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NatureMed Acupuncture
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katy O.
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Oleg has been my massage therapist for the past several years. He also has performed several acupunture treatments on me as well. He has treated my plantar fasciitis and rotator cuff tear successfully and I continue to see him for massages, as I work out regularly and feel the regular massages help to keep my muscles looser than they would be otherwise! His expertise in acupuncture helped me with my chronic fatigue as well. I highly recommend Oleg for either massage or acupuncture!

Kimberly M. Davis L.Ac
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Yura J.
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I have been receiving treatments from Kim since early summer 2014. First on weekly basis, now bi-weekly. The results are outstanding! My first problem was silent acid reflex. Instead of doctor's recommended acid proton pump inhibitors (which may relief the symptoms but may cause more acid production), I turned to Kim and with acupuncture and herbs got rid of bloating and other related symptoms. One particular case stands out: I got to my appointment with Kim in terrible pain and bloating, hardly able to move... An hour later I jumped off the table completely deflated and pain free! Kim does her diagnostic at the beginning of each treatment and always suggests the treatment that is most needed that day. Also, she takes time to explain things and educate. Thanks Kim! I'm so glad I met you! Yura J.

Joslynn Adams Acupuncture
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
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Joslynn was great. She listened to my concerns and problem areas and addressed them. I walked out of the massage feeling great. She was also extremely quick to respond through the app and it was easy to get an appointment scheduled. Will be a repeat customer.

Jennifer L Fockler, L.Ac.
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Beth S.
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I loved working with Jennifer. I went to her for fertility treatment and unbeknownst to me, I was already pregnant! My progesterone levels were quite low though so through acupuncture and Chinese herbs I have kept them stable. She really listened and I felt like we addressed more than my one issue. I wish I could continue going to here but unfortunately we have moved out of state. She has offered continued support anyway. I can't express how grateful I am for her help and expertise!

  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Julie V.
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Demetrios has been treating me for about 6 months for trigeminal neuralgia as well as stress, sleep and asthma issues. He has helped me tremendously with my pain and stress management in the time he has spent treating me. In each session he listens carefully to my symptoms, includes me in the discussion on how best to treat, and is very patient and thorough in his explanations of his treatment plan which includes acupuncture and sometimes alternative therapy such as gua sha and qigong meditation. While Demetrios is very professional, it is obvious he truly cares about the individual patient. He has followed up with me after treatments, passed along helpful articles about health and nutrition, and along the way he has become a sort of personal cheerleader for me and my health! I have seen a big difference in the way I respond to and manage stress and pain in my life since working with Demetrios, through his knowledgeable and capable practice of acupuncture, his calm guidance in mediation, and his genuine kindness and positive moral support. He has been flexible and able to work with me in scheduling appointments to fit my needs. I will definitely continue to seek treatment from Demetrios on any health issues that come my way in the future.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nick T.
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Dr. Bagby is very caring and attentive.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Debi L.
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Kristin responded immediately, she was professional, caring, and concerned I have an appointment to begin care with her on Monday.

  • 8 years in business
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Michael Sassack, LAc, is a board certified, licensed acupuncturist serving the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He provides one-on-one full-body acupuncture treatments for $40 per session, with a reduced rate for children and adolescents. Michael first became interested in holistic health while studying medicine in China. While visiting rural communities that utilize acupuncture in everyday medicine, he observed first-hand its astounding effects on pain management and general well-being. Acupuncture restores balance to the body's natural energy (qi) and can be used to treat a wide variety of symptoms, including fertility and women's health issues; headaches and migraines; nerve pain; insomnia; bacterial or viral infections; anxiety and depression; and digestive challenges. While well trained and comfortable treating any of these issues, Michael's specialties are muscle and joint pain, asthma, and seasonal allergies.

  • 18 years in business
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Spirit Seal Acupuncture is classically trained in five element acupuncture which can vary greatly from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with regards to practical application. We offer a wide variety of natural healing methods, such as acupuncture, cupping and other ancient Chinese healing techniques. Through our years of experience and education, our skilled acupuncturists can help you cure anything, from addiction to accelerating weight loss. You can visit our Chicago, IL location.

