About Us

THRIVE ACUPUNCTURE & WELLNESS
RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA

Alan Suhr

LAC, MTCM, MMQ

Alan received his Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California; widely regarded as one of the most rigorous and highly respected acupuncture schools in the United States. Also in that time he attended the International Institute of Medical Qigong where he earned his Master of Medical Qi Gong certification.

Alan specializes in Acupuncture in Sports Medicine, which addresses pain management and treatment of injuries, and classical Chinese Medicine. He focuses on treating internal disorders as well; receiving certification in both programs while attending Five Branches University.

His clinical experience includes extensive work with veterans and patrons of the local mental health advocacy center.  These clinics provided extensive experience in treating acute and chronic pain, and psycho-emotional issues ranging from PTSD to bipolar disorder to insomnia.

Dylan Brandenburge

LAC, MTCM

After graduating from Black Hills State University, Dylan began graduate study of acupuncture and herbal medicine at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California. There he studied and practiced extensively in Sports Medicine, focusing on pain management, recovery from injury, and post-operative care and recovery. Additionally, Dylan immersed himself in Classical Chinese Medicine approaches, focusing on the treatment of chronic and internal conditions such as migraines, digestive disorders, chronic fatigue, respiratory conditions, women’s health, and mental/emotional imbalances to name a few.

Always seeking to understand the functioning and balancing of body and mind in greater depth, Dylan continues his studies through the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine, refining his knowledge and implementation of herbal remedies for greater clinical efficacy.

Dylan loves living in the Black Hills and frequently hikes, runs, bikes, or simply sits as a means to enjoy and appreciate the great natural beauty of the Hills; and happily provides acupuncture and herbal remedies in the clinic as a way to connect with and show his appreciation for its people.