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Mr. Tom Lok Kwan Cheng LAC
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 1213 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091
Phone: 847-323-9297
Clinical Interests: anxiety, gua sha, laser treatment ... (Read more)
Sung Yong Choi
Specializes in Acupuncture
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 241 Golf Mill Center, Niles, IL 60714
Phone: 847-560-0095
Clinical Interests: acupuncture treatment, infertility, menstrual disorders ... (Read more)
Kathleen Hanold
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 4646 N Marine Drive, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-885-1819
Clinical Interests: acupuncture treatment, sports health, allergies ... (Read more)
Dr. Pieter A. Van Heule D.C.
Specializes in Homeopathy, Chiropractic, Acupuncture
Address: 522 Poplar Drive, Wilmette, IL 60091
Myung Chin Lee L.AC., MSOM
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 415 4th Street, Wilmette, IL 60091
Mr. Mark Reese L.AC
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 5054 N Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640
Jennifer Hartmann L.AC., LMT
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 900 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202
Phone: 630-519-6514
Clinical Interests: anxiety, pain management, cancer ... (Read more)
Ms. Mitzi Labant L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 1545 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL 60025
Jason Michael Bussell L.AC., MSOM
Specializes in Acupuncture
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 415 4th Street, Wilmette, IL 60091
Ms. Claudette T. Baker HERBS(NCCAOM), L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 1757 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL 60025
Kelly Mullen Desierto L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 5330 W Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646
Dr. Carla Marie Edwards PH.D., L.AC., DIPL O
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 1601 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
Mrs. Lan Jian Zhao NCCAOM-ACUPUNCTURE
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 4112 N Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60641
Ms. Andrea Friedman Ishikawa DIPL.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1545 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL 60025
Miss Honghua Cui III LAC, OMD
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 5812 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60659
Mrs. Yingfu Xu Sr. LAC, OMD
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 5812 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60659
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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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