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We provide effective and affordable health care utilizing acupuncture and other traditional Chinese therapies. We specialize in treating acute and chronic pain conditions, digestive disorders, psychological disorders, and women's health and reproduction among others. Upon each individual's second visit, they will receive a "Report of Findings" -- an overall assessment of their condition, how it is viewed in Chinese medicine, realistic expectations regarding treatment, and lifestyle considerations to maximize results. We believe that patient education and our honesty are both key components to creating an ideal healing environment.

  • 13 years in business
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I offer a number of different services under one roof. If Acupuncture alone doesn't help you, I have many other medical and holistic methods of addressing health and wellness. I am licensed and board-certified and a compassionate, caring member of your health care team. I work with you to develop a strategy for your health.

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For everything from our personalized deep tissue massage to specialized treatments like acupuncture, Moxa, and cupping, Reflexion Spa is the solution to the stress in your life. If you've asked yourself the question, "How can I feel better today?," the answer is clear. Stop by today.

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Eric Spicher, Chiropractor: Dr Eric gets to the root of your problem by assessing and treating functional movement patterns that are crucial to moving and living pain-free. Dr Eric is certified in Active Release Technique, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and acupuncture. Elizabeth Spicher, Acupuncturist: Elizabeth’s care is based on a foundation Traditional Chinese Medicine integrated with nutritional sciences and health. Elizabeth has over 3000 hours of training in Oriental Medicine and is NCCAOM Herbal Board Certified.

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I provide acupuncture, therapeutic massage and other modalities to help reduce pain, stress, anxiety, depression and other symptoms. I also provide nutritional advice, meditation suggestions and recommendations for supplements and herbs. I am licensed in Illinois.

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Most issues are resolved in 6 visits or less. I offer acupuncture, nutrition, and herbal medicine. I am a certified acupuncturist. I have been practicing since 2007 and interned in the best clinic in Chicago.

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The experience I have gained working many "Jobs" trying to find my true calling allow me to understand many of the positions my patients deal with. Understanding my patients is the first part, treating them is second and third is teaching them to self care and not rely on me.

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The practitioners at Health Traditions are part of the prestigious herbal medicine lineage of the great Qing Dynasty physician, Dr. Tian Heming from Sichuan Province, China. We offer expert herbal consultations, with custom herbal formulas to balance your body and improve your health. We also offer acupuncture with accessory techniques such as motor point needling, cupping, gua sha, moxabustion, and electrical stimulation, as well as private instruction in qigong, a system of exercise that allows individuals to access their energy system at home in between treatments.

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I specialize in acupuncture and herbal medicine! I also work on pain management, weight loss, migraines, anxiety, stress, PTSD, smoking cessation, and infertility.

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Info for share: at Inner Spring Wellness, we strive to give some of the highest-quality care, which includes: * Chinese medicine * acupuncture * detoxification * nutritional support * emergent bodywork and massage to give clients comfort and relief through their individual struggles We can give you excellent alternative medical treatment for various health concerns, such as infertility, prenatal or postpartum care, menopause, migraines, neck pain, back pain, orthopedic disorders, anxiety, fatigue, digestive disorders, post-traumatic stress, fibromyalgia, weight control, arthritis, smoking cessation, depression, and much more. We're glad to serve and assist you in restoring your vitality and health through natural holistic healing. We teach and advise our clients to live vibrant, wholesome and deeply fulfilled lives, by making changes in diet, lifestyle and mind-body relationships.

  • 21 years in business
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We offer traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture and Chinese herbs. We specialize in women's health including the following: • Fertility • Pregnancy • Menopause • Hormonal balance We also specialize in orthopedics.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What can be treated with acupuncture?

