About Us

THRIVE ACUPUNCTURE & WELLNESS
RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA

MichaelaCarder

Michaela Carder

LAC, MAC, DIPLAC

I am a momma of two little ones, and I am a practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese herbs with a focus on Women’s Health & Fertility and Pediatrics. I also work with people suffering from anxiety and depression, insomnia, and those looking for a way to manage their stress in our busy world. I’m excited to relocate our family to the beautiful Black Hills.
I help women who are suffering from painful or irregular menstruation, or have been unable to become pregnant either naturally or with using Western fertility treatments. I also offer help to women who are pregnant and preparing for delivery, and during their post-partum phase to help with the healing needed after childbirth.
I love helping women achieve the freedom that comes with pain-free, easy and regular
menstrual cycles. I also love helping women attain their goals of healthy pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum healing! I believe our bodies are innately powerful, and with the right help, knowledge and support, are capable of achieving these states of health.

MichaelaCarder

Greg Carder

LAC, MAC, DIPLOM

I am a healer and general practitioner of Chinese Medicine, treating a wide range of people with a variety of conditions. The main tools I use are Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Qi Gong, Shiatsu Massage, Dietary Therapy and Counseling. I have been greatly influenced by holistic medicine and traditional healing practices from around the world for over 35 years. I’ve acquired a lot of experience helping people with chronic pain, autoimmune and chronic illness including cancer, and I have a specialty working with PTSD, trauma, anxiety and depression. I also treat gynecological disorders and infertility. 

I have extensive training in Qi Gong and Tai Chi and have been a teacher of Qi Gong for 10 years. I look forward to bringing Qi Gong and Tai Chi classes to the Rapid City area. I’ve suffered from my own chronic illness since childhood and it is through Chinese Medicine, Qi Gong and traditional ways that I’ve found healing and relief from pain and depression, and have ultimately found a life of freedom and purpose.

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.