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Rena Zaid MS, LAc, DiplAc
Specializes in Acupuncture
65 Acorn Lane
Highland Park, IL
(847) 809-1200

Ms. Rena Zaid's area of specialization is acupuncture. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines), menstrual disorders, and migraines. She is rated highly by her patients.

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

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

Dr. Carla Edwards practices acupuncture. Clinical interests for Dr. Edwards include acupressure, homeopathy, and gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines).

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

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

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Dr. Fangxi Zhou LAC, MPH, CMD
Specializes in Acupuncture
1159 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL
(847) 337-5634

Ms. Fangxi Zhou practices acupuncture in Wilmette, IL and Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Ms. Zhou include gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines), migraines, 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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Lok-Kwan Cheng LAC, MSTOM, Dipl OM
Specializes in Acupuncture
1213 Wilmette Avenue; Suite 2C
Wilmette, IL
(847) 323-9297

Mr. Lok-Kwan Cheng practices acupuncture. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines), menstrual disorders, and migraines. He is conversant in Chinese.

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

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Ms. Christine Ann Renz LAc, Dipl OM, MSTOM
Specializes in Acupuncture
900 Skokie Boulevard; Suite 140
Northbrook, IL
(847) 272-8120

Ms. Christine Renz is an acupuncturist in Northbrook, IL. Ms. Renz has indicated that her clinical interests include aromatherapy and chinese herbal medicine.

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Clinical interests: Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Chinese Herbal Medicine

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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

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

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Dr. Miriam Mikhael DC, CKTP
Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
71 S Milwaukee
Wheeling, IL
(847) 239-0888

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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

Mr. Frank Yurasek works as an acupuncturist in Highland Park, IL and Oak Park, IL. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1098 S Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 107a
Wheeling, IL
(847) 297-6883

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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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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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