Acupuncture can be helpful for treating a wide variety of conditions ranging from cancer to headaches to sciatic nerve pain. It may also be useful for:

  • Back pain, neck pain, knee pain, hand and foot pain, wrist and ankle pain, sciatic pain, nerve pain, arthritis, sports injuries, work-related injuries, TMJ, and carpal tunnel
  • Whiplash and injuries from automobile accidents
  • Migraine and tension headaches
  • Menstrual cramping
  • Herniated discs
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Emotional issues: Anxiety, depression, stress and insomnia
  • Women’s health: Prenatal and postpartum care, menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome, endometriosis, symptoms of menopause and infertility
  • Pediatric problems such as bedwetting, digestive upset, ear infection, allergies, hyperactivity and injury treatment
  • Digestive disorders such as heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, and constipation
  • Respiratory problems such as asthma, acute and chronic cough, allergies, and chronic sinus problems
  • Men’s health problems such as erectile dysfunction, impotence, male infertility, urination difficulties and prostate problems
  • Miscellaneous conditions such as fatigue, adrenal fatigue, vertigo and dizziness, eye and vision problems, and tooth, jaw and dental issues

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

There are many proven health benefits of acupuncture, whether you’re seeking short-term relief or need help with a chronic health condition. This alternative healing is likely why millions of adults nationwide get acupuncture treatments each year. Acupuncture provides pain relief, can help speed the body’s natural healing process, and has also been proved to have positive outcomes on mental health concerns such as depression. Acupuncture can also help relieve discomfort associated with chronic and terminal illnesses. For example, acupuncture has been proved to be effective in helping cancer patients manage pain, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, hot flashes, xerostomia (dry mouth), neuropathy (nervous system problems), anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances, according to Cancer.gov. Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to opioids and other pain medications, which not only are hard on the body but also present the risk of addiction. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services found that people had less pain or were better able to manage pain when they received acupuncture as part of their health treatment.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture works by restoring the body’s natural healing powers. Acupuncture involves placing very thin needles into specific points on the body to influence the body’s energy flow and help the body heal itself in a natural way. In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is linked to the belief that disease is caused by disruptions to the flow of energy (called qi in Chinese) in the body. The acupuncturist places whisper-thin needles into the arms, back, neck and other areas where the chi (or energy flow) has been blocked. The acupuncture needles stimulate points on or under the skin called acupuncture points or acupressure points, releasing this qi. These pathways — called “meridians” — become re-stimulated by the needles to bring blood and healing to the body. In Western medicine, acupuncture has been proved to relieve pain and help provide healing and relief from painful symptoms associated with everything from headaches to asthma to cancer. Western medicine sees the use of the needles as a way to stimulate the body’s nervous system, thereby prompting healing.

Is it safe to use acupuncture?

The general consensus from doctors, researchers and government health organizations is that yes, it is safe to have acupuncture. As with all things, there can be some risks associated with acupuncture, but with proper attention to a few key details, your health should be in good hands when you receive treatments.

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (a branch of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) states that “relatively few complications from using acupuncture have been reported. Still, complications have resulted from use of non-sterile needles and improper delivery of treatments.” Thus, the health risks associated with acupuncture are generally a result of human error (non-sterile needles and improper placement) as opposed to how acupuncture works in your body. Research your acupuncture provider to make sure they meet state regulations, and inquire about the use of FDA-regulated acupuncture needles. These are classified as medical devices for use by licensed practitioners, and the NCCIH states they are required to be manufactured and labeled according to certain standards (sterile, nontoxic, and labeled for single use only).

How often do you need to get acupuncture?

How often you need acupuncture really depends on the health condition that is being treated. Acute issues such as a pulled groin or short-term digestion problems will likely require fewer treatments than a chronic disease such as some types of cancer. Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin, speaking with the Acupuncture Now Foundation, likens acupuncture sessions to a “dose” of medication prescribed by a doctor. If you have a condition like high blood pressure and are prescribed a medication to treat it, you wouldn’t take one dosage and be done. Likewise, for ongoing health conditions, Dr. Hullender Rubin explains that more than one session of acupuncture is likely in order. “For pain-related diseases, it seems 12 to 20 sessions is a reasonable intervention to achieve stable results,” says Dr. Hullender Rubin. For more acute (short-term) conditions, Dr. Tony Chon says that treatment might consist of two to six acupuncture sessions.

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