbal medicine dispensary available in the Front Range.

He has provided tens of thousands of treatments using acupuncture,laser 'acupuncture', manual medicine and low level laser therapy throughout his over twenty years in professional practice. Some of his patients have included legendary athletes, famous musicians, television and movie stars. He specializes and exclusively uses low level laser and herbal therapies to treat a wide variety of pain and injury conditions in both children and adults.






He is a specialist in non-needle laser acupuncture, cold laser, and botanical Asian medicine to treat various musculoskeletal and neuromuscular pain in addition to other health conditions. As the area's leading expert in his field, he combines Eastern and Western techniques with a wealth of knowledge and healthcare experience. Dr. McCormick has been interviewed on various radio and television news programs locally and throughout the country regarding health topics in the field of acupuncture and cold laser therapy.

More About The Doctor:

Dr. McCormick was a master’s level instructor at two acupuncture and Oriental medicine colleges and was a doctoral fellow at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland. He holds a bachelor’s degree in pre-med / public health from William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ and holds both a master’s and doctoral degree from OCOM, one of the first accredited programs of its kind in the US. As a doctoral fellow he completed advanced clinical training at Oregon Health Sciences University's Pain Center. He has completed internships within acupuncture, herbal medicine and manual therapy wards at two hospitals while completing a post graduate internship at the World Health Organization’s International Acupuncture Training Center at Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China. Additionally, Dr. McCormick is a graduate of the New Jersey School of Massage - North Jersey Massage Training Center. He has apprenticed with tuina doctors and worked alongside numerous chiropractors over the past twenty years to hone his skills in manual therapies, injury care and sports medicine. Along with his graduate studies in herbal medicine, he has studied homeopathy and has been integrating into his practice since 1998. Additionally, he completed training and certification as a soignier at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. A soignier is a cycling specific team therapist and aide that works directly with pre and post event care of elite athletes. Dr. McCormick has served as a professional soignier and trainer for amateur and professional US national cycling champions and internationally competitive teams.

Additionally, Dr. McCormick has an extensive background as an elite level athlete spanning over twenty years.
Training Dr. McCormick was a master’s level instructor at two acupuncture and Oriental medicine colleges and was a doctoral fellow at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland. He holds a bachelor’s degree in pre-med / public health from William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ and holds both a master’s and doctoral degree from OCOM, one of the first accredited programs of its kind in the US. As a doctoral fellow he completed advanced clinical training at Oregon Health Sciences University's Pain Center. He has completed internships within acupuncture, herbal medicine and manual therapy wards at two hospitals while completing a post graduate internship at the World Health Organization’s International Acupuncture Training Center at Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China. Additionally, Dr. McCormick is a graduate of the New Jersey School of Massage - North Jersey Massage Training Center. He has apprenticed with tuina doctors and worked alongside numerous chiropractors over the past twenty years to hone his skills in manual therapies, injury care and sports medicine. Along with his graduate studies in herbal medicine, he has studied homeopathy and has been integrating into his practice since 1998. Additionally, he completed training and certification as a soignier at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. A soignier is a cycling specific team therapist and aide that works directly with pre and post event care of elite athletes. Dr. McCormick has served as a professional soignier and trainer for amateur and professional US national cycling champions and internationally competitive teams.
Affiliations Multiple State and National Acupuncture - Oriental Medicine and International Laser Therapy Associations
Certification Dr. McCormick has passed nationally recognized exams in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. In August 2014, he passes the California acupuncture licensing exam. He is also passed national certification exams in massage therapy and graduate programs in low level laser therapy. Dr. McCormick meets and exceeds the educational licensing requirements for an acupuncturist and Oriental medicine practitioner in every state in the U.S.
Office Staff Dr. McCormick and other allied health practitioners work together to help patients achieve their treatent goals.
Payment Options Cash, Check, Debit/Credit Cards, PayPal
Services What exactly does Dr. McCormick treat effectively?

Dr. McCormick effectively treats a wide variety of health conditions in both children and adults. He specializes in the treatment of chronic and acute pain, allergies, infertility, hormone and metabolic regulation and other general health and wellness concerns.

In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the World Health Organization (WHO) has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture and acu-point laser therapy (laser-acupuncture). Other naturopathic treatments are also very effective at addressing these concerns as well:

•low back pain
•neck pain
•sciatica
•tennis elbow
•knee pain
•periarthritis of the shoulder
•sprains
•facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
•shingles (zoster) pain
•headache
•dental pain
•tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
•rheumatoid arthritis
•induction of labor
•correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)
•morning sickness
•nausea and vomiting
•postoperative pain
•stroke
•essential hypertension
•primary hypotension
•renal colic
•leucopenia
•adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy
•allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
•biliary colic
•depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
•acute bacillary dysentery
•primary dysmenorrhea
•acute epigastralgia
•peptic ulcer
•acute and chronic gastritis
•and many other conditions. . .
•Laser Therapy can address a variety of other health concerns along with Traditional Chinese Medicine - herbal formulas
Additional Services Traditional Chinese Medicine, Naturopath, Holistic Medicine, Dry Needling, Pain Management, Naprapath, Massage Therapist
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Shingles outbreak this week had me in serious pain so I was glad I was able to get in to see him for acupuncture. I went twice, but had the pain gone the first time. He has always been able to take care of the health problems I have had when I seen him. Been going to him for acupuncture and herbs for the past six years in Rapid and am very happy with the service.
I was treated by Dr. Terence last week for allergies. It took care of my sinuses and asthma. I have not had to use any medications. He did a good job for me. Telling everyone now.
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