Chiropractor Allen Unruh is passionate about more than just drug- and surgery-free pain relief. As a former U.S. Congressional candidate who has been named the Physician of the Year by a national congressional committee, Dr. Allen is a sought-after keynote speaker on healthcare reform. Whether treating world-champion athletes or everyday people, he uses the latest diagnostic equipment and therapies to provide relief from discomfort.
Along with fellow chiropractor and certified acupuncturist Sarah Raak, Dr. Unruh uses noninvasive techniques such as high-power laser therapy (HPLT) to target conditions including arthritis, tennis elbow, and pogo-stick ankle. The team also employs pulsed electromagnetic therapy to optimize cell function and promote healing.
Before your treatment begins, you'll enjoy a 30-minute consultation (a $40 value) with Four Winds' owner and operator, Alexandra Rose. Rose earned her master’s of science in Oriental medicine from Samra University in California before going on to practice acupuncture at four hospitals in Beijing in 2006, where she further honed her needlework and knowledge of the human body. During your consultation, she’ll discuss with you your goals for treatment, medical history, any vitamins or supplements you’re taking, and any Lost theories you may have regarding the Man in Black. Rose will then use the information gathered during this consultation to tailor 60 minutes of acupuncture treatment (a $65 value) to your specific health needs. The needles used in acupuncture are hair-thin so that you'll hardly feel their insertion and are used in small quantities unless you've recently escaped from the Matrix. Many report finding the treatment incredibly relaxing.
The Oien Family Chiropractic team takes a whole-body approach when treating their clients. Doctor of Chiropractic Benjamin Oien performs services such as adjustments and nutritional counseling, and addresses spinal pain from poor posture or sleeping in a wheelbarrow. Aches can be further eased by staff massage therapists James Benney and Alicia Thorston, who loosen muscles with treatment modalities including acupressure massage and reflexology.
Dr. Oien cares for his fellow South Dakotans not only via clinical procedures, but also through participation in a variety of local activities. Dr. Oien has shared his knowledge as a guest lecturer for community groups and businesses, and has sponsored area little league, volleyball, and bowling teams. He has also contributed to the annual Kids Day America, which offers free back screenings, vision tests, and dental checkups for children.