Why Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of healing which is focused on correcting imbalances of energy – or “chi” (qi) – in the body. For over 2500 years, acupuncture has been used to treat and prevent symptoms and diseases as well as promote overall good health.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Qi flows in channels – or Meridians – like a river system throughout the body. Each major organ is associated with its own Meridian which in turn are connected to all the other organs, muscles, bones and joints. Disruptions of the flow of healthy Qi patterns are caused by our everyday environment as well as injury, trauma, unhealthy lifestyle choices and disease.

Acupuncture needles stimulate pressure points on or under the skin, releasing the stifled energy (qi). The qi then travels along the meridians throughout the body, restoring balance among all the other organs and tissues in the body.

An acupuncture treatment is relatively painless. It is relaxing and in most cases no blood is drawn at the insertion points of the needles. At Thrive Acupuncture, the treatment environment is very important and believe that only in complete relaxed state can healing and change take place. Often a patient will drift off during an appointment and awaken refreshed and rejuvenated.

Here at Thrive Acupuncture and Wellness we are passionate about their patient’s well-being and have helped so many men, women, and children heal and lead healthy, balanced lives.

The main objectives of Acupuncture:

  1. Relieve pain and other various symptoms
  2. Strengthen and support the immune system
  3. Balance and integrate the functions of the organs so they work together harmoniously rather than in isolation

Is Acupuncture Right For You?

Thrive Acupuncture and Wellness is committed to helping you achieve your most balanced life using various treatment modalities individualized to your personal needs. We want to make holistic alternative healthcare accessible to everyone in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

We provide a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere with personalized and professional care developed with each of our clients. Practitioners Alan Suhr and Dylan Brandenburg are both state and nationally certified Acupuncturists.

We use only small gauge, disposable needles to re-establish the balance of energy in the body. The needles are inserted at points in the body that correspond to energy pathways. This stimulation helps to restore the normal balance and flow of ‘Qi’ or ‘Chi’ – your life force.

Alan Suhr is a certified Master of Qi Gong. Thrive Acupuncture and Wellness often pairs Chinese herbal medicine with Acupuncture to address the full range of our patients’ symptoms. Other modalities we practice include cupping, gua sha, and moxa.