Alterna Wellness Centers

Natural Skin Care

Alterna Wellness Centers (former Annandale Acupuncture & Herbs) offers a wide array of natural skin therapy options that are alternatives to many procedures performed by plastic surgeons. Using the revolutionary Cosmetic Acupuncture technique created by professor Lee Eun-Mi of South Korea (, Dr. Yu can provide safe alternative treatment to many corrective procedures. Treatments normally last between 1 to 3 hours per session and involve a combination of herbal formulas, FMTS, corrective acupuncture techniques, and rejuventation procedures to revive your skin to it's natural state.

Before & After Pictures of Actual Patients

Traditional Therapy

Dr. Yu provides professional treatment for common symptoms that are best treated with Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Our clients come to us after years of traditional, Western medicine treatments that have not worked and led to more health problems. This is often the case with exposure to non-natural, chemical intakes prescribed by traditional treatment methods such as antibiotics. Our goal is to provide long-term, long lasting natural treatment options that encourage the body to heal itself.

The National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization are now recognizing acupuncture as an effective treatment for more than 40 health problems. Many insurance companies have recognized outcome benefits and have begun providing coverage to contact us today to check your eligibility.

Commonly treated symptoms through Traditional Therapy include:

• Headache
• Migraine
• Fatigue
• Colds & Flu
• Asthma
• Allergies
• Sinusitis
• Hypertension
• High cholesterol
• Arteriosclerosis
• Painful menses
• Menopausal syndrome
• Infertility
• Sexual dysfunction
• Fibromyalgia
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Insomnia
• Diabetes
• Stroke rehabilitation
• Toothache pain
• Arthritis
• Carpal Tunnel
• Tendonitis
• Acid reflux
• Ulcer
• Autoimmune disorders
• Adjunctive cancer care

Weight Loss

It can be frustrating when you have to eat artificially manufactured foods or maintain a painful exercise regiment. What's even more upsetting is when you've actually lost weight but your underarm, hips, thighs, and belly remain the same size. Many diet programs and food control packages that are currently in the market can actually harm your health and only provides short-term weight loss. You may have lost 20 pounds, but it may not necessarily be in an area of your body that you actually want those pounds to come off from. Other than surgical procedure or targeted exercise, this is extremely difficult to do.

At Alterna Wellness Centers, our programs are geared for targeted loss. We use a combination of liquid herbal extracts, natural medication, and acupuncture to boost your metabolism, immune system, and overall health. 


Combining traditional acupuncture, Meridian Lipo Laser, and Peps II electrotherapy cavitation techniques, Dr. Yu provides comprehensive and effective natural weight loss treatments.