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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

(Average of 4.8 in 3 ratings)

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

Ms. Rena Zaid practices acupuncture. Areas of expertise for Ms. Zaid include weight loss, osteoporosis, and sports medicine. Ms. Zaid is rated highly by her patients.

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dr.-carla-marie-edwards-ms,-phd,-lac,-diplom,-dipl-o

Specializes in Acupuncture

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

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

Dr. Carla Edwards specializes in acupuncture. Areas of expertise for Dr. Edwards include gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines), anxiety, and allergies.

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Specializes in Acupuncture

1159 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL
(847) 337-5634

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

Ms. Fangxi Zhou works as an acupuncturist in Wilmette, IL and Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Ms. Zhou include cupping, herbal medicine, and smoking cessation. She is conversant in Chinese.

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lok-kwan-cheng-lac,-mstom,-dipl-om

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 specializes in acupuncture. Mr. Cheng's clinical interests include weight loss, allergies, and sports medicine. He is conversant in Chinese.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Chiropractic

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

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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

Clinical interests: Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Chinese Herbal Medicine

Ms. Christine Renz practices acupuncture in Northbrook, IL. In her practice, Ms. Renz focuses on chinese herbal medicine and aromatherapy.

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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

dr.-miriam-mikhael-dc,-cktp

Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic

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

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Specializes in Acupuncture

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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

(Average of 4.7 in 3 ratings)

Mr. Frank Yurasek's specialty is acupuncture. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

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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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