Alterna Wellness Centers (formerly Annandale Acupuncture & Herbs) was established in 2010 by Dr. Ji Yun Yu as a specialty clinic for patients with chronic illness seeking natural pain relief remedies; weight loss through acupuncture and other natural methods; post-surgical dermatalogical corrections through electro-acupuncture and natural herbal stimulation; and natural corrective therapies for symptoms that are often difficult to treat by traditional medicine. Dr. Yu has extensive experience with acupuncture ranging from traditional Chinese Acupuncture (licensed and certified by NCCAOM) to Koryo Hand Therapy (certified by KHT in South Korea). Moreover, she is an expert user of Mitsui Thermal Therapy in her practice to combine traditional Chinese, Korean, and Japanese medical advances in one treatment package.
So what is alternative therapy?
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) applies to medical products and practices that are not part of standard care provided by medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, and allied health professionals, such as registered nurses and physical therapists. It combines ancient techniques such as acupuncture, chiropractic, and herbal medicines with modern technology to produce alternatives to conventional medical practices. In the United States, all practitioners of Acupuncture & Herbology are screened, certified, and licensed by NCCAOM. These professionals require four years of undergraduate education with focus on key courses such as biology and chemistry followed by graduate studies in the field of Oriental Medicine at an accredited NCCAOM facility. The complete education normally spans eight to ten years or more if the practitioner pursues a Ph.D degree. Most insurance carriers have awknowledged the potential, preventative care benefits of alternative medicine and now provide coverage to their customers.
At Alterna Wellness Center, we are constantly striving to provide the best possible natural solution to any health issue that our patients may have. We offer a complete portfolio of treatment options such as acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, electrotherapy, moxibustion, herbal treatments, acupressure, aromatherapy, corrective acupuncture, far infra-red heat therapy, and more for patients suffering from cancer, post-surgical recoveries, allergies, diabetes, obesity, skin disorders, depression, sleep apnea, and more.
We have the greatest selection of herbs in the area and we also brew our own formulas. In fact, many other clinics in the area outsource their herbal formulas to our clinic. We also have professional treatment rooms and state-of-the-art treatment equipment to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
We highly recommend the following books to learn more about our Mitsui heat treatment options and how alternative medicine may be the right choice for your health concerns.
Please give us a call today at (703) 915 - 0118 to schedule your free consultation session with Dr. Yu! You may also reach us by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org