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1 . resultRena Zaid MS, LAc, DiplAc
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Specializes in Acupuncture

65 Acorn Lane
Highland Park, IL
(847) 809-1200

(rated an average of 4.8 in 3 ratings)

Clinical interests: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, NADA (National Acupuncture ... (Read more)

Ms. Rena Zaid's area of specialization is acupuncture. These areas are among her clinical interests: weight loss, osteoporosis, and sports medicine. Ms. Zaid's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5.

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2 . resultFrank A Yurasek ACCUPUNTURIST
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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

(rated an average of 4.7 in 3 ratings)

Mr. Frank Yurasek's area of specialization is acupuncture. Patient reviews placed Mr. Yurasek at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5.

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3 . resultMs. Andrea Friedman Ishikawa DIPLAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

(rated 5 in 1 rating)

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4 . resultDr. Carla Marie Edwards MS, PhD, LAc, DiplOM, DIPL O
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Specializes in Acupuncture

560 Green Bay Road; Suite 302
Winnetka, IL
(847) 386-6436; (847) 491-1122

Clinical interests: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Cupping, Herbology, Homeopathic Medicine, N.A.E.T. (Nambudripad's Allergy ... (Read more)

Dr. Carla Edwards specializes in acupuncture and practices in Winnetka, IL and Evanston, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Edwards include gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines), allergies, and cupping.

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5 . resultDr. Fangxi Zhou Cmd LAC, MPH
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Specializes in Acupuncture

1159 Wilmette Avenue; Suite 225
Wilmette, IL
(847) 337-5634

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

Ms. Fangxi Cmd practices acupuncture in Wilmette, IL and Chicago, IL. Ms. Cmd is conversant in Chinese. Her areas of expertise include the following: cupping, herbal medicine, and smoking cessation.

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6 . resultLok-Kwan Cheng LAC, Dipl OM, MSTOM
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Specializes in Acupuncture

1213 Wilmette Avenue; Suite 2C
Wilmette, IL
(847) 323-9297

Clinical interests: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Cupping, Gua Sha, Herbology, Massage Therapy, Moxibustion, ... (Read more)

Mr. Lok-Kwan Cheng practices acupuncture. These areas are among his clinical interests: weight loss, allergies, and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese.

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7 . resultDr. Pieter A Van Heule DC
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Specializes in Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Chiropractic

522 Poplar Drive
Wilmette, IL
(847) 251-0044

8 . resultMs. Christine Ann Renz LAc, DiplOM, MSTOM, Dipl OM
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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

Clinical interests: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Cupping, Gua Sha, Herbology, Moxibustion, Addiction, ... (Read more)

Ms. Christine Renz works as an acupuncturist in Northbrook, IL and Park City, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: weight loss, allergies, and chinese herbal medicine.

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9 . resultMs. Mitzi Labant LAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

10 . resultDr. Miriam Mikhael DC, CKTP
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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic

71 S Milwaukee
Wheeling, IL
(847) 239-0888

11 . resultMr. Darrell David Brayboy LAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

12 . resultMrs. Ivy A Kwielford MSOM, LAC, DIPLAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

13 . resultValerie Ann Merner LAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

14 . resultYoung Bin Im ACUPUNCTURIST
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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

15 . resultMs. Cathy E Lynch LAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

16 . resultDebra Lyman LA
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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

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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