Dr. Terence McCormick, BS, MAcOM, DAOM, NCMT, LAc is the first Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine to practice in South Dakota with a professional clinical practice that spans over three decades. His acupuncture and naprapathy practice provides traditional acupuncture, laser therapy, Oriental medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal medicine prescriptions and nutritional therapy. His is the founder of Dermatomal Trigger Point Dry Needling (DTDN), a technique of intramuscular stimulation therapy. He has practiced throughout the world since 1989, providing care to people of all ages for a wide variety of health and wellness concerns and continues to provide regular seminars and group clinics to the public in addition to training practitioners in his treatment technique, DTDN. He is the author of the book Dermatomal Trigger Point Dry Needling: Foundations of Clinical Practice.
Dr. McCormick specializes in various Western and Asian styles of acupuncture, non-needle low level laser therapy, laser acupuncture, botanical and Chinese herbal medicine and other natural and TCM naprapathy (manual therapy) modalities. His practice also has the most extensive Asian herbal medicine dispensary available in the region.
Dr. McCormick 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 with some treatment strategies uses low level laser and herbal therapies exclusively 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, manual therapies 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.
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, Terence is a graduate of the New Jersey School of Massage - North Jersey Massage Training Center. He has apprenticed with tui na doctors and worked alongside numerous natural doctors over the first 20 years of his career to hone his skills in manual therapies, injury care, sports medicine and "dry needing".
Dr. McCormick uses his knowledge, skills and experience in sports medicine and natural athletic enhancement to prevent and heal from injuries, maintain longevity and promote peak performance. He enjoys sharing his therapeutic skills, healing wisdom and experience with patients that are either weekend warriors, fitness conscious individuals or competitive endurance athletes. However he works with a wide variety of health concerns beyond simply sports medicine. He is also a specialist in neurological disorders, shingles treatment, stroke rehabilitation, allergy elimination, migraines, hormone imbalances, sleep disorders, adrenal fatigue, thyroid concerns and more. He also hosts regular acupuncture natural medicine community outreach clinics and seminars in under-served rural areas of South Dakota throughout the year.