David R. Sullivan LAc., MAc., Dipl. Ac.,

Independent Contractor

Conditions David treats with Acupuncture: Chronic pain, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, diabetes, arthritis, weight loss, glaucoma,  neuropathy, insomnia, and many more! Pricing: 20 % off new and established Patients. New patient $142 reg. Reduced price $114 includes exam and treatment. Established Patients $80 reg, Reduced price $65 treatment

 Call to 715-386-0511 to schedule your appointment!


David’s Experience:

  • Licensed Acupuncturist, St. Croix Falls Regional Medical Center; St. Croix Falls, WI … 7/2007 – 8/2017
  • Cardiographic Technician, Cardionet Inc; Eagan, MN … 3/2008 – 2/2013
  • Acupressure Instructor, Sister Rosalind Gefre School and Clinics of Massage; Sauk Rapids, MN … 6/2007 – 10/2007
  • Licensed Acupuncturist, Prime Meridian Inc; Minneapolis, MN … 5/2006 – 4/2007
  • Licensed Acupuncturist/Owner, Traditional Acupuncture Institute Inc; Cottage Grove, MN … 9/2004 – 4/2006

David’s Education:

  • MN College of Acupuncture & Oriental medicine / Northwestern Health Sciences University; Bloomington, MN; Masters of Acupuncture 2001 – 2004
  • St. Paul Technical Vocational Institute; St. Paul, MN; Associates Respiratory Therapy Technician 1982 – 1983
  • Century College; White Bear Lake, MN; Associates Law Enforcement 1974 – 1977

David’s Licensure / Certifications

    • Licensed Acupuncturist, MN Board of Medical Practice … 2004 – Present
    • Licensed Acupuncturist, WI Department of Licensing and Registration … 2007 – Present
    • Diplomat Ac, National Commission for Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine … 2004 – Present
    • Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Clean Needle Technique Certification … 2003 – Present
    • Constitutional Facial Renewal Certification … 2006 – Present
    • Certified Tai Chi / Qigong Instructor, Plum blossom International Federation … Current
    • BLS Certification for Healthcare Providers … Current
    • Certified Cardiographic Technician … 2009


The principles of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine take the whole body into consideration. The various symptoms of your body are not random. Chinese medicine recognizes your symptoms as a pattern and determines how to treat the body as a whole, incorporating physical symptoms, emotional symptoms, lifestyle, history and progression of disease. A traditional Chinese medicine practitioner will provide services such as acupuncture; which uses needles to bring attention to specific points in the body that run along facial lines and nerve endings to stimulate healing within the body. Acupressure can also be utilized by bringing stimulation to these same points through finger pressure, vibration, or guasha. Chinese medical practitioners also utilize tuina and cupping to resolve musculoskeletal complaints and provide lifestyle coaching with dietary therapy to give patient’s tools for self healing. Acupressure: Activating acupuncture points through finger pressure, tuning fork vibration or Guasha to stimulate healing within the body.  A session lasts a half hour, for the first session plan for an hour session to include the intake. Acupressure is also effective for aiding in weight loss, smoking cessation and facial rejuvenation. Guasha: light scraping of the skin with a flat edged tool to bring blood to the subcutaneous layer of the skin. Guasha is used on acupressure points, tension areas, or adhesions. Classically, guasha was also utilized for fevers as well. Cupping:  An integrative therapy that draws blood to the surface of the skin. Plastic cups are placed on areas of tension or over acupuncture points and suctioned to draw blood upward. The purpose of this is to release tension, move blood and lymph in stagnant areas such as knots. Cupping also can be utilized for detoxing the body. Ear Reflexology: Ear reflexology is stimulating points on the ear with magnetized pellets or vaccaria seeds (allergen free) to promote healing, reduce pain, calm the mind, and reduce cravings from addictions like nicotine, alcohol and food.  These pellets or seeds are then stuck to points on the ear with surgical tape and are left on for 3-4 days to continue stimulating the points. Conditions Recommended for Acupuncture by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) Respiratory Diseases

        • Acute sinusitis
        • Acute rhinitis
        • Common cold
        • Acute tonsillitis
        • Allergies

Bronchopulmonary Diseases

        • Acute bronchitis
        • Bronchial asthma

Eye Disorders

        • Acute conjunctivitis
        • Cataract (without complications)
        • Myopia
        • Central retinitis
        • Dry eye

Disorders of the Mouth Cavity

        • Toothache
        • Pain after tooth extraction
        • Gingivitis
        • Pharyngitis

Orthopedic Disorders

        • Periarthritis humeroscapularis
        • Tennis elbow
        • Sciatica
        • Low back pain
        • Rheumatoid arthritis
        • Neck pain
        • Headaches
        • Upper & middle back pain
        • Knee & ankle pain

Gastrointestinal Disorders

        • Spasm of the esophagus and cardia
        • Hiccups
        • Gastroptosis
        • Acute and chronic gastritis
        • Gastric hyperacidity
        • Chronic duodenal ulcer
        • Acute and chronic colitis
        • Acute bacterial dysentery
        • Constipation
        • Diarrhea
        • Paralytic ileus

Neurologic Disorders

        • Headache
        • Migraine
        • Trigeminal neuralgia
        • Facial paralysis
        • Paralysis after apoplectic fit
        • Peripheral neuropathy
        • Paralysis caused by poliomyelitis
        • Meniere’s syndrome
        • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
        • Nocturnal enuresis
        • Intercostal neuralgia

Frequently Asked Questions About Acupuncture