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The team at Acupuncture 4 Health
is committed to providing exceptional, patient-centered Oriental medicine to the Black Hills community. We are honored to partner with patients in our Rapid City and Custer clinics. This partnership involves mutual trust and responsibilities. For our part, we will listen carefully, answer your questions clearly, respect your time and your privacy, do our best to help you accomplish your goals, and share our knowledge freely.

All practitioners have completed extensive training and have attained their National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine certification.

Acupuncture 4 Health is a founding member of the South Dakota Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association (SDAOMA). Currently, there are no state standards regulating the practice of acupuncture. Thus, the major purposes of the association are to educate; to promote excellence and integrity within the profession; and to establish Oriental medicine as a distinct field of medicine in the state.

Master of Science: Traditional Oriental Medicine
Diplomate: Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs (NCCAOM)

Kayte Halstead

Kayte came to acupuncture after suffering with migraines for more than 13 years. Fascinated by a medicine that engaged her rational mind, demanded she access her intuition, and provided unlimited lifelong learning, Kayte ditched her day job as a marketing / business development specialist for start-up companies and enrolled at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego.

After passing her certification exams, she promptly moved her husband and her dogs to the Black Hills. Living in the Hills fulfills a dream that took seven years to bring to fruition. Kayte is a straight-shooting Brit. She cares deeply, listens carefully, and practices the medicine with great integrity.


Deb Hersch

Deb’s finesse with office management makes it possible for the rest of the team to focus on the health and wellness of patients. Masterful with the details of scheduling, follow-up, research, inventory, and special projects, she is unfailingly cheerful with patients and staff. Plus, she bakes, and she keeps the chocolate dish full of our favorite antioxidant.

Mary Maisey-Ireland

Mary’s love of empowering people and businesses to reach their potential brought her to our team. Formally, she’s in charge of business development. Informally, she helps keep everyone on an even keel, connected to their purposes and goals. A self-confessed “variety junkie,” Mary also has a personal and business coaching practice, a ceremony planning business, and several other projects she’s nurturing.

Hank Halstead

Hank graciously does anything and everything to support the team, from running errands and stringing modem cables to trying to fill Deb’s shoes on her days off. It’s a far cry from his days as a quality engineer, but the rewards are worth it!