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Dr. Fangxi Zhou LAC, MPH, CMD
Specializes in Acupuncture
22 Green Bay Road
Wilmette, IL
(847) 337-5634

Ms. Fangxi Zhou's specialty is acupuncture. Areas of expertise for Ms. Zhou include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), migraine, and infertility. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese.

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Clinical interests: Asthma, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Headaches/Migraines, Infertility, Insomnia, Pain Management, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Chiropractic
522 Poplar Drive
Wilmette, IL
(847) 251-0044

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1545 Waukegan Road; Suite 2
Glenview, IL
(847) 901-1800

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1757 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL
(847) 998-8860

Ms. Claudette Baker specializes in acupuncture and practices in Glenview, IL. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1545 Waukegan Road; Suite 2
Glenview, IL
(847) 901-1800

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Specializes in Acupuncture
560 Green Bay Road; Suite 302
Winnetka, IL
(847) 386-6436

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1920 Waukegan Road; Suite 7
Glenview, IL
(847) 363-7119

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1162 Terrace Court
Glencoe, IL
(847) 242-0927

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Specializes in Acupuncture
900 Skokie Boulevard; Suite 140
Northbrook, IL
(847) 272-8120

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Specializes in Acupuncture
3486 Milwaukee Avenue
Northbrook, IL
(847) 298-8860

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Specializes in Acupuncture
3000 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL
(847) 302-3426

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Specializes in Acupuncture
799 Central Avenue; Suite 304
Highland Park, IL
(847) 926-4900

Mr. Frank Yurasek's area of specialization is acupuncture. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
600 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, IL
(847) 809-1200

Ms. Rena Zaid's specialty is acupuncture. Patient reviews placed Ms. Zaid at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
600 Central Avenue; Suite 144
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-8000

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1847 Oak Street
Northfield, IL
(224) 392-6656

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Specializes in Acupuncture
3633 W Lake Avenue; Suite 303
Glenview, IL
(847) 724-1777

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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that is at least two thousand years old, although it has only recently gained popularity in North America. Practitioners of acupuncture are called acupuncturists. They may also provide other forms of TCM, or they may have learned acupuncture alone. In the United States, acupuncture providers must have three or four years of graduate level education to be licensed.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body is filed with a vital energy called qi. When this energy becomes blocked or unbalanced, pain and illness result. To redirect the flow of qi, the acupuncturist inserts extremely thin, stainless steel needles (the width of a human hair) into a patient’s skin at specific points in the body (called meridians). A trained acupuncturist knows which meridians to insert the acupuncture needles into, how deeply to insert them, and how to stimulate them by raising or twisting them in order to balance the qi correctly.

Although researchers don’t know exactly how acupuncture works, they do have solid evidence that it does. Multiple studies have shown that acupuncture is effective at relieving pain, reducing nausea from chemotherapy, improving fertility, and reducing inflammation. The World Health Organization has stated that acupuncture is effective in treating 28 different conditions and may be helpful in treating many others. The Western medical view on acupuncture is not that qi is being balanced, but that the needles stimulate blood flow and endorphin production, which promote a sense of well-being.

During a typical acupuncture treatment, the acupuncturist will first examine the patient and ask about any complaints. The patient will lie down on a table and get comfortable. Then the acupuncturist will insert the needles, which are between 13 and 70mm long and made of stainless steel. Usually a treatment uses between 3 and 15 needles, and they are left in place for about 20 minutes. Most states require the needles to be disposable, single-use needles to reduce the chance of any infection. The needles may be twisted or moved, and in some cases, low currents of electricity are passed through them. Then they are removed, the patient is given lifestyle advice, and the appointment is over. Sessions are often repeated weekly or every other week.

Acupuncture has many benefits. Since it is extremely safe and has no side effects, it can be an excellent alternative to pain medications for those patients who cannot or choose not to take them. In addition, acupuncture is now covered by the majority of health care insurance plans in the United States. Acupuncture can be a wonderful option in your treatment plan.
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