Acupuncture, a part of Oriental Medicine, is used to promote health and balance in our bodies. It uses acupuncture points to manipulate the body’s energy called “Qi” (pronounced “chi”) and allows it to flow freely, relieving blockages and obstructions that could lead to pain and disease.

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a healing art system based on observation of the human body that has been used in China for over 4,000 years. Historically shaped by Taoist, Buddhist and Confucian philosophies, TCM has spread to many countries around the world. Learn more here »

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is just one component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Acupuncture is a way to manipulate the body’s energy, called qi (pronounced “chee”), to enhance the body’s natural healing ability. You can learn more about this service on our acupuncture page »

How long are sessions?

Our treatments are completely tailored to the individual and their condition. It is only after an in-person consultation that we can establish a treatment plan and the length of sessions can be determined, though many first sessions are a bit longer, with subsequent treatments being shorter.

Most health problems are a result of cumulative stresses on your body and do not arise overnight. While it’s possible for a condition to clear up after just one session, this is not typical and not an expectation you should have going into treatment.  A condition which has been developing for a period of time may also take a period of treatment time to be resolved.

What Conditions Can Acupuncture Help?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has very many benefits to offer. TCM mainly works in three ways: 1) by addressing external factors and environment, 2) by helping patients manage their stress in a healthier way, and 3) by improving patient lifestyle.

Depending on several factors, including the treatment type, duration of sessions, duration of treatments, the acceptance of treatment by the patient … the benefits can range drastically. However, the health issues we treat most often include chronic pain symptoms, fatigue, infertility issues, arthritis, headaches, high blood pressure, hormonal imbalance, Menopausal symptoms, digestive issues, respiratory issues, emotional disorders, sleep disorders, and much more.

Traditional Chinese Medicine most often has a high success rate, but the best way to determine if TCM is a good option for you is to call at (708) 387-2058 to schedule a consultation.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

While most TCM treatments are painless (including acupuncture), acupuncture seems to be the service that makes patients most nervous on your first visit. However, most patients do not find acupuncture to be painful at all and are relieved after their first treatment session and describe the needle insertion to feel similar to being bitten by a mosquito.

What patients end up feeling more than the needles being inserted, is a tingling sensation in the area the needles are inserted. This sensation is known as “de qi”. This is not only normal but a good sign that the qi, that was once blocked from moving along meridians in the body, is now moving again.

If you don’t want to take us at our word, read our glowing Google reviews that patients have left for us.

Can acupuncture help me quit SMOKING?

Not only does acupuncture and TCM increase the chances of quitting smoking by 70%, but there is also a measured reduction in stress and withdrawal symptoms while quitting. Our acupuncture service might be just what you’ve been looking for to curb those nasty nicotine cravings. Our Smoking Cessation package includes a consultation session, an initial treatment, and four follow-up sessions to help you break your nicotine addiction.

Do you take insurance?

Many insurance plans now cover some acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine services, but coverage varies widely. It is best to check with your insurance provider for details specific to your plan. That being said, we are happy to assist you in confirming this and also in completing insurance forms for your submission.

What is Low Level Laser Therapy?

The theory for the creation of laser light was proposed by Albert Einstein in 1917 but was not developed until the 1960s. It was then that Professor Endre Mester of Budapest, Hungary, first reported his experience using laser light to treat non-healing wounds and ulcers in diabetic patients. Mester’s 70% success rate in treating these wounds led to the development of the science of what he called “laser biostimulation”.

Around the world, laser therapy is rapidly becoming a medical therapy that can heal wounds and fractures up to 60% faster and also reduce the cost of treatment for many conditions. In the U.K., low-level laser therapy has become the treatment of choice for soft tissue “whiplash” injuries and for the treatment of painful post-hereabouts neuralgia (shingles pain). Learn more here »

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