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Acupuncture Services at TRIA


Acupuncture can be used as a complement to standard medical treatments, and is one of TRIA’s Integrative Health services. Acupuncture services provided by Twin City Acupuncture licensed acupuncturist.

What is acupuncture?

It is a therapy involving the insertion of fine needles into acupuncture points. Acupuncturists stimulate these points to restore normal energy flow and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself.                                                     

What conditions does acupuncture treat?

This therapy can treat many conditions including, but no limited to:

  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Headaches
  • Neuromusculoskeletal problems
  • Relief from muscle spasm

Will it hurt?

No. It bears no resemblance to getting a shot, since the main source of pain from an injection is the larger diameter of the needle and the pressure of the medicine forced into the tissue. By contrast the needles used are very fine and flexible. They are about the diameter of human hair. In most cases, there is no discomfort.

If the correct stimulus of the needle has been obtained, you should feel a slight sensation as the needle contacts the qi. This feeling is known as ‘deqi’, or getting qi. The sensation can either be a dull ache, numbness, tingling or a sensation of heat. In some instances the sensation travels along the line of the meridian and can affect whole areas of the body or limbs. Most people find the treatments relaxing.

How can I schedule an appointment?

Call 952-831-8742 to schedule an appointment. 

Appointments are available Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at TRIA Bloomington.

Where do I check-in when I get to TRIA?

Patients can check in at the first floor check-in desk.  Cash or credit card payments will be taken at that time.

Will my appointment be covered by insurance?

Many insurance companies cover acupuncture treatment, but coverage may be limited to specific conditions. Contact your insurance provider to verify your coverage and benefits.

The following insurances are accepted:

  • HealthPartners
  • Medica
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Health Care
  • Preferred One
  • UCare
  • All auto insurances
  • Workers compensation insurances

What is the cost of acupuncture services?

  • Each visit: $105
  • 3 visit package: $190
  • 6 visit package: $360
  • 12 visit package: $670

 Who provides acupuncture services?

Services provided by Twin City Acupuncture licensed acupuncturist.

Sara Erdman, Twin City Accupuncture
Sara Erdman, L.Ac, MS.OM
Lixin Qin, accupuncturist, TRIA
Lixin Qui, L.Ac, RN, TCMD

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