Dakota Family
Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Clinic

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About Us and Our Services

Dakota Family Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Clinic of Bismarck, North Dakota, is no longer providing acupuncture care to the area.

Anyone needing acupuncture care in the Bismarck area can now call Marylin Sjaastad at (701) 223-9632 and she will be happy to provide acupuncture care to anyone in need.

About Blake Blowers, Licensed Acupuncturist

Blake Blowers, Dipl. Ac., is a nationally board certified acupuncturist who works and lives in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

He is grateful to be part of such an amazing form of health care and is happy to share his skills and knowledge in an effort to promote health and longevity.

When he's not in the clinic, he's spending time with his wife and 3 kids, or enjoying the great outdoors.

Acupuncture Care

The World Health Organization (WHO) has determined acupuncture to be effective in treating many physical and mental health conditions. In their report titled “Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials” they mention many of those conditions that may respond to acupuncture. There are many other conditions not mentioned in the report due to little or no modern Western research that we may be able to help you with. Please contact us if you do not see your health concern on this list and would like to know how acupuncture can help you.

Psychological Conditions

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Hypersomnia
  • Insomnia
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Somatization disorder

Neurological Conditions

  • Cervicobrachial syndrome
  • Disc problems
  • Facial palsy (early stage, within three to six months)
  • Headache and migraine

  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
  • Nocturnal enuresis
  • Paresis following stroke
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Musculo-skeletal Conditions

Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness

Localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendinitis, contractures



Work and sports related injuries

Low back and/or neck strain


“Frozen shoulder,” “tennis elbow”


Respiratory System Conditions

  • Acute bronchitis
  • Acute rhinitis

  • Acute sinusitis
  • Acute tonsillitis
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Common cold and allergies

Conditions of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Mouth

  • Acute and chronic pharyngitis
  • Acute conjunctivitis
  • Cataract (without complications)

  • Central retinitis
  • Gingivitis
  • Myopia (in children)
  • Toothaches, post extraction pain

Gastrointestinal Conditions

  • Acute and chronic colitis
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Acute bacillary dysentery
  • Acute duodenal ulcer (without complication)

  • Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Gastric hyperacidity (i.e. acid reflux)
  • Gastroptosis
  • Irritable bowel and colitis
  • Paralytic ileus
  • Spasms of esophagus and cardiac

Gynecological Conditions

  • Benign amenorrhea
  • Benign irregular menstruation

  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Infertility

  • Menopause syndrome
  • PMS

Cardiovascular Conditions

  • Essential hypertension

Services Fees

  • No services currently being offered in a private practice setting.